Laptops (also called notebooks) are portable personal computers with an integrated screen and keyboard. They come in a variety of sizes.

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Is an i5-8250U CPU good for multitasking? [on hold]

I'm currently deciding which laptop to get and I'm deciding between an i5 and i7 (both have 8Gb ram). The kind of workload I would put on it is 10 to 15 chrome tabs open at the same time, text editor (...
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Laptop upgrade possibilities. How and why (or why not)? [on hold]

I own an Asus K45VM that comes equipped (on-board) with an Intel i7 3610QM Processor (Turbos at 3.2GHz) and an NVDIA GeForce GT 630M (2gb VRAM).I'm already going to upgrade from an HD to SSD and ...
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Can I connect 2 built-in monitor(with lvds and edp cable) at the same time?

My Dell M6700 laptop has both lvds and edp cable, and I'm confused that if I can connect both of them at the same time with 2 screens:I just want to make a 2-screen laptop.
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Laptop won't work on battery power

My laptop turns off as soon as I disconnect my charger.I think the battery might not be properly connected. Normally, when connected to the charger, my laptop would signal a green light when the ...
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Laptop reaching critical battery level at 10% instead of the specified 5%

My laptop seems to turn off at 10%. After digging around I found out that it was reaching the critical battery level. So I looked at my power settings and the critical battery level was set at 5%, ...
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Lenovo T480 with i7-8650U drops down to 399 MHz and stays there

Sometimes, my laptop will suddenly start performing very poorly. I thought it might be overheating, so I checked HWMonitor and saw that the temperatures were fine. What I did see however is that the ...
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Windows 10 does not recognize HDD in caddy

I bought my father a laptop, moved the original HDD in a caddy in place of the DVD drive, and replaced it with an SSD.Unfortunately the caddy could not be fastened in the laptop, but for the first 3 ...
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Old Laptop Falsely Generating KeyDown/KeyPressed Event

My ~10 years old laptop is exhibiting some rather odd behavior.Somehow Windows thinks that there's an unrecognized key that has been pressed by the user. This is not a big deal at all, however, it ...
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Bad motherboard or something else? [on hold]

Not sure if this is a good question to ask...Background:I acquired a Dell M6800 laptop that was considered bad or dead. Little troubleshooting was done at the time it was sent to the waste pile. I ...
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Winrar-x64 not working says it's unknown or damaged, 7-zip not helping [closed]

I tried downloading some files on my computer but winrar doesn't appear to be working I get an error that says the archive is either in unknown format or damaged. Then I installed 7-zip and tried to ...
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Why is the rate my USB COM port reads data dependent on the laptop being plugged in?

SummaryI am reading serial data through a USB port and when the laptop is charging the COM Port receives about 60 updates per second and when the laptop is not charging the COM Port receives about 1 ...
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Is it bad that my CPU fan seems to be going to 0?

My laptop has recently started making strange noises, which I think is the fan, as if I tap it in the area where the fan is the sound seems to ease off for a moment.I have opened up the laptop and ...
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Connect PC to Laptop Monitor possible?

I want to buy a PC and build it by myself. I can't buy a monitor now but maybe after 30-40 days from building the PC.I have a Laptop but it has only VGA and DP Ports.There is DVI and HDMI Ports ...
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AMD GPU stops working after waking from sleep

I play Counter-Strike: Source, which runs using Valve's Half-Life 2 engine.When I put my laptop to sleep (by shutting the lid), and then wake it up and log back in, the GPU stops working. By that I ...
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Can i improve gaming experience on my laptop by adding an external GPU or graphics card?

I have anAcer Aspire E5- 575G Signature EditionProcessor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200 CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.70GHzRAM: 8.00GBWith a NVIDIA GeForce 940MXI've been getting notifications, that my system ...
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Can I remove and use laptop's wifi card and internal antenna on desktop build w/Asus Gene V mPCIe Combo Card?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but let's give it a shot.My friend recently bought a used desktop build with Asus Gene V motherboard(link below) that comes with a mPCIe Combo Card ...
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Batteries in laptops

I'm working with a customer that wants their Dell XPS M1730 fixed (I already tried convincing them that they should just get a new computer, but they are adamant on keeping this one). They were having ...
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I wonder which laptop should I get that has a PCI sd card reader [closed]

How do I know if this laptop/notebook has a pci sd reader or usb sd reader? I don't know its specs or its name, I only have its pictures:enter image description hereenter image description here
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DisplayLink vs Plugable vs Generic USB-VGA adaptor Performance [on hold]

I am a new owner of Dell 7567 and planned to connect two external monitors to it, but unfortunately, the manufacturer only provided one HDMI port.So I google about it, and just found out that there ...
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ThinkPad T450s: Why only cool one of two dies?

I recently took apart my laptop to replace its SSD, and also ended up replacing the heat sink compound because of elevated temperatures (and thus fan speed and noise).But it is obvious that there ...
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How to turn off/on laptop screen only with a specific keyboard shortcut on Windows 7

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x220t tablet laptop, and to extend battery life I want to turn it's LCD on and off manually with a keyboard shortcut when I desire. Surfing on the internet I came across many ...
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Laptop stuck on HP logo screen after BIOS update

I recently got notified about a new BIOS update for my laptop, which I successfully downloaded and installed, only to discover that my computer won't boot after restarting. It gets stuck at the HP ...
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Laptop won't boot and charger won't work

Last night when I went to shut down my laptop, only the "install updates then shutdown" option was available and the usual "shut down" option wasn't there.I decided to just go ahead and choose it, ...
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Abnormal voltage range and frequency activity on Intel 8550U

I have recently purchased a secondhand/refurbished HP laptop with i7-8550U CPU and MX 150 GPU. The first thing I noticed is that it runs unreasonably slow on games, much slower than my other i7-8550U +...
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Audio device is disapeared from my laptop from any OS

