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Use this tag when requesting information about laptops or notebook computers. These devices have an integrated hardware keyboard and screen.

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¿Dónde se almacena la bios en laptop MSI GF63 THIN 9SC?

He querido saber en que componente se almacena la bios de mi laptop, pero no logro identificar donde es que esta se almacena. He leído que en las laptops más nuevas se almacena la configuración en ...
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13.75ns CL in Dual Rank vs 12.5ns CL in Single Rank (2Rx8 vs 1Rx8)

Which would be a better choice for gaming/video editing in a 32GB SODIMM kit (2x16GB) on HP Victus running Ryzen 5600H: A higher CAS latency on a dual rank (& dual channel) memory or a lower CAS ...
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Will my laptop work properly with high performance monitor?

I have HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 Notebook 13" laptop. It's built-in monitor has Full HD resolution and 60Hz refreshing rate. I'd like to buy some kind of external monitor 24" or 27" to ...
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Laptop recommendation for creating GANs and 3D

I'm looking for recommendations for a laptop suitable for creating GANs and working in 3D (so a 'gaming' laptop). It needs to have an NVIDIA graphics card and I'll be installing Linux (probably Ubuntu)...
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Cost-effective solution to connecting many SATA hard disks to a Linux laptop

What I have: Linux laptop with the usual connectors (most importantly, probably: USB) multiple (about 4-6) SATA hard disks My goal is to connect them simultanously, i.e. I want to manipulate all the ...
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How to select office notebooks in a data-driven way?

We are going to buy 20 new laptops for new employees (typical office tasks: Windows 10, web browser, MS Teams, MS Office, paint.net, with a 14 inch screen, for normal office or home-office working ...
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Laptop expansion card slot connector standard/compatiblity

Is there some sort of standard for expansion slots in laptops? I know in PCs there is the PCIe standard used for pretty much all expansion cards. But in a laptop, if I took out my 802.11ac NIC, would ...
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Will a 32GB RAM stick + 8GB RAM stick configuration worsen performance in a laptop?

I've bought a new laptop - MSI Pulse GL66 with 16 GB RAM (2 * 8GB sticks). I'm looking to upgrade the RAM to a higher configuration, as I have to run multiple VMs on this machine. The laptop supports ...
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Portable workstation recommendation for scientific computation

I would to buy a new portable workstation and needed some options to compare. I have an old ThinkPad P70 with 64G RAM, NVIDIA Quadro M600M, Intel i7-6700HQ CPU@2.6GHz. I bought it in 2016, which is ...
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Laptop Recommendation for Data scientist, with good RAM

Looking to buy a new laptop, and needed some options to choose from because I'm totally unaware of laptop characteristics and how they help. Ideally I would like to purchase a laptop 1)Latest Windows ...
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What could this slot be for?

I have an old Lenovo Ideapad Y560, and it has access panels for everything (CPU, fan, disk, RAM, internet card, the computers were so easy to repair back then) but I am still stumped on what this ...
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Replace SATA SSD with NVMe

I have a 4-year old laptop which has installed a TOSHIBA KSG60ZMV256G M.2 2280 256GB which is a SATA SSD. I want to replace it with a Western Digital Blue SN570 500GB M.2-2280 SSD which is a PCI ...
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USB-C switch, for two laptops connected to one monitor - all USB-C

When working from home, I'm switching back and forth between work computers on the same monitor. My setup is that the laptop is connected with USB-C to the monitor where the laptop is powered through ...
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Looking for recommendations / suggestions on a hybrid gaming / work laptop

Wondering if anyone could help me filter down the ridiculous array of options available. I'll be using this laptop about 50% for work and 50% for gaming. For work, I need the RAM since I'll be running ...
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How to use my Laptop with my PC setup? [duplicate]

So I am currently working from home and I want to use my work Laptop (USB-C/HDMI) with my PC setup, aka I want to use the same mouse (USB), same 2 monitors (HDMI / Display Port), same microphone (XLR, ...
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Understanding benchmark scores - i7-11390H vs i7-1195G7

