Re: NVDA running on a budget laptop
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On 16 May 2021, at 10:15 am, Monte Single <mrsingle@...> wrote:
I’ve hear of this thing where you use an s d card or a thumb drive to increase your p c ram.
I have it set up here on my hp 6th generation i5 with 8 gig of ddr4.
The software I installed with the dedicated thumb drive is called “ready boost”.
I don’t know if it makes much difference, but this machine is certainly doing all I need.
Except, when m s does another update to win10 and things get wrecked!!
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Ian Blackburn
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 machines
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.
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: