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Dell XPS 27 All-in-One (2017) availability??

Question: Dell XPS 27 All-in-One (2017) availability??

When will this new version of the XPS27 become available in Aus??
It has been quite a few years since Dell released the previous version.

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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hi ,  I am trying to download the BIOS update for X1 carbon 4th gen 20FB and i couldnt find that in this page. Can you please difrect me where to get it ? Thanks,Ramesh

Answer:LEN-18282: Reading Privileged Memory with a Side Channel CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-575

Welcome to the CommunityThe BIOS update is published on the laptop' download page
The link to the BIOS update is present on the page you've mentioned, unfortunately without laptop' MT code or x1 Carbon its generation #:
ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga - Affected - N1FET59W - - 1/7/2018

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does anybody know if the Dell Active Pen PN556W is compatible with the current Dell XPS 13 9630 (not 2-in-1)?

Answer:Dell Active Pen PN556W compatible with Dell XPS 13 9630 2017?

If you mean the 9360, no -- only the 9365 has the digitizer needed to work with an active pen.

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Does anybody know of a way to get, or to at least got a part number, for the SATA HDD Interposer (the adapter that sits between the mainboard and the SATA port) for a Dell 7459? I lost mine while removing the hard drive during a warranty repair, and I contacted the sales team who said they don't have any in stock or know when they will return! 
I'm really bummed out; I love the machine, but I also like having a hard drive. :-P 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 7459 AIO; Hard Drive Interposer availability.

JV5H9 SATA Interposer for HDD, Inspiron 7459/Inspiron One 2350

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Hi everyone, i have quite a few questions so i'll post separate threads rather than pollute one thread. I'm wanting to get something a lot better than windows defender. Comcast is my ISP so i can get NIS for free. As most of you are aware of Norton hasn't been doing a great job these days. There has been multiple vulnerabilities in its products that actually decreases the security of windows. Still NIS still does a pretty good job of scoring pretty well in the various test in terms of protection. I was thinking on going with either bitdefender or KIS but of course i would have to pay for those. If you were me would opt for NIS because its still pretty dang good and worlds better than bit defender or would you opt for one of the better products like KIS or bitdefender?

Answer:Kaspersky IS 2017 vs Norton IS 2017 vs Bitdefender IS 2017

bitdefender free+ CF and SAP i think will be good

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I just received my new dell 15/5000.  After setup, I noticed that the touchpad buttons are integral with the touchpad itself, meaning that movement on the button moves mouse pointer which is very annoying.  Is there a way to fix this?  Also, while checking drivers for touchpad, it appears it only has the generic microsoft drivers.  Searches on the dell driver download for this model do not show the "Dell" driver or software like seen on other models when searching this problem.  It appears that with the dell software, you can adjust the touchpad area and move it off the buttons.  Please help. 


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I just bought Dell vostro 15 laptop few weeks ago. It was working just fine. The problem occured few days ago. My laptop was getting stuck and there is no response for mouse click. So I plug out the battery and put it back. But When I power on the laptop just right after, it is not getting on. My AC adapter are working just fine. The white led turn on for few second and goes off. I tried to do what normal people do. I watched the YouTube videos and search for any information in the hope of getting a solution. I didn't get anything useful. So help me sort this out.

Answer:Regarding getting power on for Dell vostro 15(2017)

If the LED on the adapter goes out when you connect the system, there's a short circuit inside the system - start by contacting Dell for a warranty repair.

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I have just got my Dell XPS 15 and it has couple of issues with the keyboard:
1) The Enter key is not travelling smooth and producing some weird creaky sounds.
2) The right arrow key seems to have some strange defect as it jumps out of the place
This is very disappointing and this kind of issues are not even the case with cheap laptops.
Does anyone have an idea what can be done in this case?


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So today, as usual, i brought my laptop to school and when used it for about 25 minutes. Once i was about to put away my laptop I used my touch screen to sign out It froze on me and wouldn't sign-out. I had to leave to my next class so I just closed my laptop and left./ My next period i wasn't using my laptop at all but it was in my backpack for 90 minutes. Once coming back to my backpack I noticed that my backpack was extremely hot i check my laptop and it was extremely hot. I could not even touch the laptop without burning my hands. I was able to take the laptop out with a paper towel and from there on held the laptop to try and get it to cool down. I opened up my laptop and it was on and still at the sign out screen frozen. I turned it off by holding the power button for a while. I let it cool off and once it was very cold i charged it. After turning it on there is no problems and its not overheating anymore. I don't know if this is a common problem or maybe i just did something to cause it but it isn't currently overheating anymore.

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I have just bought (two weeks ago) a new dell xps 2017 8-th generation intel processor. As some other guys reporting this problem, I am also having it. My pc restarts randomly usually when battery is about 20%-30% and when there are windows updates to be installed. I don't really know where the problem is.

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When looking for the best laptop for programming, you'll have a certain set of criteria that the device will need to meet, as well as features it will need to have. For example, you're going to need plenty of processing power in a laptop for programming, so that it can compile and run your code as fast as possible. Thankfully, modern laptop processors come with plenty of cores and high clock speeds, which certainly makes looking for the best laptop for programming easier.

You'll also want plenty of RAM. We'd recommend at least 8GB - if you're running complex code, and you'll need a large hard drive. If a laptop also comes with a solid state drive (SSD), that's even better, as it will help with the overall speed of your programming and coding - especially if you regularly rebuild the code you write with minor changes.
Having a dedicated graphics card isn't essential for a laptop for programming, unless you are coding graphically-intensive games that you then want to test out. Modern Intel processors come with integrated graphics capabilities that are powerful enough for pretty much all programming tasks.
Dell Latitude E5480
Dell managed to deliver a magnificent piece of kit which it says is the most secure, most reliable and most manageable business-class laptop. That Latitude 5480 does come at a hefty price though and compared to the competition, this notebook may feel underwhelming. However, Dell's forte lies in its services and aftersale... Read more

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They WORK!
My new 2017 Dell XPS-13 2-in-1 arrived today and just finished testing it with our Apple Thunderbolt Displays & new Apple Thunderbolt Adapter ($29). Plugged it (adapter / mini-dp pigtail) into the LEFT USB-C port and monitor sprang to life without any issues. The LEFT port appears to have a higher class of protocol extensions. The Dell also works in "lid-closed" condition, but requires an "open-shut" to activate sleep after disconnecting.
We also have a Acer R240Hy Usb-C display which works (charge/video) from both ports. The LEFT port is smooth for FHD, but the RIGHT usb-c has drops under FHD.

