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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Does anyone recognize this laptop? [on hold]

I'm looking for a durable laptop with a very ergonomic keyboard. I'd like to avoid tiny vibrations when pressing a key. Q: Are there commercially available laptops with mechanical keys? I'd like to ...
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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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I need laptop recommendation for heavy work load [closed]

I am looking for a new business laptop which i can use for heavy work load, I mostly have following application open Outlook 2016 Visual Studio 2013, 2015 MS Office Antivirus MS SQL Management ...
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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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Why my 2014early macbook air is faster than lastest intel NUC?

I bought intel NUC miniPC with 8gen i7 processor, M.2 ssd, 8+16g(4ddr) ram for operating python code and using jupyter notebook. I was disappointed that the miniPC's performance is worse than my ...
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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 ...
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HP EliteBook 840 G1 For Programming / 3D modeling

HP EliteBook 840 G1 RAM : 8GB (Support 16GB) Graphic : 4GB HDD : 320GB Cache : 4MB CPU : Core i7 4600u is this laptop good for programming and 3D modeling? Visual Studio/ Cinema 4d/ After Effects
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LCD Controller Kit

I have an old laptop and I've extracted the LCD monitor (I think model is CLAA154WA03). Now my question is: which adapter is suitable for this monitor? I saw there are universal adapters but I don'...
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Is Nvidia's GEFORCE GTX 1650 suitable for scientific computing and simulation?

I use LinuxMint OS, and work with Fortran, Python, and Openfoam for scientific computing and fluid dynamics simulation. I am buying a new laptop from ASUS that has GEFORCE GTX 1650 (4 GB) card (fits ...
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Best laptop configuration for mobile software development

My development laptop died, fortunately I was able to get all of my existing code to my desktop from backup. I need to replace the laptop and was looking for recommendations from the Stack Overflow/...
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I would like to find a laptop for general purpose use and a little gaming

I don't know if this is the place to ask this but I'll try anyway. Asking for a friend so I won't be able to provide all the information. They want a general purpose laptop to use for school and a ...
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ThinkPad T460 with high RAM/Storage & i5 or ThinkPad X1 Carbon with medium RAM/Storage & i7?

I am currently deciding between two laptops: ThinkPad T460 with 512 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM, & i5-6300U ThinkPad X1 Carbon with 256 GB SSD, 8 GB RAM & i7-5600U (Both Refurbished) The X1 is a ...
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Durability of Lenovo Legion vs. ThinkPad Series

The top two answers to this question, by Journeyman Geek and belford, both suggest that Lenovo Thinkpads are the most durable laptop computers out there, or were so in 2015. Two questions: The ...
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Do Laptops exist that allow to swap the GPU?

I'm about to buy a new laptop computer. I might want a better NVidia GPU on my own computer in the future, and it would be great to keep that option open without buying an expensive machine right away....
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Which Laptop for Software Development?

I've just started a Diploma of Software Development (Australia), and I'm wondering what specs I should look at in a laptop. I am looking at putting an i9 in my desktop soon for video editing, and so ...
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Is the HP EliteBook 820 G3 have a SIM card slot?

I need a laptop with SIM card slot. So, I find the HP EliteBook 820, and I can’t see in the his description any section talking about SIM card, but in a second description of the official HP website ...
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Which one is better for Machine Learning related work i9 8th gen vs. i7 9th gen processors and RTX or GTX series GPU in laptop?

I am confused between the following Laptops: My main purpose is for Data Science and Machine Learning related work, Is RTX series supports TensorFlow? Which GPU is better RTX series or GTX series? ...
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What matters most in a development machine?

Okay, so a little background here: I am a software engineering student who spends much of his time developing mobile apps with Flutter. As of right now, my main machine is a Surface Pro 4 with a dual-...
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What are some good laptops for AutoCAD?

I’m looking to purchase a decently powerful laptop to use for AutoCAD. There are a few specs that I require: 2.5 GHz quad core CPU 8 GB of RAM 256 GB SSD Good battery Good design (preferably on the ...
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How to get two audio outputs to 1 speaker?

I have a laptop and an xbox/nintendo switch. All of them are connected to a HDMI splitter with audio extractor. The audio extractor is hooked up to speakers. The audio works on the speakers for the ...
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anti glare protector for LG Gram 17

LG Gram 17 is very glossy. https://www.notebookcheck.net/LG-Gram-13Z980-A-i5-8250U-Laptop-Review.295858.0.html Is there any anti-glare protector?
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Smallest but fastest computer?

