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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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laptop thinkpad t450 3 monitors?

any option for this laptop to utilise 2 or 3 monitors? Currently I am using the laptop display itself and one monitor in my mini display port. video card is integrated on i5 processor
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Ultrabook with good cooling

I am looking for a ultrabook. (13-14" up to about 1.5kg) I would like to have 32GB RAM and high end ULV processor like for example i7-8650U or i7-8550U. I also would like to have 4x PCIe Thunderbolt ...
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Buying a laptop with single USB-C: can I use it for both power supply and other device? [on hold]

I am going to buy a new laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad E585), and I have a question. Most new laptops, including the one I am interested in, have a single USB-C port. In this model this is also used to ...
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Making a mid-2012 MacBook Pro screen an external monitor [closed]

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro LCD screen that I'd like to make into an external monitor (for my working mid-2012 MacBook Pro). It mentions here that I will need an lcd controller board, but I don't ...
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Windows/Linux Laptop with thunderbolt 2, under $700 USD

Will be using this mainly for livestreaming. 1080p30 is the max resolution & fps I will be streaming. Will never do a 60 fps stream. Livestreaming mainly through OBS, and once in a while with ...
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Intel quad core pentium vs i5 [closed]

I do not game or code...so is buying a i3 o i5 really worth the $200 instead of getting a quad core pentium say n5000?
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Please recommend a gaming laptop for my daughter

17 inches. i7 can play overwatch. Gaming laptop. Bigger screen the better resolution full HD 1920 1080 Additional detail similar to this guy from: https://www.reddit.com/r/SuggestALaptop/comments/...
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Lightweight laptop with non soldered RAM

I'm looking for laptop with following conditions: Weight: up to 1.4 kg Screen: up to 13.3″ or up to 14″ if FullView screen, at least Full HD resolution (1920х1080). RAM and SSD replacability (non ...
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Looking for a budget laptop for simple tasks

I need to buy a laptop for my wife, who will use it for the most basic of requirements: web surfing, email, word processing. It needs to run Windows, because she uses Microsoft Word extensively. It ...
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Lightweight fast laptop for office work and Java coding

I'd like to have a laptop for mainly programming, office work, LaTeX and browsing the Internet. I will primarily be coding in Java and Scala using IntelliJ, so that requires a decent amount of CPU ...
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GTX 1070 laptop vs. 2060

My laptop's failing and it's past time I bought a new one. Requirements: Primarily for gaming, although I will also be running computation-intensive software on it (such as Mathematica). Must have ...
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Should I go for better processor or better GPU for graphics rendering?

I need a new laptop. I am not considering building a desktop. I work with 3D modeling of furniture/ambients and rendering software such as sketchup/vray and I need mobility. Should I invest in a ...
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Laptop recommendations for some heavy development

Looking for recommendations: I'm a full stack engineer. I work with visual studio, some database tools, visual studio code and lots of other tools, but none are graphic intensive. I'm passed the video ...
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a laptop for a graphics design under 1000 that can pair with a good drawing tablet

requirements: less than 10 pounds since I plan to carry it around needs to be able to run multiple adobe apps and projects at once without excessive slowdown. can handle a good screen type drawing ...
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Largest detachable screen size

Which are the laptop computers with the largest detachable screen sizes? I am looking for one such that I can take a 17" Full HD screen in my hands and use it as a tablet and use it to inspect the ...
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Wire to connect Dell laptop to Dell 23" monitor [closed]

I have a 2010 model Dell SP2309W 23" monitor. I want to know what wire do I need to buy inorder to connect it to my Ubuntu 14.04 Dell Latitude 3560 laptop. (Online it says 3540 but on my command line ...
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Clip-on fisheye lense for Dell XPS laptops with camera at the bottom

I have a Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop, which has a camera at the bottom of the screen panel, at about a quarter distance from the left edge (just above the F3 button). Is there any fish-eye clip on ...
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Recommendation for Laptop with RTX Graphics

