[access-uk] Re: best Laptop?

Hi Christine

Go to
www.comet.co.uk
and click on the HP link.  You should get the full range there.

The sound is superb. It doesn't stutter or jump. The speakers are built-in AltecLancing. It has two earphone sockets at the front and a microphone jack. The only thing it doesn't have, which disappoints Ian, is a line-in socket.

Behind the keyboard, below the screen, there are some buttons which you cannot feel because they are completely touch-sensitive. You can turn the volume of the laptop up and down by putting your finger over them. I can do this quite easily because I slide my finger to the function keys on the keyboard, and know where these touch-sensitive buttons are in relation to them. I haven't marked them with anything, but it would be feasible to maybe put some dymo over them if you really needed to.

I must say that JAWS 9.0 works very well with Windows Vista Home Premium. And the machine is so quiet you wouldn't know it was running by just walking into the room, which is great if you are listening to music.

I hope that's enough info. I don't want to bore the pants off anyone else not in the market (smile).

Jackie
----- 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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