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Others have mentioned some specs, but I do have a few other ideas for you to consider. You probably want to be sure your new computer has a camera, one which automatically focuses. Why you ask? If you participate in any zoom meetings with friends or family, they will want to see you. Only one of my two computers has a camera and I must be sure to use it in these situations.
Another suggestion is your backup situation. There are a lot of ways to do this nowadays. I currently purchased Office 365 which has a very reasonable fee system. You can set this up with your wife and she can have access to your files. There is a way to do this and also a way not to share, so you can keep all your secrets! It is JAWS friendly. You will have lots of storage for your music or anything else you wish. There are a variety of packages to select from. Keep in mind this is where Microsoft is putting all their efforts, so it will likely always be the most accessible. I also wanted this so if I am unable to access my information due to health for example, my family who I share this with can get access to important information. There are other cloud storage options out there, but you may want to look at those, but after my own review with my sister, we decided on One Drive.
This would eliminate you looking for a less expensive version of Office as well.
I also have a network drive. This has some duplication with the cloud storage, but I had this before I signed up for Office 365. A network drive allows me to store and work from this physical drive which operates via the modem. There is a password to prevent others from getting access. It automatically backs up to a mirror drive so if the primary drive goes bad, all my information will still be available.
Lots of moving pieces to consider. Smile.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:26 AM
Subject: if you were getting a new computer.
It looks like I can select what I want on the computer I am getting, so, I want your opinions.
What would you like on your computer? Since I am into music, and use music files for my global voice shows, I obviously want a good player, and, a good recorder to use. I want win amp as my primary player, and have been using virtual recorder, but I’m open to suggestions on any recorder you like. How much memory etc. would you like? any of these thoughts are appreciated. I am running jaws 2018, but will be running jaws 2021 on my new computer.[Jim