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Opinions on Surface Pro 3 or Laptop

Question: Opinions on Surface Pro 3 or Laptop

Hey guys and gals, my names Alex, I'm in the market right now for what to get for myself as far as a mobile 'pc' goes.

I've been doing a lot of research on Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, and honestly I'm really happy with the results. What I'm looking for is pretty much what the SP3 has, mobility, but power. Now, that's just my general needs, honestly I could probably do without the SP3, but I'm starting to get into 3D modelling, and along with 3D modelling, a little bit of art. I don't and probably won't do it professionally, but more-so as something to do on the side for fun, and maybe to help developer buddies of mine looking for models or art of some kind, but still mostly for fun. (By the way, the version of the SP3 I'm looking at right now, is the i5 variant, with the 8gb of ram, and 256gb SSD. Read and believe it's the best price wise for the uses I'll be using it for, ie. 3d modelling, drawing, light games, etc. Explained more below.)
And I've read up on the Yoga 2 a little as well, and I've found that it costs about the same as the Pro 3 for just about the same components.

The pen for the SP3 looks really good and from what I've heard, works really well with the tablet. But besides just being a good tablet, I'm wanting something that can work as a bit of a laptop. (I'm a big gamer. BUT. When I'm on the road, I'm not the kinda guy to be interested in playing HEAVY games, really.) When I'm on the sail boat or on the road or something, I'd much rather have lighter (less battery required) games, like Dwarf Fortress, or small rogue likes, anything that's fun, requires thought and can drag me away from the drive (unless I'm driving). So I think the SP3 would be perfect for Dwarf Fort and other small games I play, simply because usually they require more processor and near to no graphics (with the occasional exception).

So, I guess really, a tablet would be my best option, at least personally. I really don't want to lose that ability to use a pen in favor of being able to more easily modify and repair a device such as a laptop.

I guess the next question is, is the Surface Pro 3 my best option for tablets? So far it's the most highest rated one I've seen, as good for regular consumers go instead of just professionals.

So, I guess my question is, does anyone have their own opinions on the SP3 or other tablets possibly cheaper that are just about as good? Please, try to avoid being biased, or putting a product down due to a defect or something, I want good, sturdy advice with someone that's had a lot of experience with the SP3 while doing the same things I do, or at least similar.

Cheers,
Alex

PS: Money isn't that much of a problem for me, really, but being cheap whilst also strong performance wise is a really good thing for me. (Used to work on a really really slow PC and really don't want to go back in time. )
Also, I am pretty good with computers, I've spent a good portion of my life working on them myself and even have built the PC I'm using right now myself, not that that matters too much, but it's more to say that if there are things I have to do to improve performance of the SP3 or something, etc to help, that kind of thing.

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Answer: Opinions on Surface Pro 3 or Laptop

I should mention, the main use for this PC is NOT gaming, if you haven't already figured that out. It's meant more for browsing on the side of my main PC, for browsing and other things when I'm on the road, modelling when I'm away from my main PC, etc. NOT gaming.

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I’ve read reviews for it. I’m thinking of getting one but wondered what users though of it.

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Today, we are excited to launch the new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop and bring our full family of Surface products to more markets than ever before. When I look at the journey we have been on since we launched the first Surface nearly five years ago, I am amazed at how far the product family has come. With Surface Pro, we created a new category and challenged the status quo of the laptop. With every Surface release since we have continued to push the boundaries of existing categories ? bringing more power, more pixels and more versatility to help people work how they want, where they want.

From the professional that seeks inspiration out in the world and wants to capture it, to the student traveling from class to dorm room to library, we all desire tools that allow us to bring ideas to life wherever we choose. This is why we build Surface products, and this is why we?ve expanded the Surface family with beautiful and powerful devices that reflect the individual using them.

Surface Laptop

People are already falling in love with Surface Laptop. The rich, deep colors draw you into an experience that is warm and inviting. The blend of beauty and performance hits all the right notes without compromising the things required to keep you productive, like all-day battery life, incredible display quality, and portability. Even the Alcantara® material covering the keyboard balances its elegance with a clever design that resists spills and absorption. Every detail on this prod... Read more

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When Microsoft surface product in India why it always ignore India.