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Thinking of upgrading to a GTX 1050 or a GTX 1050 Ti, but I heard somewhere that the dell motherboards don't support all graphics cards. Anyone know if these cards are compatible? If not, what cards are?

Answer:Supported graphics cards for DELL XPS 8500 in 2017?

The cards should work fine in your system. Below are the specs for the cards to run.

GPU Engine Specs:
10501050 Ti 

640768NVIDIA CUDA® Cores

13541290Base Clock (MHz)

14551392Boost Clock (MHz)

Memory Specs:
7 Gbps7 GbpsMemory Speed

2 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR5Standard Memory Config

128-bit128-bitMemory Interface Width

112112Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)

Technology Support:
YesYesSimultaneous Multi-Projection

NoNoVR Ready

YesYesNVIDIA Ansel



YesYesNVIDIA GameStream -Ready

3.03.0NVIDIA GPU Boost

12 API with feature level 12_112 API with feature level 12_1Microsoft DirectX

YesYesVulkan API


PCIe 3.0PCIe 3.0Bus Support

Windows 7-101, 

Display Support:
[email protected]@60HzMaximum Digital Resolution2

DP 1.43, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVIDP 1.43, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVIStandard Display Connectors

YesYesMulti Monitor


Graphics Card Dimensions:



Thermal and Power Specs:
9797Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)

75 W75 WGraphics Card Power (W)

300 W300 WRecommended System Power (W)

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Just ordered my new XPS27 with only an SSD but want to buy 2 HDD's for when it arrives.  It is supposed to have a dual 2.5 disk cage according to the hardware repair manual, but I can't find out the depth of the disks anywhere.  Can anyone tell me if they are 7mm, 9mm, or 15mm (I hope - I'd like to put the new 4 tb barracuda 15mm in those slots)?
If anyone has upgraded their disk or memory on this beast, I'd appreciate any tips or gotchas you found. It looks easy enough in the manual....

Answer:Dell XPS27 7760 (2017) Disk Drive 7, 9, or 15 mm?

From the options Dell offers, it looks like 9 mm drives, max.

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I have a Dell Precision T3500 workstation. Its specs are as follows:
CPU: Xeon x5650
RAM: 8 GB (currently installed, planning to upgrade upto 24 GB)
GPU: Nvidia Quadro 2000 (planning to upgrade to Nvidia Quadro M4000)
PSU: 525 Watts
I want to use Autodesk Inventor 2017, Maya 3D on this workstation. Please advise me can this workstation handle these applications.

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Hey forums,
My new Dell XPS 13 is just over a week old. I'm a programmer and use the left Ctrl key a ton. Just this afternoon I noticed the key start making a crunching/plastic rubbing sound. It happens about 90% of the time, depending on pressure and angle. I'm very paranoid about sounds coming from my devices so I'm sure I would've noticed this earlier. It's only that key.
I'm not sure if this is an issue any of you have experienced -- perhaps something with the computer being a little warmer than usual or something -- I've been programming now for the entire day. I'm going to give Dell a shoutout eventually but right now they don't want to recognize my warranty tag and I'm not in the mood to be on hold for 24.5 minutes right now.
Definitely disappointed with such an issue coming from what I expected (reviews, cost) would be a premium device. Love it otherwise!

Answer:2017 Dell XPS 13" Keyboard Crunching Noise

Sounds like you have squeaky key. If you look it up, you will find that this is more commonly encountered on the spacebar and backspace buttons. I don't think it has anything to do with heat etc. My backspace was squeaky unless I hit it at a certain spot.

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As the title suggests, the keyboard either works with a really bad delay, or stops altogether whilst in games. 
The laptop is one day old, and the game in questions is World Of Warcraft running at just over 200 fps on setting 5.
Things to note: It's the only game installed; No alterations to windows bar that one install.
This is really frustrating, so any help would be great, thanks.

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My DELL XPS 13 2017 model battery getting drained for no reason while laptop is asleep. I have XPS 13 2017 model i7 16GB 512SSD.
Any solution to this problem?
I have updated all the drivers, firmwares, removed all wake up PC power options, and there's no wake up timer, this is depressing, and gravely disappointing. 
I thought this laptop can last 7 hours with standard usage, but even sleep mode wouldn't last me 7 hours -_-

Answer:DELL XPS 13 2017 model battery draining while laptop ASLEEP

Some things you might start with are what is the exact model of the XPS 13 and open an administrative command prompt and type the following.  Let us know what the listing shows.
powercfg /a

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Hi all,
I recently purchased an Inspiron 15 7567 gaming laptop from Dell and have encountered a few issues.
Computer Specs:
OS: Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 7700HQ Kabylake
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 
Memory: 8GB (1x) DDR4
Storage: 1TB Hybrid Drive
The rest can be found here
Upon first setup there were issues installing the NVIDIA drivers where the install would fail multiple times - eventually I got the driver to install. Then I had some issues with the graphics card enabling when I would play games so I just changed the setting in the NVIDIA control panel to always use the dedicated GPU. After playing some AAA titles such as GTA V and Arma III, I am experiencing what appears to be throttling. On low or ultra settings, my FPS remains around 45-50 (sometimes a little higher before stutter) on most games which surprised me because the dedicated GPU is a 1050 Ti which has higher specs than what the games need. After playing for maybe an hour, the game starts to frequently stutter, dropping frames for a couple seconds then boosting back and so on. I have monitored the temperature of both the GPU and CPU which reach ~56 degrees Celsius and ~70 degrees Celsius respectively. I have also monitored the usage of the CPU and memory during play, the CPU not reaching full usage and the memory reaching about 90% usage. I have also monitored the GPU performance through GPU-Z and will attach the file below. I have virtually tried everything that I can thi... Read more

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Hi. I have a Dell Inspiron 5759.  I started seeing alerts that the above bios update was available. I haven't installed it yet.
Has anyone applied this update? Any problems or issues?

