moderated Re: Buying a laptop


Van Lant, Robin
 

On my next purchase, I'll skip the numpad for this reason. I was not ready to give it up last time, which pushed me to a 17-inch laptop and raised the cost. I think I could have gotten a more powerful computer for the same price if I'd gone with a 14 or 15 inch and just plugged in a keyboard. Oh, and the laptop was also touchscreen, which seemed cool at the time, but is just not worth it for me. Couldn't figure out how to use it with JAWS on, even for a quick button click when a sighted person is helping me.

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To avoid that problem, I just bought a USB or wireless keyboard and either paired it or plugged it in to the laptop. Trust me it saves on a lot of grief and wondering if the laptop comes with a numpad or not. Naturally too, it gives one more buying power, more buying choices.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bonnie Vegiard
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That helps, thanks.

On Dec 22, 2021, at 3:35 PM, Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:

Usually you need to purchase a 15 or 17 inch laptop to get a num pad.
That holds true for most HP and Lenovo models however very few Dell
laptops have a num pad.

On 12/22/2021 3:07 PM, Bonnie Vegiard wrote:
Hi everyone. I thought I had someone to help me buy a new laptop, but that fell through. A year ago I got a Lenovo, but it turned out not to have a separate number pad and I find I just cannot make the laptop configuration work with jaws. I know others can do it, but I just want that separate number pet. When I’m online though, it’s very difficult to figure out if the computer has that separate number pad. Also, the one I got a year ago had to have the BIOS altered so that I could install fusion. How do I figure out if I’ve got a laptop that will work out of the box that has a separate number pad? Any ideas would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

Bonnie Vegiard
















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