locked Re: Brand of PC - Any ones more compatible with screen readers than others?

Hamit Campos

Yep same here with that $300 HP. Supposedly the speakers are bang and olivson but meh they don't sound what people describe B and O being like. They just sound like your usual cheepo trash
Laptop speakers.

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From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2020 12:38 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Brand of PC - Any ones more compatible with screen readers than others?

The thing that I have found is a lessor priced laptop tends to have a lower quality keyboard and sound.

On 12/11/2020 11:29 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 05:12 AM, Mike Capelle wrote:

Way to much money, you don’t need all of that, a $500.00 pc will do
just fine.

My general rule always applies: You need to choose your tools
according to the tasks they're intended to do.

Most users absolutely, positively do not need anything near to the
maximum available processing power that's available now. Heck, they
didn't need what was available 15 years ago if all they're using a
computer for is using an office suite, e-mailing, web browsing, and

If you're someone who plays multi-player realtime online games, or
uses software that does 3D rendering where the models produced have to
be rotated in realtime (think architects doing presentations, and
similar), then you need all the processing power you can get.

But you absolutely don't need it for the most common uses listed
previously. In fact, if you buy it, it's wasted money and a dead
asset. The same is true about larding a machine with a huge amount of
RAM. Too little (and under Windows 10 my low end amount is 8GB for a
pleasant experience) will make life uncomfortable, but once you get
above what your general activities really require, it doesn't buy you
much at all. The machine I'm typing from has 12GB and can easily have
4 web browsers with a double-digit number of tabs open in each, a
couple of word processor windows, a screen reader, and a number of
background processes. It's also got an AMD A12-9700P APU, which while
not anywhere near to the "lowest of the low" processors, was never
near "the highest of the high" even when it was new.

The addition/substitution of an SSD to most systems that still have
HDDs will give an "end user perceptible" performance boost that's
significantly more noticeable than increasing RAM if you've already
12 GB or more and an even half decent processor.

Brian *-*Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042 */The
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