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Today at E3, Alienware and Dell announced new PC gaming systems and components, including Alienware gaming desktops with new multi-core processor options, and a full range of performance gaming monitors and peripherals. Powered by Windows 10?the best version of Windows for gaming? these new devices are built specifically for the needs of gamers, including native live game streaming through the Game bar with Mixer, Game Mode, connection to your gaming community through the Xbox app, DirectX 12 and more.

Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop launches at E3
Dell introduced the first gaming desktop in its growing Inspiron Gaming line at Computex and will start shipping it in the US tomorrow. The new Inspiron Gaming Desktop is built for gamers seeking a competitive advantage at an affordable price and incorporates the latest AMD multicore Ryzen processors featuring SenseMI, thermally-optimized airflow routing, Polar Blue LED Illumination, easy component access and power supply options up to 850 watts for supporting dual discrete Ready for VR graphics from AMD and NVIDIA. Available in the U.S. starting today, from $599.99 USD.

Alienware Area-51 updated with new multi-core processors
Intel and AMD?s new multi-core processors available in two new versions of Alienware Area-51, for the best experiences geared towards gamers who create or creators who game. Each are excellent choices for Megatasking, streaming gamers as well. If you can picture yourself gaming, recording and broad... Read more

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Available starting today on and at retailers in China including, and worldwide in the coming weeks, Dell?s new lineup includes the Inspiron 27 7000 AIO, the Inspiron 24 5000 AIO and the new Inspiron Gaming Desktop ? the first gaming desktop to join Dell?s expanding Inspiron Gaming line-up.

Built with Windows 10, these devices arrive equipped with the Xbox app and Direct X12, and can take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere and have your personal digital assistant Cortana* and comprehensive security with Windows Defender built-in. Let?s take a closer look at these devices:

Inspiron Gaming doubles down with first-ever gaming desktop
Dell announced today its first-ever Inspiron Gaming desktop with Windows 10, built for gamers seeking a competitive advantage at an affordable price. The new Inspiron Gaming desktop sports the latest AMD multicore Ryzen processors featuring SenseMI, which optimizes power consumption, task routing and clock speeds to deliver exceptional responsiveness and performance whether it?s gaming, Virtual Reality or streaming.

Features of the Inspiron Gaming Desktop include:
Gaming-focused design touches with functional venting, thermally-optimized airflow routing, available Polar Blue LED Illumination, and easy component access
Power supply options up to 850 watts for supporting dual discrete graphics
Ready for VR configurations that support HTC and Oculus
High-performance discrete graphics card options including NVIDIA® GeForc... Read more

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Im interested in buying one of the new Dell Inspiron 7566 15" gaming laptops with Kaby Lake processors, I've heard they became available in the USA today, does anyone know when we might see these released over here in the UK?

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Good evening everyone. Thanks for your access to this thread. I hope you to read and answer for this question.

I want to ask everyone that which software should I use for keeping security of my PC.

Now I am using Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as main anti-malware soft on my main desktop PC.
And also I was using F-secure SAFE as anti-malware soft on my PC until last week.

Yesterday, I heard that new Avast Antivirus 2017 was released, and new Avast Free is including behaviour scanning system.

I am having trouble deciding which software should I use as anti-malware soft.
Please tell me about your recommend.

I think that...

?Protection features
Better : Bitdefender 2017 > F-secure SAFE > Avast Free 2017

?Performance and speed
Lighter : Avast Free 2017 > F-secure SAFE > Bitdefender 2017

?the risk of false positive trouble
Bigger risk : F-secure SAFE > Avast Free 2017 > Bitdefender 2017

?SSL (HTTPS) Scanning is enable without fake SSL certificate to browser
Unnecessary fake certificate : Avast Free, F-secure
Need fake certificate : Bitdefender Total

F-secure SAFE is the very nice solution as protection from malwares and keeping speedy PC. But it is having big risk of false positive ratings; especially the website blocking is not good with many many false positive ratings. And, sometimes slow down my PC.

Bitdefender Total Security 2017 is the best solution as protection from malwares. This software is providing users very nice anti-malware solu... Read more

Answer:Avast Free 2017 vs F-secure SAFE vs Bitdefender Total Security 2017

Quick question, why Bitdefender Total Protection? Do you need ALL those additional features, or looking for an Antivirus only, because there are Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and Free versions.

What about other protection software like Emsisoft Anti-Malware/Internet Security or ESET Nod32 Antivirus/Internet Security?

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College Football Picks 2017-2018 Season Charlotte at Eastern Michigan Eagles September 01, 2017 @ 06:30pm

Charlotte at Eastern Michigan Eagles


Charlotte 22.903 26%
Eastern Michigan Eagles 30.181 74%


Charlotte +14.0 59.5 over
Eastern Michigan Eagles -14.0 59.5 under

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My BD sub expires soon. Trying to decide whether I should switch to Norton 2017. It's my understanding that Norton is no longer the grand POS it used to be.

What say you?

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Hello, Guys!
I'm new on this forum but I Really Really like this good Forum
So I had Emsisoft for couple of months now
But Recently I've switched over to Avast Premier Beacuse I've never used Avast before So I wanted to try It out
But now I'm without any AV As I do not know what to Install Avast or Emsisoft!
I have licences for both So thats not the problem
Thanks In Advance And btw This forum really nice.

