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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Alternative for Asus EEE PC that supports GNU/Linux out of the box?

Until about 10 years ago, Asus used to build a series of cheap, lightweight laptop called EEE PC, which later got discontinued. I am looking for something similar in terms of price, but with more ...
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Durable, low-cost, browsing laptop

I'm looking for a laptop for my wife to use for home use. She primarily needs to browse the web and print documents. I'd like to find a laptop at an excellent price-point that will last a long time. ...
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15W (U Series) or 45W (H Series) for intermediate programming?

I am really tired from stutterings and slowings of my 2C/4T 15W Laptop. It has Dual Channel 8GB RAM and a relatively good SSD so I know these are not the bottlenecks. But I'm tired when I upload a ...
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Which of the following laptop out of 3 should I buy?

I am going to be buying a new laptop but I am stuck between the following three choices. I would appreciate any advice that would help me make the best decision. Laptop Use: Heavy Programming: VS ...
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Which Laptop Should I Prefer: i9-8950HK with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 or i9-9980HK with NVIDIA Quadro T2000

I want to buy a new laptop and after some research, I have two candidates. The prices almost match, but I can't buy both best CPU and GPU in my region. I found one laptop with CPU i9-8950HK (gen 8, 6 ...
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School laptop for medium-light gaming and good battery life

I'm going to be entering as a freshman Computer Engineering major next school year and am beginning to shop around for laptops to replace my Asus F510UA laptop which has been getting me through high ...
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Economical Apple laptop wanted for personal use

I could use a little advice on my next computer purchase from a few Apple consumers who have had some hands-on experience with some of Apple's latest products. I have some financing available to me to ...
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Laptop cooling pad with no fan for lap use

I want a lightweight laptop cooling pad with no fan. My laptop provides sufficient cooling, but that relies on drawing air in from a large grill across the bottom of the unit. As such, I feel like ...
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Portable laptop for academic research

I want a new PC, mainly for work, plus other minor stuff like browsing, Netflix, and Skype. I work in economics research, therefore I need to easily work with reasonably big datasets (say, ~25Gb of ...
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Affordable laptop with metal body for durability [closed]

I need a laptop with the following requirements: Keyboard must have a numberic keypad. SSD or hybrid storage (small ssd+hdd). Durable/sturdy body. Preferred metal alloy body. Long battery life at ...
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Repairable touchscreen laptop/hybrid under $500

Touch Screen Full HD Big screen preferable i5-i7 SSD or SSD + HD or hybrid Budget is $500 Surface pro "like" but something made not by microsoft. Tablet laptop hybrid kind of thing. Easy to fix when ...
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Which of the mentioned laptops should be better for my needs?

My desktop has an i3-4130 along with 4 GB RAM and no dedicated graphics card. I am about to get a laptop, and want to evaluate these three: Acer Predator Helios 300 - Core i7-9750, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB ...
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Is buying a SSD for Ubuntu a good deal?

I want to buy an external drive to run SSD, without touching my Windows HDD. However, this is a little investment so I am wondering if you can answer my few questions. Here are my laptop specs: Intel ...
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Is the Microsoft Surface Book capable for running Mechanical Engineering apps efficiently?

May I know whether Microsoft Surface Book capable for running Mechanical Engineering apps efficiently? I am using software such as MATLAB with simulink, STK, AutoCAD, solidworks, and ANSYS workbench. ...
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Which laptop should I buy for dual booting Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Windows 10?

I require to dual boot Ubuntu LTS 18.04 along with Windows 10. Which laptop would you recommend to do so? I would need a good community to troubleshoot with, documentation, step-by-step guides to ...
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How to buy the right comptabile SDD drive to my lenovou labtop

I want to replace a HDD (Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172) in a Lenovo Flex 5-1570 (Type 81CA) with an SSD. I am looking for 500 GB or 1 TB. Is this SSD SAMSUNG 1TB 860 EVO-Series 2.5 compatible for my ...
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Can I add an NVMe SSD to my motherboard?