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Between the versatile Surface Pro, and the gorgeous Surface Laptop (both at 8gb RAM and 256gb SSD), which device would you recommend for a teacher?
I have had my sights set on getting a new surface device for the past several years (I am stuck with the original Pro and a Toshiba laptop), and now seems like it might be a great time to buy. In regards to my usage, I am looking for a device that I could use for both personal consumption (YouTube, Netflix, music, taking notes, reading, casual gaming, etc.) and for using within the classroom (creating lesson plans, grading assignments, possibly using the device during instruction).
Both devices look wonderful, but I have concerns about the Surface Pro's battery life, screen size, and the Pro's true potential as a laptop replacement. In regards to the Surface Laptop, I am a little uneasy about the lack of MicroSD, as well as its handicapped inking potential.
In essence, for a teacher, both in the classroom and on the couch, which device would you recommend for overall reliability, versatility, and battery life? Thanks!

Answer:For a Teacher: Surface Pro or Surface Laptop?

I think surface pro, because surface laptop cannot be fixed if there was problem with him. (alcantara) In surface pro you just buy new keyboard + it is smaller and it have windows 10 pro

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what the hell is wrong w/ me? i don't want to let any of them go, but i got the pro 2 and 2 with the idea that i'd sell the rt and pro!

Answer:i'm this close to owning a surface rt, surface pro, surface 2, and a surface pro 2

You're gonna be on a future episode of hoarders, lol!

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I don't get it, can someone explain to me why the new is NOT included and why is it more money?? i don't see why it's more money. okay i get it, it has 4x the pressure sensitivy levels.......but that can't be the reason why its $40 more right?

Answer:Surface Pen comparsion (Surface Pen that was included with SP4 vs new 2017 surface pen)

Income opportunity.?

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Question: Laptop opinions

Hi
I'm looking for opinions on the below laptops.
http://www.johnlewis.com/231395883/Product.aspx
https://www.simplyacer.com/AcerAspire5750_1114404.html
Q. Does the difference in Intel Pentium processor/Intel® Core? i5 make a great deal of difference?
My requirements are for general web browsing and MS office use - nothing extravagant.
Thanks

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Unfortunately your Acer link brings up the wrong page I am thinking. But even without seeing the alternative I would be more inclined to buy from John Lewis as their customer service,should anything go wrong,is excellent.

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Question: Laptop opinions

looking to replace my desktop with a laptop, im not a hardcore gamer, but i do play halo (i know i know im not going to get as good graphics outta the laptop as a desktop) and my wife takes a ton of photos and is always messing around withem, anyways from what ive seen i think i can get something decent to do what i want for 1500-2000$ im looking for suggestions on brands and anything else you feel like adding in. i think that should be enough info to get some kinda respones

(if i shoulda posted this somewhere else sorry)
 

Answer:Laptop opinions

Moved it to Hardware as many of our members dont goto the lounge but do read the tech forums,

While I'm just on my way out but I will just leave these thoughts for now,

I find HP, Compaq, ASUS, Advent (maybe UK or EU only dont know if Advent are in the US ) and Sony all good makes and fairly reliable, I have a Compaq one and its fine, no issues with it at all.

A few things I would NEED to have on a laptop are;

at least 1.6ghz or above CPU ( I have a 2.2ghz AMD Mobile Athlon 64 at present )

1gb or Ram
80-100GB HD
a GFX card with its own dedicated memory 128mb or above ( do not go for a laptop with shared memory if your wanting to play 3d games )

I would tho aim to a CPU which is 64bit capable for future usage with upcomming Operating Systems and Software which will be 64bit capable, AMD Athlon64 or AMD Turion64s are very good, so are Intels Centrino ( I would only go with if going Intel with the Centrino's and not the Celeron Ms )
 

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I'm after a new laptop. Have found this one in Currysclick hereIt's at the top end of my budget.What are other peoples opinions on this laptop?Good, bad etc?

Answer:Opinions on this laptop please?

If you just want to do simple tasks then it will be fine. Try and do more than one task and they grind to a halt.IMHO Personally I woundn't touch one with a celeron cpu, I've used a few.I think this is a much better machine from comet click here. If you buy on line it's down to £479. The 1.7Ghz centino is very good for proccesing power, WiFi and battery life.

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Question: Laptop opinions

I am in the market for a laptop and ordered this one from Staples last week:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-4540s-1...Specifications

The price was $399 because they gave me a $100 coupon - even got a conformation email.
When I didn't receive it, I called and they said DISCONTINUED, but Walmart has it, as does Tigerdirect[. (but I would have to pay $499,00.

Staples wouldn't even let me use the coupon tp purchase something else.

STAY AWAY FROM STAPLES!!
They are useless!!!

Anyway, I am also looking at this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPa..._cd_ql_qh_dp_t

I have a self-built for any heavy lifting.

