ATI laptop tips
dhuff at moblind.org
Thu Jun 24 14:51:38 CDT 2010
This is just my opinion, so you can take it for what it's worth.
There are three brands of laptops I would recommend. Dell, HP and Toshiba.
Any of those will give you good service.
As for an operating system, you will have to go with Windows 7, but I would
stay with the 32 bit. I think there are still some issues with Jaws and the
64 bit OS. Also get 4 gig of ram. Anymore than that with a 32 bit is just
a waste of money.
I would go with an Intel processor and the faster the better, just depends
on what your pocket can stand.
Most laptops come with at least a 160 gig hard drive and unless you are
going to be saving a lot of audio and video files and pictures, that should
As for a service to allow you to connect anywhere, you will need a service
like ATT laptop connect or Cricket. Both of those services cost around
$60.00 a month. But if you are going to be working in a library, most offer
wireless access and you won't need a service like ATT and Cricket. There
may be another service out there that I am not familiar with since I haven't
shopped around for a while, so maybe someone else can let you know about it.
Hope this helps.
Denny Huff - President
Missouri Council of the Blind
Toll Free: (888) 362-1383
MCB Phonecast: (816) 298-8969
DHuff at MoBlind.Org
From: ati-bounces at moblind.org [mailto:ati-bounces at moblind.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 2:30 PM
To: 'Adaptive technology information and support.'
Subject: ATI laptop tips
My husband and I finally saved up the money to purchase a new laptop for me
to start the school year with this fall. I don't know a lot about computer
hardware and wondered if some of you who are more knowledgeable can help me
decide what is most important when purchasing a laptop. How much memory
should it have? Is there anything to consider about the processor when
considering the laptop will be running JAWS? Are certain brands better than
others? Etc. I will be interested to hear what your thoughts are. I want to
use the laptop for accessing my textbooks in alternative format, reading and
creating MS Office documents, sending and receiving email, etc. Also, how
and where do I purchase internet service that will allow me to connect to
the internet regardless of where I am. What I want to be able to do is to
connect to the internet to complete homework assignments and such, even when
I am not at home. Perhaps I go to the library with my children and want to
sit at a table and work on my homework and need to go online, where can I
purchase service that will allow me to do that for an affordable price?
Thanks again for all your help.
"The chief handicap of the blind is not blindness, but the attitude of
seeing people towards them"
Helen Keller (1880-1929)
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