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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Windows PC laptop with built-in mac-like keyboard

I find that on my MacBook, I am much less likely to hit wrong keys than on any Windows PC I have ever used. The number pad and especially num lock are crimes against humanity, comparable to Francisco ...
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Detachble / Convertible 2in1 with proper Linux/Ubuntu support

Due to the fact that my old EeePC is next to end of life (which was running with Ubuntu for 7 years) I plan to buy a similar small device as replacement. Thereby, my focus lies in the Detachable/...
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Compact, lightweight detachable laptop (or Windows tablet with keyboard accessory) with high sustained performance and long battery life

We're in the market for a Windows laptop or tablet to replace Father's ancient (nine years old!) desktop but we have some very stringent requirements: If the device is a laptop, the (touch) display ...
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Does there exist a general purpose external cooling fan designed for the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro?

The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has a rather unique placement of its internal cooling fan: The fan is not located on the bottom of the machine under the keyboard like most laptops (which most external cooling ...
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LCD Laptop \ Tablet

Shot in the dark here but is anyone aware of any laptops or tablets which have a pure LCD (Old LCD screen without the LED backlight). Now let me explain why... I have a brother who suffers from a ...
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Asus Notebook X53SV -SX178V new Mainboard

I need a new mainbord for my Asus Notebook X53SV-SX178V, because the DC jack is broken and the mainboard is partly cracked. So I want to order a new mainboard which is called K53SV. There exist ...
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Budget laptop for exams (<150$)?

I would like to buy hundred of very low budget laptops for a programming exam. The requirements are: Screen > 12'' User storage < 100 MB OS POSIX compliant Keyboard Trackpad Wi-Fi Ram > 1 GB ...
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Buying laptop for work under $600

5 years gone since I bought my old laptop. Now I want to buy a new one. With only $600 I'm trying to choose the best for this price(as we all are). Here are my requirements: I don't need a graphic ...
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Durable, low-cost, browsing laptop

I'm looking for a laptop for my wife to use for home use. She primarily needs to browse the web and print documents. I'd like to find a laptop at an excellent price-point that will last a long time. ...
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Sturdy laptops for every day use (not ruggerized)

I'm a heavy laptop users, who takes her laptop everywhere everyday. That means, loads of little bumps, some drops of a drink are not avoidable. Children could lay their little dirty fingers on it or ...
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Which used laptop meets these requirements best?

since there's a plethora of laptops available, which used laptop can you recommend that meets (all of the) following requirements? price around 600€/700$ (or a little more, I might find one in bad ...
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Laptop with tapered keys (i.e. not chiclets) OTHER than gaming laptop

It seems that, in the pursuit of thinness, major manufacturers have stopped making laptops with quality keyboards and now they all give you a chiclet keyboard except on high end gaming laptops. That's ...
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Looking for a convertible laptop with some requirements that aren't that typical of a convertible

I'm looking for a laptop. I plan on using it for watching videos and possibly some graphical design. This is why I'd like it to be a convertible. It's pretty inconvenient to do those things with a big ...
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Premium 17" Laptop

The market for laptops with 17 inch displays is small, but it's the only size that works for me when using the machine daily. I am looking for a 17" laptop with quality and performance comparable to ...
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New SSD for old Asus EEE 901 netbook

I have an Asus EEE 901, one of those small netbooks that were the rage a few years ago. It's good as a travelling machine, but I'd really like to have more storage space. This model is the Windows ...
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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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Best laptop to seamlessly remote/stream my desktop PC anywhere in my home

I'm looking for a relatively cheap laptop (under 500 USD) that's thin and light so that I can remote/stream my desktop PC from anywhere inside my home network. I can hardwire into my network from ...
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Economical Apple laptop wanted for personal use

I could use a little advice on my next computer purchase from a few Apple consumers who have had some hands-on experience with some of Apple's latest products. I have some financing available to me to ...
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Hardware shopping: What M.2 SSD should I buy

Based on this topic's answers https://superuser.com/questions/1535127/hardware-shopping-can-all-m-key-slot-work-with-nvme#1535127 I am pretty sure that my Laptop do not accepts M.2 NVMe SSD. I want ...
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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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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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HP Elitebook 8470P Power 65 watt or 90 watt

I have an HP Elitebook 8470P. It does a lot of heavy SQL Work. I was running it with 65 Watt 18.5V 3.5A Power Adapter which came with it. It overheated and burst a couple of days back after using it ...
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Opinions/alternatives on dell inspiron 15 5570-2890

I'm looking for a new laptop mainly for programming work. I don't have much knowledge about hardware but what is most important to me is just for the laptop to be fast while starting up and running ...
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Laptop recommendation for 2 monitors at home, drawing, programming and occasionally gaming

Lately I have been running in problem with my recent laptop and i have decided to buy a new one. I have been looking for a laptop to answer the following things: Powerful CPU (Kaby Lake i7 with Dual ...
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i7-4600U and virtual machines

I would like to know if a laptop with Intel(R) Core(TM)i7-4600U @ 2.10GHz 2.70GHz , 2 cores and 4 threats , 4 Mo Cache , 8GB of RAM and 256 Go SSD is capable of running two or more virtual machines ...
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Where to Obtain an Expansive Thunderbolt 3 Port Expander Suitable for Mobile Use With a MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar and Touch ID?

     Where might I find or commission a pre-made or custom-order a rather fully featured port-expansion hub or dock-like accessory designed to nest neatly underneath a 15-inch ...
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Is a dual core laptop worth it, or are there better alternatives?

My laptop recently broke. Now I need to buy a new one before Christmas ends or more preferably before the end of next week. My requirements and hopes: RAM: - 8GB OF RAM upgradable to 16 HARD DRIVE ...
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Moble Internet via SIM Card on Laptop

I have a Acer R3-471T laptop running Windows 10 and would like to be able to have mobile data on it via a SIM card. Mi-Fi's, Mobile USB Dongles, etc. are not viable since my phone provider (Cricket, ...
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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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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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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 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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Laptop with AMD desktop processor and RTX 2080 or better

I have become convinced that the recent top AMD processors are better than Intel for most purposes, so I have started looking for a laptop with an AMD desktop processor and discrete graphics. There ...
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Detachable AMD Laptops

I'm searching a Windows 10 detachable laptop with the following characteristics removable screen 13'' max 15'' (I'll use it when in travel). laptop should be able to connect to any external monitor (...
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Looking for USB-C hub with USB-C port for Power Delivery *and* USB-C port for video output

I'm looking for a USB-C hub/dongle with two USB-C ports that support Power Delivery charging and USB-C 4K video output. I'm connecting my 16" MBP to an LG 4K monitor via a USB-C to DisplayPort cable; ...
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Recommendation for a new laptop to use in development day to day life

I'm a full-time web developer working mostly with Microsoft stack and sometimes various other applications. I wanted to purchase a new laptop, and there is confusion between different laptops I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/Linux Laptop with thunderbolt 2, under $700 USD

Will be using this mainly for livestreaming. 1080p30 is the max resolution & fps I will be streaming. Will never do a 60 fps stream. Livestreaming mainly through OBS, and once in a while with ...