The laptop would only be for light Web surfing, watching movies, listening to music.

I'm inclined to go for the Lenovo and add an SSD
Through Amazon - no shipping or tax, so that would almost pay for the SSD.

I am getting conflicting opinions on AMD in a laptop - overheating issues?

Any opinions appreciated.

Thanks,

Paul

Answer:Laptop opinions

I have almost the same HP lappy and with 8gb of ram and a ssd it's flat amazing for the money (I don't want to tell you what I paid.
Here's the same at Tiger where I got mine !
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...000&CatId=4935

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I know it's not a P4 processor .... but think the Celeron 2.0GHz will suit my needs just fine, and do just as well as the P4 1.6GHz I have in one of my desktops .... what do you think???

And what do you think about the price???

All my tech buddies seem to agree that Toshiba is the way to go .... well unless you can afford a IBM

But they are really gonna have a bit*hfest that I did not go the extra for the new P4 .... but I buy for my needs .... not because "it's there"

Opinions Please???

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=589905&Sku=T24-S127%20P&Tab=0
 

Answer:opinions on this laptop please ...

Well Toshiba is definitely the way to go, I believe they are the # 1 laptop manufacturer.

What are you're needs.

Here's what I don't like about it, although there's nothing bad about it:
- 2.0 Celeron - I'm just not a fan of these, the full Pentium is quite a bit better.
- Intel Graphics - I'm sure this uses 32MB of your system RAM leaving you with only 224 for the system and Intel Graphics aren't that great.

Still its a great laptop with a very nice price and is more than a sufficient workhorse for almost all apps.
 

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Im getting a laptop for university, im planning on purchasing this one in a few weeks

http://www.packardbell.co.uk/products/node1601.asp?partNumber=P920400001

Please give me your opinions on it, it seems pretty good for the price and the specs are pretty high.
It will be for work and i want pretty high specs since im a pretty avid gamer.

thanks for your help,
Metaphoric

p.s. Please don't tell me about the difference between desktop and laptop because im definatly getting a laptop, (and sorry if this is in the wrong forum)
 

Answer:Opinions On this laptop

if you want a laptop that is good with games you need to get the alienware model shown here


the laptop you have shown has a geforce 4 440 which is an ok chip and can hold its own gaming wise, for now but in a few months or mabe in a year ymight not be able to play the games you want to at the settings you want to.

the one i showed you has upgradable video rare feature in a laptop
 

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Question: Laptop opinions

I am in the market for a laptop and ordered this one from Staples last week:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-4540s-15.6-Core-i3-500GB-HDD-Notebook/33494251#Specifications

The price was $399 because they gave me a $100 coupon - even got a conformation email.
When I didn't receive it, I called and they said DISCONTINUED, but Walmart has it, as does Tigerdirect. (but I would have to pay $499,00.

Staples wouldn't even let me use the coupon tp purchase something else.

STAY AWAY FROM STAPLES!!
They are useless!!!

Anyway, I am also looking at this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-20B20011US-15-6-Inch-Laptop/dp/B00FU83YWS/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t

I have a self-built PC with I7,16gb ram,Asus MOBO to do all my heavy lifting.

The laptop would only be for light Web surfing, watching movies, listening to music.

I'm inclined to go for the Lenovo and add an SSD.
Through Amazon - no shipping or tax, so that would almost pay for the SSD.

Any opinions appreciated.

Thanks,

Paul
 

Answer:Laptop opinions

I'm personally not a fan of AMD in notebooks. While problematic, I have seen a lot more overheating and motherboard failure issues on 2-3 year old AMD notebooks versus Intel based ones. If it were me, I'd go with Intel.

Although store stock may vary, I saw a 15.6" Dell i3 with 6GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD in the Sugar Land, TX Walmart over the weekend on "Rollback" for $299. rolleyes - and yes, they had boxed units in stock.
 

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While I'm here saving for my new 7600gt gfx cards my gf bought a new laptop from Dell. I asked her to throw in a Mobile gfx card for me( for those rainy days) and were anxiously awaiting its arrival. Im asking for your opinions on what type of games I can expect to play and your opinion of its performance with online games( such as FEAR). The whole package was only $840.00US. I figured the gfx card is crap because of the cheap price( 25.00 extra).

Here are the specs...

