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Keyboard for windows

From your comments on the other answer, and my own experiences, (and much to my own suprise)... dude, get a dell. Or specifically the l1100/SK-8115. I'm a keyboard snob. I have a backlit mechanical ...
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Keyboard for windows

You should look into the Logitech K120 Keyboard. This keyboard meets all of your requirements, but none of your preferences. It costs $15 USD + shipping. It has a large font printed on the keys for ...
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Keyboard for windows

It's not quite just a keyboard, but the Logitech MK220 is probably the smallest big keyboard I've ever used (comes with a mouse). Battery life is measured in years and standard batteries allround. ...
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Keyboard for windows

If your are into flat keyboards, I recommend the Cherry Stream. They just released a new revision with the 3.0. I'm using this keyboard for years and already bought it twice. I can't recall how long ...
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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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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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Laptop for programming that meets the listed requirements

The laptop I've been given for work seems like it would fit the bill quite nicely. It's a HP EliteBook 850. Weight (✓) = 4.15lb Display (✓) = 15 inch 1080p IPS Memory (✓) = 16GB @ 1600 MHz CPU (❌) ...
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Windows laptop with comparable specs to upgraded 15" MacBook Pro Retina?

Asus UX501 is a solid 15" laptop that can be compared with Macbook Pro retina 15". Specs: 15.6 inch, 3840 x 2160 px resolution, IGZO IPS, touchscreen Intel Haswell Core i7-4720HQ CPU Nvidia GeForce ...
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What's a good PC config based on an AM3 motherboard that won't be bottlenecked?

After seeing @Alpha3031's comment, I checked the Gigabyte site. v3.1 of the board is AM3+, v1.3 is AM3 with this additional note: If you install AMD AM3 CPU on this motherboard, the system bus ...
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

I've had good luck with MiniDSP products for this. For example: https://www.minidsp.com/products/usb-audio-interface/mchstreamer
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Windows laptop for programming, make music and editing videos

For HP I would recommend: The best fit at $1850: HP Spectre x360 15 EB0065NR Same idea, at $1450: HP Spectre x360 15 DF1040NR If you can afford it, I would definitely go for the first one since it ...
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Need laptop for programming: durable, reliable, fast and long battery life

The Razer Blade Stealth looks insanely good and is the laptop I would definitely buy if I had the money... It will suit all your needs at the price you want, but it might be slightly overkill, however,...
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Laptop for programming that meets the listed requirements

Note 1: The score is based on your requirements. Note 2: A typical workstation rarely has a gaming card. Note 3: A typical gaming laptop rarely has a fingerprint reader. Note 4: Most of the newest ...
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Windows laptop with comparable specs to upgraded 15" MacBook Pro Retina?

Disclaimer: I do not own the following product. I have found the Dell XPS Ultrabook (Amazon link) that looks like it would fit your needs. It has a 15.6" touchscreen with a resolution of 3200x1800 ...
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Cheap, reasonable 3TB internal HDD

It sounds like the best drive for your circumstances is a 3TB Western Digital Green. Normally, I'd never recommend a WD Green because of severe performance issues (the firmware prioritizes power ...
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Cheap keyboard with programmable keys and backlit keys

Think about Logitech G105. Price: $39.99 . According to your spec: 6 programmable G-keys: Configure up to 18 unique functions per game, including single key presses, complex macros or intricate Lua ...
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What's a good USB microphone for recording instruments?

For that price you won't be able to get anything too great, but there are a few options still. I'll recommend the same mic I recommended to @JonasCz here a while back: the Tonor USB Condenser Mic. For ...
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Best laptop for running XP on

I think you should take a look at used workstation laptops made just before the XP support dropped off, maybe circa-2013. Since you are already familiar with high-end HP, I suggest looking for a used ...
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ATX Motherboard with ATA password option and GNU/Linux compatibility

After several calls/mails to the 4 major "grand public" motherboard manufacturer, it's was either a non-understanding/no response or we will call you back later to have more details. It's seems they ...
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PC suggestion for Video editing

I think this would be great(I included a monitor too since you didn't specify if you needed it), but I didn't include the storage since I don't know do you need 1TB or 5TB, you didn't specify it. ...
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Quantum Chemistry Laptop

Now for the more traditional approach: You want a CPU-heavy actual laptop with a decent amount of fast storage and quite a bit of RAM. So the obvious solution is to look for the beefiest CPU that can ...
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Quantum Chemistry Laptop

First, I'll post the solution which may not directly fit your needs, but could at least be worth a consideration and will probably deliver significantly higher performance, however you'll essentially ...
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Laptop for programming (About cores in a processor)

Just the clock frequency and the number of cores are not enough to characterize a processor. It would be useful if you could share the exact model of the processors you have in mind. But, I am ...
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Laptop hit the floor. How to connect to WiFi?

You have some options here. Most Laptops come with a very basic card provided, 90% of the time, by Aetheros. They often either do not connect to an antenna or they are connected to thin wires that ...
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Laptop hit the floor. How to connect to WiFi?

I'll structure this response by increasing complexity of the solution. Turn it off turn it back on. Use the power button to shut it down, some systems use quick-boot if you shut down from within the ...
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Hardware to run Windows 98

Much of the problem you could probably solve with a virtual machine, but graphics will remain an issue. On a VMware esxi server you can dedicate any device to a specific VM. However, that means you ...
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Keyboard with extra thumb keys (below or near the spacebar)

Can I make use of that extra keys on Japanese keyboards, e.g. rebind with Autohotkey to other keys (mouse click)? Yes, I tried it myself and it worked perfectly. Below is the actual script I used. ...
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Graphics card for recording screen video (Win 10), PCI express 2.0 x16 slot

Intel Quick Sync is only available from Intel's integrated graphics. If you're using integrated graphics you probably already have this feature. Make sure you have the latest drivers installed for ...
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School laptop for medium-light gaming and good battery life

One alternative well suited for "CAD and computer programming, and schoolwork (likely with VMs), medium-light gaming (e.g. CS:GO, World of Warships), and lecture note-taking", would be a ThinkPad P73 ...
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

You will find what you are looking for listed as a USB DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) even though technically, toslink is not analog and you may not need the DAC functionality for your purpose. ...
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