Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?

Good evening,

I think I ordered it from Frontier Computing in Toronto Canada. But, fujitsu has an online ordering system in US and Canada (double check Canada). BTW: I should declare that I may be biased by having worked for their tech support department for 3 years about 4 years ago, but I don't think that effects my thoughts about this unit.

US:
http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/Consumer.php

Canada:
http://www.fujitsu.ca/products/notebooks/

HTH,
Everett


----- Original Message ----- From: "tribble" <lauraeaves@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 3:37 AM
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


where did you order it from?
----- Original Message ----- From: "E.J. Zufelt" <everett@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:11 AM
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


Good evening,

I didn't comment on this thread earlier because of the originally stated
price requirement.  However, I use what I think is one of the greatest
notebook computers in the world.

Fujitsu Lifebook P7230
Intel Core2 Duo U2500
2GB RAM
60GB HDD
Wireless 802.11 A / B / G
Firewire, USB, Blutooth, SD, microphone, camera
Windows XP / Vista / Ubuntu 8.04 / OpenSolaris all supported
7.5 actual hours of battery life.
3.2 pounds

HTH,
Everett


----- Original Message ----- From: "black ares" <matematicianu2003@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


uau!
I have a hp compaq nc 8230
with 2.2 ghz, 80 gb hdd, 1 gb ram, ati radeon x600 128mb, 3 usb ports,
pcmcia, sd cardreader, firewire, serial port, vga port, 10/100/1000 lan,
802.11 b/g wlan, blue tooth/infrared, cd/dvd-/+writer and other facilities
and weights 5 to 6 pounds.

also a hp compaq 6730s is around same capabilities and it weights 5 to 6
pounds.

----- Original Message ----- From: "The Elf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 1:51 AM
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


thanks, I'm looking for one myself, need something lighter and less
cumbersome than the one I have currently, it is powerful enough for my
uses, with 2.8 GHtz, 160 Gb HD, 1Gb of ram, Win XP, four USB ports a
parallel port, monitor port and both wired and wireless Ethernet, modem,
CD/DVD r/w/rw fire wire, two different card style readers and a PCMCIA
port. but the bloody thing weighs 11 to 14 pounds

take care,
inthane
----- Original Message ----- From: "Tyler Littlefield" <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


it was on tiger direct.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4219298&Sku=A180-14006
is the direct link, it looks pretty baller.


Thanks,
Tyler Littlefield
email: tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
web: tysdomain-com
Visit for quality software and web design.
skype: st8amnd2005

----- Original Message ----- From: "The Elf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


hey Ty,

where was the unit you said you could get for five hundred and XX
dollars?

thanks,
inthane
----- Original Message ----- From: "black ares" <matematicianu2003@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


because some time is so hard to modify something...
Look for example the del 1525 laptop.
it comes with freedos
and the manufacturer offers only vista drivers.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Bryan Schulz" <b.schulz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 2:48 AM
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


hi,

what do most blind people do to navigate life?
they find different ways to do something the sighted just look at
visually.

Don't worry about what brand of computer.
compare the specs without thinking of what operating system unless
64 bit is a factor.
if you find one you really like but it comes with vista, don't bitch,
spend about $65 to get a real copy of windows xp pro.
i wouldn't think i had to say this.
i don't know why people get hung up on worrying about modifying what
they buy.

Bryan Schulz
The BEST Solution
www.best-acts.com

----- Original Message ----- From: "James Panes" <jimpanes@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


HI Tyler,

If you really insist, you can still get notebook computers with
Windows XP
Pro on them. A decent computer is well within your price range.

Acer and a few other companies make computers that will do fine for
what you
need.

Sorry I can't help more, but the only store I deal with is here in
Oshawa
Ontario.

Good luck.
James

jimpanes@xxxxxxxxx
jimpanes@xxxxxxxxxxxx
"Everything is easy when you know how."

----- Original Message ----- From: "Tyler Littlefield" <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BlindGeeks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 1:18 AM
Subject: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


Hello list,
I'm in the market for a new laptop.
My max price range is about 1100. I'm not totally sure what I need;
of
course I'm looking for the best deal, but I also need something that
Jaws
will work on.
From what I've heard, jaws does not work on 64-bit vista; are there
still
laptops shipped with 32 bit, or even better XP?
I know a lot of the computer companies started sending everything
with
vista.
I've also seen things like 60 day trials and etc on vista; am I
going to
have to purchase a full copy after I get the laptop?

Thanks,
Tyler Littlefield
email: tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
web: tysdomain-com
Visit for quality software and web design.
skype: st8amnd2005

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