Intel Core Duoprocessor 2MB/1.66GHz/667MHz

15.4 Inch Wide-screen WXGA Display

1GB, DDR2, 533MHz 2 Dimm

128MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1300 HyperMemory

60GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

Microsoft Windows XP Home Service Pack 2

Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem

24X Combo CD-RW/DVD

Integrated High Definition Audio, for XPS

53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery


Any opinions are more than welcomed


w-av-y
 

Answer:~~*Opinions on Laptop*~~

For $840, that's good. Maybe I would've expected a dvd rw drive, and possibly an 80gb drive?

Other than that, good buy
 

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Vostro 1000

* Vostro 1000 Notebook: Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3600+ (2.0GHz 512k)
* Genuine Windows XP Home

System Price : $429.00

Operating System
Genuine Windows XP HomeMemory
1 GB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz (2 DIMMs)Hard Disk Drive
120 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)Video
Integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 1150Media Bay
8X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capabilityCertified Refurbished
Certified RefurbishedBase
Vostro 1000 Notebook: Mobile AMD Sempron Processor 3600+ (2.0GHz 512k)Hardware Upgrade
4 Cell BatterySoftware Upgrade
No Dell Support Software Installed
Microsoft Works 8.5 with MS Office Trial Version SoftwareNoteBook Screen
15.4 WXGA Notebook ScreenNetwork Interface Card
1390 Wireless Card

Its refurbished from dell, not sure what it will look like :s. Does this look like a good buy for the price?

Answer:Opinions on this laptop

You could do better. Semprons are slow as heck, 4-cell battery is near worthless (1-1.5 hrs tops) plus it's a refurb. You could still get something a lot nicer for under $500. Even if it costs a bit more make sure you do dual core. A single core processor really doesn't cut it with Vista.

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I have an opportunity to purchase a used Gateway MT6730 laptop.
Dual core 1.6GHz (Merom) CPU
2GB of PC2-5300 RAM
100GB hard drive.
Vista Home Premium.
Was with my buddy when he bought at a pawnshop about 7 months ago, so I know it won't "burn my fingers".
Machine was cleaned and disinfected at the time of purchase by myself and I have taken care of it for him since.
Still in good condition, but wanted to see what others here thought of this machine at the price my friend is selling to me for. $100.00 sounds good to me. You???
 

Answer:Opinions on laptop.

Sounds OK to me. I'd update to Windows 7, from Vista, if you can.
For $100, you can't really go wrong as long as it starts up OK, IMO.

Bazza
 

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I don't really NEED a laptop but would like to have one for when I travel......which is not real frequent. I am looking for a good laptop for internet surfing and email mainly. I don't care about a lot of software. The lighter the better of course. Oh, a bargin would be nice too
Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Need opinions on laptop

if you don't really need a laptop then I can't suggest you purchase one. You'l ultimately be disappointed with it's performance/cost ratio and the lack of any pgraability other than HDD and memory. That said.
http://emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=eMachines_M6410
probably the best price/ performance you'll find. Played with one, seme well built. I don't have anything against emachines. Other than those stupid mini atx power supplies they use in desktops that die after 12 months.
 

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im looking to buy a new laptop. I'm thinking about getting the one shown here...http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-Pavilion-17-Widescreen-Notebook-PC-DV9060US/sem/rpsm/oid/162395/catOid/-12963/rpem/ccd/productDetail.dois this a good deal for what im looking to get? I want to get a really good laptop, but i dont want to get ripped off.

Answer:looking to buy a laptop, need opinions

Quoteim looking to buy a new laptop. I'm thinking about getting the one shown here...http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-Pavilion-17-Widescreen-Notebook-PC-DV9060US/sem/rpsm/oid/162395/catOid/-12963/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do[highlight]is this a good deal for what im looking to get? [/highlight]I want to get a really good laptop, but i dont want to get ripped off.We don't know what you're looking for or what you are planning to do with it. The purpose and your budget wil be the basis for any recommendation. That's a big heavy machine. Are you planning on being a gamer? If you are just wanting Internet, e-mail and word processing, that's about 3 times what you would need to spend.

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Question: Laptop opinions

I am in the market for a laptop and ordered this one from Staples last week:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-4540s-1...Specifications

The price was $399 because they gave me a $100 coupon - even got a conformation email.
When I didn't receive it, I called and they said DISCONTINUED, but Walmart has it, as does Tigerdirect (but I would have to pay $499,00.)

Staples wouldn't even let me use the coupon to purchase something else.

STAY AWAY FROM STAPLES!!
They are useless!!!

Anyway, I am also looking at this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPa..._cd_ql_qh_dp_t

I have a self-built PC with I7,16gb ram,Asus MOBO to do all my heavy lifting.

