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Laptop for front-end development

I'm going against the tide here: OS X. It can be easier to use for development stuff (especially web, can't vouch for .NET development and other such Microsoft technologies.), and it doesn't cost as ...
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Small developer laptop with 32GB memory

After some more research, I hardly founds anything. The hard part with this search is the RAM - most that meet your specs are workstations or gaming laptops, both of which tend to be large. That said, ...
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External fan for over-heating laptop

First of all, a small disclaimer. Bear in mind that whatever external fans you may feasibly buy and install will provide much less efficient cooling than an internal one, mostly due to proximity and ...
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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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What advantages do either of the G50 and Z50 have over one another?

Note that I don't have personal experience with either laptop, but I do have experience with the kinds of information you're using to make your decision. I would definitely go with the Z50 here. To ...
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What is a durable laptop targeting a 10 year lifetime?

Thinkpads are pretty much your best choice here. I'd go for a basic, mainstream series like T series (over the X series or the W series), since they're a bit more reasonably priced. I'd go with a ...
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Laptop for front-end development

A short answer would be a Windows machine. Why? Because it is cheaper than a Mac machine, and both the machines offer the same support, and none have any significant advantages over the other when ...
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External fan for over-heating laptop

although the answer from @JuanCarlosCoto was already accepted, I still must disagree on one point ..Bear in mind that whatever external fans you may feasibly buy and install will provide much ...
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Laptop for simple tasks and remote work

There's chromebook class "windows for bing" boxen that fit most of your needs. I'm pretty happy with my HP stream 11 and there's a new, lighter version coming out soon. Lenovo has a similar system and ...
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Laptop for front-end development

Personally, I would go with a Mac here, but that is because it is what I am familiar with for development work. I have been a Windows user since the 90s, and still have a Windows machine, but since ...
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Second-hand Thinkpad W520 (NVIDIA Quadro 1000M vs 2000M)

Programming Neither GPU has any impact here. Editing raster graphics It depends somewhat on what sort of editing (and how large the graphics are), but most editing can be handled adequately by a ...
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Specialized dual monitor to use with AutoCAD and a laptop

The Asus MB168B+ looks like it would fit your needs. It: is designed as a second monitor with a USB 3.0 cable to power it, and transfer video and data (also works on USB 2.0, but you may experience ...
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What is a durable laptop targeting a 10 year lifetime?

I would recommend Lenovo Thinkpad W520. As you probably know, Lenovo purchased the IBM personal computer business and the ThinkPad brand in 2005. T43/p & T60 were one of the last IBM-designed ...
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What netbook runs GNU/Linux?

There are a variety of notebooks that are capable of running Linux, and some even have it pre-installed by the manufacturer: Dell XPS 13- Developer edition A lightweight notebook, but its 13.3" ...
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Laptop for simple tasks and remote work

Although this is a lot more powerful than you have asked for, for $195 you can pick up a used Lenovo X220 with a dual core 2.5Ghz i5-2520m off Ebay Specs: 12" 1366x768 display Windows 7 Pro OEM ...
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Which laptop should I buy?

No, I wouldn't buy either of those laptops, because the displays are too low-resolution for me to be able to work productively. My minimum recommended specs for software development would be as ...
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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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Two monitors working with my notebook

I personally use the Plugable UD-3900 USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station, I find it convenient if you have many devices to connect to your laptop. Regarding the graphics: HDMI port supports ...
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Laptop for data science

As I am pretty much in the same situation, here are what I look for: SSD: since you'll likely perform many I/O on large data sets. 1 TB is my bottom line. RAM: since it's often more convenient and ...
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Need laptop for programming/some gaming

I've recommended it before but I'll recommend it again (and no, I swear I'm not an Acer employee): the Acer Aspire E1-572. It's a little over your specs in some ways, but it's a good laptop, ...
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Programming laptop available in Greece?

Skroutz is your friend :-P Intel i5 5200U 2.2GHz CPU 15.6" LED LCD screen 4GB DDR3 RAM HD Graphics 5500 1TB HDD http://www.skroutz.gr/s/6738402/Lenovo-G50-80-i5-5200U-4GB-1TB-W8.html
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which intel skylake cpu will give me longest battery life ? m3, m5 or m7?

Honestly it won't make much of a difference. While they are clocked differently, all of the core M chips (and indeed, all modern CPUs) are designed to throttle down when not in use. The exact ...
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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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