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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Looking for a budget laptop for simple tasks

I need to buy a laptop for my wife, who will use it for the most basic of requirements: web surfing, email, word processing. It needs to run Windows, because she uses Microsoft Word extensively. It ...
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Recommendation for Laptop with RTX Graphics

Intro I have seen some information scattered online about various new laptops that are bound to be released on 29th January 2019, which feature the new NVIDIA RTX graphics cards. However, each online ...
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Intel® Core™ i5-8269U Processor has memory of LPDDR3-2133

I'm building a laptop. Don't ask why I just am. Im looking for memory chips for my Intel® Core™ i5-8269U Processor. I am so confused. I don't know what lpddr3 chips to get for 16gb of ram. Im leaning ...
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Which laptop with processor i7-7700HQ or i7-8550U I should buy?

I need to buy Windows laptop for programming. I have some options, One laptop has i7-7700HQ, and other has i7-8550U. In past, I thought, that U-Series processors are not for workstations and CPU-...
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Laptop for coding (XPS 15 vs ZenBook Pro)

I am currently looking for a laptop to use for university next year. I will be studying Computer Sciences and I am still debating which laptop I should get. These where the laptops I had in mind: ...
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Laptop with spare M.2 Key A/E slot inside?

I'm looking for a laptop in which I can plug in a PicoEVB board without having to sacrifice my wireless connectivity or having to drag more hardware around with me. So far I'm using this board in a ...
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Fanless, LTE and thunderbolt convertible / 2-in-1 / tablet laptop suggestion?

I would highly appreciate your suggestions regarding the device I have been searching for last couple of months. Please accept my apologies for the long question, I found no other way to ask my doubts ...
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Alternative to Macbook air 11

I need to replace my trusty macbook air 11 because it's 7 years old and only has 2GB RAM but I'm struggling to find a replacement. I need enough power to run SQL server and Visual Studio and I'd ...
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What processor should I choose?

I am planning to buy a laptop . I have selected two . One has a 8th generation 1.80GHz core i7 processor and other has 7th generation 2.70 Ghz core i7 processor . Shall I emphasize on clock speed or ...
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Choosing a Laptop

I'm a ECE student. I'm having trouble choosing the right laptop. My budget is between 500 to 1500 US dollars. I'm not interested in gaming. I'm fine with thick or bulky laptops. The main thing I am ...
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How to add a touch screen overlay to a laptop to provide a cheap touch screen solution

I do software and know nothing of the arcane ways of screwdrivers, soldering irons and such like. I see things like this ZhiYuSun 17" 4 wire resistive USB touch panel overlay kit Can I just attach ...
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What is the difference between Dell XPS 15 1637sv2 (starting $999) and Dell XPS 15 1641sv2 (starting $1,349)?

What's the hardware difference between the Dell XPS 15 starting at $999 (1637sv2) loaded with a Core i5 and GTX 1050 for $1,149 total and the XPS 15 starting at $1,349 (1641sv2) with all the basic ...
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classic keyboard in modern laptop?

Does anyone know a modern laptop which is equipped with the classic keyboard? Similar to those from old ThinkPad laptops, e.g. T420 or T500? My problem is that my Thinkpad T420 is at the winter of ...
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I want to project 2 input to 3 floors

I am a camera man in my church and I want to add lyrics, bible verse input too to the projector, which is currently in first floor only. I want a suggestion for the equipments required for camera ...
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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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Hardware Configuration required to run Multi Node Hadoop on a Laptop

I am looking for a laptop which can withstand Hadoop multi node installation Sqoop queries. Db's like Oracle or MySQL Eclipse IDE for JAVA. Documentation work(MSWord,MSExcel,MSPowerpoint). VMWare ...
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Laptop for IT Sys Admin

I am a System Admin at an IT Support Services company that supports small and medium sized businesses in the DC metro area. My boss is getting ready to purchase me a laptop for work. Not having a ...
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Touchscreen 14" Gaming Laptop with DVD or BD?

By "gaming laptop", I mean a quad-core Skylake CPU with an NVIDIA graphics card... I'm not looking for a Haswell CPU or an Intel graphics card. (I'm not actually planning on using it for gaming, but I ...
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Good alternative to original Dell Latitude E5400 battery (India)

I'm looking to buy a new battery online for my Dell Latitude E5400 laptop. I don't want to spend on an original one because it is ridiculously expensive and I especially don't want to spend that much ...
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Laptop for programming, app and web developing in US$650

I'm looking for a laptop that can sustain app, web developing and programming in different languages. I also play call of duty occasionally. Basically what I'm looking for is: Intel core i5 6200U 1TB ...
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Model of Pen S of Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

I noticed that there are many types of the Samsung Pen S models. Can you tell me the model of the one associated with the notebook Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 please?
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Ultrabook recommendation for undergraduate cs student

Total budget (in local currency) and country of purchase.: 2,000,000 won Are you open to refurbs/used? yes How would you prioritize form factor (ultrabook, 2-in-1, etc.), build quality, performance, ...
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Which is the maximum memory size for the Lenovo 310 15ISK? How to check it before I buy a memory bank?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ISK. it has a 4GB RAM slot soldered to the main board and another removable bank with 4GB of capacity as well. So 8GB in total I have made some research on Google and ...
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HP Elitebook 840 G2 - how to recognize SSD compatible with M2 socket?

I recently purchased the notebook mentioned in the question topic. Unfortunately, the purchased configuration includes only 2.5 500GB HDD, which is not enough for me. I absolutely need to put an ...
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What are laptops motherboard with height < 15cm?

I like the idea of modularity like in framework laptop. Shame is that there are daughter boards that sits at the bottom of the laptop. I'd really love a clean distinction between top (mobo + daughter) ...
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Buying laptops - Which ones would be easier to dual boot?

I am looking for a laptop with the following specs - 16 GB RAM/Intel core i7 11th gen (8 cores)/4 GB NVidia RTX 3050 (or better) Graphics Card. I have shortlisted Acer Predator Helios 300 Core i7 11th ...
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Will a 3000/3200 Mhz Sodimm RAM work on my 2933 Mhz Laptop?

I have an Acer Nitro 5 and it has 2 slots of Ram (1 being used). On the task manager it says it's using a 2933 Ghz RAM. I have read somewhere that 2933 is really rare to find (in fact even impossible)...
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Is there a laptop that supports stenotype input directly?

By stenotype I mean multiple keys presses(excluding modifiers keys which already support this) at the same time. It seems rather clunky to carry around a separate input device just for stenotype.
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Battery upgrade for HP 15-BS laptop

I am using an HP Laptop 15-BS series for the last 4 years. For the past few days, I have been experiencing that the laptop's battery is not providing enough backup. Below are the specs of this battery ...
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How to compare laptop sound card/device with a desktop motherboard sound device using specifications?

I want to buy a budget motherboard (B450 or B520) but the most of them have Realtek® ALC892/ALC897 Codec mentioned in them. You can consider MSI A520M-A PRO Gaming or MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Gaming for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...