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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Does MSI Gt60 has a USB 3 port? And if yes where is it? [duplicate]

I own a MSI GT60 laptop and I want to know if it has a USB 3 port. Are all of the USB ports USB 3, or if only some are which ones? I want to buy hyper x cloud 2, is it compatible with the MSI GT60?
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laptop battery maintenance

I have about 2 spare batteries and I would like to know how many weeks / days I can leave a battery uncharged without damaging it.I would be away for about a week or 2, so I I hope to get some ...
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Spilled coffee on laptop keyboard [duplicate]

Looking for help. Laptop model Advent Monza N1 spilled coffee on keyboard . Turned off laptop wiped everything from inside and outside then turned on laptop half keys have no response I can press E, ...
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Advent Laptop heating

I'm using Ubuntu and my laptop starts to heat strongly but I'm using only 6 tabs of Firefox . System monitor shows 14% of ram and 20% of cpu used sensors cmd in terminal shows 85-95 so it's not ...
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Non-usb (power socket) powered laptop cooling pad [on hold]

Is there any laptop cooling pads that are powered by power socket? The main reason is not to reduce used USB ports on laptop, but to get as powerful fan speed as it can get (assuming that there is ...
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Upgrade dualcore laptop to quadcore laptop? [on hold]

i have netbook asus 1015px intel i3 processor and dualcore and MSI-1454 laptop intel i3 processor and dualcore also, and i want to upgrade both laptop, Maybe i7 and quadcore processor, or any ...
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I'm about to buy laptop in week. Im low on budget 25000rs , pls suggest me laptops , which can be upgradable to i3 i5 [on hold]

Surely 1TB hdd. 4gb ram. are must. since im low on money I'll buy a simple processor lappy, but ll upgrade it later. please suggest some laptops. under my budget, and to how good things can be ...
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xfce4-power-manager does not Off Fan in Debian 8

I have recently installed Debian 8 for amd64 in my laptop. Laptop is dell vostro. I also install LXDE environment. As manage power I installed xfce4-power-manager (because this recommend for lxde). ...
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Why are high-end laptops and desktops so close in benchmark performance nowadays? [on hold]

When comparing Geekbench results for the top-of-the-line MacBook Pro with e.g. an Intel i7-4790 system, then the scores are not that different, even though the desktop sports 3.6 GHz whereas the ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T400 not getting past boot screen

so as the title suggests I have got a Lenovo T400 from a friend who wants me to fix it for them. It does not get past the splash screen and whenever I leave it on for about 5 seconds or so it just ...
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How to determine which piece of hardware is at fault?

I'm trying to determine which piece of hardware is causing my ASUS Q550LF laptop to fail. I don't want to open the laptop, because it's still under the manufacturer's warranty, and might attempt to ...
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Is it possible to recover a sticky note that I have deleted within the past 24 hours, on a Windows 8 HP Laptop?

I recently (within the past 24 hours) deleted a sticky note on my HP, Windows 8 Laptop, and I REALLY need to get it back. Is this possible, if so can you tell me how specifically? I've searched and ...
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Where can I find DDR3L 1866 that will actually run @1866 (e.g _not_ XMP) on my A8-6410 [on hold]

AMD's website specifies that the APU I have can take 1866MHz DDR3 so long as it is low-voltage, but the only 14900MB/sec DDR3L kit available at my local microcenter used intel proprietary XMP instead ...
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Why does clicking my mouse select mutliple lines of text?

I am experiencing a weird issue on my dell laptop. When I click a webpage is will automatically select a few lines of text after my cursor. This happens whether I am using the buttons below the ...
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My laptop shuts down automatically after start

I have a laptop whose battery was not working a while ago. The battery is just connected so when I turn off the power the laptop turns off. I removed the battery and connected to power laptop turned ...
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Battery state still discharging when AC plugged in. Bad?

