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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Can a PATA SSD be installed in this Compaq notebook? [closed]

I'm about to acquire an old Compaq V2000/V5000 notebook without hard disk, and I'm not sure if it will require some kind of adapter to install the Tanscent PATA SSD shown in the picture (or any ...
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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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Replace laptop matrix LP173WD1 with a better one

Dell vostro 3750, LP173WD1-TLP3 screen matrix - I must replace it. And I need something better in terms of color and contrast quality! Are there options for me? I know samsung matrices are good (...
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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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Lenovo Ideapad 100 screen replacement

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 100 laptop. After using it more, than 10-15 mins, the monitor starts blinking. When I connect my laptop to a TV, the TV is not blinking, but the laptop screen continue blinking....
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Dell latitude E6230 motherboard

I have a dell latitude E6230 i5 laptop, which is recently do not start anymore, it was verified by a technician and he said that the motherboard is damaged, so I have to bay a motherboard from ...
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Which Laptop should I buy as a CS student?

I recently got in a CS program. It will be my first laptop, so don't know much about them. Please recommend me which one should I get? Rating: 5.1 Windows Experience Index Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)...
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Acer TravelMate P2410 or P648-MG?

I think I've converged on a laptop that meets the following criteria, adapted from Seek 14" laptop, touchpad, buttons, Synaptics Touchpad, & trial-able before decision Brand: Not Lenova nor ...
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Acer or Dell? Which of these laptops is better to set dual boot system?

I'm looking for laptops to buy. In my country,the best choices for a while are Dell G5 5590 and Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52.So, having any experience using these brands' products I need to know ...
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Internal oled display for laptop supporting nvidia G sync

I am building my laptop from scratch which almost leave me with the full choice over components. I just selected the case so the display s active area need to be approximately 344(H)×194(V) mm. I ...
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Which laptops are appropriate to set a dual boot system (Windows and Linux)?

I'm looking for a laptop that can boot into at least two different systems in the way where I don't need to worry about future/sudden issues. However, I'll need to buy a high performance laptop with ...
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Dell XPS M1530 X852D Socket

Excuse me, but I can't seem to find whether the Dell XPS M1530 X852D motherboard has Socket 478 or Socket P since they physically look the same. On some sites stands Socket 478, but it's purple just ...
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Battery compatibility for laptop (Acer Aspire 7745G-5464G50Bnks)

I want to buy this battery but IDK if it's compatible with my Acer 7745G. As I see, my exact model is not listed in description, just "Acer Aspire 7745G". But on my current battery is written "Replace ...
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WTB Convertible Tablet PC

I have an HP4400 swivel screen with monitor-stored stylus. The tldr is I want this with modern specs. I have looked to replace this twice, and failed both times. The most recent was in 2016 when I ...
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Patriot P200 SSD for old Asus Zenbook

I've read that they are not so fast and also that reliability is a factor. My notebook is 8 years old now so I guess that all these new fast SSD memory technologies are useless for me, but I need ...
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What's bond between laptop battery cell quantity and mah? I need the highest possible capacity battery for Acer Aspire 7745G

I'm looking for battery for my laptop Acer Aspire 7745G. I need the largest possible capacity and for me it doesn't matter how heavy it is. As I read in Acer website, more cells means higher weight ...
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Acer TravelMate P648-MG worth waiting to try vs. HP 15-db0[048ca]

I am seeking a 14" non-Lenovo laptop with touchpad+button rather than clickpad with depressable corners (full description here). The vendor must provide a Synaptics drivers for the model, and I must ...
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Installing extra RAM in Lenovo Ideapad 330, Intel i3 7th gen laptop [closed]

Initially I'm having 4GB of RAM in my Lenovo Ideapad 330 laptop. Now I want to know if it is possible to add an extra 4GB of RAM to a total of 8 GB of RAM. If yes, what will it do to the performance?
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What adapter do I need to connect the headphone to a laptop and a smartphone? [closed]

A friend of mine has a Dell Vostro 3568 laptop. Here are the screenshots of msinfo32 command: msinfo32 output1, msinfo32 output2. The audio port looks like this: audio part screenshot1, audio part ...
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Can I run 3D modeling and design software on integrated graphics?

I'm looking to buy a laptop before I start my engineering course, but I'm on a tight budget (~ $500). I have to run 3D modeling and design software, namely SolidWorks, MATLAB, Catia, Fusion360 (and ...
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Buying laptop - HP / Thinkpad / Razer Blade - your opinion please

I am going to buy a laptop in the UK and I would like your opinions. I use Linux and running VMs, programming etc. Basically these are my priorities: 1) 14'' screen 2) I am interesting just for the ...
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Which is better on a laptop - R5 2400U with GTX1050 4GB, or i5 8265U with MX150 2GB?