I have a TOSHIBA P50-C-10G laptop. and want to upgrade the internal drive from HDD to SSD. I am considering either SATA or NVMe, but I'm not sure if my computer has support for NVMe. I opened it up ...
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Which budget SSD to purchase?

I've recently been in the market to purchase a new upgrade hard drive for my laptop. I know it has a standard mechanical drive in it currently and was thinking of upgrading to nvme compatible SSD ...
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Laptop Series Battery Compatability

I need to replace my Toshiba Satellite L655-13X battery with a new one. The batteries I found are for L655-S5083, and L655-S5150. They appear to be the same in the picture to my battery. However, how ...
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Upgrade MacBook Pro (2011) RAM or SSD?

I have a 13in MacBook Pro (late 2011). System Info as follows: Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number ...
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Is laptop/desktop monitor screen a 2d array? [closed]

An image is a 2d array with each point denoting a color combination of basic RGB (one pixel, basically). So, when it is displayed or relayed to laptop/desktop monitor, how does it work? Is the monitor ...
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i want to buy a budget laptop for blender

I am new to blender snd I have been using my old laptop but the performance is too bad, so I wanted to change my laptop, so what is the best laptop with better graphics under 90,000 rupees or 1200 us ...
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Cpu speed slowing down occasionally [closed]

I have an intel i7 8th gen cpu with 1.8 - 3.6 GHz cpu frequency. I haven't managed to boost my cpu frequency to the 3.6 max, so it usually tops at 1.78 - 1.9 GHz. I have noticed that, for no apparent ...
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Best laptop under $800 for Linux gaming?

What's the best laptop under $800 for Linux gaming? I'll use it for Minecraft and general computer stuff. I'll install Linux Mint as the operating system. Requirements: 1920x1080 display (or higher) ...
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VR with Quadro M2200

I have a Lenovo P51 laptop with the Quadro M2200 graphics card. I'm wondering if this hardware supports VR gaming? If not, would it be possible or sensible to use and external graphics box ...
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Will a Lenovo X220i with i3 support either 1066/1333?

Looking at this page https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/53438/intel-core-i3-2350m-processor-3m-cache-2-30-ghz.html It mentions that 16GB of memory is supported but then it says "...
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2011 MacBook Pro and internal SSD, is it worth it?

If I bought an internal SSD to replace current hard drive for my 2011 MacBook Pro would it take full advantage of a newer SSD say like a 1 TB drive? Specs from Apple
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Hardware shopping: What M.2 SSD should I buy

Based on this topic's answers https://superuser.com/questions/1535127/hardware-shopping-can-all-m-key-slot-work-with-nvme#1535127 I am pretty sure that my Laptop do not accepts M.2 NVMe SSD. I want ...
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What laptop should I buy?

I am looking for a potential upgrade to my laptop. I want something smaller, lighter and more portable, preferably made from metal. The processor needs to be something at the level of an AMD A9-9410 ...
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How to check if my laptop display is damaged

I have a laptop which got dropped in a lake. It has been few months since and I was thinking if could remove the display of this laptop and use it as a 3rd display. I can order the hardware for it (...
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external touch pad/board for non-touch laptop

I know that there are tablets and also some laptops/notebooks for which they have touch screen. Now my question is that: are there any cheap external touching pad or board (for instance 15-inch or ...
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Is there a mini-laptop I can buy?

I am looking for a small laptop to match my RCA Voyager Pro. For me, this is a matter of character and style. I want something with decent specifications that I can fit in my pocket (see table below): ...
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Charger for MSI gaming laptop

My laptop is GS63VR 7RG Stealth Pro: https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GS63VR-7RG-Stealth-Pro/Specification Since provided AC adapter is too heavy, I'd like to buy a smaller compatible charger. The ...
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Is the Acer Swift 5 laptop fit for Android development?

