RE: Laptop for JFW, was: RE: opening links from e mail

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 18:00:08 -0500

You're implying the cellular modem has to be built into the laptop; it does 
not, and can easily be added after purchase as a pc card, a usb device, or even 
a mini-pci card.


Chip Orange
Database Administrator
Florida Public Service Commission

(850) 413-6314

 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily 
reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.)



        From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Frank Ventura
        Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 4:27 AM
        To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: RE: Laptop for JFW, was: RE: opening links from e mail

        John, usually a wireless card is a wifi card which connects your 
computer to an 80211b or 80211g wireless access point. This  requires that you 
be in range and have access to a wifi network. If you need connectivity while 
on the go and can not be assured of having access to wireless networks then you 
will need a laptop with a celluar modem card in it which connects your laptop 
to your celluar providers data network. Which means you will have internet 
access anywhere you have celluar service.



        From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of John Fioravanti
        Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 3:29 AM
        To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: Re: Laptop for JFW, was: RE: opening links from e mail


        Frank: it has a wireless card, I'm sure, is that what you mean? John 

                ----- Original Message ----- 

                From: Frank Ventura <mailto:Frank.Ventura@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  

                To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

                Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 2:50 AM

                Subject: Laptop for JFW, was: RE: opening links from e mail


                LOL, whenever I read one of these "is this a good computer" 
messages I keep thinking about the Blues Brothers movie:

                Its got cop engine, cop suspension, cop tires...

                Does the cigarette lighter work?


                Then you got a good deal!


                It is the same way with JFW. If the computer meets the hardware 
specs for JFW you will get it to work. Now what programs you run on it is 
entirely dependant on your needs. You didn't mention if you will only be using 
it mostly in the office or will you be using it for research in the field. 
Blind persons using screen readers have no need to see the screen so a larger 
display is wasted. The weight of this model concerns me a little if it is to be 
used extensively in the field. I would opt for a lighter model with a small 
display. Also you mentioned research. This usually implies being connected to 
either the internet or a VPN. How do you plan on being connected? There are 
laptop models that have built in celluar modems and you may want to investigate 




                From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Fioravanti
                Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:58 PM
                To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                Subject: Re: opening links from e mail


                Laptop with vista    Wonding if any of you vista experts can 
give me an opinion on this laptop and whether you think it will do the job.  
Mostly I'm using it for my law practice, drafting pleadings and for online 
legal research.  M-6816 Notebook Specifications
                Part Number: 1014558RGateway M-6816 Notebook




Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology
Intel® Core(tm) 2 Duo processor T5250
1.5 GHz | 2 MB L2 cache | 667 MHz FSB 


Intel® GM965 

Display panel

15.4-inch Ultrabright(tm) WXGA TFT display (1280 × 800)


2048 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2 × 1024)
Total slots: 2 DDR2 slots | Available slots: 0 DDR2 slots 

Video controller

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Up to 384 MB of Dynamic Video Memory


1.3 Megapixel 

Fingerprint reader



High definition audio - 2 channel 

Hard drive

160 GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive 

Optical drive

8X Multi-Format Dual Layer DVDRW with DVD-RAM 

Write maximum: 8X DVD +/-R, 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 2X DVD-R DL, 2.4X DVD+R DL, 
5X DVD-RAM, 24X CD-R and 16X CD-RW discs
Read maximum: 8X DVD-R/RW/ROM, 4X DVD+/-R DL, 5X DVD-RAM, 24X CD-R/RW/ROM discs 


Integrated V.92 56K modem


10/100 Ethernet LAN
802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN 

Memory card reader


*       Memory Stick® 
*       Memory Stick Pro® 
*       Multimedia Card(tm) 
*       Secure Digital(tm) 
*       XD 

MiniSD and RS-MMC (when used with adapter that is supplied with card) 

I/O ports

*       Three - USB 2.0 ports 
*       One - VGA port 
*       RJ-11 port 
*       RJ-45 port 
*       Headphone jack 
*       Microphone jack 
*       One - Lock slot 
*       Power input 

Pointing device

Touchpad with vertical scroll zone

Expansion slot

Expresscard® Type 54


6-cell Lithium-ion 


1 to 1.50-inches (H) × 14.00-inches (W) × 10-inches (D)
25 to 38.10 mm (H) × 355.60 mm (W) × 254.00 mm (D) 


6.29 pounds
2.85 kilograms 


                Thanks. John Fioravanti

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