Answer:Avast Premier 2017 Vs Emsisoft Internet Security 2017

Both have excellent protection functions, but certainly they are two different security solutions.
I think the choice of one or the other one is really subjective, I've used Emsisoft for many years and it is my first choice

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A couple of years ago I moved myself and some of the fam from Apple Everything to Windows 10. Yesterday however, I bought an new 2017 iPad. I really love the Surface devices, so why?
First, because Microsoft are no longer supporting the phones that are in our house, we are being forced from that platform. So rather than living and breathing completely and happily inside the Microsoft ecosystem, I am now forced to diversify and go elsewhere. This really is a big deal, and changes my thinking from the unthinkable (leaving the MS ecosystem) to the possible (shifting back towards Apple). That being the case, why should I then buy a Microsoft Surface tablet (I was planning to buying a new Surface Pro M3) when I an now FORCED to be open to Apple and Android?
Second, Microsoft have made my leap back to Apple so easy, because they have done what Apple and Google have refused to do, which is to make their software available on the others' platforms. Thus the transition to iPad is easy. For example, Word and PowerPoint are effectively free (via my 365 account that I will not be renewing at full cost next time; I will use the academic version which costs me almost nothing). Outlook on iPad is a great app (better than on PC platform). Lots of other apps that Microsoft that I use are also really nice on iPad (e.g. Wunderlist) and made the transition really simple and clean.
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Answer:I did the unthinkable and chose a 2017 iPad over a 2017 Surface Pro M3

Microsoft are no longer supporting the phones that are in our house, we are being forced from that platform
Can't make sense of that. Presumably you have really old windows phones that no longer get updates?
And what does that have to do with what tablet you use? Windows has timeline, cloud clipboard and a whole host of platform agnostic features coming this fall, so Windows will play nice with android or ios (better than those OSes play with any other).
You don't even need your tablet, desktop and phone to be the same platform. You just need the same services, which for MSFT, exist on every platform.

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Prior to Feb 23, 2017, there was sound through internal speakers and also when I plug in external speakers.
Starting Feb 23, 2017, there is no sound with Dell Optiplex 780 desktop computer (small form factor) with Windows 10
ie no system sounds
ie when I use vlc media player, no sound
When I use Windows Media Player, it says "encountered a problem while playing the file."
When I use vlc player, it opens the audio file, advances the time elapsed, but the speakers are silent
I updated Windows.
I ran Windows diagnostics.
Windows diagnostics detected conflict with sound card enhancements, so I disabled them, then rebooted.
I uninstalled the only recent Windows update, which was Feb. 21 windows update of Adobe Flash player.  I re-booted.
I ran AVG anti-virus and Malwarebytes.
I am trying to run on the online diagnosis, but it is stuck.

I downloaded Dell System Detect and installed it.  It is running, and appears in the system tray.
The I selected a sound card test.
However, the process is stuck at step 2. Install System Detect

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Dell XPS27 - 7760 (2017) Windows Hello "can't turn on camera" error
camera passed diagnostics and took my photo so the camera itself was working until then.  Does anyone have an XPS27 7760 working with Windows Hello?  What drivers are you using?
I see there is a realtek web cam program actually installed, but the drivers are from a windows update.  Does that suggest anything to anyone?  Should I try to run that program and see if it fixes things?  There are events that say "device needs further installation" but that seems to be a fairly common error on a lot of usb devices so that's no help.

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I'm trying to push out the update for the CVE-2017-11937 and CVE-2017-11940 vulnerabilities through WSUS but I can't find the KB# for either of them. Anyone know what KB# these two have?

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Hi guys
Wich do you perfer?

Answer:avast 2017 or F secure 2017?

Avast has nicer user interface and more features besides that everything else is pretty similar.

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I am going to buy  new battery for my Dell xps  L502x early 2011 15 inch laptop  which came with 6 cell battery.
I want to know if dell supports 9 cell battery in my laptop
And should I buy batteries manufactured in 2014
Does dell stoped  manufacturing the battery for this model.  I would prefer 2016  manufactured battery

Answer:Dell xps L502x battery manufactured with date 2014 will have same capacity in 2017 or does it loose some power holding capacity

The 502x supports both 6cell and 9cell batteries. Kindly find the specifications here - see page# 98.
The 502x is considered obsolete and I am not sure if the batteries are available with Dell any longer. 
You could contact our team to get a quote for a battery if available -
You could alternatively order the parts here - or through other 3rd party online stores or local stores.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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On my Windows 10 pro PC, I'm running (BDTS 2017 + Voodoo Shield Pro + Malwarebytes 3), and this combo is very smooth for me, but when I saw the results of MT tests here : AV Test - MalwareTips - Bitdefender Report - March 2017 and here : AV Test - MalwareTips - Kaspersky Report - March 2017, I think that these tests demonstrated that Kaspersky did a better job then Bitdefender
So my question is to know if it is a good idea to replace BD by KIS on my config ?
NB: I have paid keys for both

Answer:Bitdefender Total Security 2017 vs Kaspersky Internet Security 2017

1/ kaspersky with tweaked settings alone

2/ kaspersky, slightly tweaked + Voodoshield

3/ bitdedender with ATC = aggressive + ransomware protection enabled | Heuristics = normal

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Good evening everyone! Thank you for your access to here and reading my post.
Tonight, I want to ask you that how much the Avast Free Antivirus reaches some solid anti-malware software, which are the paid version.

Now I am using F-secure SAFE as Trial license on desktop PC, which is one of the mine.
It seems to nice for protect PC and F-secure SAFE is light despite it is one of the very strong scanning system as consumers.

But now, I am worrying about false blocking by browsing protection of F-secure SAFE.
In usually, f-secure is not making something to bad situation for me, I am feeling it.
But the Browsing protection feature of F-secure SAFE blocks websites too many times.
The most of sites,which were blocked by F-secure are obviously safe. Of cause, they are judged safe sites by other major antimalware soft (e.g. Avast, Bitdefender Total Security).

So I want to compare them; Avast Free Antivirus 2017 and F-secure SAFE 2017(or Internet Security 2017).
I want to ask you that which is the more strong software under the below situation...

