Re: NVDA running on a budget laptop


If you use speech such as the more computer intensive synthesizers, you may use considerably more resources, I’m not sure.  but something like Eloquence or E-speak doesn’t use much resources and screen-readers, not considering synthesizers, don’t use much. 
I don’t know how much resources One Core voices use but I suspect Eloquence uses considerably less.  Others with more technical knowleddge may want to comment but I think the screen-reader use of computer resources is mainly a question about which synthesizer you use. 
I’m not recommending any computer, I don’t know enough about performance with not powerful machines to discuss it except to say that I don’t think the screen-reader needs to be considered to any extent if you use a synthesizer that isn’t demanding on resources.

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Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA running on a budget laptop

If you could even move up to a low end icore 3 or 5 processor,  the difference would be noticeable.

In a machine like you describe, and if I had only one choice, I would  go for a better processor instead of more ram.

From: <> On Behalf Of Jeff Samco
Sent: May 15, 2021 6:20 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA running on a budget laptop


I am looking to purchase a second, low cost and compact laptop for some upcoming travelling. I only expect to be running NVDA, basic web browsing, email using MS Outlook and simple word processing. I don't know how much MVDA uses in terms of processing resources and would like some advice. I am considering the following laptop:

HP Stream Pro 11 G5, Celeron N4000 / 1.1 GHz, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit National Academic, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB EMMC, 11.6" Display 1366 X 768 (HD), UHD Graphics 600, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - Kbd: US - 5VD62UT#ABA

Does anyone know if this configuration will perform well enough or should I move up to another level of processor?
Thanks for any input.

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