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 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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i hear buzzing sound from my laptop

i hear buzzing sound from my laptop exactly near the touch pad i hear it when the pc on or off and it stops only if I unplug it and i remove the battery it's not the power supply because it's external ...
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Best performance (or indications to judge) laptop cooling pad for pro use

I run heavy data analysis on my 2014 MacBook Pro which just this year has started to show hardware problems exactly during long-duration computational tasks. I decided to take a laptop cooling pad ...
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Does my laptop support QHD external monitor?

I have an asus laptop UX430 two years now, and I am very pleased. Now I would like to buy a new external monitor to connect it to my laptop. I use my machine as a web development enviroment, ...
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Whats a good 17 inch work laptop with many cores and a large battery

Because of the nature of my work, I need a laptop with a big screen, 6-8 cores and a large battery. A network port would be good too, if possible. My budget is about 1200-2500$. But the problem is, I ...
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Recommendation about a laptop

Today my laptop (HP pavillion g6-2209sl equipped with: i3-2370M @2.40GHz, RAM: 4 GB, SSD: 512 GB, AMD Radeon HD 7670M 2GB) has shown some problems, so I need to buy a new one tomorrow. I'd like to buy ...
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Replacing my daily driver laptop - Considering Dell XPS or cheaper

I'm in the market for a new laptop to replace my aging ASUS model from 2013. I'm looking for a thin and lightweight model, with good battery (let's say minimum 5 hours). I would also like some sort of ...
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Is there any notebook with ACTUAL full-size keyboard, exact same layout as desktop keyboard?

I'm just curious ... I wonder if any manufacturer has ever tried to make a laptop with actual full size keyboard. By ACTUAL full-size I mean not just having a numpad. I mean one that has a keyboard ...
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A cheap gaming laptop or desktop

These are my requirements: The machine is going to be my main computer, but gaming is the most strenuous activity I'm going to be doing with it. Within gaming, the most strenuous programs I'm going ...
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Recomendatations on affordable secondhand ultrarugged laptop lines?

I've been wanting to get an ultrarugged laptop for a while, because I need certain features that I have on my desktop, but I also want some level of portability for some projects I'm working on. ...
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Cheap windows Laptop for browsing Internet and utility

I am currently looking for a cheap windows laptop for browsing the internet, reading emails and some "basic" task, NOTHING FANCY. This laptop is not for myself, but actually for a person ...
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Laptop for programming/utility and getting into Linux

I've seen a lot of "Wich laptop should I buy?" questions but noone fits my needs. I'm a web developer (situated in Italy) with actually no computer at home since mine power supply burned out ...
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Which laptop should I buy for video editing & web browsing & some video games?

I am looking for a laptop for work and study. This laptop must be able to handle: Videoconferences e.g. Zoom or Meet Use Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Fast Internet browsing ...
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Laptop with matte screen and non-widescreen aspect ratio

I am looking for laptop with taller screen (i.e. aspect ratio 3:2 or better (4:3, 5:4, whatever... just not 16:9 or 16:10), and matte screen. I found it especially tricky to look for laptops with ...
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Hardware set (machine) for Linux noob in 2020 [duplicate]

Should I go for old mac air or similarly priced laptops to run Linux as the sole OS on it? Longevity of the hardware is a concern and screen viewing should be very pleasant to the eyes (=for less eye ...
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Are there combined USB-C and Thunderbolt Docks with many ports available?

We use various Dell notebooks at the company and now I would like to buy a docking station for my home office. Unfortunately some of the notebooks only have USB-C, while others have Thunderbolt. Also ...
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Which business laptop product range would you recommend for the female clientele?

I'm sorry having to ask such a question and hope not hurting anyone, but I'm looking for an alternative to Dell Latitude (E6530, E6520, E6510, E6500) or Dell Precision series. I'm a big fan of those ...
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USB mouse vs. Bluetooth mouse — less battery drain

Which would drain a laptop battery less, a USB (LED) mouse or a bluetooth mouse? Nothing fancy, just a basic travel 3 button mouse in each case.
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Recommendation on Dell Latitude Laptop

I'm looking to replace my Dell Inspiron N5050 that I bought in 2013 with 6 GB RAM for $400. I'm again not interested in breaking the bank, but I'm willing to step outside the "budget" ...
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Laptop-shaped device serving as I/O for a desktop PC

When I do computer work at home I prefer to lie down but two factors cause me inconvenience: the weight of the laptop and the need to charge it often. So I wonder if there is a laptop-shaped device ...
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Laptop 13 - 14" very mobile fully featured desktop replacement

Broadly speaking I am looking for a very mobile fully featured laptop (kind of a desktop replacement). The same kind of laptop as in my question from 2016. I currently have a customised Lenovo T460s (...
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Budget laptop for exams (<150$)?

I would like to buy hundred of very low budget laptops for a programming exam. The requirements are: Screen > 12'' User storage < 100 MB OS POSIX compliant Keyboard Trackpad Wi-Fi Ram > 1 GB ...
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Best laptop to seamlessly remote/stream my desktop PC anywhere in my home

I'm looking for a relatively cheap laptop (under 500 USD) that's thin and light so that I can remote/stream my desktop PC from anywhere inside my home network. I can hardwire into my network from ...
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Laptop with AMD desktop processor and RTX 2080 or better

I have become convinced that the recent top AMD processors are better than Intel for most purposes, so I have started looking for a laptop with an AMD desktop processor and discrete graphics. There ...
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Detachable AMD Laptops

I'm searching a Windows 10 detachable laptop with the following characteristics removable screen 13'' max 15'' (I'll use it when in travel). laptop should be able to connect to any external monitor (...
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Looking for a laptop capable of light gaming and programming for under £1000/$1000

First off: yes there are many questions similar to this, but most of them are very outdated (Most recent I've seen is 2016). I am looking for a laptop for general use, which for me is programming and ...
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Buying laptop for work under $600

5 years gone since I bought my old laptop. Now I want to buy a new one. With only $600 I'm trying to choose the best for this price(as we all are). Here are my requirements: I don't need a graphic ...
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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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Large monitor for two notebooks (WinPC and Macbook Pro)

I have two notebooks, one is Win10 PC (HDMI), second is Macbook Pro 15 Retina 2015 (HDMI, and two Thunderbolt 2's port). Please recommend: one big monitor (30", 32" or biggest) with the ...
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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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