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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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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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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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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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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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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HP ZBOOK 17 G2, front LED blink for 2 times

I have HP ZBOOK 17. When I push the power button, nothing happened. When I pull out the battery and power cable, and then I insert only power cable, on front panel light up white LED and yellow LED ...
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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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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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Impossible to Install an operating system on laptop

my friend have a laptop (Lenovo legion y520), we were playing a game of FIFA when we got a suddent blue screen of death. Restarting it would only show a black screen with no mouse interaction, we ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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USB 3.0 Express Card for Linux

I need a USB 3.0 Express Card with 2 Ports and 34mm width that is compatible with Linux. Additional compatibility with Windows 10 would be great. I already tried „CSL - USB 3.0 Super Speed PCMCIA ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Laptop for web browsing & typing that does not heat up

I'm looking for a laptop for typing and standard web browsing. My main focus is on the comfortable keyboard and that the laptop does not heat up. I will use this laptop mostly in public transport on ...
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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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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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Budget 2-in-1 for taking lecture notes

I have been searching high and low for a device that I can use the touchscreen capabilities of OneNote without breaking the bank. I really like the Surface 4, but I am not in the financial position ...
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Notebook for developer (Android Studio)

I want to buy notebook for programming. I am Android developer and work in Android Studio. So now I choose between to models Lenovo. Lenovo IdeaPad 520-15IKB (80YL00LXRA) 15.6" IPS (1920x1080) Full ...
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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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Help needed for Hardware Upgrade in order to bring the batch time down by 50%

I have SQL Server Express on my Laptop with following configuration Model: HP 240 (F6Q29PA) Processor:Intel Core I3-3110M CPU@2.4 Ghz RAM : 2GB HDD : 500 GB Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit OS I run my ...

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