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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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Using a docking station intended for laptops with a desktop computer

I have a Dell XPS 15 connected to a Dell docking station which works, usually, fine. I was wondering if and how it is possible to connect a desktop PC to that same docking station. The reason is that ...
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CPU frequency goes under hardware limits only on AC mode

My Ubuntu keeps freezing randomly usually 10 seconds in five minutes and I thought this problem is related to CPU frequency, because based on the following script, it goes under 400MHz. The CPU is ...
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How Relevant are model numbers when looking for reviews [on hold]

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" Link: https://www.amazon.com/HP-i7-7820HK-Processor-Solid-State-17-ap020nr/dp/B075XHLDHC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541969775&sr=8-3&keywords=omen+x+laptop ...
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Doubt on slot existence on laptop [closed]

I wanted to buy the new Dell Inspiron 14 5480. I want an SSD + HDD configuration to go with my laptop. Even though configurations of an SSD + HDD exist for this laptop, in my country only the one with ...
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Thunderbolt 3 to USB 3.0 [on hold]

I recently bought a Startech Laptop Dock that is powered with a Thunderbolt 3 connector. I have two monitors connected to it via HDMI. I found out that my laptop does not come with a Thunderbolt port ...
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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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Does the SD card still protrude from Dell XPS 13? (9370) [closed]

I have a Dell XPS 13 9350 and it's quite annoying how the SD card protrudes from the slot. Have they fixed this problem in the later models?
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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 ...
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USB 3.0 Express Card for Linux

I need a USB 3.0 Express Card with 2 Ports and 34mm width that is compatible with Linux. Additional compatibility with Windows 10 would be great. I already tried „CSL - USB 3.0 Super Speed PCMCIA ...
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Intel® Core™ i5-8269U Processor has memory of LPDDR3-2133

I'm building a laptop. Don't ask why I just am. Im looking for memory chips for my Intel® Core™ i5-8269U Processor. I am so confused. I don't know what lpddr3 chips to get for 16gb of ram. Im leaning ...
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SSD for Asus N552VX laptop

Asus N552VX laptop comes with a hard disk. To make it faster I replaced the hard disk with Adata Ultimate SU800 SSD(SATA connection) and attached the mechanical hard disk replacing optical disk drive. ...
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Which laptop with processor i7-7700HQ or i7-8550U I should buy?

I need to buy Windows laptop for programming. I have some options, One laptop has i7-7700HQ, and other has i7-8550U. In past, I thought, that U-Series processors are not for workstations and CPU-...
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Which of these laptops is best for coding, CAE and light animation?

I am looking for a laptop (under $860( approx.INR 60,000) in India). As is probably clear from the title I shall mostly be using it for the following Coding- Mostly C, C++, Java and Python (using ...
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Is it possible to get a wireless adapter from my Macbook (with the old Mini Display Port) to my TV (with DVI, VGA and HDMI)

Is it possible to get a wireless adapter from my Macbook (with the old Mini Display Port) to my TV (with DVI, VGA and HDMI)? I would love to be able to send one screen to my TV and still be able to ...
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Looking for a two in one laptop with the ability connect to three-four monitors

I live in Sydney, Australia. I'm upgrading my programming workstation. my requirements basically are a upper mid-tier performance laptop - at least 3.5GHz core processing which has been customised ...
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RHEL developer laptop with customized hardware - how to proceed?

I am a novice when it comes to hardware world. If this is not the appropriate site, I request the moderators to redirect me to the correct one and close this question :). My objectives pertaining to ...
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Small laptop for command line use

I don't know if this is a weird question, but here it goes: I would like a laptop without a GUI. I want to exclusively use the command line. I want to install Linux in it. The laptop should be small, ...
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Pairing RAM stick with one that is soldered on the motherboard [closed]

My laptop is the ASUS F556UA-UH71, and its motherboard number is the X556UAK. It has 8GB of RAM soldered on the motherboard itself with the following specs: DDR4 2400MHz, timing: 15-15-15-35. Mind you,...
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Laptop recommendation for web development

I'm thinking about buying a new laptop with web development as the main focus and a little bit of expectations on gaming. Usage Scenario Website development (Angular JS) meaning I want to run a ...
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Laptop for video conferencing on slow rural internet connection

I currently have a 5 year old HP laptop running Windows 7. I live in a rural area where our internet speeds are 1 MB or less. I am actually able to do skype calls and online video chats with people ...
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Suggestion for RAM upgrade for Dell 5567 i3-7100U CPU @ 2.40 MHz

Please can someone recommend how much additional RAM (8GB or 4GB) shall I upgrade to for below present specs: Model: Inspiron 5000 Series - 5567 Model, Processor - i3-7100U CPU @ 2.40 MHz, Ram - ...
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How should I make sure a laptop's CUDA has enabled with 1TFOPS? [closed]

I am looking for a laptop which has 1 TFOPS. could you pls clarify it for me? I just want to know that how can I make sure a laptop has 1 TFOPS in it or not?
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which laptop suites heavy programming?

I am going to do heavy computing and processing like programming. I am looking for a compatible laptop which has a fast GPU-enabled laptop. CUDA enabled on an NVIDIA GPU. Also, it must have SSD. ...
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laptops which are suitable for heavy Image and video processing

I am a graduate student and My thesis is based on deep learning, vision, video and Image processing. I am going to do heavy computing and processing. I am looking for a compatible laptop which has a ...
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I carry a lot of stuff in my backpack. How can I protect my laptop? [closed]

I have a backpack full of heavy stuff, and a laptop that I don't want to break. I have noticed an outline of the keyboard on the screen, so it's clear I have too much weight in the wrong places. There ...
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Laptop for coding (XPS 15 vs ZenBook Pro)

I am currently looking for a laptop to use for university next year. I will be studying Computer Sciences and I am still debating which laptop I should get. These where the laptops I had in mind: ...
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Is there a laptop (linux windows) that can match macbook standby time? [closed]

I have been forced 4 years ago to develop on a macbook pro (late 2013) in order to develop a mac application, although skeptical i totally fell in love with the quietness and the standby time of such ...
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Laptop with spare M.2 Key A/E slot inside?

I'm looking for a laptop in which I can plug in a PicoEVB board without having to sacrifice my wireless connectivity or having to drag more hardware around with me. So far I'm using this board in a ...