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/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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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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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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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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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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Pick the right HDD for an unknown connector on HP 17-cn0021nr laptop motherboard

I'm looking for a recommendation on adding storage to the laptop if I don't want to swap the current m2 drive on my laptop. I have a brand new HP 17-cn0021nr laptop, and I want to upgrade the storage ...
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12" laptops from recent years with traditional/long-travel keyboard?

I'm interested in small-ish laptops (12" or a little larger), which have a decent traditional keyboard - the kind with long key travel, which laptops used to have before the thinness fad took ...
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DDR4 and LPDDR4X Performance

I am currently looking into buying a new machine and am confronted with the choice between DDR4 and LPDDR4X RAM. Online, I found various contradictory discussions on the trade-offs between the two ...
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Choosing between laptops for building machine learning models

I'll be using the laptop mainly to build machine learning, deep learning models as well as well as databases. I'm aware that this sort of work entails a laptop with minimum 12 GB RAM, high end ...
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i hear buzzing sound from my laptop

i hear buzzing sound from my laptop exactly near the touch pad i hear it when the pc on or off and it stops only if I unplug it and i remove the battery it's not the power supply because it's external ...
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Does my laptop support QHD external monitor?

I have an asus laptop UX430 two years now, and I am very pleased. Now I would like to buy a new external monitor to connect it to my laptop. I use my machine as a web development enviroment, ...
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A cheap gaming laptop or desktop

These are my requirements: The machine is going to be my main computer, but gaming is the most strenuous activity I'm going to be doing with it. Within gaming, the most strenuous programs I'm going ...
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Cheap windows Laptop for browsing Internet and utility

I am currently looking for a cheap windows laptop for browsing the internet, reading emails and some "basic" task, NOTHING FANCY. This laptop is not for myself, but actually for a person ...
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Which business laptop product range would you recommend for the female clientele?

I'm sorry having to ask such a question and hope not hurting anyone, but I'm looking for an alternative to Dell Latitude (E6530, E6520, E6510, E6500) or Dell Precision series. I'm a big fan of those ...
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15W (U Series) or 45W (H Series) for intermediate programming?

I am really tired from stutterings and slowings of my 2C/4T 15W Laptop. It has Dual Channel 8GB RAM and a relatively good SSD so I know these are not the bottlenecks. But I'm tired when I upload a ...
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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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Can ROG Zephyrus S GX701 cost 400$?

I found 2 prices. Here and here and I wonder how such laptop can be available for such price. Is this would come defected/fake specs. I noticed that goods from China are much cheaper but didn't think ...
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Recomendations for Discrete Graphics Linux Laptop of Thinkpad Build Quality

I'm currently looking for a laptop with discrete graphics that will work properly with Linux. I would like to avoid optimus as it never works right, and doesn't put things on the gpu when I want them ...
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Toshiba Satellite L755 screen upgrade

My Toshiba Satellite L755 has a HD resolution screen, so I want to upgrade it a Full HD resolution panel. Is it possible and how do I even search for such a panel(like does it have different no. of ...
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Acer TravelMate P2410 or P648-MG?

I think I've converged on a laptop that meets the following criteria, adapted from Seek 14" laptop, touchpad, buttons, Synaptics Touchpad, & trial-able before decision Brand: Not Lenova nor ...
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Acer or Dell? Which of these laptops is better to set dual boot system?

I'm looking for laptops to buy. In my country,the best choices for a while are Dell G5 5590 and Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52.So, having any experience using these brands' products I need to know ...
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What's bond between laptop battery cell quantity and mah? I need the highest possible capacity battery for Acer Aspire 7745G

I'm looking for battery for my laptop Acer Aspire 7745G. I need the largest possible capacity and for me it doesn't matter how heavy it is. As I read in Acer website, more cells means higher weight ...
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Laptop with unlocked/K Intel CPU and a SSD

I need a new laptop with at least a 128Gib SSD (without spinning drive) and Nvidia graphic gard and 16GB of RAM and unlocked Intel CPU. Not for overclocking or getting better CPU performance but for ...
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Powerful Debian/Ubuntu Laptop without intrusive hardware

I am looking for a laptop that can run debian/ubuntu out of the box without going nuts over wifi drivers and I could use your suggestions. I need: Modern intel processor 16GB - 32GB Ram 256GB+ SSD ...
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Laptop with Wi-Fi 6 and only USB-C

Seems it's hard to find laptops with only USB-C and no USB-A. It's also hard to find laptops with Wi-Fi 6. The laptop would charge using the USB-C port only. Do you know any with a combination of ...
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Latop for Penetration Testing and Hacking

I'm looking for a laptop to be used for Penetration Testing. Desired specs: 1 TB SSD 16+ GB RAM NVIDIA GTX 10 series 2+ GB (not a must but highly desirable) Wireless/Network card compatible with ...
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stronger hp pavillon or hp probook

I am data science master student and I am planning to buy a new laptop for good quality of work. So I am confused which laptop to buy. I have two choices: hp pavillion and hp probook g5.. here are the ...
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Macbook Air 2018 / Macbook Pro 13 or any other laptop for web dev

I have a Lenovo (running on Linux) with full hd 15" screen, Core i7 and 8GB RAM and the issue is, that everyday after coding for 8+ hours, I just want to kill myself because I have headaches and ...
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Ultrabook with good cooling

I am looking for a ultrabook. (13-14" up to about 1.5kg) I would like to have 32GB RAM and high end ULV processor like for example i7-8650U or i7-8550U. I also would like to have 4x PCIe Thunderbolt ...
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Largest detachable screen size

Which are the laptop computers with the largest detachable screen sizes? I am looking for one such that I can take a 17" Full HD screen in my hands and use it as a tablet and use it to inspect the ...
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Need a Laptop Recommendation For Motorbike racing enthusiast

I have been tasked on finding a prebuilt laptop for a motorbike racing enthusiast. You see, currently he takes a professional quality photos on his camera and then stores them to a external hard ...
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AMD A12-9720P + Radeon RX 540 vs Intel I5 7200U + NVIDIA 940MX - Which is the best?

I'm choosing between two laptops from Acer: A515-41G-1480: (1) CPU: AMD A12-9720P 2.7Ghz (2) RAM: 8GB DDR4 (3) GPU: Radeon RX 540 2GB DDR5 (4) HD: 1TB; A515-51G-50W8: (1) CPU: Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 ...