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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 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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Max speed of nvme SSD with a dell inspiron 7370

I've decided to upgrade my dell inspiron ssd nvme from the base 256Gb supplied. What I want to know is if the laptop can take advantage of the faster drives like the Samsung MZ-V7E500BW 970 EVO 500 GB ...
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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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Connecting a 2013 15" MacBook Pro Retina Display to VG2439m-LED ViewSonic monitor [on hold]

I am seeking confirmation on all the accessories I need to connect my 2013 15" MacBook Pro to 1-2 VG2439m-LED ViewSonic monitors. This isn't my area of expertise so if I'm missing something obvious ...
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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 [on hold]

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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Changing CPU in Soldered Motherboard [on hold]

I was wondering if it is possible to change the CPU in the Jumper Ezbook 3 PRO and what CPUs could be changed. Money not being a problem!
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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 [on hold]

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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What is the list of Laptops with Easy access Back Panel? [closed]

Can you please list all common laptops form 2013 onwards that have a back panel for easy access to RAM and HDD/SSD ? List low to mid range laptops, you can list laptop series as one.
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convertible laptop with ubuntu [closed]

I know quite less about the convertible laptops and thus needed advice since I plan to buy either HP Envy x360 or Lenovo yoga 730 (1399 CHF model). Does Ubuntu (16.04 or 18.04) work on both of them ...
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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:...
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Large screen laptop for software developer

I am a software developer, who's Core I7 laptop suddenly died, and I urgently need a replacement. screen, at least 17" (I like to view code & documentation side by side) Core i7, or better (...
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Sturdy laptops for every day use (not ruggerized)

I'm a heavy laptop users, who takes her laptop everywhere everyday. That means, loads of little bumps, some drops of a drink are not avoidable. Children could lay their little dirty fingers on it or ...
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Compatible RAM upgrade for 2GB DDR3, 1DIMM

My laptop is : Acer-Aspire-ES1-512 2GB DDR3 RAM, expandable upto 8GB, 1DIMM, 1slot. 2x Intel Celeron N2840 @2.16GHz want to run Ubuntu18.04 64bit I want to upgrade my RAM, upto 4GB. What RAM will be ...
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i5 8300H + GTX 1050 Ti 4GB vs. i7 8750H + GTX 1050 Ti 4GB

I am planning to buy a new laptop and considering Lenovo Y-series and have a bugget of €1000 at most but preferably should cost around €900. On this website (link below) two options drew my attention ...
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What benefit would I see with more than 4GB RAM in a Chromebook?

I am in the market for a Chromebook. This will be a second machine, like a Kindle Fire with a keyboard. I'm not imagining any kind of power use at all, just streaming, reading, word processing, ...
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Searching for a light 4000 euros 15.6" laptop - MSI WS63VR 7RL - HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation - Microsoft Surface Book 2

I don't know much about computers and hardware. I'm searching for a laptop with the following characteristics: Operating System: Windows 10 (not Mac OS, not Linux) Budget: between 3300 euros and 5000 ...
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Set-up to quickly move from desktop to laptop and back

I will soon own a laptop that I will need to use for work. I currently own a desktop which I use for my personal stuff, whose set-up I love (two monitors, my old mechanical keyboard, etc.). I want to ...