Running Ubuntu 15.04 on an ASUS UX305. Runs very well only a minor Fn Key issue to speak of. Though I have noticed that the battery state is always discharging when plugged into AC. I find this ...
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Abnormally high CPU temperature

My laptop's CPU is too hot, ~93-97° C, nothing major is running, only Google Chrome. SpeedFan and Open Hardware Monitor don't detect any fans, so I can't even see their speed. Is there any way to ...
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What happens when laptops reach 100% charge?

I have been reading alot of mixed views on how Lithium Ion batteries work when it comes to laptops. I have the new dell xps 15, with an intel i7 cpu, 16gb ram, and a 512gb ssd. Is it bad for the ...
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Liquid Cooling Name-Brand Laptop

Can liquid cooling be added to name brand laptops (Dell, HP, Asus, etc) to keep them cooler?
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How to assess the longevity of competing laptops

New laptop time! I am currently comparing these two options... http://www.hidevolution.com/msi-gt72-dominator-pro-010-i7-4710hq-2-5ghz-8g-880m-24g-ram-128g-ssd-17-3.html ...
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Type size in email [closed]

type size on outgoing emails keeps changing. When I go to format to change type size, it won't stay that way. It reverts back to a smaller size. If I DO get it to change, it doesn't hold. It ...
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Can an old laptop damage a hard disk? [on hold]

Can an old laptop damage a new hard disk once installed ? It seems like a weird question but we all hear about hdd getting damage, suffer data loss and corruption over time: they are mechanical ...
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Laptop died after using a SATA/IDE USB hard drive converter

So I think I have done something very bad, I have a HP laptop and wanted to recover some data from some old SATA and IDE drives. I Bought this ...
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Lenovo laptop temperatures while gaming

I have been a little concerned lately because my laptop temperatures are a bit suspicious, I have a Lenovo Y400 and i've been monitoring my temperatures with HWMonitor and I found out that while I'm ...
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Is there any Linux-only software that a budding programmer should be aware of? [closed]

Soon, I will finish highschool, and move to a bigger city to attend college, so I will be buying a laptop PC to suit my needs. At first, I was looking for a laptop that would run Linux well ...
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I Can only hear out of the left side of my razer kraken pro neon

I can only hear out of the left ear and I tried my headset on another computer works fine and then I try another pair of headphones on my computer works fine. PLZPLZPLZ HELP
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My ASUS computer keeps putting itself to sleep every night. How do I stop it? [duplicate]

Lately my computer has been putting itself to sleep about 40minutes after I go to bed. It doesn't sleep right when I close the computer lid, but after a while it puts itself to sleep. This is a ...
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Windows 8 Brightness control is not working

Recently, I installed windows updates and all updates finished successfully. I then tried to increase my brightness, but the brightness control is no longer working. I tried googling it, but all I ...
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(Window 8.1) Laptop constantly making device/USB unplugged sound randomly

My Laptop constantly making USB disconnected sound at completely random amount times but the strange thing is it doesn't make USB plugged sound and 2 of my devices that are cooling fan(doesn't make ...
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Laptop boots to white screen

I own an XMG A522 laptop. Was working fine until now, but now it cannot boot. When I turn it on, I get a white screen (directly, there is no big XMG logo before) and I do not see any POST process, it ...
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Restore laptop to it's original OS with all data and settings kept

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad L412 which currently has an unactivated version of Windows 7 Enterprise installed. When this laptop was bought, it had an activated version of Windows 7 Professional on it, ...
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Quad HD display on HP Spectre x360 running Windows

I want to by a new laptop and I am seriously considering Spectre x360 13-4005dx. There is one concern I have and that is the Quad HD Display. I have never used a Windows machine with that resolution ...
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Keep laptop in hot car indefinitely [closed]

I'd like to know if there's a good way to store a laptop (or other personal electronics) in a hot car long-term. For example, if I want to always just keep a Chromebook with a hotspot in my trunk, ...
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Is it okay to use sleep mode for my laptop all the time? [duplicate]