I am shopping for my first new laptop since 2013, and trying to estimate the performance I will experience. Two models I am considering (HP Spectre x360 16" & MSI Summit 16") have the i7-...
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Laptop buying suggestions

I recently secured a job as a technical writer (proposal development) in an IT firm. The company will be providing a laptop when I am in the office, but for remote work, I will need my own Laptop. I ...
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Model of Pen S of Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

I noticed that there are many types of the Samsung Pen S models. Can you tell me the model of the one associated with the notebook Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 please?
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Ultrabook recommendation for undergraduate cs student

Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase.: 2,000,000 won Are you open to refurbs/used? yes How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, ...
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Which is the maximum memory size for the Lenovo 310 15ISK? How to check it before I buy a memory bank?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ISK. it has a 4GB RAM slot soldered to the main board and another removable bank with 4GB of capacity as well. So 8GB in total I have made some research on Google and ...
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HP Elitebook 840 G2 - how to recognize SSD compatible with M2 socket?

I recently purchased the notebook mentioned in the question topic. Unfortunately, the purchased configuration includes only 2.5 500GB HDD, which is not enough for me. I absolutely need to put an ...
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What are laptops motherboard with height < 15cm?

I like the idea of modularity like in framework laptop. Shame is that there are daughter boards that sits at the bottom of the laptop. I'd really love a clean distinction between top (mobo + daughter) ...
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Buying laptops - Which ones would be easier to dual boot?

I am looking for a laptop with the following specs - 16 GB RAM/Intel core i7 11th gen (8 cores)/4 GB NVidia RTX 3050 (or better) Graphics Card. I have shortlisted Acer Predator Helios 300 Core i7 11th ...
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What is a good laptop for game development in 2021/2022? (Unity)

I am a computer science student who has done game development for a decent time now, but I have been doing it on a Alienware M15 R2. It works pretty well still. The problem is I also use it for school ...
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Does having a dedicated GPU in a modern Laptop affect battery life even if it is not in use

I am considering buying a new Laptop. I am not really much of a gamer, but occasionally dedicated graphics might be useful. But I am worried that it might affect battery life since I am planning on ...
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MagicBook Pro 16 as a development machine?

I am looking for a laptop for development purposes, hopefully one that will serve well for at least 4-5 years. I do webdev and some other stuff, both at home and on the go. My main goal is being able ...
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Will a 3000/3200 Mhz Sodimm RAM work on my 2933 Mhz Laptop?

I have an Acer Nitro 5 and it has 2 slots of Ram (1 being used). On the task manager it says it's using a 2933 Ghz RAM. I have read somewhere that 2933 is really rare to find (in fact even impossible)...
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Laptop CPU fan replacement of Lenovo Z500

I've just upgraded my Lenovo Z500's RAM to 2x8GB a few days ago and while doing that I've cleaned the fan as well. After that the fan started rattling although at random times it just becomes quiet. I ...
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Is there a laptop that supports stenotype input directly?

By stenotype I mean multiple keys presses(excluding modifiers keys which already support this) at the same time. It seems rather clunky to carry around a separate input device just for stenotype.
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Battery upgrade for HP 15-BS laptop

I am using an HP Laptop 15-BS series for the last 4 years. For the past few days, I have been experiencing that the laptop's battery is not providing enough backup. Below are the specs of this battery ...
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is it good decision to upgrade to ssd?

I have a laptop having 4gb RAM with i3 5th generation, and does not have M2 slot but has CD drive. My laptop speed is very slow now so I decided to add 128gb SSD to it. The service center told me that ...
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How to compare laptop sound card/device with a desktop motherboard sound device using specifications?