OS is Windows10 Home and updated with latest security patch.
Main browser is the latest of Mozilla Firefox with ublock origin.
If I use Avast Free 2017, I will configure some setting (e.g. File Shield, Mail Shield, Web Shield, and Behavior Shield) to aggressive security level. For example, I will configure by referring to this page avast! Optimal Protection settings by RejZoR​
I heard that the latest edition of Avast Free A... Read more

Answer:"Avast Free 2017 with aggressive setting" vs "F-secure SAFE 2017"

Try Avast with these settings. How to setup Avast Internet Security for Maximum Protection (2016 Guide)

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I know 2017 version of avg devoloped from Avast. And also both of them use the same engine. But i want to ask you a question. Which one have more feature at the moment? And which one do you recommend to install my computer?

Sorry for my bad english.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards.​

Answer:Avast 2017 vs AVG 2017

Hey man. Of the two I would choose Avast, much more reliable and customizable.
My personal choice is Bitdefender though. I believe you could do some research on Youtube so that you form your own opinion. Here are some interesting channels:

The PC Security Channel [TPSC]
Malware Blocker
Aca Faca

Make sure to post on Security Configuration Wizard forum your full setup after you made your choice

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Just threw this article together, I want all the brain's in this forum to chip in and if there is anything missing from this article (at all!) let me know ASAP, in this thread.

A top quote :

Previously we wrote a long post about Best Laptops for Hackers, which included a run-down on the best laptops for programming and penetration testing (pen-testing). This article turned out to be very popular even though it wasn't exactly intended to be that, now we are proud to finally publish the long-requested article of 'Best Laptops for Video Game System Emulation'.

The idea of this post is to give an accurate summary of which laptops are suited for, or adept at emulating various consoles and their games, and which ones also can easily perform these duties, at the lowest possible cost.

Now obviously, the better hardware you have the better your system will be at emulating other hardware/software. That doesn't necessarily mean a more expensive laptop. Where the demands of hacking and pen-testing demand vital and significant internal storage, the prerequisites for game emulation are generally just a good graphics processor, and good RAM/CPU.

Your laptop should also be in good working order and not muddled with high-risk pirated downloads and large bits of video. To emulate efficiently, you should also have as little processes and programs running in order for the emulator to run smoothly.

These are all common sense tips but...
If you are lo... Read more

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Is it possible that I may be able to purchase a full installation disc for Windows 8.1? I ask this simple question because it appears to be impossible to reach a definitive answer via google search. Many thanks.
PS By full installation, I do not mean 'recovery'.

Answer:Availability of Win 8.1

Found this, Link.
Address, eCost Software, 108 Legacy Centre, Hanworth Trading Estate, Hampton Road West, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 6DH .

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Question: IWS Availability

I bought a Y510 Ideapad in US on 3rd April 2008.  Now I am in india, my hard disk is failure.  I enquire here in bangalore india, Lenovo service provider(Binary Systems) said that there is no international warranty for this serial number ABxxxxxxxx.  Can you please let me know, is there IWS available for this serial number laptop. Thanks in Advance Baskar Moderator Note; s/n edited for members own protectionMessage Edited by andyP on 09-23-2008 01:45 PM

Answer:IWS Availability have a look at that page. 

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The S10 has been out for a while, yet it is hard to find any retailer that carries it. I like to use Amazon because I get free 2 day shipping from them. The S10 shows up as "Available for Pre-Order" in their website. A little frustrated, I actually called them the other day to find out why it wasn't available yet. They told me that they are waiting to get a shipment from Lenovo, and that the S10 should be in stock in a few weeks. I believe Lenovo have an amazing product with the S10, hopefully they can improve availability so that it is convenient to get one. I'm wondering where you guys have gotten your S10 netbooks (my guess is that most of you ordered directy from Lenovo.) Thanks for the great forum, by the way. I have followed it often, but I just registered so this is my first message.

Answer:Why the low availability for the S10?

Hi, welcome to the forum. My question: Have you been tried lookup product availability in Lenovo official website? I sugesst you explore product availability which ships within 3-5 business days here.There you click and voila you are prompted to the page where lists 16 products which are available that consist S10 product.

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Question: win 7 availability

Is a Win 7 system disk, configured for this hardware, available for purchase for this system?I really do not like 8.1. Thanks, Bob

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Question: SP3 availability

Im finding it difficult to locate XP SP3 as a seperate individual downloadable file (so i could keep on disc - for installs). Microsoft give a link for this - but only if you are deploying it via a network. Is SP3 only available via torrents? I take it, that it would be compatible with both Home on Pro versions?


Answer:SP3 availability

The one available for deployment via Networks is just fine to use on a home machine. It is the same thing. SP3 no matter what will always be the same thing. Be it for Home or Pro, via Network or via Windows Update. It will ALWAYS be the same thing. Would be pointless to make different versions cause then you would have to know which version you are getting to make sure that your software was compatible.

Not to mention:

^**READ FIRST**^ Windows Stickies Index

Is this:

XP SP3 CD Now Available

Here is the XP SP3 ISO.

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win xp
there is a 1 GB partition. availability states there is 100 mb unused, 700 mb used. But when I click on the folder and select all files, there is a total of only 200 mb used. the garbage bin is already emptied.

Answer:used mb availability

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Anyone know where I can get a copy of Zone Alarm Firewall (Free) Vers. 6.1.744? I've used ZA for a couple years and had no problems. Decided to update to the latest version (6.5.731 from Maj Geeks). Would never completely load and was using 100% of my CPU, so I couldn't do anything else with the machine. Finally got rid of it (clean uninstall) and went to the Zone Alarm forum where I learned that too many people are having problems with all the 6.5. versions. Current wisdom seems to be that the last trouble-free version was 6.1.744. Can't find it on ZA's site, however, only the Anti-Virus for that version.
(am I making sense?) Thanks for any leads.

Answer:ZA 6.1.744 availability

Although you may want to 'question' why the latest isn't working, I have no problem with it.

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Any news on when we'll be able to buy S10-3s with the "HD" or "720p" screens? I've been waiting since April.  I'd hate to have to go HP, Dell, Sony, or Acer to get a 10" netbook with more than 600 pixels screen height. 

