[access-uk] Re: best Laptop?

Not everyone knows this, nor has anything much more than a laptop under the non regularity items, to be honest I have never heard of a writer, how much does this cost on top of the standard? I don't believe jewellery, glasses and musical instruments would come under this, also I wonder what the excess to pay would be, as on the stores computer polacy even repairs due to a fault are covered and all without excess. There's so much to consider for the customer. Christine.----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Logue" <plsd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 12:50 AM
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Hi Christine,
This isn't entirely true. We have what is called a rider on our home
insurance to cover items above and beyond your regular home items, I.E.
expensive paintings, rugs, or jewlery. Your Laptop would certainly be
covered if you took out this rider with your insurance company. Accidental
damage, including items being dropped and broken are covered without
question. It might be expensive, but oftentimes you really don't have a say
in the matter if you require this type of coverage due to the cost of
replacement of disclosed items.


Peter


-----Original Message-----
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Christine Weetman
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 9:29 PM
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Hi there, Here's the truth on insurance, though things change almost daily,
so please check and don't take my word as I can't be responsible for your
decision.

Laptop insurance (in my opinion) is a "Must" I take out a five year garantee
when purchasing the laptop, but sometimes you have 28 days before you can't
take them up on the offer, in which case leave it to be sure your computer
isn't totaly useless and needs to be returned within the first 14 days! Most
five year insurances cover accidental, repair or replacement, fully covered
no charge for repairs on parts or labour.  My hubby got a new replacement
laptop with just 3 months left on the garantee, because it couldn't be
repaired, it was really good.

If you don't take one out you could almost certainly have to pay out for a
new rom drive before two years are out and laptop parts cost a fortune.  My
laptop had two new cd/dbd/cdrw drive replacements in three years plus a new
fan and prosessor.

House content insurance wouldn't cover a laptop as its a luxury item which
can be taken out of the home, same for things like glasses, jewelery,
musical instruments, mobiles and handheld games.  House content means just
that, furnature, carpets, appliances and small personal possessions like cd
player, tv, dvd/video player and a  Very small amount of cash is covered.

Hope this helps?  Christine.
----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 9:11 PM
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Lara, I'm not sure how insurance works as I'm no expert.  But we've got
accidental damage on our home contents policy.  I think you just have to
be careful in a shop when they'll promise you the earth to take out
extended warranty.  I guess what you have to watch with insurance is that
if you have an accident, you aren't clobbered with premiums the following
year you pay it.  Can't you tell I'm not an expert?  (smiles).

Jackie
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lara Green" <lara_green@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 8:01 PM
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I wonder if buying specialist lap-top insurance with acidental dammage
works out cheaper then extending warrantees.

Lara
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 9:53 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: best Laptop?


Billy

What I would also add to this thread is that most, if not all,
manufacturers will offer you extended warranty on your laptop.  In fact,

my son says that the Sales Advisers at the store where he works depend
on it as part of their commission.  I didn't take it out because I have
accidental damage cover on my home insurance, and I don't think the
cover you take out in some shops is all it's cracked up to be.

Where Comet is concerned, I know for a fact that they will come out and
set up your PC or laptop for you for an extra payment.  My friends did
that with their computers recently, and said it was a good service.
Again I didn't do it as I had the two Ians to help with registration and

getting JFW loaded onto it for me.  I think PC World offer something
similar for extra dosh.

Again, I'm not advocating Comet over anywhere else.  They are probably
all much of a muchness.  But I like the snippets of info my son tells me

about what goes on.  I find it interesting.

Good luck.

Jackie
----- Original Message ----- From: "TrueBlue & Proud" <billy72@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 8:25 PM
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Christine, I'm sure Jackie will help if she can, but I would suggest
trying www.ebuyer.com

Billy


----- Original Message ----- From: "Christine Weetman" <goatmum@xxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 5:30 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: best Laptop?


Oh please don't take this off group, I'm interested too...But all wide

screen laptops have a numerical keypad, I prefere my small laptop
though as it takes up less desk/table and its easier to take to
college etc. I've bought a laptop kit from Aldi for £13 a while back
and in that case there is a key pad, different cables and adaptors, a
mouse and a clip on light. Ok I only need the keypad as I'm totally
blind, but it was the same price as the ones at PC world but comes in
a zipup case and I have the other bits, just incase!

I shall be buying a new laptop this year, so I'm interested in the
sound of your new one especially if the sound quality is good?  Can
you tell us where we can read about it online and find out the cost
plus if we can take out an extended guarantee?  Many thanks,
Christine.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 3:33 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: best Laptop?


Hi Billy

I'm currently using an HP Pavilion laptop which we purchased in
August 2007. I'm so pleased with it that I'm thinking of changing my
old desktop machine for one the same or identical in the not too
distant future.  To be honest, along with my mobile phone, it was my
best purchase last year I like it so much.

The spec of the one I have comprises a 320GB hard drive, 2GB of RAM
and runs Windows Vista Home Premium.  It supports both HD and Blu-Ray

DVD, but I didn't buy it for that reason specifically.  It has some
crap on it, like most do, but I love its speed and, above all, sound
quality. I've got my entire music collection on it and it's brilliant

hooked up to my hi-fi.

The beauty of most of the HP laptops is that they have the numeric
keypad on them which means you don't need to combine JAWS keystrokes
to work with it. Therefore, bear in mind that with a 17 inch screen,
it's not the lightest for lugging about, but it isn't an issue for me

with my man about (big smile).  Also, I think battery life is about
two hours, but it isn't an issue for me as such as I don't move it
about.

If you want to know more, I can give you further info off list if you

prefer.

Good luck.

Jackie
----- Original Message ----- From: "TrueBlue & Proud" <billy72@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 3:06 PM
Subject: [access-uk] best Laptop?


hi guys,
I know it is rather difficult to answer this question, as it is a
matter of preference, but I am now even more confused on what Laptop

to purchase.
I have done lots of research on the Internet, and that includes
Google, but the only problem there is: Not much Information about
visually impaired Laptop users.

I would like to hear from blind Laptop users, and which systems are
best for accessibility to visually impaired people.

I have heard about some problems blind users have experienced with
ACER Systems.

I'm sure there isn't any particular Laptop that is totally
accessible, but I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance,
Billy

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