Brian, any refurbished computer I got, did not
have much get up and go and using your listed requirements, did not meet
them, as for making a request, it is not always that simple. You get
what you get. I personally like a # pad on my lap top, but, just got
a wireless external keyboard or USB connected one to pair or connect to a
lap top. .
While I have never owned a computer from Computers for
the Blind, a friend of mine who I served as tech support for purchased a
number of laptops over the years.
They are not "the latest and
greatest" and, at least up until very recently (if even now), they
routinely came with conventional HDDs not SSDs. But they were solid
machines, many business class laptops off of long term lease that were
"too old" to sell as refurbished to the broad general market, but with
more than enough get up and go to handle routine web browsing, emailing,
and office-suite type programs.
Some did not, however, come with
full-sized "desktop layout" keyboards, but I think that's likely different
now, too, as it's a small minority of laptops that don't have a number pad
Make sure that the features you want are something you
request specifically, e.g., having a number pad (or not having a number
pad, as the case may be).
Brian - Windows
10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043
It is better to be hated for what
you are than to be loved for what you are not.
~ André Gide