I'm looking for a super small computer that can have: 64gb DDR4 ram 3TB SSD or NVME or something smaller(physical size) Super fast processor, better than an intel i7 chip or smaller. And a super small ...
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Toshiba Satellite m50d-a-10l

I was just browsing our local PC repair / resell shop. I found this upgraded Toshiba notebook. Changes: HDD switched for a new 240gb SSD (enough space for me), New 8gb DDR3 1600 stick inside. (If I ...
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i want to upgrade laptop ram with compatible timing (CL - cas)

sorry my english not very good this is my laptop (Acer aspire 5 A515-51G-5400) i want upgrade my laptop ram to 12gb with 8gb but i confused about what timing "CL" should buy i have now 6gb in my ...
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Recommendations for a 2-in-1 (“convertible”) with dual drives (SSD + spinning drive)

(This question was originally part of another one, which has been divided in two for clarity.) In my search for a new computer, I narrowed my focus to 2-in-1s (convertibles between laptop and tablet) ...
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Is lenovo v110 god for programming?

https://www.newegg.com/p/1TS-000E-0CTV4?Description=lenovo%20v110&cm_re=lenovo_v110--9SIAA0S8R50297--Product (I know this is not top notch) I need a captain who tell me if this is good for ...
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Alternative to Asus Vivobook Pro N580GD-E4087T

I saw the laptop in question and as technical features, for the use I would do with it (software and graphics development), it would be great. The only sore point, from what I read, is the autonomy of ...
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Recommendation of business laptop with OS Ubuntu 18.04

I want to buy a new business laptop where I want to install Ubuntu 18.04 as OS with following characteristics: price up to 2000 € ability to use 2 external monitors (must have) touchable display (...
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Lenovo 320 - Improve battery life

I am currently student and I wanted to buy budget laptop with relative strong performance. 1 year ago I bought Lenovo 320 ideapad 8GB ram, intel 8th gen. I used it only for programming, browsing ...
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[Laptop]: what is the performance difference between intel i7 4th generation with 8th generation laptop? [closed]

I am planning to purchase 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4600U 2.10GHz 2.70GHz model. Also, I am thinking of latest version of 8th generation if it has lot of performance difference. Regarding this I ...
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Confusion regarding price difference in two laptops [closed]

I have been considering buying a new laptop and got puzzled regarding price differences between this two models: HP Envy 13-ah0042tu 2018 13.3-inch Laptop (8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U/4GB/128GB/...
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Lightest possible adapter for Dell XPS with optional power bank features

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop, and am looking for a power adapter with specific requirements. Here's what I'm after: Must have Works on XPS 15 9550 (ir-6700HQ with 1080p screen) Works with EU (Dutch) ...
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Acceptable power bank for MSI gaming laptop? [closed]

My laptop is a GL62M 7RDX. The AC adapter says: INPUT 100-240V ~1.8A 50-60Hz OUTPUT 19.5 V === 6.92 A a 135 W I am considering using the following power bank: MAXOAK 50000mAh 185wh 6 Port(5/12/20v)...
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Which laptop hardware setup is the fastest and most optimized for programming?

I'll be buying a new laptop and while searching for information for the best configuration I haven't yet found one website where there is clear real-world use-case information regarding the best setup ...
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I would like to ask about which laptop do I need to use Matlab (Simscape, Simulink) without any lag?

My current laptop is based on Intel Core i3 4010U 1.70 GHz. It takes almost 10-15 minutes to initialize Matlab. Then as 10-15 minutes to run Simuink/Simscape. 1-2 minutes to execute a command. I don'...
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stronger hp pavillon or hp probook

I am data science master student and I am planning to buy a new laptop for good quality of work. So I am confused which laptop to buy. I have two choices: hp pavillion and hp probook g5.. here are the ...
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What is this connector locking clips and where to find it?

I have just purchase the HP Elitebook 8570w and disassemble it for cleaning. Unfortunately when I was trying to put it back I broke all three clips locking cables connection touch-pad and fingerprint-...
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What are the requirements of a new computer to run code?

My brother is getting a new laptop and wants to get into coding. I just need to know the specs of the type of system needed to just run code, as in stuff like the processor, RAM and anything like that....
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Device to reverse laptop built in webcam

I'm looking for a device that you can mount over a laptop's built in webcam to enable it to record what's on the other side of it. Kind of like how most smartphones have a front facing and a back ...
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How to switch peripherals from desktop and notebook?

I’m about to have a laptop computer and I’m trying to decide the best way to switch my peripherals from it to my desktop computer and back. The plan is to have the desktop as a gaming station with ...
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Windows vs. Bootcamp!

I have been web developing for a while on my macbook pro and it’s perfectly comfortable and reliable, however currently my job demands that I start working on visual studio ASP.NET C#.... my question ...
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Programming / gaming laptop

I've spend a lot trying to find the best laptop for my needs, but I can't find the right one. I hope you can help me out. Thanks. My budget is: 650€ (EUROS) I want: 17 inch laptop Resolution: ...
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Dell XPS 13 or 15?

Should I buy Dell XPS 13 or XPS 15? I'm a businessman/web developer and I travel often for both work and fun. The important factors for me in choosing a laptop are performance, battery life, ...
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AMD requirements for the Adobe Creative Cloud?

I'm buying a laptop this month and want to start learning to work with the Adobe Creative Cloud (and want to subscribe to their 20+ applications). Their official various system requirements can be ...
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Macbook Air 2018 / Macbook Pro 13 or any other laptop for web dev

I have a Lenovo (running on Linux) with full hd 15" screen, Core i7 and 8GB RAM and the issue is, that everyday after coding for 8+ hours, I just want to kill myself because I have headaches and ...