I will buy a new laptop for some development purposes. My currently laptop lags so freaking much as once opening an AVD (Android Emulator) it freezes. My objective is currently Android and AI ...
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Hardware specifications for new laptop performing general software development and ML/DL experimentation?

I'm currently looking to upgrade my current Samsung Ultrabook I got in 2013 to a new MacBook Pro 16" with the following specs: 2.3GHz 8‑core 9th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to ...
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Looking for USB-C hub with USB-C port for Power Delivery *and* USB-C port for video output

I'm looking for a USB-C hub/dongle with two USB-C ports that support Power Delivery charging and USB-C 4K video output. I'm connecting my 16" MBP to an LG 4K monitor via a USB-C to DisplayPort cable; ...
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External hard drives for use with MacBook Pro’s, best performance recommendations?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina Mid 2012 with 8gb of ram and 256gb SSD 15”. My goal is to be able to run MS Visual Studio 2017 / 2019 on a 16gb ram machine. I know you can run Visual Studio for Mac, but ...
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Recommendation for a new laptop to use in development day to day life

I'm a full-time web developer working mostly with Microsoft stack and sometimes various other applications. I wanted to purchase a new laptop, and there is confusion between different laptops I have ...
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Thinkpad X250 to X260 back cover compatibility?

I have to fix a Thinkpad X250 back cover that's cracked. I have on hand a X260 back cover, but would have to order one for the X250. From various product pages I see hints that X240/X250 use the ...
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Can ROG Zephyrus S GX701 cost 400$?

I found 2 prices. Here and here and I wonder how such laptop can be available for such price. Is this would come defected/fake specs. I noticed that goods from China are much cheaper but didn't think ...
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Purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch, trying to figure out how much RAM I will need

New to programming and current development environment is on an iMac (schools). Looking at purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch and I have been able to research all of the other hardware questions I had ...
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Nvdimm memory but for laptop

Looking for nvdimm but in the sodimm form factor. Didn t found anything beside normal dimm. So I don t care about capacity or type first.
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Laptop matrix parameters like wide color gamut, white variation, haze?

I am not sure I truly understand what these specs mean for a laptop LCD matrix: Wide color gamut White variation "Haze" 44% Which values are better when picking a screen?
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Recomendations for Discrete Graphics Linux Laptop of Thinkpad Build Quality

I'm currently looking for a laptop with discrete graphics that will work properly with Linux. I would like to avoid optimus as it never works right, and doesn't put things on the gpu when I want them ...
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Desktop vs Laptop Performance for Software Development

I have a Asus M32AD desktop tower pc, and a friend of mine selling Lenova Yoga 500 laptop. And I am going to buy it if laptop is suitable. I am using my pc for developing mobile apps. With Android ...
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Toshiba Satellite L755 screen upgrade

My Toshiba Satellite L755 has a HD resolution screen, so I want to upgrade it a Full HD resolution panel. Is it possible and how do I even search for such a panel(like does it have different no. of ...
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m.2 vs ssd which is better

I have a HP laptop I want to upgrade my HP 15 ay122ne (i7-7500U 8GB RAM 1TB HDD 4GB graphics) Can anyone please help me with the following: For max performance, which is better, a 2.5" SSD or m.2 ...
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What are the best(for me) SSDs to install in Dell G5 5590?

I'm going to buy a laptop and by now that Dell seems a good choice to me. Reading the manual,they let me in a doubt about which SSDs I need to buy when I upgrade it. Please, I'll install the two ...
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Suggest laptops for students [closed]

Under - RS. 40,000 - core i5 8th gen - branded laptop - only for study purpose browing and learning For online courses
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or GTX 1660 Ti for 144Hz display laptop?

I'm planning to buy a laptop for work (mainly simulations/scientific computing + general use). I found the following two models: Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-PG0 and Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH. The specs ...

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