I want to buy a budget motherboard (B450 or B520) but the most of them have Realtek® ALC892/ALC897 Codec mentioned in them. You can consider MSI A520M-A PRO Gaming or MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Gaming for ...
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Recommendations for compact laptop

I hope this is the right place to ask. My current laptop has reached the end of its life and was wonderfully compact 11-inch (not a 2in1 or glorified tablet) fairly low spec machine. I'm looking to ...
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Alienware M15 R6 laptop

I'm interested in this new Alienware laptop but it seems they don't tell us some important information before buy one.My question is: what kind of material these new laptops are made of? It's an ...
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Laptop repurpose - questions about safety and conversion cables

I am trying to rehouse an old laptop because the plastic case has fallen apart. I want to turn it into a desktop pc, with perhaps an aluminum or acrylic case, and repurpose the monitor as a stand-...
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Thinkpad W530 replacement

I am looking for a laptop to replace my W530 thinkpad (from 2012). Here is what I like in the W530: matte IPS screen good (backlighted) keyboard with key travel of 2.5mm keyboard with no numpad (I ...
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Fanless Windows laptop/tablet with decent battery life

I need a Windows laptop/tablet that does not have an HDD or a cooling fan (to prevent noise), has at least an 8-hour battery life and a CPU with performance at least on the level of a 4-core i5. ...
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Does Using both SSD & SATA Hard drive impacts Laptop Performance?

I'm planning to buy New Precision 15 3561 Mobile Workstation, it supports dual hard drives. For drive one, I picked 1 TB SSD and opted for 6 cell 97WHr battery For 2nd additional drive, these are the ...
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What is the latest version of ThinkPad laptops that doesn't have Intel Management Engine or similar remote controller built-in?

I work in cybersecurity and would like to find an older laptop that doesn't have the Intel Management Engine built-in, while still able to run a Debian OS well. I have an IBM ThinkPad t42 with 42T0273 ...
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Which RAM should I add to my laptop with processor 2133 MHz speed...?

Actually, I want to upgrade my laptop RAM. So, when I was searching for compatible RAM for my laptop I got to know that it was already pre-installed(inbuilt) with 4GB 2666 MHz? Do I need to add 8GB of ...
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Would love some laptop buying advice

I will start studying AI next week and I am having a really hard time figuring out which laptop to buy. There is so much choice and laptops with the same CPU, RAM and SSD storage very wildly in price. ...
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Using DVD drive from laptop as external disc bay

Is it possible to use the optical drive taken from a laptop as an external CD/DVD reader plugging by USB or another way of wiring? I have some drives like that and it would be nice to make from them ...
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How to buy a replacement display for laptop?

I've got an Acer A515-51-517Y. The laptop developed horizontal cracks on the bezels (possibly because the hinges needed lubrication) and eventually the stress from opening the laptop caused the ...
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Is it possible to replace an internal laptop fan with a different model?

I have an Asus PN50 mini-PC, which is essentially built from laptop components. Unfortunately, the fans are way too loud for my taste even in quiet mode. The max fan speed is 7200 RPM and the fan ...
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Need a suggestion for buying new laptop

I am planning to buy new laptop. Need some suggestions from you guys. Here is some details: Can be used for multi - tasking (open several words file, excel, pdf, google meet at same time) without ...
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Purchasing Chromebook for Ubuntu installation and programming

I'm thinking of buying a new laptop. I want something cheap and light with a good battery life. I've owned Chromebooks in the past, and found they suited my needs then very well. However, since then I'...
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Does Dell e6430 have eSATAp?

Does anybody know, if the Dell Latitude e6430 have eSATAp or eSATA (without the p)? Wanted to buy an eSATAp to SATA cable but don't know if my Laptop has eSATAp.
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"Laptop" without a screen. I.e. a lightweight PC with a battery

With the end of working in offices. I tend to work in coffee shops and I have a tablet that I bring as a second screen. One thing that this working situation changes is that I carry my work laptop ...
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Laptop stopped charging and need advice about hardware failure for MSI GS65 Stealth THIN 053 15.6" Intel i7-8750H

I got my MSI gs65 stealth in 2018 and used it with no problems (other than some irrelevant things concerning my question) until the last 1 or two months of its life when it stopped working. I dual-...
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Converting my laptop to a desktop - removing the screen and the screen case

I've got an old laptop where the right hinge connecting the base and the screen came apart and destroyed the screen. What I'd like to do is remove the screen and it's case entirely, and just boot to ...
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