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Question: W7 Availability

Is there any authorative information available from Microsoft as to the availability of W7 after the release of W8 in October?



Answer:W7 Availability

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Question: Availability

Hi. Can someone tell me when Cheeseball81 is available? Our schedules seem to be out of sync. Thanks.


Hi rockmike,

We don't have schedules here, we help when we can. Please be patient and CB will get back to you.

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If windows 7 goes RTM in june and supposed to be released in general public in October, when would Technet and MSDN subscribers be able to download it?


Answer:RTM and Availability


Aren't most if not all of the leaks coming from subscribers?

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Question: ISP Availability

So we're moving our business here into a larger facility in a more densely populated area in an upscale tech-savvy city. I didn't really think internet access would be an issue as this commercial area has been established for 30 years and supports a lot of tech oriented businesses (there is an ISP 1 block away -,-95.383994&sspn=19.40771,19.313965&ie=UTF8&hq=&t=h&ll=44.872994,-93.402886&spn=0.018309,0.027037&z=16).

I've called up ~7 ISP's and the BEST service i can get in the area is a 3mbps DSL line? Apparently Qwest owns the copper in the area and the nearest station is ~11,000 ft away. Comcast owns the cable in the area but they are 1/2 mile away with no intent of moving closer. According to the ISP that is 1 block away Qwest pulled out a lot of the copper and replaced it with fiber, although the fiber doesn't go to our building either. So now i'm stuck with a 3 down / 1 up DSL line or buying multiple T1's which doesn't seem cost effective at all.

Anyone have any ideas of strategies i'm missing? It seems pretty backwards that in this type of area I can't get decent service.

Answer:ISP Availability

As bad as it may be, T1's are still the basic standard for telco connections. Hopefully this changes soon, have you seen if you can get fast ethernet from anyone like Cogent (They may be only in my area). Normally is a T1 services the building you can get some decent connections but they cost a lot.

When you say comcast is 1/2 mile away do you mean their closest cable is 1/2 mile away and they want to charge you to run it to the building?

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Heard the new HP Pro x2 is coming out. When can I get this?

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win xp
there is a 1 GB partition. availability states there is 100 mb unused, 700 mb used. But when I click on the folder and select all files, there is a total of only 200 mb used. the garbage bin is already emptied.

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Been looking at laptops for a while with the aim to get one in December. When I looked before the Y500 looked perfect for what I was after however after realizing they were releasing a new model (y510p,) I decided to hold off in wait. I remember calling Lenono support some time in July and was told the model would be available sometime in August however now in October, it still doesn't seem to be available from UK retailers. I can buy it from the lenovo website however with the estimated shipping time, it's clearly imported so might as well just import it from a US based seller. Anyway, before I go the import route, I was wondering if anyone knew any info on if the Y510p will be available from UK based retailers in the next few months? 

Answer:Y510p UK availability

Hi aiBreeze,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
The availability of Y510p Laptop will be available with our UK Sales Team, below is their contact information:

Do post us back for further queries.
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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Can anyone tell me what month of what year Windows 7 will be available for purchase? Thank you very much. abx

Answer:Windows 7 availability

Microsoft hasn't (yet) released any dates, but most people say it will be at the end of this year or early next. I can see them wanting to get it out as soon as possible, the question is which crowd are they aiming for. Do they want the back to school people or the holiday ones?

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Question: U350 availability

Our team in Barcelona are telling me that the lenovo distributor is unavailble to deliver U350. Has this model been discontinued? If so, what has superseeded it in the lineup? If you were to replace the U350 in a mixed windows 7 / ubuntu environment - what current machine would you select as the most similar and compatable? (we like the portability, batterylife, and Ubuntu support) Thanks, Daniel

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Is the X201 with core i7 expected to be available again in Australia this year (or ever)? ... or is the core i5 the only option for the 2010 release of the X201?

Answer:X201 with i7 availability?

The performance difference between an i5-520m and the i7-620m is only around 10 to 15% max under synthetic benchmark with 100% CPU load. You won't notice the performance diffference during everyday use.
Just check out the benchmark score available on the net. 
Save the money and get a fast SSD and extra Ram. 

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I've scoured the net for the device I'm looking for and it doesn't appear to be available. Let me explain...

I want to connect gaming devices away from the pc itself using a USB Hub that's wireless. I plan to build a simulator but don't want the wires hanging out to be tripped over, etc.

Is there such a device? I realize the some peripherals need a source of power but my cordless mouse and keyboard work just fine with batteries. One could put the power (i.e. batteries) in the hub itself.

I'm not much of an entrepreneur but this might be worth checking out.

Answer:Wireless USB Hub availability?


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I am looking for a replacement for my X60s. First thing, that came up into my mind was X201s. I looked at the U.S. Lenovo website and found out that I am not able to order it from there; however, on the U.K. website it is available for order. Then I searched this forum for information, have not found any reasonable explanation. The only thing I found was the assumption that this is because of lack of the i7 processor, but i7 is back in stock, while X201s is not. I continued further my investigation and found post on the forum: ?The entire x201s line is discontinued? They are still available among resellers because there are remaining inventories in the resellers channel. I guess I should have made my line more refined. The x201s has been discontinued in the US, at least. Not sure about other countries?.? Do you have any thoughts on that? Was there any confirmation or press release from Lenovo? They have discontinued X300 series, maybe the author of the post got confused, or we will be left without also without X201s, which I consider as THE masterpiece?

_____________________________________T60 2007-63G, Windows 7 & X60s 1704-5UG, Windows 7 & x201s 5143-28U, Windows 7

Answer:X201s availability in the U.S.

I don't think it's been discontinued, but who knows when we'll see it again.  If you want one eBay is probably your best option.

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Question: Port availability


How can I find out if a specific port is available or not (Unix/Windows).



Answer:Port availability

Which port?

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I am in the United States and want to purchase S10-3 with 3G and Bluetooth. Is the only option to wait until it appears on the Lenovo USA website? Thank you.