Intro I have seen some information scattered online about various new laptops that are bound to be released on 29th January 2019, which feature the new NVIDIA RTX graphics cards. However, each online ...
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Need Laptop recommendation for outdoors photography [duplicate]

I have been tasked on finding a prebuilt laptop for a motorbike racing enthusiast. You see, currently he takes a professional quality photos on his camera and then stores them to a external hard ...
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Need a Laptop Recommendation For Motorbike racing enthusiast

I have been tasked on finding a prebuilt laptop for a motorbike racing enthusiast. You see, currently he takes a professional quality photos on his camera and then stores them to a external hard ...
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Portable Laptop Recommendations for Study Abroad Japan?

I'm a student who is a part of the study abroad Japan program. (Assuming I get accepted for the program) I'll be traveling to Mishima Japan over the summer. I do a lot of technical work in Java (...
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AMD A12-9720P + Radeon RX 540 vs Intel I5 7200U + NVIDIA 940MX - Which is the best?

I'm choosing between two laptops from Acer: A515-41G-1480: (1) CPU: AMD A12-9720P 2.7Ghz (2) RAM: 8GB DDR4 (3) GPU: Radeon RX 540 2GB DDR5 (4) HD: 1TB; A515-51G-50W8: (1) CPU: Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 ...
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Shopping for mSATA SSD for Lenovo ThinkPad x220

Looking to upgrade my EDC (Every Day Carry) ThinkPad X220 model 4291. I like the idea of an mSATA SSD to complement a 2.5" SSD in the 2.5" bay for backup. Never installed an mSATA SSD, although I've ...
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Lenovo P72 heat and noise

I am interested in Lenovo P72. I looked at Dell Precision 7730 and MSI GT75 and read all of them suffer from heat or noise. Is it true that Lenovo is better managing heat and noise of laptops over ...
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17 inches High-end developers laptop for 2019

I am looking for a laptop on which I can install linux to do Java development and virtualization. The following configuration comes to my mind. +---------------+--------------------------------------...
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Laptop for web browsing & typing that does not heat up

I'm looking for a laptop for typing and standard web browsing. My main focus is on the comfortable keyboard and that the laptop does not heat up. I will use this laptop mostly in public transport on ...
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2 in 1 device linux compatibility

I want to invest into a small two in one device. By 2 in 1 I mean a tablet with a attachable keyboard. My focus lays on batterie live time, weight and mostly linux compatibility. It shout be able to ...
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Laptop with a touchscreen, Ethernet, and SD card reader?

I'm currently looking at laptops that could replace an old one I have, but have been having difficulty finding one that has what I want. Requirements: has a touchscreen has a dedicated graphics card ...
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Laptop workstation recommendations

Instead of asking for a comparison of two laptops, list out your requirements, budget, and use case(s) and we will find the best laptop that fits your needs. Requirement: large data set (>80GB), 17 ...
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New 11.6" laptop with 16GB RAM

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad 11e with an Intel Celeron CPU N2940 and 8 GB of memory (Crucial Single DDR3 1600 MT/s). Intel's website states the Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) is 8 GB, but I ...
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Finding a benchmark result [closed]

I have seen benchmark results from Geekbench https://browser.geekbench.com/ and also from Passmarks. But I would like to see the benchmark results of a given model (say Dell Precision with ... ...
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Laptop for graphic programming

I am looking for a laptop where I can program with CUDA ( so Nvidia is a must ). At the same time I want to make use of Optimus technology. Hence the processors should have a dedicated grapics chip as ...
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How Relevant are model numbers when looking for reviews [closed]

I'm looking into gaming laptops and when I look at reviews for ones I'm interested in assuming they list the model number I often find the last 2-3 characters are different. It's also common on online ...
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All purpose, high end Laptop/Ultrabook

I am looking for an ultrabook or a lightweight laptop to replace my old Lenovo. The main applications I use are development (Mainly in number crunching and Machine Learning, for the intensive ...
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Where to find a particular plastic component under the key of laptop keyboard?

