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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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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Laptop repurpose - questions about safety and conversion cables

I am trying to rehouse an old laptop because the plastic case has fallen apart. I want to turn it into a desktop pc, with perhaps an aluminum or acrylic case, and repurpose the monitor as a stand-...
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Thinkpad W530 replacement

I am looking for a laptop to replace my W530 thinkpad (from 2012). Here is what I like in the W530: matte IPS screen good (backlighted) keyboard with key travel of 2.5mm keyboard with no numpad (I ...
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Fanless Windows laptop/tablet with decent battery life

I need a Windows laptop/tablet that does not have an HDD or a cooling fan (to prevent noise), has at least an 8-hour battery life and a CPU with performance at least on the level of a 4-core i5. ...
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HP ZBOOK 17 G2, front LED blink for 2 times

I have HP ZBOOK 17. When I push the power button, nothing happened. When I pull out the battery and power cable, and then I insert only power cable, on front panel light up white LED and yellow LED ...
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Does Using both SSD & SATA Hard drive impacts Laptop Performance?

I'm planning to buy New Precision 15 3561 Mobile Workstation, it supports dual hard drives. For drive one, I picked 1 TB SSD and opted for 6 cell 97WHr battery For 2nd additional drive, these are the ...
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What is the latest version of ThinkPad laptops that doesn't have Intel Management Engine or similar remote controller built-in?

I work in cybersecurity and would like to find an older laptop that doesn't have the Intel Management Engine built-in, while still able to run a Debian OS well. I have an IBM ThinkPad t42 with 42T0273 ...
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Impossible to Install an operating system on laptop

my friend have a laptop (Lenovo legion y520), we were playing a game of FIFA when we got a suddent blue screen of death. Restarting it would only show a black screen with no mouse interaction, we ...
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Which RAM should I add to my laptop with processor 2133 MHz speed...?

Actually, I want to upgrade my laptop RAM. So, when I was searching for compatible RAM for my laptop I got to know that it was already pre-installed(inbuilt) with 4GB 2666 MHz? Do I need to add 8GB of ...
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Would love some laptop buying advice

I will start studying AI next week and I am having a really hard time figuring out which laptop to buy. There is so much choice and laptops with the same CPU, RAM and SSD storage very wildly in price. ...
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Using DVD drive from laptop as external disc bay

Is it possible to use the optical drive taken from a laptop as an external CD/DVD reader plugging by USB or another way of wiring? I have some drives like that and it would be nice to make from them ...
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How to buy a replacement display for laptop?

I've got an Acer A515-51-517Y. The laptop developed horizontal cracks on the bezels (possibly because the hinges needed lubrication) and eventually the stress from opening the laptop caused the ...
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Is it possible to replace an internal laptop fan with a different model?

I have an Asus PN50 mini-PC, which is essentially built from laptop components. Unfortunately, the fans are way too loud for my taste even in quiet mode. The max fan speed is 7200 RPM and the fan ...
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Need a suggestion for buying new laptop

I am planning to buy new laptop. Need some suggestions from you guys. Here is some details: Can be used for multi - tasking (open several words file, excel, pdf, google meet at same time) without ...
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Purchasing Chromebook for Ubuntu installation and programming

I'm thinking of buying a new laptop. I want something cheap and light with a good battery life. I've owned Chromebooks in the past, and found they suited my needs then very well. However, since then I'...
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Does Dell e6430 have eSATAp?

Does anybody know, if the Dell Latitude e6430 have eSATAp or eSATA (without the p)? Wanted to buy an eSATAp to SATA cable but don't know if my Laptop has eSATAp.
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"Laptop" without a screen. I.e. a lightweight PC with a battery

With the end of working in offices. I tend to work in coffee shops and I have a tablet that I bring as a second screen. One thing that this working situation changes is that I carry my work laptop ...
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Laptop stopped charging and need advice about hardware failure for MSI GS65 Stealth THIN 053 15.6" Intel i7-8750H

I got my MSI gs65 stealth in 2018 and used it with no problems (other than some irrelevant things concerning my question) until the last 1 or two months of its life when it stopped working. I dual-...
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Converting my laptop to a desktop - removing the screen and the screen case

I've got an old laptop where the right hinge connecting the base and the screen came apart and destroyed the screen. What I'd like to do is remove the screen and it's case entirely, and just boot to ...
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Converting a laptop with a Spanish keyboard to an English keyboard

I'm buying a laptop with a Spanish keyboard. Can I convert it to an English keyboard manually, by replacing the Spanish keys?
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Question laptop vs server for http web site and database

i have an 15 years old laptop that i am using to run xampp ( http php website database) and a java program and windows 10 os the website is only being used by max of 3-5 users self use / apps that run ...
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2-in-1 with matte screen

I am on market for a new laptop, but all of my online search, as well as communications with sales people didn't yield any 2-in-1 with matte screen, which is surprising. I know it is possible to make ...
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Which RAM is better for video-editing: Samsung M471A1K43DB1-CWE 3200MHz (8GBx2) or Kingston FURY Impact KF318LS11IBK2 1866MHz (8GBx2)

I have an HP OMEN 15-en0003ns laptop with 16GB RAM I use for editing video. It came with 2 Samsung M471A1K43DB1-CWE 8GB SODIMM DDR4 3200MHz memories. I've recently been gifted 2 Kingston FURY Impact ...
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Best ssd nvme m.2 for dell G7 7588

I'm about to upgrade my ssd on my dell G7 laptop, what would be the best ssd for it, this machine is used for CAD(3dxmax, revit, autodesk software) I have my eyes on a samsung 980 pro 500GB but I don'...
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Laptop CPU overheats regulary, how to stop it?

