Re: Jaws friendly laptop

Gerald Levy

I have heard both pros and cons about leaving a computer on all the time.?? As you say, it is probably less stressful on a hard drive to leave a computer on all the time.?? On the other hand, leving it on all the time generates heat, which could shorten the life of other components like the mother board or processor. And of course, leaving a computer on all the time will increase your electric bill, which in my case is already ridiculously high, like over $200 a month in the summer when I'm running my air conditioners. So I prefer to turn off my computer at night when I'm not using it.



On 8/5/2019 1:46 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Hi Gerald,
I think that the write cycles depend on how the computer is used.
I almost never reboot my computers, they run 24/7 and this would be better for an SSD, because the Swap file is not rewritten over and over as it is every time you do a complete shut down and start up.
I think leaving the computer running is better for mechanical hard drives too.

Sent: Monday, August 05, 2019 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Jaws friendly laptop

Yeah, this is an issue that makes me leery about buying a computer with an SSD.?? Because an SSD emits no noise like a mechanical hard drive, it would be almost impossible to tell for sure that your Windows 10 PC has shut down successfully because there is no shutdown sound like in Windows 7.?? Sometimes, you might hear "JAWS for Windows" when the shutdown has initiated, but there is no reliable way to tell whether it has powered off unless it has a DVD drive on which you can simply press the eject button to tell whether it is off.?? Also, I have read that although a solid state drive may be more reliable as a mechanical hard drive, it may not last as long because its memory cells tend to wear out over time and eventually become unusable with repeated write cycles.?? Is this true?


On 8/5/2019 12:13 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
I like that the solid state drives are faster and more reliable, but I don't like that you can't hear them booting up.
Often you are wondering what the computer is doing, if it is booting up, and you can't tell non-visually with solid state drives.
But again, this is a factor that has no bearing on Jaws.??
I do care about the audio on some laptops, some laptops, sold as business models, at least in the past, have had terrible sound.
But now that we use laptops in the business world for things like Power Point and the like, perhaps poor quality??audio is becoming more of a rarity in laptops.
This is something you might find out about by reading reviews on models on-line, before you decide.

Sent: Monday, August 05, 2019 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Jaws friendly laptop

The solid state drives are wonderful. My new dell desktop has one, as does my slightly older Dell laptop. I???d never purchase another computer without one.


From: <> On Behalf Of John R Vaughn
Sent: August 5, 2019 12:11 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] Jaws friendly laptop


List, my Toshiba laptop is in need of replacement.

Have any of you on the list recently purchased a new 15.6 inch screen laptop computer that works well with jaws?

I would like another laptop that has a built in keypad.

Also, has jaws worked well with the new solid state drives?

Thanks for any help.

Like many of us using jaws and access technology for the last 28 years, can remember in the past being sure we got a laptop with the right kind of video card and audio card.?? That said my current Toshiba was bought off Amazon with standard video and audio card.

Again, thanks for any ideas or suggestions.

John in sunny southwest Florida

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