I3 v. I5 processor from the standpoint of a JAWS User


Rahul Bajaj
 

Hi All,

I am planning to buy a new laptop and am confused between two
machines: Dell Inspiron 3148 and 7348. My confusion stems from the
fact that the former runs on an I3 processor, whereas the latter runs
on an I5 processor. While I have been able to acquire a fairly
detailed understanding of the differences between these two on the
basis of some online research, I would be extremely grateful if any of
you could speak to the differences between these 2 processors from the
standpoint of a JAWS user. More specifically, I am a law student and
use my laptop for reading a lot of documents, using MS Office, email,
social networking and am acquired to use highly advanced MS Word
functions like track changes and footnotes all the time. Further, I
have to work with multiple applications like Adobe Reader, MS Word and
a web browser simultaneously. I am really frustrated with the
performance of the machine that I currently have, as it runs on a Dual
Core processor and merely has 2gb RAM.
While I am really keen to go for the Inspiron 7348, it is a lot more
expensive than the 3148 which is why I am not sure which one I should
choose.
Any concrete suggestions would be immensely appreciated.

Best,
Rahul


 

Hi,
In terms of performance with JAWS, there's no difference between I3 and I5
except that I5 uses Turbo Boost to increase performance when it is needed.
Cheers,
Joseph

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Subject: I3 v. I5 processor from the standpoint of a JAWS User

Hi All,

I am planning to buy a new laptop and am confused between two
machines: Dell Inspiron 3148 and 7348. My confusion stems from the fact that
the former runs on an I3 processor, whereas the latter runs on an I5
processor. While I have been able to acquire a fairly detailed understanding
of the differences between these two on the basis of some online research, I
would be extremely grateful if any of you could speak to the differences
between these 2 processors from the standpoint of a JAWS user. More
specifically, I am a law student and use my laptop for reading a lot of
documents, using MS Office, email, social networking and am acquired to use
highly advanced MS Word functions like track changes and footnotes all the
time. Further, I have to work with multiple applications like Adobe Reader,
MS Word and a web browser simultaneously. I am really frustrated with the
performance of the machine that I currently have, as it runs on a Dual Core
processor and merely has 2gb RAM.
While I am really keen to go for the Inspiron 7348, it is a lot more
expensive than the 3148 which is why I am not sure which one I should
choose.
Any concrete suggestions would be immensely appreciated.

Best,
Rahul

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Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

I'd pay more attention to the amount of memory; most of today's processors are reasonably nimble.

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Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 10:54 AM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Cc: Joseph Lee
Subject: RE: I3 v. I5 processor from the standpoint of a JAWS User

Hi,
In terms of performance with JAWS, there's no difference between I3 and I5 except that I5 uses Turbo Boost to increase performance when it is needed.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Rahul Bajaj via Jfw
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 1:53 AM
To: jfw@lists.the-jdh.com
Cc: Rahul Bajaj
Subject: I3 v. I5 processor from the standpoint of a JAWS User

Hi All,

I am planning to buy a new laptop and am confused between two
machines: Dell Inspiron 3148 and 7348. My confusion stems from the fact that the former runs on an I3 processor, whereas the latter runs on an I5 processor. While I have been able to acquire a fairly detailed understanding of the differences between these two on the basis of some online research, I would be extremely grateful if any of you could speak to the differences between these 2 processors from the standpoint of a JAWS user. More specifically, I am a law student and use my laptop for reading a lot of documents, using MS Office, email, social networking and am acquired to use highly advanced MS Word functions like track changes and footnotes all the time. Further, I have to work with multiple applications like Adobe Reader, MS Word and a web browser simultaneously. I am really frustrated with the performance of the machine that I currently have, as it runs on a Dual Core processor and merely has 2gb RAM.
While I am really keen to go for the Inspiron 7348, it is a lot more expensive than the 3148 which is why I am not sure which one I should choose.
Any concrete suggestions would be immensely appreciated.

Best,
Rahul

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Brad Martin
 

You've said you're looking at laptops. The differences between I3 and I5 in laptop terms are a bit different from desktops. More important is the processor speed. As Ted told you, memory is your bigger concern. That said, if you can tell me the processor numbers, I can give you a better explanation of what to expect. For instance, I'm looking at datasheets for an I3 4005U and an I3 4000M. There's a much larger difference between those models than say an I3 4000M and an I5 4200M. I used to think a quad core would be better with JAWS because of its ability to multitask, but dual core machines (and both the I3 and I5 are dual in a laptop) have two threads per core, and quad cores often have one thread per core. So four threads either way in most cases.

On another note, if you need better battery life, you may find that the lower power of the ultrabook processors would serve you more than the speed of a more powerful processor.

Ted's got it right though. Memory is the key factor. I have a cheap Windows 7 notebook with an AMD processor that's average, and it does fine for me with JAWS 15. I basically use it like you do with very large PDF documents (tax books) etc. I haven't used JAWS on an I3 ultrabook, but I've used NVDA on same, and it handled fine. But it had 6 GB of RAM, and that made me happy.

As the subject of processors could get way off topic, feel free to email me off list with specific processor numbers if you want more detail on them. brad@formyfriends.org

Brad

On 6/10/2015 3:52 AM, Rahul Bajaj via Jfw wrote:
Hi All,

I am planning to buy a new laptop and am confused between two
machines: Dell Inspiron 3148 and 7348. My confusion stems from the
fact that the former runs on an I3 processor, whereas the latter runs
on an I5 processor. While I have been able to acquire a fairly
detailed understanding of the differences between these two on the
basis of some online research, I would be extremely grateful if any of
you could speak to the differences between these 2 processors from the
standpoint of a JAWS user. More specifically, I am a law student and
use my laptop for reading a lot of documents, using MS Office, email,
social networking and am acquired to use highly advanced MS Word
functions like track changes and footnotes all the time. Further, I
have to work with multiple applications like Adobe Reader, MS Word and
a web browser simultaneously. I am really frustrated with the
performance of the machine that I currently have, as it runs on a Dual
Core processor and merely has 2gb RAM.
While I am really keen to go for the Inspiron 7348, it is a lot more
expensive than the 3148 which is why I am not sure which one I should
choose.
Any concrete suggestions would be immensely appreciated.

Best,
Rahul

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Merv Keck <blind5sparrow@...>
 

Hi,

I running Windows seven and while one was 8 gigs and one was six gigs, I
found that the one with 8 gigs ran a little faster even though it was an i5
sometimes than the i7 with six gigs. The only exceptions were times when the
slower hard drive in the i5 made itself evident over the hybrid in the i7.
Now I am sitting here looking at a brand new i7 with sixteen gigs and
unfortunately another slow hard drive because it was on sale at Amazon.
Other than that it is a really nice machine. The arrow keys even have raised
lines on them, laughs! But first chance I get I may swap out the 1 TB 5400
RPM drive for a smaller SSD just to make the machine really sing. The
machine also has an 8 gig SSD in there but I'm not really clear on the
purpose of those smaller drives other than to boost your boot time.

as a little surprised that I had two laptops that were both sixty four bit

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