Can you guys please suggest which one of these LAPTOPS will be better and why? All of these have 8GB of RAM. Ryzen 5 2400U processor, GTX1050 4GB Graphics i5-8250U processor, Radeon 530 4GB Graphics ...
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Asus ROG Strix Scar GL703GS WiFi crashed

I have an Asus ROG Strix Scar GL703GS laptop, and following a cancelled download on Google Chrome, my WiFi card crashed. I do not know if this incident is related to the cancellation of the download, ...
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Asus F555U compatible WiFi card

I want to replace the internal modem in my laptop with a better one because right now I drop out of every network all the time. Currently an Atheros ar5b125 (Half Mini PCI-E) is built in and I was ...
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Laptop with unlocked/K Intel CPU and a SSD

I need a new laptop with at least a 128Gib SSD (without spinning drive) and Nvidia graphic gard and 16GB of RAM and unlocked Intel CPU. Not for overclocking or getting better CPU performance but for ...
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looking for ultralight laptop recommendation

Looking for a new lightweight laptop with decent power and long battery life. So far, I'm thinking the LG Gram 15/17 (need to go physically look at them and see which feels best), Zenbook or Swift. ...
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Seek 14" laptop, touchpad, buttons, Synaptics Touchpad, & trial-able before decision

I have posted an early version of this question and vetted options elsewhere. I am seeking a laptop with requirements that are hard to fulfill are: Real touchpad, not clickpad with depressable ...
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A “unofficial sucessor” to Lenovo ThinkPad S531

I'm helping someone finding a new laptop. The ThinkPad S531 is the only laptop she ever liked and I'm trying to find something similar but in "2019 version". It seems the S531 doesn't have an official ...
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Is i7 3520M in an Older Machine Better Than i5 5300U in a Newer Machine?

Two second hand refurbished laptops: One is Lenovo Thinkpad T450 with i5 5300U CPU, the other one is Lenovo Thinkpad X230 with i7 3520M CPU. The RAM and hard drive will be exactly the same on both ...
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Feedback on Toshiba Tecra C40-D[-00D] & alternatives

TL;DR The specs for the Tecra C40-D seem to be in the ball park of what my gut tells me I need: 500+ GB HDD 8-16 GB RAM 14" display Keyboard tactile feedback; touchpad responsiveness and accuracy ...
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SSD for Sony Vaio-71614M

I want to get a SSD 500 gb for Sony Vaio-71614M, I am willing to spend between 20 and 50 euros. If possible a SSD with a SLC memory. Do you guys have any advice or product recomendation?
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Powerful Debian/Ubuntu Laptop without intrusive hardware

I am looking for a laptop that can run debian/ubuntu out of the box without going nuts over wifi drivers and I could use your suggestions. I need: Modern intel processor 16GB - 32GB Ram 256GB+ SSD ...
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Laptop recommendation

Recommend a laptop which is portable, good display, backlit and ergonomic keyboard in a price range less than 1500$. It should have i7 quad core or higher, 8gb or 16gb ram, 256 gb ssd or more, ...
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Laptop with Wi-Fi 6 and only USB-C

Seems it's hard to find laptops with only USB-C and no USB-A. It's also hard to find laptops with Wi-Fi 6. The laptop would charge using the USB-C port only. Do you know any with a combination of ...
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Best laptop for heavy Skype usage and large PDF drawing review

I'm helping my friend find a new laptop that is capable of handling his workload. He's at a remote office, and therefore runs Skype for business 24/7. Now Skype is a massive resource hog, especially ...
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Are there laptops with extremely high battery capacity?

I noticed that most laptops have batteries that have under 100 Wh of battery capacity. Usually this is fine and can last for hours if you aren't pushing the machine too hard, but I'm wondering if ...
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Dirtcheap laptop for file management

I got a Thinkpad T480 for uni, but I ended up using it only for code compiling, which I can do on my Android tbh; writing emails, which I also can do on my phone; organizing files on my NTFS drive, ...
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RAM memory recomendation for HP 15-bs020nm

I have this HP laptop with 4GB ram and I would like to upgrade it to 8GB. As I understand my laptop has one slot with removable memory so I would like to buy 8GB instead my current 4GB. Here is the ...
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Latop for Penetration Testing and Hacking

I'm looking for a laptop to be used for Penetration Testing. Desired specs: 1 TB SSD 16+ GB RAM NVIDIA GTX 10 series 2+ GB (not a must but highly desirable) Wireless/Network card compatible with ...
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Laptop for Linux and I have a tight budget

I have a very tight budget and I need a Linux Laptop for personal use on which to do basic computing tasks, as well as write code. I need, at a minimum: 4GB RAM 64 GB HD 15 or 14 inch screen, 1080p ...
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Good laptop for student getting started in data science/modelling

I'm a student (Materials Science major) looking to buy a new laptop that I can use for regular studying (Internet and Office products mostly) but that has the processing/memory capacity to allow me to ...
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I'm seeking a 2-in-1 PC to learn Python, SQL, HTML and CSS

I'm seeking a 2-in-1 PC that's appropriate for learning Python (for data analysis use), SQL, HTML and CSS. I used to prefer Japanese ones, but if there's cheaper and better one, I'd rather get it. ...
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Does my laptop support M.2 SATA SSD?

I have a dell inspiron 5575 laptop, ans the specification sheet of my laptop only mentions M.2 NvMe SSD slot in my laptop, does that mean M.2 SATA SSD wil not work in that slot?? I don't want to ...
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Ubuntu/Mint of Surface Pro4

Has anyone installed Ubuntu or Mint on a Surface Pro 4? Does the hardware work well with the Ubuntu/Mint drivers for USB, BT, touch etc.?
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What is your company's budget for computers used for software development?

It would be very helpful if you could share this, because I'm trying to convince my boss that my company's budget is not adequate, but I can't find any relevant data anywhere to prove my point. If ...