Re: Minimum Specs for NVDA with Other Intensive Applications
I wouldn't pay a lot of money for a three-year-old machine and less for older ones. And I would be unlikely to buy a machine from a private person, regardless of how new it is unless I was going to reformat it or use the Windows 10 feature to return the machine to the original Windows state. Who knows what malware might be on the machine.
But a one year limit for a typical user is arbitrary and not applicable.
The kinds of uses being discussed, browsing, e-mail, word processing, streaming, etc. are not intensive operations. Computers purchased five six, eight years ago, if reasonably powerful, can perform them today. I have a laptop from 20011 that was about a $500 machine when it was purchased. it still performs those tasks very well.
The general advice is that when a computer becomes five years old, it shouldn't be considered reliable, and that is one reason I wouldn't spend a lot of money on a machine three years old or older. But many machines work for eight or ten or more years so if the price is right, it's a good gamble if you want to gamble.
From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2019 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Minimum Specs for NVDA with Other Intensive Applications
Actually I would not let even that student touch anything over a year old. I don't care if it still works. Many companies don't support let's say a 7 year old machine the school might be giving to their students. If the school can afford it let them buy refirbs that are a year old if that is even possible as long as they have 8 or 16 gigs of ram and the students can use them for class but anything over a year old at least in terms of school settings is yucky to me.
I know a family member who is at their office still using windows I think it's 7. They refuse to upgrade the their machines are 10 years old, but what would you expect from most people who don't really care about this stuff.
If I could afford it I would replace my computers every year or 2 even though they still work. It's staying up to date with technology and going with the best if you can, at least to me.
On 11 Jan 2019, at 12:34, Brian Vogel wrote: