Re: Seeking Feedback Regarding Your Experiences With Asus and VivoBook Laptops


Don H
 

The latest Zin books have no headphone jack

On 11/24/2021 1:35 PM, David Goldfield wrote:
Nimer is correct about the headphone jack as this laptop does have one.

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*From:* chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Nimer Jaber
*Sent:* Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:32 PM
*To:* chat@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [chat] Seeking Feedback Regarding Your Experiences With
Asus and VivoBook Laptops

Looks like a decent machine to me. I've had a few Asus laptops, and had
an issue with one where the sound card went out, but that is no reason
to avoid an entire brand. Also, the lack of a headphone jack is not on
every Asus laptop.

Thanks.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 9:04 PM David Goldfield
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The Microsoft store is offering a Black Friday deal selling this
Asus VivoBook K513 laptop
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-generation I7 processor and I have to confess it’s calling to me.
I’m considering it as my current Dell Latitude laptop is fabulous
but can’t officially run Windows 11 and I’d like the option to
install that OS. This laptop seems to check all of the boxes I
really want. It doesn’t have an ethernet port which I’m really
spoiled by with my current laptop but an inexpensive hub would
surely take care of that. The reviews for this Asus are generally
favorable. Reviewers love the OLED screen which as a blind person
doesn’t matter to me. I’d prefer something a tad smaller but so far
I haven’t found any laptops with these specs for the price. I also
acknowledge that I could just continue to use Windows 10 on my
current laptop knowing full well that any modern laptop I could buy
by 2025 would be even better than what I could buy today and so this
purchase is hardly urgent. I’m just wondering if any of you have any
experience with Asus, good or otherwise, and if you feel that this
particular purchase at an $800.00 price is worth it or are there
reasons for avoiding it that I’m not considering.

Many thanks.

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

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