Answer:S10-3 3G Bluetooth availability


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Despite the 8GB limitation on memory, I think the X240 will be my next laptop. Question is, when will it be available in the UK with the IPS FHD screen?

Answer:X240 UK availability

As I heard from resellers here in Germany, the X240 with FHD IPS display won´t be available before December. Today, the X240 went on sale online in the USA, but still without the FHD option.

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When will the next x1 become available in the UK? It has been more than six weeks since it became available in the US and here in the UK we are still kept in the dark. Shame on you Lenovo, your logistics are so clumsy... if this doesn't change you will lose one by one your loyal customers outside the US...  

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Question: W701 Availability

Does anyone have any idea when the already announced W701 will be available for purchase?

Answer:W701 Availability

I notice their available on the  Lenovo Spain  site

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Answer:AMD Athlon 1.2 Ghz CPU availability?

Anyone know where I can order one online? Is it really worth upgrading from 750Mhz? Ta muchly!

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Hi, Has the X 201 S been discontinued?
Moderator edit: Added detail to subject.

Answer:x201S availability?

I read a rumor to that effect, and that it was due to inability to source the proper LCD screens.  However, it is apparently still available in the UK.

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I went to to find a battery for my X41.  The current battery (42T5268) has about 25% of its original capacity.  The site does not show any battery available for my computer.  There is one shown for the X41 tablet, though, but that doesn't do me any good. Will Lenovo produce the battery for my machine, or will I have to purchase one of the off-brand batteries which have a bad reputation?   

Answer:X41 battery availability

Welcome to the forum!How about this:

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I was looking for a docking product that would provide some PS/2 ports for my T510.  Is there anything out there?  I couldn't find any currently being offered.  I don't NEED the PS/2 port, as I use a USB/PS2 adapter with my Unicomp Model M-style keyboard.  But it would be nice to have.  


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Answer:PS/2 port availability?

no new laptops have the PS/2 support on the laptop or the dock.
You probably need an active PS/2 to USB converter, as your Unicomp Model M style keyboard may not support the usb mode. 

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Hello everybody,

when will the new Terca R10 available in Europe (especially in Germany)? Has anyone an idea whether the display is a glare on or not?

Thanks for your help

P.S Here is a link:

Answer:Re: Availability of the Tecra R10


I do not understand why you ignore the fact that this forum is user-to-user forum. Precise answer to this you can get just from Toshiba marketing people who plan such things.

What you can do is to check Toshiba Germany page from time to time and follow the news there.
I hope the link is known to you. If not let e know ;)

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I have seen the specification of the Qosmio G35 AV660 and what is built in as standard suits my purposes totally.
Having checked all of the dealers and distributors in the UK, nobody seems to be aware of the existence of this version and consequently cannot give me a purchase price.

This version of Qosmio is available from distributors in the States and the Far East - can it be obtained here(UK) and at what price?

If not - are there any particular problems with buying from other countries?
Thanks for any info you may pass on!

Answer:Is Qosmio G35 Availability in the UK?

Hi Frank

The Qosmio G35 AV660 was designed especially for the US market and in my knowledge it is not available in the Europe.

I think if you want to buy it you have to contact an US notebook dealer or an notebook importer in the UK.
Search a little bit in the internet...

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Dear Lenovo, Can you provide some information on when the Yoga 2 Pro will be available in other world wide locations? I'm specifically interested in availability in the United Arab Emirates... Rgds, Maarten

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Does anybody know when Lenovo plan to release the 2-in-1 Yoga 700 14" with 6th gen processors in the United Kingdom? All it says on the website is 'coming soon' which isn't very helpful! Cheers.

Answer:Yoga 700 availability

 You haven't looked very far! Pc world have the fully loaded model on sale (skylake i7, 256 ssd, 8 gb ram) for £849.99 plus £100 Lenovo cashback Played with it instore, it's a nice bit of kit 

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Hi all, I've had my eye on (and money ready to buy) a T430 for quite a while. I've noticed that it's ready to purchase on the US site but I'm in the UK so need to use the UK site. Since yesterday, the thinkpad product page has had some graphics of the newer models at the top, but only the older models are listed (See Here). I've searched the site and found the product page for the T430 but that currently says "Find a reseller" (That's here). Just wondering if anyone can shed any light on when the T430 will be available to purchase on the UK site. Thanks all, Liam.


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Answer:T430 UK Availability

As you need information regarding availability of  ThinkPad T430, please contact the lenovo pre-sales department and there the available representative will assist you .

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My g/f purchased an Acer Aspire V3-572G-543S a few months ago. It's out of stock everywhere it seems. It was just released this year. Was it discontinued or is this laptop experiencing supply issues? Thanks

Answer:Product Availability

??It's in stock here: and here:

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i have really looking for an hp envy 14t in New York. If any one could help? 

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When will the thinkpad edge 14 be available in the philippines? The newspaper said it would be available in april but still no sign of it here in cebu. Even the lenovo dealer has no idea

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After a brief browse I cannot find any note regarding uk availability for r7 372t. Anyine any idea when this will be out in the uk (if ever) The r7 371t is barely available and i have never physically seen one. is the ram inthe 372t upgradeable? Thanks

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Greetings,I am looking to buy a Thinkpad 13 to replace my parents' aged Thinkpad X120e.  I think the press release from CES said it would be available in March, but no sign yet.Does anyone know when we might see this system available?Cheers,

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I have been unable to find acurate broadband availability maps for my specific area of Northwest Washington state.
Specificly I need to know aproximatly when DSL or tower (clearwire) services will become available in rural areas of Skagit county. I now use an almost worthless G3 type connection-expensive and s-l-o-w !
Google searches and contractor sites seem worthless.
Any help is apreciated.

Answer:Broadband availability map

Determining coverage for an existing service should be as simple as going to the provider's website and looking at a coverage map or inputting address information.

Determining future coverage also requires going to the provider's website since they're the only ones who know when and where they're planning to expand. They may or may not provide that information.

Clearwire is 4G WiMax with availability in large cities. I doubt they have any rural area coverage.

