[bct] Re: PC shopping

  • From: Scott Howell <s.howell@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 18:46:47 -0500

Personally if it were me I'd buy a Mac, but well I'll get that podcast together yet and will show you folks why. In any case I prefer custom built boxes. You get to pick the hardware, software, and so forth. You know the configuration
I like knowing when that os is installed, its clean, no Dell drivers and the like. I've had problems and know folks that have had issues with vendor specific drivers and it can cause you to go nuts. Just my two cents worth and no I'm not picking on Dell, I just had this experience back with windows 98.


On Jan 27, 2006, at 4:11 PM, beth wrote:

Here is my situation: I am new PC shopping and I have four choices, stated
in no particular order:

1. Dell--I hear this used to be dynamite but it has fizzled since, with
outsourcing, the reps' English is not great. I hated that with AT&T.

2.  Local stores--my very favorite option, due to customizability and
probable on-site help and repair;

3. Freedom Box with System Access--either their stand-alone Surfboard or
the software:

4. Beyond Sight's Laptalk, with W.E. installed--which I've heard nothing
but good things about.

So, I'm trying to get all info possible to make an informed decision. Thank
all of you for ideas and sharing of experiences so far and in the future.
I'm taking my time--having great fun shopping. Beth

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