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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What extras do I need to maximise battery life on a Linux laptop? (And how to stay current)

Cross posting from here, since it got no useful responses - perhaps it will have more luck here. -- Now, I know that this question has probably been asked 1000 times - but as far as I can tell, the ...
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scrambling display in dell inspiron 15 i3

My system is dell inspiron 15 with i3 processor 4GB ram & integrated Intel® HD Graphics 15.6-inch HD LED-Backlit Display (64bit). The OS am operating on is windows 7. presently i am having a ...
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How important is to have matching speed of RAM? [duplicate]

I have a 4GB DDR3 800Mhz recently I installed another 4GB. It turns out it's DDR3 667MHz. Does it really matter I should own both rams 800MHz? Slot1 shows recent RAM installation. ALSO I don't ...
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I have a Lenovo G570 laptop. Not starting occasionally

The laptop does not load windows at times. And at other times loads perfectly. Is there a solution? It has Windows 7 installed. It is updated till date.
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Computer dies (power off) when waking from hibernate, otherwise works fine

I have a strange problem with my Lenovo T520. Since last week, every wake from hibernate has failed right after the Windows 8 logo shows up. The computer simply dies (like I removed the battery, or as ...
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Green flickering dots that move on my laptop screen

I have a Toshiba L50D-B83110 laptop (AMD A8 APU with AMD Radeon R5 M230 graphics) running Windows 8.1. I have the same issue as the OP of this question: Green flickering pixels that move with black ...
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Laptop keyboard does not work in Windows 8.1 but works in BIOS

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-23J and have been running Windows 8 and later windows 8.1 for some time now. Last night my keyboard stopped working for no possible reason. When computer starts up (I ...
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Can I use my laptop as a second monitor?

Is it possible to make my laptop's screen act as a second monitor for my desktop computer?
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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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Unable to turn on wireless on new Lenovo IdeaPad laptop

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad laptop which is running Windows 7. I can connect to the Internet if I use Ethernet - however, I cannot seem to turn on the wireless. The little notification on the ...
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how do I make my computer only play through my speaker even if headphones are plugged in?

My mini-jack input is broken, so my computer(HP pavilion dv6 Notebook) thinks there is headphones plugged in at all times. If I physically press lightly on the headphone intput location, speakers ...
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Advent Laptop heating [on hold]

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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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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AC adapter burnt due to high voltage spike but is my computer damaged because of this?

There was a high voltage spike in our area. My laptop stopped working and the little bulb in the refrigerator stopped working as well as an air coniditioner. When I touched the laptop I felt a ...
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HP charger with Dell Laptop

My Dell XPS 15z has the following power requirements: Power: 90 watts Input voltage: AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz Output voltage: DC 19.5V 4.62A I have a HP adapter which has the following specs: ...
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How can I fix my laptop's display; it only shows white screen

I have an Acer Aspire 5739g laptop. My laptop's wireless was not working, so I opened the monitor to check the wireless cables and receiver. I pulled the monitor just a bit towards myself to see the ...
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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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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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Setup - KVM + HP Docking Station + 2 HP Business Laptops + Monitor + Keyboard + Mouse

I already running HP Elite Laptop in a HP Docking station connected with Additional monitor. I need to enhance the setup by connecting my second laptop, such that I can control it from same keyboard, ...
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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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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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Is it safe to replace a 4400mAh laptop battery with a 8800mAh battery?

I have an Acer Aspire 5536G. My battery is having problems so I am thinking of replacing it. I have searched online through many sites and I found some good deals. However, currently my laptop has a ...
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Windows Power Plan automation

I like to keep my Asus ROG G750JZ(laptop) on all the time and I have already automated sleeping at 01:00 in the morning, auto wake-up on opening the lid. However since I am not using the laptop all ...
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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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What is LED backlit display?

A laptop vendor told me that some laptops have led-backlit display which is superior to normal display. What exactly is the difference? Is it better to opt for backlit display? Is it better for the ...
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Laptop's screen brightness momentary random changes while on battery mode

My laptop's screen brightness momentary adjusts when doings several things, like when loading a web page, when scrolling up/down, when maximizing or minimazing a window. These changes in brightness ...
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How do I disable the On-Screen Keyboard on Windows 7?

I need help to disable the on-screen keyboard, It is highly annoying every time I restart or turn on my PC. Can anyone please tell me how to turn it off?
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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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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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Disc drive doesn't read DVDs anymore

The disc drive in my laptop (a Dell Inspiron 17R, about 1.5 years old) won't read DVDs anymore. The drive spins up several times as if attempting to read it but gives up about 2 seconds later every ...
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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 [on hold]

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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How to record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop

How can I record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop? Normally most laptops have two jack in input, one for headset/ear piece and the other for a mic. This enables you connect a ...
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Flickering horizontal static lines in display

I have Dell Inspiron 15 Intel N5050 laptop around one year old.When I started my laptop yesterday I saw Flickering horizontal static lines in display and it seems continuously at present time. What's ...
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What kind of hard drive can I upgrade my laptop with?

Laptop: Dell Inspiron B130 Current HD: Toshiba 60GB ATA-6 I would like to upgrade to a hard drive with a lot more space; at least 120GBs. What kinds are compatible with my laptop? Is there a maximum ...
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Secondary monitor shuts off when laptop lid close

I have a new dell XPS laptop. My external Dell monitor attached to my laptop.Everything works fine if my laptop lid is open, but if I close the laptop lid, I lose the display on the monitor attached ...
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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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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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Can an old laptop damage a hard disk? [closed]

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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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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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 ...