I have an HP Omen X laptop 17.3" The "E" key came off as I was foolishly trying to remove to clean a spec of food underneath. In doing so, the plastic component which connects the key to the laptop ...
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What improvements can I make in my laptop (Asus X555LJ)? [closed]

I own this laptop for 4 years more or less and it wasn't always charming but lately I had to work with Xamarin in Visual Studio and I got to realize that it is really slow. Right now I have a 6GB Ram ...
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how to clean LED Anti-Glare Panel display? [closed]

I want to clean my ASUS 15.6" (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC display. can anyone tell me the right way to do this. thanks.
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Upgrading soldered laptop cpu? [closed]

As we know some laptops come with soldered cpus. In most cases same laptop has different variants of it e.g. one comes with i5-7300hq and other with i7-7700hq. Those cpu's are same generation. My ...
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Searching a good Ultrabook for work

I'm looking for a Ultrabook with this characteristics: Essential 8th or 7th generation of CPU. (i5, i7 or amd) Not more than 13"/14" of screen size. Very important the weight... i need to travel ...
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Which Macbook Pro to buy? MID-2012 or MID-2017?

The last known upgradable MBP is mid-2012 release. MBP MID-2012 *2.9GHz I7-3520M up to 3.6GHz *16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM (Upgrade from 4GB) *128GB SSD (Upgrade from HDD) *1TB HDD (Replaced CD ROM) *HD ...
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HP Pavillion Dv7 AC-Compatible Wi-Fi Chip?

I was reading the HP Dv7 service manual looking for a replacement wi-fi chip, and I think that my brother's chip finally kicked the bucket after around a decade of service. I did all the usual ...
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New laptop: when to buy to get spectre and meltdown fixes [closed]

I'm thinking about getting a new laptop. I'd like to know if anyone knows when we can expect mainstream laptops to contain mitigation for spectre and meltdown vulnerabilities. From what I've read on ...
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HP Elitebook 8470P Power 65 watt or 90 watt

I have an HP Elitebook 8470P. It does a lot of heavy SQL Work. I was running it with 65 Watt 18.5V 3.5A Power Adapter which came with it. It overheated and burst a couple of days back after using it ...
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RAM upgrade for Lenovo Legion Y520

I just cracked open my laptop to find out exactly what RAM is currently installed. It appears to be this part. I'm just wondering - can I buy any 8GB stick of DDR4-2400Mhz 260pin Sodimm RAM? I'm ...
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In search of a new machine for dev/data science work

I am in the process of looking for a new computer (most likely a tower) and wanted to hit up this subreddit since people seem pretty legit here and a lot of good advice has been shared. Personally, I'...
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Laptop for programming and light gaming under $500?

So. I have yet another question that requires some advice. I've been tasked by my uncle to find a laptop for my cousin sister's senior college years. She has decided to go into IT Software ...
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Laptop with out backdoors and vulnerabilities?

I would like to buy a new laptop now. Privacy and security is my priority. I would like to know if there is already proven backdoors and vulnerabilities of top brands and manufacturers of laptops, ...
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Laptop with a 17" screen which can take a 15.5mm 4tB hgarddrive

That's all. For those who don't know, they get larger capacity by adding more platters to the drive. That makes it physically taller than normal, and most laptops won't accommodate such a drive. I ...
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Specification for Data Science/Data crunching

Currently im using PowerBI, R, and Talend (for ETL) in 2 main computer : a Dell Latitude E7450 with i7 u series and 16gb ddr3, and a remote server running E5-2620V4 with 128gb ddr3 and 7200rpm hdd on ...
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Recommendation laptop for productivity and some gaming?

I'm planning on buying a new laptop for some productivity and maybe a bit of gaming too. These are the main specs/price I want to get: Processor: Intel i7 Disk: 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD or 512GB SSD Ram:...