You don't need more than 8gb of RAM. Your
message implies that you may be confusing the size of the hard drive with the
amount of RAM. If it were me, I wouldn't worry about the size of the hard
drive. If you need more storage, you can always buy an external USB hard
But in terms of memory, RAM, which your computer
uses to run applications efficiently, and has no connection with a hard drive,
8GB is the generally recommended amount unless someone runs memory intensive
programs or a lot of programs at once, neither of which you do. the
majority of users don't need more.
And as far as keeping costs down, you might
consider getting a laptop from Computers for The Blind. I've seen good
reports from people on lists like this.
I don't know what country you live in so you may
not be able to. I think they provide refurbished computers only within The
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2020 1:28 PM
Subject: [chat] Buying new computer
I’m wondering if someone can help me decide how much memory and
how much storage I need in a new laptop in order to keep costs down but still be
able to have a smoothly functioning computer. I only use laptops for basic
things like editing documents and surfing the web, etc. And then I also stream
Netflix or things like that. I don’t tend to have a ton of apps on my computer.
I do need to install and use NVDA or JAWS or fusion.
Given all this. How is
the minimum I would need?
Thanks so much.