Randy Barnett <blindmansbluff09@...>
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Considering the video recording and use
of several programs that can eat cuiu cycles I would go with the
On 8/29/2019 12:36 PM, Aimee wrote:
My name is Aimee and I have just joined this
group. Looking forward to sharing knowledge.This topic
interest me a good bit. I am starting School soon for computer
science. I have some useable vision and will be utilizing a
Microsoft surface pro with CCTV software. The CCTV will
primarily be used for math and math/statistics classes. Along
with the CCTV software package, I will be using Jaws,
Duxberry, Kurzweil, open book, word, Excel, outlook, browsing,
writing and compiling programs, Various math writing and
processing applications, firebird braille graphics, and video
recording lectures. I think that is it. I will
frequently be using several of these at the same time while
video recording math lectures.
With that said, I am advocating for the surface
with a core i7 and 16 gigs of RAM. My previous computer has
malfunction and is not repairable. I have found a CCTV on the
market based off the Microsoft surface. I don't want to have a
bazillion different devices. If I can get a portable cctv and
computer all in one, I would prefer that. My previous computer
was a Lenovo yoga 900 with a core I seven processor and 16
gigs of RAM as well as a 512 GB solid-state hard drive. Thus I
feel the core i5 with 8gb of Ram would be going backwards. I
think the core I seven model of the surface will be necessary
for productive schoolwork especially considering the
simultaneous use of video magnification and distance video
recording of lectures along with Jaws and who knows what else
at the same time. Am I correct in my assumption of the
necessity for the core i 7 16 gigs of RAM surface Pro? I don't
necessarily want to go backwards in my equipment either. The
Lenovo was purchased in 2016. So, it is not really all that
old. I welcome any and all thoughts and suggestions. Is there
anyone out there currently engaged in computer
science/programming either in school or working who could add
some insight here? If yes, please chime in. All thoughts and
insights will be very helpful and greatly appreciated.
On Aug 29, 2019, at 4:03 AM, Hicks Steven (CORNWALL IT
SERVICES) via Groups.Io <steven.hicks@...
largely depends on what you are doing which wil
determine the performance impact e.g. if it is a lot
of network work, a faster processor won’t
necessarily make a huge amount of difference.
is a lot of disk IO, an SSD over a traditional drive
is likely to make a better performance improvement
than a faster processor.
My Dell Aurora R3 from 2010 with
a 4th gen I7 running at 4.0GHz with 16GB ram and a
SSD is just as fast and capable as my new 8th gen I5
dell XPS with the same specs.
I have 2 other dell laptops and
they are over 10 years old now. They are slow and I
dont use them anymore but they are still working.
My point is high end PCs from
several years ago are still just as capable as
On 8/26/2019 7:32 PM, David Moore
I bought an low end Asus computer
at Walmart, and it is five years old, and is more
snappy now than it ever was with new versions of
Win10. I quit buying high end computer years ago,
because I had the same problem of them falling apart
faster than cheap Walmart ones LOL!
I never had a dell last past a
few years. My HP and Asus, both dirt cheap, are
lasting and working much better than my expensive
Dell computers ever did LOL!
Mail for Windows 10
2012 i bought a high end Dell desktop PC for over
a thousand dollars and it lasted 5 years. in 2017
I read about refurb PCs on walmart.com
and found an HP desktop with 8 GB RAM and an AMD
3.7 GH processor amd a 2 TB HD for $184. At
that price I bought 2, one for me and one
for my wife. After almost 2.5 years, both
machines are running like Timex watches. What I
learned is that you should consider your use
case. Most folks buy far more PC than they need,
and could save a lot of money that they could use
for software, etc. The other thing I liked about
these units was a clean copy of Windows with no
Original Message -----
Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:15 PM
Re: New computer specs
Tyler, thank you for the insight. I mainly use
Microsoft office suite, and browse the web with
this unit. I’m looking on
I’m looking at a I seven 512 solid-state drive
with 16 gig of RAM. And a plain graphics card.
That retails for $1200. I’m not looking to spend
more than that, and it states it’s a gaming
computer. If the unit specs will last me around
six years plus I would be very happy with that.
The only reason to have
the faster processors is if you are editing
large audio or video files and multitasking
with some processor heavy software, which
most people do not do.
And, if I remember
correctly; which may be a big if, those
graphic cards he mentioned have been
problematic with Jaws.
Unless he has some
software that is requiring it, which would
I will never go back to
a standard HD drive after using my SSD
drive now for a year.
out for #1, and be careful not to
step in #2.
24, 2019, at 9:52 PM, Tyler Wood <tcwood12@...>
This is completely, 100% true.
Although using a solid state drive in
2019 is almost a must - at least for
those that have experienced one. But
so far as other sspecs are concerned
there are too many people out there
that equate an i7 or i9 to being
and that simply isn't true for just
about 99% of use case scenarios.
Now that I look back at the specs,
what are you needing a dedicated
Graphics card for in particular? Intel
hd graphics does just fine so far as
Jaws is concerned.
On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: August 24, 2019 11:41 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs
The suggestion about a 500 GB SSD is
I've seen folks who never use more
than 80 to 10 GB of their HD.
Too often people think bigger is
better and that is not always the
Also, when you look at all the high
specs, what are you doing with it all?
I mean, I'll bet 90% of us here don't
do any more than read eMail, open some
web pages, open a spread sheet program
once in a while, and listen to some
All this can be done with 10 year old
technology just fine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David & his pack of dogs "
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:35
Subject: Re: New computer specs
A tech told me
anything over 8 Gigs of ram is too
much. I think he was
dipping into some
sort of sauce. I received what I
was told was a
10 computer with 250 Gs hard drive.
It turned out to
be a windows 7
originally and you could make dinner
by the time it booted
Thus, I agree
On Behalf Of Feliciano G
Sent: August 24,
2019 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: New
I suggest you
upgrade to a 512 GB solid-state
For tech tips and
those who are
crazy enough to think they can
change the world are the
ones who do.
On Aug 24,
2019, at 9:21 PM, Andrew Diederick
purchase a new dell laptop
computer. Here are the specs:
16 GB ram
256 GB SSD
I would like
this computer to last me about six
years. Are all of
for running JFW? Is there anything
else that I should
make certain a
new laptop has for JFW use?
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