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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HP 15s-dy3501TU backlit keyboard upgrade

I am using HP 15sdy-3501TU which originally comes with a non backlit keyboard. I opened its motherboard and found a connector just below the keyboard designated as "JKBL" , which can be seen ...
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I want to use my home laptop as an extended monitor for my office laptop

I have 2 laptops using Windows 10. Office Laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad) Home Laptop (Dell) I want to learn how to use one of these laptops as an extended display. I'm confused how many adapters I need. ...
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Laptop durability criterias

I am looking for a laptop for almost 24/7 operation in a hot environment (Greece). What are the criteria describing durable laptop? Metal body seems obvious, but anything else? Of course there are ...
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Bypassing Laptop RAM Limitation

I have looked on the Internet for so long looking for a replacement for my HP Elitebook Workstation. At first, I looked for the HP Z fury Workstation, however, they are crazy expensive. It is true I ...
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Does a laptop antenna need to be marked as “6Ghz” to work with a WiFi 6E card?

I bought a new Wi-Fi card for my laptop. The card has Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5. I need to also replace the old 1x1 antenna with a 2x2 antenna. However, I can't seem to find any internal laptop ...
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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 without numpad (I ...
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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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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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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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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: Which 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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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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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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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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What devices support a 15mm tall 2.5" hdd?

I've bought THIS hard drive for my laptop but didn't notice it as 15mm. I've never seen a laptop that supports a HDD this thick. I've searched in some forums with no success. Is there any recent ...
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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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What is the best wifi adapter to replace/upgrade the ASUS ROG G750JM's internal wifi adapter?

My research so far has shown me it's possible to replace or upgrade the ASUS ROG G750JM's wifi adapter. What is the best wifi adapter to replace the ASUS ROG G750JM's internal wifi adapter? As I'm ...
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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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Laptop: self contained multimedia center

I'm choosing a laptop as a gift for a person who watches a lot of movies, browses internet and does some Excell or World processing. The strict requirements: 15.6 good LED backlit, matte screen at ...
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KVM/Docking Station for work laptop, working from home

I need a KVM/Docking station for my work laptop, that will preferably also connect my home personal desktop PC. I'm open to other solutions but this seems like the best option. I want it to be able to ...
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ASUS R541U I want to add/replace RAM but I don't know what type of RAM to use

I have ASUS "R541U" and I want to add/replace RAM. Task manager info --> https://prnt.sc/4cKM8BiPTBjh I found specifications in the net: https://www.memorystock.com/memory/ASUSR541UV.html ...
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Docking station for Thinkpad T14 Gen2 and legacy devices

Can someone recommend a docking station for a Lenovo Thinkpad T14, Gen2? I need to connect an HDMI external monitor, a legacy Kensington Trackball with a USB-A connector, a legacy keyboard (actually ...
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Sleep mode of HP Elite x360 and power consumption

EDIT : I managed to have contact with an HP sales advisor, but they confused my question as to whether "suspend-to-disk" (hibernate) is available. Most of the ressources I find about "...
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Sleep mode of Dell Precision 3581 and power consumption

I have the habit of using "suspend" mode with my laptop in order to keep my session open in its current state. I find myself now with a Dell Precision 3581 which doesn't seem to allow either ...
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Adaptors to this setup: (M.2 B+M SSD, M.2 NMVe, + Old Laptop)

I'm in the middle of a technical crisis here and need your help finding adaptors to this setup, as I'm out of my depth when it comes to hardware compatibility. I have a spare hardware that I would ...
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Dual Laptop Docking Station

I have 2 laptops on my desk most of the time and would like them to share a dock providing video, usb devices and network. The laptops are both windows machines. I only use one at a time. I have 2 X ...
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Alternative charger for laptop

I have a DELL chromebook 3100 2 in 1 and its 65W charger does not work anymore. I have purchased on-line a new one but, as it arrives, I have tried to charge it using a quick charger for Smartphones, ...
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Laptop for programming and university

I recently got a laptop which I am going to use for university. It would be for CS (data science), lectures, and other miscellaneous activities. I have a 14 inch with 18 GB ram and 1 TB (SSD) of ...
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15" - 16" Laptop or Mobile Workstation with Display that is guaranteed not to use PWM

I had to let go of my Macbook Pro M2max because my eyes do not support the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) used by the screen. So I'm back looking for an Intel Laptop (which is what I've been using for ...
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