[macvoiceover] Re: monitor on mac mini?

  • From: Keith Reedy <keithreedy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 08:51:44 -0500

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Keith Reedy
On Jan 10, 2010, at 5:38 AM, ashley wrote:

> HI Keith,
> 
> Sorry this isn't voiceover based, but I hae a few questions about the macbook.
> firstly, is it quiet or do you get huge fan noises from it like with some 
> other laptops?
> secondly, is it fast? does it run apps like ilife suite and iwork properly?
> thridly, do you find it very easy to carry around - light and portable?
> 
> 
> thanks for any answers, they are very much appreciated!
> 
> ash
> On 9 Jan 2010, at 20:57, Keith Reedy wrote:
> 
>> Folks,
>> 
>> He just needs to get a MacBook.  I have one, its great and the battery only 
>> goes in one way, so no problem.
>> 
>> Keith Reedy
>> On Jan 9, 2010, at 3:26 PM, Richie Gardenhire wrote:
>> 
>>> For the most part, I agree with you, Bryan.  I have been following this 
>>> thread and it seems to me Josh is looking for portability and space-saving 
>>> solutions to his dilema.  If he can find a monitor that is fairly light and 
>>> not so cumbersome to lug around, that would be the ideal solution.  
>>> Otherwise, the suggestion of an entry-level Mac Book or 13-inch Mac Book 
>>> might be a better alternative.  In addition, he was concerned about 
>>> replacing the battery without sighted assistance.  Richie Gardenhire, 
>>> Anchorage, Alaska.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Jan 9, 2010, at 6:07 AM, Bryan Smart wrote:
>>> 
>>> I realize that it might be kinda cool looking, and a bit of a space saver 
>>> not to attach a monitor to a mini, but maybe the solution for you Mini 
>>> users to actually get rid of this problem is for you to get a small 
>>> monitor. You don't need anything big. LCD monitors are cheap and small. If 
>>> money is a problem, look on a site like Craig's List, and you'll find used 
>>> 15 inch LCDs for around $50. If you can afford the DVI adaptor, you can 
>>> afford that.
>>> 
>>> Besides, it might be nice to have some kind of monitor, even a little one, 
>>> if a sighted user wants to use your computer for a moment, or check out 
>>> something visually for you.
>>> 
>>> I think that, long-term, it would be good if we could have a fix for the 
>>> monitor requirement, but, in particular, I'm thinking of people like Josh. 
>>> He's a new Mac user, and going off to school with equipment purchased by 
>>> Voc Rehab. If you order some adaptor through them, and it doesn't work out, 
>>> or if it doesn't work out completely, you're just going to have to try 
>>> another adaptor (maybe at your own cost), buy your own monitor, or write to 
>>> the lists in frustration that Apple hasn't fixed this problem yet. Would be 
>>> so much easier to have them buy you a little monitor to go with your Mini. 
>>> Who knows. Someone might want to look at the paper that you're writing 
>>> before you print it out. You might have a roommate that wants to borrow 
>>> your computer to work on their paper, and would buy you beer in exchange. 
>>> *smile* Being able to run without a monitor is nice, but maybe everyone is 
>>> struggling a bit too hard with this one when the solution costs $50, takes 
>>> up hardly any desk space, and is kinda useful on occasion. The adaptor 
>>> approach seems not quite reliable on all models, and seems like an 
>>> experiment for the adventurous user. I don't think that it is the best 
>>> approach to suggest to new users though.
>>> 
>>> Bryan
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>> [mailto:macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ashley
>>> Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 5:31 AM
>>> To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: monitor on mac mini?
>>> 
>>> i'm not using one...
>>> 
>>> ash
>>> 
>>> On 9 Jan 2010, at 02:06, Josh wrote:
>>> 
>>> 
>>>     
>>>     Hi,
>>>     
>>>     I really hope it is not necessary to have a monitor hoked into the 
>>> latest mac mini. If there's a way not to have a monitor hooked up and have 
>>> it still work good that'd be great.
>>>     
>>>     Josh Kennedy jkenn337@xxxxxxxxx
>>>     my blog is at http://jkenn337.klangoblog.net (updated frequently). 
>>> Tired of Microsoft Windows and paying thousands for screen-readers? try out 
>>> NVDA, get a mac--, nvda--for Windows, or try out and switch to grml, 
>>> Ubuntu, Vinux, or knoppix-adriane Linux desktops. Knoppix ubuntu and 
>>> vinux-cli-max are the most accessible for beginners. also try vinux-gui and 
>>> encourage those at www.cherrypal.com to use windows-xp and nvda 
>>> knoppix-adriane Vinux-cli-max or grml so all blind people can have an 
>>> accessible computer.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> personal website:
>>> www.ashleycox.co.uk
>>> 
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