I have a Asus KSeries laptop and today I have faced this issue that audio device is disapeared from the list of pci devices and is not available any more, even it is not avaiable inside other ...
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Windows 10 Rerouting Audio Projection

My audio jack is unusable. I was using my headphones, and dropped my laptop while my headphones were still connected in my laptop. The headphone cord is now stuck in the audio jack of the computer. I ...
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All my opened windows and apps disappeared, then I did Ctrl+Shft+T and then a screen SLIDES from the left containing all my opened windows?

so i accidentally pressed a bunch of random keys. Then the screen showed all my stuff disappeared, just a desktop, so i opened my browser and did that above mentioned shortcut, which usually restores ...
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Laptop crashes all time

Ever since I got my laptop, it crashes all the time:The screen starts to become 'colourful' (small colourful squares instead of of the normal screen);The speakers start to buzz;I have no control ...
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HP laptop always on high performance after installing SSD drive

I installed a Samsung 850evo SSD drive and it's working fine but the Balanced power plan is missing from the power options. Only Samsung High Performance and HP Recommend power plans are available....
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Laptop won't turn on, but still feels warm?

I have an HP Elitebook 840 G4 that won't turn on but still feels warm. I tried holding the power button for 15 seconds. The power light and caps lock both illuminate for 3 seconds then turn off and ...
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Laptop power plan change on “idle”?

Since my laptop usually stays on for nights doing stuffs or downloading something i thought about power plan change when "idle". It wouldn't be problem if laptop would stays really "idle", according ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on an Acer Swift 1 out of the box

I am looking at purchasing an Acer Swift 1 laptop. But I am not interested at using Windows at all.Do Acer laptops, and more specifically the Acer Swift 1, allow me to access the BIOS on startup, to ...
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Internet drops whenever I play a steam game

I'm having this weird issue on my new Laptop. Whenever I play a Steam game that's connected to the internet (e.g. Rocket League or Slay The Spire with Twitch Integration enabled) my internet seems to ...
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Notebook keyboard, one key sends two different characters [duplicate]

After the last cleaning of my keyboard I started to have trouble with it. When I click 2 it writes 12; when I click o it writes ío. What can be the problem and how can I fix it?I clean the keyboard ...
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Dell Latitude D620 will not start after motherboard moved

Ok, so I know I might have accidentally just straight up broken something, but I am going to ask anyways. I was given two non-working Laptops and combined them into one working one. The main laptop (...
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Laptop monitor running on Microsoft Basic Display Adapter

I bought a new Laptop and ran into quite some issues ever since.The biggest one I currently have is, that my laptop monitor is running on Microsoft "Basic Display Adapter", which appears to ...
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How to compare two network adapters?

I have built-in "Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165" network adapter in my Vostro 15 5000 series Laptop and I bought ALFA AWUS1900 USB adapter. It can operate in 2,4 or 5 GHz, has USB 3.0, comes with ...
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Should I reset my HP Omen?

So i'm currently running windows 10 on an HP Omen15-ce097nia. I recently reset it and started put everything back on as i seemed to be having some issue with a recent windows update, but now for some ...
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Can you slacken off laptop hinge with bosses on the ends?

I have very tight laptop hinges which have no nuts, but rather bosses on the ends.The tightness seemed to happen after I opened the screen to a further angle than usual.Could I get a pair of long ...
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Keyboard shift key bug on Lenovo Thinkpad

For some days now, I have a problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad T470p keyboard.Before all : I've already updated drivers and shutdown my computer.Here are the problems :The light of the caps lock key ...
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Determine whether charger, laptop, or battery is broken

Laptop will not charge.What's happened up to this point:Battery stopped being detected by the computer. Charger was still working at this point; I could use the computer without the battery if it's ...
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Toshiba Satellite L650D display broken

The laptop screen doesn't work. External via VGA works like on the photo below: I read somewhere that by pressing shift+f8+power button after taking out and putting back in the battery might fix the ...
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Dual-core CPU actual GHz speed

I took out my old laptop from the store just to play around with it and see if it is usable anymore.Overclocked the CPU to 2GHz and it seems to be running fine for a decade old piece of machinery....
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Keyboard working only when other keys are pressed

My laptop is being weird. I have a computer kit, so I could undo everything, but I want to be sure it isn't some default software downloaded on my PC. But my keys X and Z work only when another button ...
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SSD thinks it's going bad

So I purchased this ADATA SP580 a few months ago for my laptop. Had no issues until recently, the laptop started freezing out of nowhere. I went ahead and did a clean install of Windows to see if the ...
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Is there a difference between 2x8 and 1x16?

I am considering two laptops that look pretty much the same except one difference: laptop A has two memory chips of 8GB each, while laptop B has one memory chip of 16G. Laptop B is considerably more ...
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Laptop display misaligned / incorrect scaling / display bounds

I have quite a strange issue with my laptop where the resolution/alignment/scaling is incorrect when using windows (Win 10) and even during the boot splash screen / UEFI menu. Specs below:OcUK Gamer ...
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Fans of a new laptop relatively loud (when only browsing the Internet)

I bought a new laptop three days ago - Dell Inspirion 7577. I installed Windows 10 and drivers. I am only surfing the Internet for now and my fans are relatively loud which I find awkward for such a ...
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FN key “stuck” and non-responsive on my Lenovo ThinkPad T450

My problemThe FN key on my Lenovo ThinkPad has been non-responsive since some time last year and is just showing this constant green light which never turn off except when the laptop is turned off. ...
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DC Power Jack for ASUS K501UX

I've been searching for a replacement power jack for my ASUS K501UX laptop.This take-apart video is quite helpful, but I've not been able to find the replacement part that I need. This part was ...

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