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 for front-end development

I am enrolled in a Front End Developer course that starts in January. I need a laptop for the class. I am trying to decide between a Windows machine or a MacBook Pro. The class info says that either ...
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What netbook runs GNU/Linux?

I'm looking for a small laptop with a 10.1 to 11.6 inch screen and an x86 or x86-64 CPU that runs GNU/Linux without hardware incompatibility. Are there any good ones? Or how should I go about finding ...
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What is a durable laptop targeting a 10 year lifetime?

It seems these days people (and thus laptop manufacturers) don't care about how long a laptop lasts for, since I guess they don't care how wasteful it is to buy a new one every year or two. Well, I ...
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Small developer laptop with 32GB memory

I'm looking for a new laptop (for a Java developer who runs multiple virtual machines and some heavyweight server applications too) with these musthaves: Small and lightweight, 14" or smaller, no ...
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External fan for over-heating laptop

I've got a 13" laptop that I've had for a few years now, and it's been working perfectly until a couple weeks ago. It's a Dell Inspiron laptop. However, a few weeks ago, one of the fan has burnt out, ...
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Windows laptop with comparable specs to upgraded 15" MacBook Pro Retina?

I recently bought an 15" MacBook Pro w/ Retina (with student discount and no sales tax) for $2300. Considering I got a pair of Beats headphones too which I plan on selling, I figure my total cost was $...
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Fanless laptop, preferably AMD APU-powered

I'm looking to buy a new laptop where performance isn't of a large consideration provided the internals are of the current or last gen (as of 2015). As such, I'd like to go for fanless laptops that ...
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Laptop for data science

What are the laptops which are most suited for data scientists and analysts? As we deal with heavy computations and also need to generate visualizations, something which can take the toll of it, ...
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14" Notebook, 32GB RAM (DDR4), trackpoint and matte display

As developer (.NET), I require fast and reliable hardware. I do not care about thickness nor weight (I use such wonderful invention called table to hold my notebook while working!), what I value most ...
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Laptops with adjustable screens (Popular designs are not proper to human anatomy)

When I look at my laptop's screen I feel that my backbone is not straight. And, sometimes I feel neck pain. If I move down my chair (or put the laptop higher) then I have sore arms and shoulders. None ...
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Laptop without builtin webcam?

And no builtin microphone. ...Or at least with a webcam + mic which can be easily removed by someone with the right screwdriver and a dream. Other requirements include: price point is < $1,500 ...
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Powered USB3 hub

Sounds easy, right? NOPE! In an attempt to do away with this dreaded message: I am looking for a USB hub for my Macbook Pro that meets the following requirements: Externally powered on all ports (...
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High-end developer laptop

I'm looking to replace my existing development laptop (java, .net, android apps, etc). I usually run a number of virtuals (some windows and some linux) so at least 32GB RAM is a must. Here is what I ...
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Superlight and powerful laptop for a programmer and a student

I'm a student and a programmer. I want to buy a laptop which I will use as a workstation. It should be very powerful as well as portable. Budget: $1750 It should have: at least 16 GB of RAM (I will ...
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Which laptop should I buy?

I am a developer, I develop web and android applications. So for that I use tools like netbeans android studio Photoshop , git, Chrome with lots of tabs opened. Most of the time I need to keep them ...
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Laptop for programming that meets the listed requirements

I'm looking for a laptop for programming with: Weight: <= 6 pounds Display: 15+ in; Full HD (1920x1080) RAM: 8GB CPU: Quad Core OS: Windows 10 Storage: 256GB SSD GPU: Integrated (preferred) or ...
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high quality finish, 2 in 1 laptop for (remote) college work

Heyo. Here's my situation: I'm looking for a laptop basically acting as a mobile workstation extension for my home computer. For what it matters, I'm doing mainly programming and college work as well ...
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Notebook for developers

I am a computer science student with specialization in machine learning and I need a new notebook. I work inside most of the time, but I take my notebook to presentations / collaborative development / ...
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Looking for a small notebook for 9 year old to run Linux powerfully enough for Minecraft

I'm looking for a small notebook for 9 year old to run Linux powerfully enough for programming and runing Minecraft to buy my son for this Christmas. I'm based in the UK. Small enough to suit a 10 ...
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Programming laptop available in Greece?

I need to buy a new laptop for my programming job. The problem is that I just don’t like laptops! I have to get this because I need to travel and meet with colleagues and have to do some work on site. ...
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A portable workstation for 3D rendering

I am looking for a laptop that would be very high-end graphic wise, and that can be used for rendering and 3D modeling. There are a LOT of high-end laptop reviews out there, but most are gaming-...
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Laptop for school

I'm looking for a laptop for school. Here is the kind of functionality that I am looking for: Play a few games: such as Minecraft. Somewhat graphics intensive. Video Editing to post to YouTube. ...
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New laptop recommendations

So... I am buying a new laptop and I could use some recommendations. What i am looking for: good keyboard and trackpad (this is very important for me) at least 4-core i7 processor any graphic card ...
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What advantages do either of the G50 and Z50 have over one another?