I use many applications every day, so it's important for me to get the complete desktop state (all windows, shells, etc. in the same state they were in, etc.) back instantly when I turn on the ...
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Will a lower input Ampere harm my laptop? [duplicate]

My original charger has an input ampere of 1.6 A whereas the replacement I am planning to buy has an input ampere of 1.5 A. I'd like to know if this .1 difference would make any huge change or harm my ...
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Do power fluctuations affect laptops while charging? [duplicate]

I use my laptop for overnight downloads and there has just been a problem with our society/apartment generator due to which a new generator is being used which I think causes fluctuations. Does a ...
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Ethernet and wireless connection [closed]

I have a device connected to my laptop using an ethernet cable. This connection has nothing to do with an internet connection as such but the wireless capability on my computer gets disabled everytime ...
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My VPCEB24EN sony vaio laptop with home basic window 7; Following functional keys are not working namely F5-F7 [closed]

Please provide solution of my question: My VPCEB24EN sony vaio laptop with home basic window 7; Following functional keys are not working namely F5-F7.
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Touchpad on laptop not clicking

I am able to move the mouse around with the touchpad but when I go to click I something the left nor right clicks do not work. I tried the fn + f9 keys. I have tried to restart the computer. I even ...
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Dell XPS 17 laptop shuts down unexpectedly when running on battery power

I have a Dell XPS 17 (L702X) and the problem is that whenever I use the laptop on battery without it connected to AC it will only work for a random amount of time before it will suddenly shut down. ...
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Dell laptop repeated, rapid beeping after POST, no error message, restart loop

Yesterday my laptop was running okay. I started it up, restarted it again to refresh it from hibernation, then ran Windows Update (just security updates). After it restarted following the updates it ...
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Lenovo Y570 RAM compataibiliy

I have a Lenovo Y570 laptop with RAM of brand Hynix 4 GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-10-F2 HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 NO AA Now I want to add additional RAM to my laptop. I've searched on web and found some RAM ...
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RAM incompitability issue in Lenovo Z570

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Z570. I have already 6GB DDR3 RAM(4GB transcend + 2GB Ramaxel). Now, I wanted to make RAM upto 8GB. So, I have purchased corsair 4GB DDR3 SODIMM Memory ...
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Will my Fn keys stop working if I reinstall my keyboard drivers?

My computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583-6428 laptop computer. Lately, I've been having a strange issue with my keyboard, which I've decided to attempt to fix by uninstalling my keyboard drivers and ...
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What could possibly go wrong if a laptop was kept in a kitchen? [closed]

I have the need to place a laptop in a restaurant's kitchen, but I'm worried that the cooking smells would stick to it and make it less pleasant (and possibly unhygienic) to use. This kitchen will ...
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Is it fine to run a dc motor through USB cable connected to my laptop?

I have a dc motor which needs more than 10V to run efficiently, so instead of running it on electric cells, I usually run it using my laptop's power. I connect a USB cable to my laptop and the other ...
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Bad performance after re-install windows

Lately my laptop was having trouble playing certain games because the disk would go to 100%, after trying multiple things to fix it without succes I decided to start from scratch and reinstall ...
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Laptop modem simulation [duplicate]

I have a laptop that does not have a modem and I do not have a phone line in my house. I have wifi trough my cable company and a cell phone. I need to connect to a remote dial-in modem (a HMI screen ...
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Loud noise coming from laptop [closed]

A friend brought me his laptop, complaining that it sometimes makes a loud noise. Sure enough, every once in a while, it makes a real loud noise. There's only 2 moving parts in there: the hard ...
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Can I upgrade RAM to 8GB in a Sony VGN Z620D notebook? [duplicate]

The marketing specs say 4GB max but the marketing specs also indicate Windows Vista 32bit (or Win XP) which might be the limiting factor. Can I upgrade (or at least safely attempt without damage to ...