Specs: Intel core i5-7200U @2.5GHz, 2 Cores Turbo ON: -Current clock speed:3.1 GHz -min clock speed: 0.4GHz -max clock speed: 2.7GHz Turbo ON temperature: -low 70 C -current 95 C -high 95 C ...
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How do I decide if this desktop will be better than my laptop in terms of overall performance?

I don't know much in detail about how CPUs performance matters and how i5 and i7 should be compared in this scenario. I just know the basic truth that i7 can handle multiple tasks. That's what I've ...
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Which RAM to buy?

On my laptop I have 16 GB of RAM. I see that it supports up to 32 GB and I have to increase it. The technical details of the RAM already present is as follows: $ sudo dmidecode --type memory # ...
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Can I use Desktop PSU as Laptop Power Supply?

I have tried to search video in YouTube to find out a way to connect it. I can use Laptop while charging and without it but I want to use it without battery and without connecting to laptop's adapter ...
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Can PD Charge be used as display port?

Was wondering if PD charge can be used as a display port using this specific product Main reason is I have two laptops that I am required to use simultaneously at times and would be great to use a ...
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What are the options for hardware recovery of laptop's (Apple MacBook Air) SSD?

I have seen countless suggestions about having a backup, and cloud storage & etc. But sometimes failed devices has data that one needs to recover them. So, I'm sincerely, not asking for what I ...
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ASUS F541UV-DM522T second disc bay

I replaced the default 1TB HDD which was put in this laptop to 120GB SSD, to get some speed in daily work. But 120GB it is not so much space, so I have to extend this size by adding an extra HDD in ...
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ASUS F541UV-DM522T RAM upgrade

I'm going to buy additional RAM to upgrade this notebook, but I am not sure which choice will be correct. I'm pretty careful in this case because when I bought theoretically matching RAM to another ...
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USB TV tuner that works with Windows 10

I have Diamond multimedia TV tuner that works with Windows 7, and is supposed to work with Windows 10 but does not. It uses Total media software, when I try to scan for channels it says "not ...
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Refurbishing an old Alienware Laptop

I have an old (2011) Alienware m18x. At this point, it is half dead (both dedicated AMD GPUs died long ago) and something is going on with the internal clock, as it keeps delaying the date after being ...
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Cheap computers for teaching coding

I'm trying to set up a sort of community service project. I want to teach coding to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to learn to code because of financial constraints. I'm hoping to be able to ...
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Recommendation for machine to replace 2017 iMac for aspiring data scientist

thanks for your time. My iMac can be really slow to access memory. I have tried to reinstall the OS multiple times with no great result. Basically I think the memory handling is really bad. My macbook ...
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battery indicator stays white while charging

Already posted on hp forum but did not get any answers. When i am trying to charge my hp notebook 15g-dr0008u battery, normally as far as i read on some other threads, it should indicate orange light ...
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Are there gaming laptops which redirects HDMI ports directly to discreate graphics

Are there any manufacturers who gives HDMI port to the discreate GPU? Or is there a technical reason behind it they have to connect HDMI to integrated gpu? I mean, I understand for battery efficiency ...
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Installing more RAM on laptop than specified, OK?

I have a 2019 HP Pavilion laptop in which 16GB of RAM are specified (as a maximum, I guess). However, when I ran "sudo dmidecode -t memory | grep -i max" on the terminal, it output: Maximum ...
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Pick the right HDD for an unknown connector on HP 17-cn0021nr laptop motherboard

I'm looking for a recommendation on adding storage to the laptop if I don't want to swap the current m2 drive on my laptop. I have a brand new HP 17-cn0021nr laptop, and I want to upgrade the storage ...
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12" laptops from recent years with traditional/long-travel keyboard?

I'm interested in small-ish laptops (12" or a little larger), which have a decent traditional keyboard - the kind with long key travel, which laptops used to have before the thinness fad took ...
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Laptop GPU Noise

Around two years ago, I bought a new laptop with a GPU that can support applications going beyond regular office software. Over time, it turned out to not have been a great choice of hardware. Even ...
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DDR4 and LPDDR4X Performance

I am currently looking into buying a new machine and am confronted with the choice between DDR4 and LPDDR4X RAM. Online, I found various contradictory discussions on the trade-offs between the two ...
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Laptop stand with space for keyboard

I'm looking for a highly portable laptop stand which has space for a keyboard to live underneath the laptop. I can touch type so no issue with not seeing the keyboard. My current stand forces the ...
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Choosing between laptops for building machine learning models

I'll be using the laptop mainly to build machine learning, deep learning models as well as well as databases. I'm aware that this sort of work entails a laptop with minimum 12 GB RAM, high end ...
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What things to be considered before doing fresh windows install in Dell gaming laptop (G5 5590)?

I've my Dell G5 5590 for about 11 months now, it came with RTX 2060, i7 9750h, 16 gigs ram, 1TB HDD, and 128 GB M2 SSD. My SSD has run outta space now and I didn't even install anything in the OS ...
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Laptop or Tablet for custom use case?

I have a kind of unique use case, I need about 5 pieces of hardware to access a custom web application and I'm in the process of researching my possibilities. My main problem is being on a quite low ...

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