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How determine keyboard variation when manufacturer changes it [closed]

When I decided to purchase Toshiba Z830, I specially noticed at photos that the keyboard was good for me (wide Enter, Left Shift, Backspace), you can query it at images.google.com, on most photos ...
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Is my laptop good enough to support my development needs? [closed]

I have an ASUS Pentium-R Dual Core CPU running at 2.20Ghz. It has 4 gb of built in ram, currently running a 64 bit Windows 7 . I just started graduate school and Im wondering whether I should go in ...
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are these two laptops (roughly) equivalent? [closed]

I was looking at these two Dell laptops XPS 15 and Inspiron Q15R. The XPS is quite a bit more expensive, but as far as I can tell, the most important specifications appear to be almost identical: ...
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How to shop for a laptop by specifications? [closed]

This is not a shopping-recommendation question. I'm looking for a developer laptop, and my main criteria are hard-disk speed, RAM, weight screen size. How could one search for a laptop based on ...
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Will my new laptop AC power adapter work with my laptop, given these specs?

My laptop's AC adapter went out last night and I bought a replacement today, but will not be able to test it until tonight or tomorrow. My laptop is a Gateway P7801-U, but unfortunately Gateway does ...
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How can I find a laptop if it has a different model name all over the world?

CONUNDRUM: A laptop review in the UK talks about how brilliant the "ASUS ABCDE 55" is, but in America, France, etc there is no such laptop name. In fact it's called "ASUS 12345 AB" - AAARRGH! ...
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What makes a laptop battery specific to a model?

I have an old Toshiba laptop (pentium 4) whose battery just crapped out. Looking at the battery, it says it's a PA3251U. Looking online, this thing is going for about $100! I don't want to spend ...
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Buying a laptop, specs are confusing me

So, the FSB and cache specs are what confuse me. Intel® Pentium™ Dual Core T4300 (2.1GHz/800Mhz FSB/1MB cache) as opposed to paying $200 more for: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8700 (2.53GHz/1066Mhz ...