I am thinking about upgrading my laptop and I cannot decide between the two following Lenovo laptops: Lenovo G50 Lenovo Z50 Both laptops are priced at £499. One contains an AMD FX-7500 APU, an R7 ...
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Notebook that supports 32 GB RAM

I'm searching for a notebook that supports 32 GB RAM. You can recommend one or multiple (all notebooks with 32 GB RAM support you know) devices. I have already tried to find something by myself, but ...
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Very low budget small laptops without artificial limits

I normally buy netbook type computers - 7" to 11" - because I spend most of my time hitchhiking around the world and when I'm at home I plug into external monitor, drive, keyboard, mouse, etc. I want ...
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A good alternative for a Dell 5558

I'm looking for a replacement for an aging 15.6" Dell laptop, and as I had a good experience with it, I try to remain loyal to Dell. The Dell laptop which fits my requirements the best would be a Dell ...
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Two monitors working with my notebook

I have a notebook: HP PB 4540s. It contains: MB: Hewlett-Packard 17F6 CPU: Intel Core i5-3230M 2.60GHz RAM: DDR3 Kingston 8GB 1333MHz GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000 300MHz 1x VGA and 1x HDMI I plan to ...
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Laptop for programming

I'm searching a laptop, principally for programming and web (YouTube, Twitter...) Requirements: My budget is 550 € A minimum of 6GB of ram Quad core processor No GPU needed No OS preference
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USB to Ethernet adapter supporting multiple VLANs [duplicate]

I've tried to "upgrade" my Windows 8.1 Dell Precision M4700 to Windows 10, but Intel Ethernet chipset 82579LM does not support multiple VLANs in Windows 10. I'm looking for an USB to Ethernet adapter ...
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Laptop for simple tasks and remote work

I have a fairly known and consistent use-case. My laptop does almost no computational work. I do a ton of heavy computational work, but it all happens on big multicore servers which I access/control ...
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Durable laptop and CLI-supported video chat for grandparents on Linux

I am trying to setup a laptop for my grandparents for video calls, who certainly don't know how to use most technologies. My plan is to setup a video chat app on boot and use a reliable command-line ...
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Budget laptop for working (programming)

So I'm looking for a budget laptop for programming. I will be going abroad to finish my computer engineering degree and I'll need to have a good tool to do my work. I'd need it to be light and ...
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What kind of 8GB RAM Stick works with the Lenovo S210 Touch?

I would like to upgrade my Lenovo S210 Touch from 4 to 8GB of RAM. I never did this before and I'm not sure what kind of RAM I need to buy. I think it needs to be a 8GB stick of DDR3L-SDRAM. Overview:...
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Surface Pro 4 configurations for light-moderate gaming

The new Surface Pro 4 seems a pretty solid machine and I'm looking to get one as my new mobile workstation since I travel a lot for work (compared to the back-breaking Dell workstation I currently ...
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which intel skylake cpu will give me longest battery life ? m3, m5 or m7?

I was hoping someone would be able to recommend which Intel skylake CPU will give me longest battery life? m3, m5 or m7? I am a uni student, thinking about buying a Surface Pro 4 (or clone from ...
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Blu-ray player for Retina MacBook Pro (USB powered)

The latest Apple notebooks do not have any built-in DVD drive, and Apple only sells a DVD drive. Is there any external drive which is similar to the external SuperDrive for the MacBook Pro, but is ...
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Notebook for work and fun

I work with software development and have some games that I want to play. Games like The Witcher 3, Diablo 3: RoS, etc. I live in a hot country, so I need something that won't overheat. Requirements:...
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A replacement for the Samsung Series 9 and Ativ Book 9 15" ultrabooks

In 2012 I've bought a Samsung Series 9 X4D ultrabook with a 15" screen. I'm still quite satisfied with this product. Currently, I am searching for an additional notebook with similar requirements. ...
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Cheapest fanless Linux Intel laptop with a display 13 inches or larger

Fan sound drives me crazy I want Linux, not Windows nor ChromeOS. I do not need games nor 3D, probably console tty only. Displays smaller than 13" are too small Intel has better Linux support than ARM ...
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Specialized dual monitor to use with AutoCAD and a laptop

My laptop runs AutoCAD and various Autodesk drafting/modeling programs. I'd like to buy a second monitor to help me work with multiple files/drawings at the same time. What second monitor can I buy ...
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Laptop for key ceremony?

I was recently recommended a set of smart cards that don't feature key backup methods. However they do have a way to import plaintext keys, meaning a key ceremony is the way to go for key redundancy. ...
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2nd SSD in HP EliteBook 820 G3

The HP EliteBook 820 G3 manual states that either a hard drive or a SSD might be installed (page 36). And not both at the same time. Thus, as-is, one can't install two SSD modules in that machine. ...
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Need laptop for programming/some gaming

First of all, I hope I came to the right StackExchange; I've seen some posts about laptop recommendations, so I think this is the right place to ask those questions. I'm thinking of buying a new ...
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Good Programming and Editing Computer for Under $1000

I am a hobbyist programmer and light gamer, and I'm in the market for a new computer. I don't know anything about hardware. I've looked at the Alienware website (as they are the only high-end ...
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Quiet, no moving parts laptop/tablet that can run Linux?

I'm looking for a laptop without any mechanical moving parts (don't need CD; will use SSD), particularly without a fan because a fan is noisy or becomes noisy after a while. Preferably 13-15'', ...
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What is a good laptop for programming and student work?

I am looking for a new laptop mostly for programming(work) but also for college and other educational purposes. Right now I have a budget of $650, although I am willing to wait, save up, and spend a ...
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Is there such a thing as a Schleptop? (small, portable desktop-ish)

I always buy laptops, because I (very rarely) need to work in different locations. Mainly because I prefer computing from my lap, rather than a desk. However, I want to be able to add multiple 3.5" ...
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Dell Precision 15 7000 vs Dell Precision M6800

Ok, so I want to by a new computer, a mobile workstation. I want some advice on what to choose between these two: Dell Precision M6800 Intel® Core™ i7-4710MQ (Quad Core 2.50GHz, 3.50GHz Turbo, 6MB ...
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Recommendation for Laptop for College?

I am majoring in ee in college. There are specific laptop requirements given, which are: A 64 bit version of Windows (recommended), Linux, or Mac OS. A 64 bit dual core processor from AMD or Intel (...

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