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I don't know enough to comment on those uses.
It may be that you need a powerful computer. Whether you need to spend
that much money, I'll let others discuss.
500 dollars is very adequate for a laptop if you
are a typical user doing things like browsing, e-mail, listening to audio, the
kinds of things typical users do. I bought a laptop about seven years ago
that was on sale but sold when not on sale for something like $470. It is
more than adequate for the kinds of uses I've mentioned, and that was nine years
ago, when you got less power for that price.
It may be, I don't know, that you would have to
spend more money to get a smaller lighter laptop. But I'm more than
satisfied with the one I bought.
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Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop
It has a good processor, plenty of storage and memory, a touchscreen, and
Windows 10 Pro, which I've been wanting. I'll be using it for most of every day,
installing lots of apps, developing software with Visual Studio, which is a
pretty big app, especially when you choose the development tools you want,
downloading plenty of games and books, and doing lots of other stuff. Everything
I read when I was researching things suggested that $500 was the bare minimum
you should spend on a laptop. I'm planning to learn Python so I can help with
NVDA and create my own software, and I already know C++, so I'll be using that
too. I have Visual Studio Community, and I've noticed that it seems to run
pretty slowly without a lot of RAM. I'll also probably be using Android Studio
to develop apps. Also, it's not uncommon for me to have 7 or 8 different apps
open and a bunch of tabs open in my browser.
On 3/17/2018 5:11 PM, Gene wrote:
What does using it hard mean? It's not
necessarily how many hours a day you use it but how you use it. You
don't want to get a cheap bottom of the line laptop, but for a lot of users, a
roughly five hundred dollar laptop, perhaps cheaper if it's on sale, will
serve. You might want to see which are the most reliable laptops.
I don't follow this, but I have seen surveys, which may be done every year,
I'm not sure, with some information about this. and companies may put
out a model that holds up well and another that doesn't. So I wouldn't
assume that if one model is good from a certain company, that they all
I didn't look at the web site to see the price
nor did I look at the specifications yet, but what is everything and
what is using it hard?
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Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Choosing a Laptop
It is expensive, but it has everything I need. Also, I've been
research and most really good laptops seem to be around that price
point. I'm going to be using it hard every day, so I need something that
can handle that and won't have problems.
On 3/17/2018 3:36 PM,
Don H wrote:
> I think it is crazy to pay so much for a
> On 3/17/2018 1:39 PM, Lanie Molinar wrote:
I just looked at the Lenovo website since several people recommended
>> them. They have a 10% student discount on some of their laptops.
>> think I might have just found a good one for me. Take a look at
>> I like how it can be a laptop or a tablet and how it
>> fingerprint reader. My mom said that I could get both a
laptop and a
>> Braille notetaker or display if I could keep the
payments for each
>> one under $100 per month. I did some
calculations and found out that
>> with this laptop, if I take 2
years to pay it off, the payments would
>> be about $84 per month.
It sounds like a really nice laptop. What do
>> you all
>> On 3/17/2018 12:44 PM, Andre
>>> How about computers for the blind.com? Phone:
>>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
>>> Lanie Molinar
>>> Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2018
>>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> Subject: [nvda]
Choosing a Laptop
>>> Hi, everyone. This is Lanie
Molinar. I'm sending this to a lot of
>>> lists at once. Some are
tech-related, some are related to software
>>> development, and
some are for students. I might have to get a new
>>> laptop soon
and have a few questions. First, let me give you a
background info to help you understand what I'm looking for.
I'm a college student getting a degree in Software Engineering, so
>>> I'll be working with code and developing things. I also have
>>> disabilities and health issues in addition to my
blindness, so I
>>> can't do much physically and spend a lot of
my day on the computer
>>> doing schoolwork, taking surveys for
extra money, gaming, and doing
>>> lots of other stuff. I'm
fairly sure that I want a computer with
>>> Windows 10, not a
Mac, although I'm willing to look into a Mac if
>>> that seems
better. I would also be happy with something running
>>> Linux. I
definitely want something new, not used, with plenty of
There are so many options that I'm just not sure what to look
for or where to get it. Again, I also need something that can handle
>>> being used all day, gaming, and developing software. My
>>> low-income, so I need to get it from somewhere that
>>> payment plans. Can anyone give me some advice on
how to choose a
>>> laptop, good places to buy one from, and what
I should get? For
>>> those on software development- related
lists, I'm interested in what
>>> would be best for a developer.
I would really appreciate any help.
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