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New laptop recommendations

The Lenovo Y50 meets all of the criteria you mentioned. It has a low profile Island style backlit keyboard, a large multi touch trackpad, comes available with quad core i7 CPUs and gaming capable ...
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Durable laptop and CLI-supported video chat for grandparents on Linux

I think you are making this overly complex. I purchased a Kindle Fire for my 80 year old aunt and showed her how to use three apps on it. Netflix, Skype and email. The out of pocket cost was just ...
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New laptop recommendations

I would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 to you as it is an amazing laptop for the price; Newegg sells it for around $1,000. CPU: i7 6700HQ. RAM: 16 GB DDR4. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M. STORAGE: ...
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Laptop for key ceremony?

I think the most useful way to answer this question is to start with the hardest part of the answer and work my way down should have as much open-source firmware or security certifications as ...
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Laptop with "Thinkpad" like quality

If money is not the issue, go for a Lenovo P50 which is already mentioned in the previous answer. I have one with Xeon E3-1505, 4k display, Samsung 950 SSD, 16GB RAM (ECC DDR4 and you can have 64GB ...
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Small developer laptop with 32GB memory

Dell recently came out with the Latitude E7270 series which seems ideal. Small and lightweight, 14" or smaller, no more than 2224 grams 12,5" display, starts at 1260 grams. Linux support (I don'...
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2nd SSD in HP EliteBook 820 G3

Edit: After understanding that the mSATA port will block the HDD drive bay I would suggest a Dual mSATA HDD adapter. Feedback is appreciated from anyone who is actively using such a setup as a boot ...
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Powered USB3 hub

If a good USB Hub with more than 4 ports is what you are looking for then you should check out Anker USB Hubs like this one https://www.anker.com/products/A7513141 It's a 7 port Aluminum hub, USB 3....
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What kind of 8GB RAM Stick works with the Lenovo S210 Touch?

Referring to a manual of your notebook there is one RAM slot (DDR3L 1333/1600) in your device, which can support up to 8GB of memory: But after checking memory modules compatible with your CPU (ARK ...
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Which Mac should I buy? One with the Nvidia GeForce GT 750M or the latest one with AMD Radeon R9 M370X?

If you plan to work with Nvidia's CUDA framework right away to do some GPU-based computations (neural networks primarily), you should stick with GeForce 750M laptop. However, 750M's memory is only 2&...
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Laptop with "Thinkpad" like quality

There are the 2 contenders that I know of: Lenovo ThinkPad P50 HP ZBook 15 G3 Both of these machines match the above requirements and more: Up to QHD displays (P50 offers integrated color ...
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I'm looking for a good general use laptop with a few requirements

Before buying an ASUS laptop, please read this first. -Thanks ArtOfCode for pointing this out. ASUS makes good general use Laptops. I've owned an ASUS laptop a couple generations older than this one ...
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High End Lightweight Laptop

I highly recommend you be a little more lenient. Having said that, check out the Razer Blade. You can find that this was selected as one of the best high end laptops found here: reviews. For just ...
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Smallest but fastest computer?

A product like this is non-existent. Today's component sizes are way bigger than this, so it is not possible to fit those specs into such a small thing.
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What is a durable laptop targeting a 10 year lifetime?

No specific laptop model recommendations, but heres a few tips. If you want the laptop to be able to run most programs made 10 years down the road, you'll want to pick up a newer model than a ThinkPad(...
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Budget laptop for working (programming)

For programming the most botlenecking happens, when the content of RAM gets dumped to pagefile. So the priority should be at least 8 GB of RAM (especially with VMs - if you ran two, 16GB would be ...
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Which 2.5" SSD would you recommend for a Dell Inspiron laptop? Samsung's EVO 840 mode or EVO 850 model?

The 840 EVO and 850 EVO are both consumer TLC SSDs by Samsung. The EVO series doesn't exactly have any differentiation, and the 850 EVO is not the higher end model, rather, it is the newer generation. ...
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Not sure about which laptop cooler to choose

Here are my recommendations: 1, LotFancy 13-15.6 inch laptop cooler - Dual fan - 73% 5 star rating (out of 176) - $16.30 2, Cooler Master NotePal X2 - Single fan - 78% overall positive rating ...
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Cheapest fanless Linux Intel laptop with a display 13 inches or larger

You could buy a fanless Chromebook and install linux yourself. It shouldn't be that difficult if you have much Linux experience, which you probably do if you only want it for the command line.
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Cheapest fanless Linux Intel laptop with a display 13 inches or larger

The HP Stream 13 might be a good option. I've run Fedora on the older, bay trail 11-inch model and it works out of the box. You may need to turn off secure boot for some distros. Otherwise? Dual core ...
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Laptop without builtin webcam?

How about a Dell Latitude E6420? Webcam and mic are optional (I do not have them on mine), It is very cheap, I got mine for <£200 about 3 months ago, It has a 14" screen, It is ridiculously tough, ...
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High-end developer laptop

You might want to investigate the Thinkpad from Lenovo as well. W550, P50, P70... They are all high end machines and they have various options so that you can tailor the machine to your needs. But ...
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high quality finish, 2 in 1 laptop for (remote) college work

My wife is using Lenovo Yoga 3 - 14 (not pro screen below): I bought it with this specs: Intel Core i7-5500U 8 GB (SO-DIMM DDR3, 1600 MHz) 256 GB SSD SATA III 14" FHD IPS Touch Screen Intel HD ...
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Are there laptops with 2xquad-core i7 processors?

It is not possible to run 2 x i7 because they are consumer grade CPUs and do not support multi CPU configurations. I do not believe there is a laptop that can simultaneously use 2 CPUs at once because ...
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Laptop for coding

Since, you're starting out with coding I wouldn't expect you to be using heavy Integrated Developer Environments, like Visual Studio + Resharper which can weigh heavily on the performance of your cpu ...
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Upgrade HDD to SSD for Dell Inspiron 5558

Please note, this is answer is for the Dell Inspiron 15-5558, which hopefully is the same as the OP has. Is my laptop compatible to upgrade to SSD ? Yes, as you can see in the following picture, ...
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Which RAM should I prefer (CL vs PC)?

The "PC" number is a DDR module name, it indicates module's data rate. PC4-17000 modules have 2133 MHz data rate (2133 × 8 ≈ 17000) PC4-19200 modules have 2400 MHz data rate (2400 × ...
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What benefit would I see with more than 4GB RAM in a Chromebook?

I want to mention that there are also models with 8GB of RAM and more options to choose from in the price range between $350 to $1500. I am in the market for a Chromebook. This will be a second ...
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Purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch, trying to figure out how much RAM I will need

There is always a use for more RAM. I always suggest getting the most possible. All depends on the budget. As for the bare minimum I'd recommend: 16GB of RAM Xcode Studio: 8GB recommended Android ...
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Pick the right HDD for an unknown connector on HP 17-cn0021nr laptop motherboard

Its a standard hard drive - what you're missing is a cable that breaks out the ZIF socket to a regular HDD. The Service manual is a great starting point. You're looking for a Hard drive cable L22526-...
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