[guispeak] Re: buying a new computer

  • From: wd8oep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 11:40:28 -0400

Hi Rick,
As for ram, get 2 gig, or, if it will do more, get the most you can, you want 
to have the fastest computer you can get.
Go with the pentium and stay away from AMD.
hope it works out.
Harry
-------- Original Message --------
From: "Roderick, Rick  (OFB-LV)" <Rick.Roderick@xxxxxx>
Apparently from: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: "'guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [guispeak] buying a new computer
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 09:56:54 -0400

Hi everyone,

I am planning to buy a new computer within the next few months.  I am trying
to figure out what I need and what to avoid.  Here are a few questions.

1.  How much memory?  Some people say that 512 is enough, but would I be
safer getting 1 meg?

2.  I want good speakers, but I don't want to overdo the bass because I have
a hearing loss.  Any suggestions?

3.  What kind of processor should I get?  How does the AMD compare to the
Pentium series?

4.  When I visited Best Buy, just about everything I saw had integrated
sound and video.  I have heard some people say that I am better off getting
separate sound and video cards.  Others say that integration is the way the
industry is going.  If I go with integration, are there setups that I should
avoid?

5.  What is the difference between XP Home and XP Media Center.  If I go
with media Center, will this cause any accessibility problems

I am looking at local computer stores, as well as Dell.  I have seen Sony,
Gateway, E-machines, and HP.  A local dealer also sells Supra, which is what
I have now.

I currently use JAWS 6.1, Microsoft Office, the various streaming audio
players, and braille translation software.  I am also planning to get one of
the OCR programs at some point.

Thanks for any help you can give me.
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