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 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 it's life. I did dual boot ubuntu and ...
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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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Converting a laptop with a Spanish keyboard to an English keyboard

I'm buying a laptop with a Spanish keyboard. Can I convert it to an English keyboard manually, by replacing the Spanish keys?
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Question laptop vs server for http web site and database

i have an 15 years old laptop that i am using to run xampp ( http php website database) and a java program and windows 10 os the website is only being used by max of 3-5 users self use / apps that run ...
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2-in-1 with matte screen

I am on market for a new laptop, but all of my online search, as well as communications with sales people didn't yield any 2-in-1 with matte screen, which is surprising. I know it is possible to make ...
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Which RAM is better for video-editing: Samsung M471A1K43DB1-CWE 3200MHz (8GBx2) or Kingston FURY Impact KF318LS11IBK2 1866MHz (8GBx2)

I have an HP OMEN 15-en0003ns laptop with 16GB RAM I use for editing video. It came with 2 Samsung M471A1K43DB1-CWE 8GB SODIMM DDR4 3200MHz memories. I've recently been gifted 2 Kingston FURY Impact ...
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Best ssd nvme m.2 for dell G7 7588

I'm about to upgrade my ssd on my dell G7 laptop, what would be the best ssd for it, this machine is used for CAD(3dxmax, revit, autodesk software) I have my eyes on a samsung 980 pro 500GB but I don'...
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Laptop CPU overheats regulary, how to stop it?

Specs: Intel core i5-7200U @2.5GHz, 2 Cores Turbo ON: -Current clock speed:3.1 GHz -min clock speed: 0.4GHz -max clock speed: 2.7GHz Turbo ON temperature: -low 70 C -current 95 C -high 95 C ...
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How do I decide if this desktop will be better than my laptop in terms of overall performance?

I don't know much in detail about how CPUs performance matters and how i5 and i7 should be compared in this scenario. I just know the basic truth that i7 can handle multiple tasks. That's what I've ...
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Which RAM to buy?

On my laptop I have 16 GB of RAM. I see that it supports up to 32 GB and I have to increase it. The technical details of the RAM already present is as follows: $ sudo dmidecode --type memory # ...
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Can I use Desktop PSU as Laptop Power Supply?

I have tried to search video in YouTube to find out a way to connect it. I can use Laptop while charging and without it but I want to use it without battery and without connecting to laptop's adapter ...
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Can PD Charge be used as display port?

Was wondering if PD charge can be used as a display port using this specific product Main reason is I have two laptops that I am required to use simultaneously at times and would be great to use a ...
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What are the options for hardware recovery of laptop's (Apple MacBook Air) SSD?

I have seen countless suggestions about having a backup, and cloud storage & etc. But sometimes failed devices has data that one needs to recover them. So, I'm sincerely, not asking for what I ...
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ASUS F541UV-DM522T second disc bay

I replaced the default 1TB HDD which was put in this laptop to 120GB SSD, to get some speed in daily work. But 120GB it is not so much space, so I have to extend this size by adding an extra HDD in ...
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ASUS F541UV-DM522T RAM upgrade

I'm going to buy additional RAM to upgrade this notebook, but I am not sure which choice will be correct. I'm pretty careful in this case because when I bought theoretically matching RAM to another ...
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USB TV tuner that works with windows 10

I have Diamond multimedia TV tuner that works with windows 7, and is supposed to work with windows 10 but does not. It uses Total media software, when I try to scan for channels it says ''not ...
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Refurbishing an old Alienware Laptop

I have an old (2011) Alienware m18x. At this point, it is half dead (both dedicated AMD GPUs died long ago) and something is going on with the internal clock, as it keeps delaying the date after being ...
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Cheap computers for teaching coding

I'm trying to set up a sort of community service project. I want to teach coding to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to learn to code because of financial constraints. I'm hoping to be able to ...
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Recommendation for machine to replace 2017 iMac for aspiring data scientist

thanks for your time. My iMac can be really slow to access memory. I have tried to reinstall the OS multiple times with no great result. Basically I think the memory handling is really bad. My macbook ...
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battery indicator stays white while charging

Already posted on hp forum but did not get any answers. When i am trying to charge my hp notebook 15g-dr0008u battery, normally as far as i read on some other threads, it should indicate orange light ...
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Are there gaming laptops which redirects HDMI ports directly to discreate graphics

Are there any manufacturers who gives HDMI port to the discreate GPU? Or is there a technical reason behind it they have to connect HDMI to integrated gpu? I mean, I understand for battery efficiency ...
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Installing more RAM on laptop than specified, OK?

I have a 2019 HP Pavilion laptop in which 16GB of RAM are specified (as a maximum, I guess). However, when I ran "sudo dmidecode -t memory | grep -i max" on the terminal, it output: Maximum ...
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Pick the right HDD for an unknown connector on HP 17-cn0021nr laptop motherboard

I'm looking for a recommendation on adding storage to the laptop if I don't want to swap the current m2 drive on my laptop. I have a brand new HP 17-cn0021nr laptop, and I want to upgrade the storage ...
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12" laptops from recent years with traditional/long-travel keyboard?

I'm interested in small-ish laptops (12" or a little larger), which have a decent traditional keyboard - the kind with long key travel, which laptops used to have before the thinness fad took ...
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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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