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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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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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 ...
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Laptop for web browsing & typing that does not heat up

I'm looking for a laptop for typing and standard web browsing. My main focus is on the comfortable keyboard and that the laptop does not heat up. I will use this laptop mostly in public transport on ...
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Laptop for graphic programming

I am looking for a laptop where I can program with CUDA ( so Nvidia is a must ). At the same time I want to make use of Optimus technology. Hence the processors should have a dedicated grapics chip as ...
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Searching a good Ultrabook for work

I'm looking for a Ultrabook with this characteristics: Essential 8th or 7th generation of CPU. (i5, i7 or amd) Not more than 13"/14" of screen size. Very important the weight... i need to travel ...
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Which Macbook Pro to buy? MID-2012 or MID-2017?

The last known upgradable MBP is mid-2012 release. MBP MID-2012 *2.9GHz I7-3520M up to 3.6GHz *16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM (Upgrade from 4GB) *128GB SSD (Upgrade from HDD) *1TB HDD (Replaced CD ROM) *HD ...
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Laptop for programming and light gaming under $500?

So. I have yet another question that requires some advice. I've been tasked by my uncle to find a laptop for my cousin sister's senior college years. She has decided to go into IT Software ...
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Laptop with out backdoors and vulnerabilities?

I would like to buy a new laptop now. Privacy and security is my priority. I would like to know if there is already proven backdoors and vulnerabilities of top brands and manufacturers of laptops, ...
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Laptop with a 17" screen which can take a 15.5mm 4tB hgarddrive

That's all. For those who don't know, they get larger capacity by adding more platters to the drive. That makes it physically taller than normal, and most laptops won't accommodate such a drive. I ...
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USB 3.0 Express Card for Linux

I need a USB 3.0 Express Card with 2 Ports and 34mm width that is compatible with Linux. Additional compatibility with Windows 10 would be great. I already tried „CSL - USB 3.0 Super Speed PCMCIA ...
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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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What are the cheapest laptops available with the following specifications?

I looking for a new laptop with the following requirements: Under 2000 Candian dollars Touchscreen 15.6" screen Back-lit keyboard i7 series quad core Dedicated graphics card 1TB of storage Win 10 I ...
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What's the best replacement for Intel 1.4/1m/400 478 mobility today?

I have this laptop that my friend trow into my trash. It's a HP Compaq nx6110. It's kinda interesting hardware, many modules you can change, and of course, a very outdated. But I think with a Lubuntu ...
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How to buy a notebook without windows preinstalled, no windows key on keyboard, AMD processor NOT Intel, with AMD graphic card?

I searching for a laptop with AMD processor AMD Graphic card, No windows, No windows key on left, SSD (or hybrid SSD+HDD) I pay with Bitcoin up to 3000 USD. Any recommendation? I find not a single ...
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Notebook for developer (Android Studio)

I want to buy notebook for programming. I am Android developer and work in Android Studio. So now I choose between to models Lenovo. Lenovo IdeaPad 520-15IKB (80YL00LXRA) 15.6" IPS (1920x1080) Full ...
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Laptop Suggestions - Long Term Upgrade

I am looking for suggestions for laptops (ultrabooks are also okay, as long as they meet the requirements): The requirements are the following: Intel Kaby Lake "8th" Gen Minimum 16GB, if it can be ...
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Connecting thunderbolt 3 laptops to QHD display?

I am planning to buy a new monitor, QHD resolution (1440p) and 60Hz, for a desktop computer. Ideally, it should also be possible to use the same display with a couple of laptops: A late 2016 XPS 13 (...
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What type of SSDs can be put in this laptop?

I hope this isn't a silly question. I've set my sights on a Lenovo ThinkPad E570. If you click "Configure" on that link, you'll see that you can choose various options for the hard drive. I want a ...
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Looking for Gaming Machine, Laptop or Desktop

I'm looking for desktop/laptop to replace my current one. I have ~$800(based on laptop price) for budget. I like your suggestion on this matter. My laptop choice is: Lenovo y520 i5 7300hq gtx1050 ...
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Best Laptop for 3D Modeling and Numerical Computing

I am a mechanical engineering student and I want to buy a laptop for personal use. I wish to learn to use 3D modelling software like Autodesk Inventor and numerical analysis software like MATLAB on ...
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Looking for a new laptop

I'm looking for a new laptop, better than the one I have got right now. Currently, I have got an Acer with an AMD E2-3800 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics 1.30GHz and 8 GB RAM. I have been looking ...
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I have a DELL leap top from 2015: should I buy a new one or upgrade?

I have a DELL leap top Inspiron 15 3000 Series that I bought to years ago. The RAM memory is 8 GB, The processor model is intel(R)core(TM) iS-4210u cpu@ 1.706GHz 1.60 Ghz. Me main use of this PC is ...
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2-in-1 convertible with numpad, 8 threads and discrete graphics card

I have been looking for a long while now but every product I found had something missing. It's like manufacturers make a product, fix some issues in the next iteration but make something worse; every ...
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2 in 1 expansion cards?

This question will also be on superuser I use a SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD. NP300E5E-A02US and it's equipped with a single mini PCIe slot currently occupied by a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG ...
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Help needed for Hardware Upgrade in order to bring the batch time down by 50%

I have SQL Server Express on my Laptop with following configuration Model: HP 240 (F6Q29PA) Processor:Intel Core I3-3110M CPU@2.4 Ghz RAM : 2GB HDD : 500 GB Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit OS I run my ...
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Need help on finding a good gaming laptop, within my budget range

So my four year Samsung computer couldn't run games really well such as those MMORPG games running with 10-20 fps, and well optimized game with around 50 fps. I really started to wanting to buy a ...
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Laptop CPU fan replacement

Recently my MSI GE60 2PL cpu fan started rattling and making weird noises as if its blades were touching something.I opened the laptop and removed dust from fan (i removed the fan too to check if ...
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i want to buy a budget laptop for blender

I am new to blender snd I have been using my old laptop but the performance is too bad, so I wanted to change my laptop, so what is the best laptop with better graphics under 90,000 rupees or 1200 us ...