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Is there a driver available that will allow an Aspire5600U connect to Wi-fi in the new Windows 10 ?can't get any response from live chat.

Answer:Driver availability

try this one: 100% trustable websiterun the exe, this will extract a folder and some file, then have a look to a setup or install file inside.

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A few months ago the 2.13 GHz SL9600 option became available on the X200 Tablet. Since then it's disappeared, and a few have sprung up on ebay or the like. I was just wondering if anyone knew when this would become widely available again, or at least if there was a more reputable reseller that I could purchase one from. I really want to buy this tablet, but I can't consider it unless it has at least a 2 GHz processor.  Thanks.   EDIT: Whoops, I posted this in the wrong forum; could it be moved to the X200 Tablet section? Sorry. Message Edited by Doctor_2 on 06-18-2009 08:02 AM

Answer:Availability of SL9600

I just bought a X200T with the SL9600 in Australia - the option was always on the website

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Hello,I'm looking to buy a new thinkpad to replace my old X220. Now, the T430 seems the right for me but it is not available in the EU yet, could anyone shed some light on when it will be available in the European Union, more specifically the Netherlands.Thanks in advance.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thinkpad® T430 | Intel® Core? i7-3520M | 8GB HyperX PnP DDR3-2133MHz | Nvidia® NVS? 5400M | 256GB Plextor® M5 Pro


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Answer:T430 EU availability

Hi Dodger, Most models are orderable now, and I expect my first NL shipment to arrive the 13th of June. You can send me a private message if you would like to discuss the various options :-) Cheers Willem 

Lenovo Premium Business PartnerX1 Carbon Touch | i7-3667U | 8Gb | 256Gb | HD 4000 | 14HD+ | WWAN | W8.1 Pro RTM x64 |

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Several people here in Dubai been looking for X61 all around contacted lenovo local dealer (Jumbo) were they stated that its only available for  companies  use only not retail. this take me into suprize since all people around the world been ordering them and buying them in world wide market without any problem why it's only here ??I talked to sales representative yesterday he told me he been getting lot of phone calls from ppl requesting him to try and spare some for them .. the only thing he was able to say is to contact lenovo site and ask them to do so??strange policy .. I've been user of IBM computers since long time and i didn't had any such problem of not putting announced product in the market ??anyone can help??

Answer:X61 availability in Dubai

this venue is the wrong place to ask that particular question..
all here must kind of only say what would be approved be the company..
i happen to know a fellow who lives in dubai and gets a new thinkpad every few years..
he is iranian and his mother lives in (or near) nice, france..
so its not an impossible dream, just a little tricky..
what I would do in your place would be to find an online dealer and buy from them and if need be just take delivery to a friend in the USA and have him ship it to you in dubai..
this will raise the cost since fedex or DHL is costly to dubai..
but you will get a new thinkpad and if you get together with your friends you can save on the shipping by shipping two or three..
you MIGHT have warranty issues but thats another story and this MIGHT be the reason that particular model is sold only to large enterprises..

Bill Morrow, kept by parrotsSysop - forum.thinkpads.comX300, T60p, X60s,X60T (sxga+), Transnote, MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPod----She was not what you would call refined.She was not what you would call unrefined.She was the type of person who kept a parrot.Mark Twain

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Do you know where I can find open source, free, or cheap DLA software for use with Vista?

DLA = direct letter access. It is software that allows a user to employ the “save” or “save as” command in most applications to write a file directly to an RW disk like one writes a file to a hard drive. With DLA software, the file saved on the RW disk can be re-opened, edited, and saved anew.

A personal note:

I've used Roxio Media Creator (and its predecessor) over the years, but I am getting tired of having to buy new software every time Microsoft upgrades its operating system. Over the years, I have had to purchase three upgrades. Frankly, I'm feeling exploited.

Any help with be very much appreciated.

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Does anyone have a link for Quickstart 2.0 installer now that the s10-3/t is officially out?  Still not showing on the Lenovo download page. When I try to update inside Quickstart it still says I have the latest version -  I really would like to upgrade to version 2.0.Thank you ,Mike

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Comparing several LCD, LED plasma screens show up as inferior in definition and colour to my existing CRT which is giving the "blip" warning that it might be on the way out, after seven years being permanently "ON" for most of that time.Space is not a consideration, it is up in the corner of the room on a bracket, so the depth of the tube is no problem.I cannot see new ones advertised anywhere, anybody any ideas or contacts for me?

Answer:CRT monitor availability

we still have a crt tv and it has an excellent picture.

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Does anyone know when the M90z will be available with the 80 GB SSD?  All the articles I have read about the M90z say it will be available with one. What will be the additonal cost? I contacted Lenovo customer service, but I could not get a firm answer.

______________________________________________________________Machine Type: M90z AIO ; Product: 3091CTO (Custom), CPU: i5-650, Video Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, Memory: 4.00 GB,Network Card: Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN, OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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Anybody have any idea when A530 will be available? On Lenovo's Norwegian web site it has been "coming soon" for about three months

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I am updating my equipment and I am loth to get rid of my IDE dvd burner. Is there a caddy available to hold this burner, in the same way as a HDD caddy does?

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Greetings,I am looking to buy a Thinkpad 13 to replace my parents' aged Thinkpad X120e.  I think the press release from CES said it would be available in March, but no sign yet.Does anyone know when we might see this system available?Cheers,

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Anyone have any idea when the 950 XL will be available in stock either in stores or online again?

Answer:Lumia 950 XL Availability

Apparently, it is due for delivery from Carphone warehouse on the 19th January in the uk

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Does anyone know whether Windows 7 will still be available in the stores for purchase once Windows 8 is officially launched on Oct 25th?

Perhaps someone can recall what happened to Vista when Win 7 launched.

If Win 7 is going to be pulled from the shelves, then maybe it's time to stock up before it's gone.

Answer:Win 7 availability once Win 8 launches?

Of course it will. Windows 8 sucks.

1 shelf 4 feet long dedicated to W8.

10 Shelves 20 feet long dedicated to W7..............and XP

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