Re: NVDA running on a budget laptop
If the machine has an SD card in it you can set that up to be virtual RAM years ago I did that on a secondhand laptop and it improved performance with the screen reader running are used to buy secondhand laptops from a company here in Australia but they don’t have any at the moment they were used business machinestoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
On 16 May 2021, at 9:26 am, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
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.
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.
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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: