Questions tagged [laptop]

Use this tag when requesting information about laptops or notebook computers. These devices have an integrated hardware keyboard and screen.

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How to unscrew these screws on the heatsink of an ACER Predator Helios 300 (ph315-54) [closed]

so I am trying to repaste my laptop and I ran into an issue where these screws won’t fit my Phillips #0 screwdriver, every other screw fit this. The ones circled in red are the ones I can not unscrew. ...
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HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 8GB RAM upgrade option

I have Laptop with HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 8GB RAM i am looking for the upgrade options which ram should I buy.
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Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 replacement

my Toshiba Satellite C55-B ships with a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter that does not have bluetooth capability. I'd like to know if I could replace it with an Intel Centrino Wireless-...
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Laptop buying guide

I want to buy a 4th or 5th generation laptop for casual tasks like typing office and coding, but the laptop I want should be very durable and work for a long time in harsh places like mountains, gyms ...
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RAM memory card for Toshiba Satellite c55

I'd like to upgrade the RAM memory on a Toshiba Satellite C55-B5115KM, which presently has a 4 GB card. The laptop specifications I have found for the card type are PC3-2800 or 8500 or 10600, DDR3L ...
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Connecting 2 monitors to my lap top, best options

I have a lap top Asus ROG and these 2 LG monitors and I'm trying to connect them in the best possible way. If I'm not mistaken, since my lap top can only go to 120Hz, I assume I can't use the whole ...
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Connect Antenna Cable To Laptop Without TV Tuner [closed]

Hey, how could I connect an antenna cable to a laptop without using a TV Tuner, in order to reproduce Live TV content? What would I need to do? It's possible that while trying to do it without a Tuner ...
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Should I get a Macbook Pro M1 16" and Lenovo Thinkpad P series as a software developer, assuming I've always been a Windows user?

Which of the two laptops should I get for my work as a software engineer if cost is not an issue for either of them? I'm a bit reluctant to go with MacBook since I've used windows my entire life and a ...
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Upgrading Core 2 Duo to Core 2 quad on Dell XPS M1730

I have a 2008 Dell XPS M1730 laptop, which has a Core 2 Duo X9000. I want to upgrade it to a quad core QX9300, but I’m not sure if the laptop will support it. These laptops were never sold with quad ...
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HP EliteBook 840 G9 - i5-1235u vs i7-1255u

I am in a process of buying a new laptop, in this case an update to my HP EliteBook G5 i7 that have been great, super quiet and good performance. Now I am looking to the new G9 but I don't know which ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 vs Lenovo Ideapad Slim 7 Pro

I am having difficulty choosing the most appropriate laptop for my work. I usually use my laptop for statistical software and programming (SPSS, R, Stata, Excel), and multitasking (Microsoft Office ...
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Best Computer For ~$600

I'm looking for a laptop that costs around $600 CAD. The functionality of this laptop would be coding and the occasional gaming (minecraft). It would also be nice that it's good for school, but that's ...
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Better laptop than M2 macbook air for the same price in 2022?

I'm going to computer sciences studies for the next few years. I have around 1800€ (1€ = 1$) to spend in a labtop. It needs to be portable and powerful. Everyone is saying that Apple is overprice, so ...
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How called displays where the matrix and the frame are under common layer of glass?

Apple computers have such design: a common layer of glass above pixel area and the frame. Is there name for this?
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i5 with gpu vs i7 without gpu which is better

Is core i7 10th (10710U) gen 16gb ram with uhd graphics better or core i5 10th (10500H) gen 8gb ram with 4gb GTX 1650 for like pentesting and sone GTA 5 and csgo and call of duty asking for laptops ...
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What is the proper SSD for DEll Latitude E5550?

I want to know what is the proper SSD for my Dell Latitude E5550 i7 5th gen., 8GB RAM. Right now I have a HDD and wish to upgrade my computer a little bit. I found the user's manual and the spec sheet ...
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Which type of NVME SSD

My friend has a 2015 or so laptop for which he wants the hard disk replaced by SSD. It seems its supports NVME type SSD but I can't seem to figure out which one of these it supports - they look the ...
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13.75ns CL in Dual Rank vs 12.5ns CL in Single Rank (2Rx8 vs 1Rx8)

Which would be a better choice for gaming/video editing in a 32GB SODIMM kit (2x16GB) on HP Victus running Ryzen 5600H: A higher CAS latency on a dual rank (& dual channel) memory or a lower CAS ...
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Will my laptop work properly with high performance monitor?

I have HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 Notebook 13" laptop. It's built-in monitor has Full HD resolution and 60Hz refreshing rate. I'd like to buy some kind of external monitor 24" or 27" to ...
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Laptop recommendation for creating GANs and 3D

I'm looking for recommendations for a laptop suitable for creating GANs and working in 3D (so a 'gaming' laptop). It needs to have an NVIDIA graphics card and I'll be installing Linux (probably Ubuntu)...
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Cost-effective solution to connecting many SATA hard disks to a Linux laptop

What I have: Linux laptop with the usual connectors (most importantly, probably: USB) multiple (about 4-6) SATA hard disks My goal is to connect them simultanously, i.e. I want to manipulate all the ...
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How to select office notebooks in a data-driven way?

We are going to buy 20 new laptops for new employees (typical office tasks: Windows 10, web browser, MS Teams, MS Office, paint.net, with a 14 inch screen, for normal office or home-office working ...
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Laptop expansion card slot connector standard/compatiblity

Is there some sort of standard for expansion slots in laptops? I know in PCs there is the PCIe standard used for pretty much all expansion cards. But in a laptop, if I took out my 802.11ac NIC, would ...
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Will a 32GB RAM stick + 8GB RAM stick configuration worsen performance in a laptop?

I've bought a new laptop - MSI Pulse GL66 with 16 GB RAM (2 * 8GB sticks). I'm looking to upgrade the RAM to a higher configuration, as I have to run multiple VMs on this machine. The laptop supports ...
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Portable workstation recommendation for scientific computation

I would to buy a new portable workstation and needed some options to compare. I have an old ThinkPad P70 with 64G RAM, NVIDIA Quadro M600M, Intel i7-6700HQ CPU@2.6GHz. I bought it in 2016, which is ...
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Laptop Recommendation for Data scientist, with good RAM

Looking to buy a new laptop, and needed some options to choose from because I'm totally unaware of laptop characteristics and how they help. Ideally I would like to purchase a laptop 1)Latest Windows ...
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What could this slot be for?

I have an old Lenovo Ideapad Y560, and it has access panels for everything (CPU, fan, disk, RAM, internet card, the computers were so easy to repair back then) but I am still stumped on what this ...
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Replace SATA SSD with NVMe

I have a 4-year old laptop which has installed a TOSHIBA KSG60ZMV256G M.2 2280 256GB which is a SATA SSD. I want to replace it with a Western Digital Blue SN570 500GB M.2-2280 SSD which is a PCI ...
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USB-C switch, for two laptops connected to one monitor - all USB-C

When working from home, I'm switching back and forth between work computers on the same monitor. My setup is that the laptop is connected with USB-C to the monitor where the laptop is powered through ...
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Looking for recommendations / suggestions on a hybrid gaming / work laptop

Wondering if anyone could help me filter down the ridiculous array of options available. I'll be using this laptop about 50% for work and 50% for gaming. For work, I need the RAM since I'll be running ...
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How to use my Laptop with my PC setup? [duplicate]

So I am currently working from home and I want to use my work Laptop (USB-C/HDMI) with my PC setup, aka I want to use the same mouse (USB), same 2 monitors (HDMI / Display Port), same microphone (XLR, ...
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Understanding benchmark scores - i7-11390H vs i7-1195G7

I am shopping for my first new laptop since 2013, and trying to estimate the performance I will experience. Two models I am considering (HP Spectre x360 16" & MSI Summit 16") have the i7-...
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Laptop buying suggestions

I recently secured a job as a technical writer (proposal development) in an IT firm. The company will be providing a laptop when I am in the office, but for remote work, I will need my own Laptop. I ...
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Model of Pen S of Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

I noticed that there are many types of the Samsung Pen S models. Can you tell me the model of the one associated with the notebook Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 please?
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Ultrabook recommendation for undergraduate cs student

Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase.: 2,000,000 won Are you open to refurbs/used? yes How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, ...
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Which is the maximum memory size for the Lenovo 310 15ISK? How to check it before I buy a memory bank?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ISK. it has a 4GB RAM slot soldered to the main board and another removable bank with 4GB of capacity as well. So 8GB in total I have made some research on Google and ...
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HP Elitebook 840 G2 - how to recognize SSD compatible with M2 socket?

I recently purchased the notebook mentioned in the question topic. Unfortunately, the purchased configuration includes only 2.5 500GB HDD, which is not enough for me. I absolutely need to put an ...
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What are laptops motherboard with height < 15cm?

I like the idea of modularity like in framework laptop. Shame is that there are daughter boards that sits at the bottom of the laptop. I'd really love a clean distinction between top (mobo + daughter) ...
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Buying laptops - Which ones would be easier to dual boot?

I am looking for a laptop with the following specs - 16 GB RAM/Intel core i7 11th gen (8 cores)/4 GB NVidia RTX 3050 (or better) Graphics Card. I have shortlisted Acer Predator Helios 300 Core i7 11th ...
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What is a good laptop for game development in 2021/2022? (Unity)

I am a computer science student who has done game development for a decent time now, but I have been doing it on a Alienware M15 R2. It works pretty well still. The problem is I also use it for school ...
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Does having a dedicated GPU in a modern Laptop affect battery life even if it is not in use

I am considering buying a new Laptop. I am not really much of a gamer, but occasionally dedicated graphics might be useful. But I am worried that it might affect battery life since I am planning on ...
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MagicBook Pro 16 as a development machine?

I am looking for a laptop for development purposes, hopefully one that will serve well for at least 4-5 years. I do webdev and some other stuff, both at home and on the go. My main goal is being able ...
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Will a 3000/3200 Mhz Sodimm RAM work on my 2933 Mhz Laptop?

I have an Acer Nitro 5 and it has 2 slots of Ram (1 being used). On the task manager it says it's using a 2933 Ghz RAM. I have read somewhere that 2933 is really rare to find (in fact even impossible)...
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Laptop CPU fan replacement of Lenovo Z500

I've just upgraded my Lenovo Z500's RAM to 2x8GB a few days ago and while doing that I've cleaned the fan as well. After that the fan started rattling although at random times it just becomes quiet. I ...
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Is there a laptop that supports stenotype input directly?

By stenotype I mean multiple keys presses(excluding modifiers keys which already support this) at the same time. It seems rather clunky to carry around a separate input device just for stenotype.
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Battery upgrade for HP 15-BS laptop

I am using an HP Laptop 15-BS series for the last 4 years. For the past few days, I have been experiencing that the laptop's battery is not providing enough backup. Below are the specs of this battery ...
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is it good decision to upgrade to ssd?

I have a laptop having 4gb RAM with i3 5th generation, and does not have M2 slot but has CD drive. My laptop speed is very slow now so I decided to add 128gb SSD to it. The service center told me that ...
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How to compare laptop sound card/device with a desktop motherboard sound device using specifications?

I want to buy a budget motherboard (B450 or B520) but the most of them have Realtek® ALC892/ALC897 Codec mentioned in them. You can consider MSI A520M-A PRO Gaming or MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Gaming for ...
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Recommendations for compact laptop

I hope this is the right place to ask. My current laptop has reached the end of its life and was wonderfully compact 11-inch (not a 2in1 or glorified tablet) fairly low spec machine. I'm looking to ...
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Alienware M15 R6 laptop

I'm interested in this new Alienware laptop but it seems they don't tell us some important information before buy one.My question is: what kind of material these new laptops are made of? It's an ...
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