The laptop would only be for light Web surfing, watching movies, listening to music.- no games.

I'm inclined to go for the Lenovo and add an SSD.
Through Amazon - no shipping or tax, so that would almost pay for the SSD.

Any opinions appreciated.

Thanks,

Paul
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Hello all,

I was just wondering what all your opinions on my new laptop are, is it good for the PRICE? good for GAMING for the price? good LIFESPAN? blah blah blah, yada yada yada...


MSI CR600
Intel T4200 2ghz Dualcore
3gigs o' ram (shared)
320gigs o' hard drive space (about 270gigs when I got it..)
nVidia GeForce 8200MG 312mb
HDMI ports and bluetooth!
what rez is the HD? 720p or 1080p?

I got this at newegg for $500 flat. now its for sale for $520 ha ha!

I can play FC2 at low spec with 20-35 fps and prototype at LOWEST spec at like 15-20fps, and Crysis Wars lowest spec at a good 20-30 fps at mesa.


Like I said, All I wanted to know is your opinions, because this is my FIRST laptop I have EVER bought, and am accustom to high performance full tower computers that I build, thus the reason I have installed all my games on it (Crysis, Crysis warhead, Crysis Wars, GuildWars, Prototype, Street Fighter IV, FC2, etc..).


Thanks!

Z
 

Answer:Your opinions on my new laptop

seems decent for the price but it is in no way a gaming machine maybe just movies and encoding and such but if you can stand playing games at there lowest res than go for it
 

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im looking for a laptop that has sufficient capabilties to run animation and image manipulation programs, such as "flash", "photoshop" and "3d max". Im currently looking carfeully at the mesh range and novatech and my budget is around £1500 tops. Any suggestions?sean.

Answer:opinions on what laptop to purchase please.

Have you tried page 135 of the "Spring" PCA Mag ?? you may not have to buy one..

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All right, I've been thinking about buying a new laptop for a little while now, and I think it's about time.

I haven't had the best of luck with laptops.

Basically, they've had everything thrown at them, from having the Network Cable struck by lightning, blowing the Network cards out of it, to being dropped from a counter onto a hard floor 5 feet below, to being stolen and tossed out a window (Gladly it was onto grass, and only like 4 feet up). I also tend to always use it, like I'll either use it several hours a day, or leave it on 24/7, and carry it around where ever I go.

I don't try to destroy them, but it happens.

Now, I've been suggested that I buy a Panasonic Toughbook, but I've already chosen against that. Too much for too little specs, and besides, I need to start dealing with my ability to destroy things, and do my best NOT to destroy them.

Anyway, I've been searching around, and have only been able to find a few Laptops that fit my specifications.

Those are Basically:

1.) Core 2 (Centrino, 2GHz+, Preferably the newer Montevina core)
2.) 14-15.4 inch Wide Screen. Preferably 14.1, as I really don't want anything larger.
3.) Pretty much ANYTHING BUT an Intel Video card (This narrows the field down to almost nothing)
4.) Something that won't fall apart the first time a piece of dust lands on it
5.) Something with Some type of design, so it looks fairly nice is prefered
6.) Good Construction (Again )

That's just a base-line. I don't need an... Read more

Answer:Opinions on an Asus Laptop...

Hello,

I know of several people that have Acer laptops. A buddy even wrote up a review of his recent purchase of his Acer.

Asus F8Sg-4P001C - InfoByte Forums

I would read that as it is some good inside info on how the Asus performs and everything it has.

From my personal experience i have seen that Asus is coming on strong in the laptop area. They are becoming a laptop juggernaut quickly. If i am not mistaken they are like 3rd among laptop sellers now. Behind Dell and Apple. Not to bad.

As for others model and brands. Dell does have some good laptops. I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 and love it. HP and Compaq have some decent ones for their price.

Just some food for thought.

cheers,
Mak

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Which brand and specs should I go with? Is there any deals? Best place to buy from that doesn't have non-English speaking support?

I think I like the laptop better so I'll start there. I have some older discs that my kids still use, I know I can get a external drive though for a tablet.

Basically we use laptop now for QuickBooks Pro 2011, TurboTax, excel, word, picture editing, and gaming by my sons.

I'm looking for lightweight as I hate lugging my laptop around. My kids are not liking my thinking of a surface pro as they said it's awful for gaming.

I do financials and taxes for free for not for profits, scouting, disabled, and senior citizens. Hence the need for something easier to carry around.

Currently I have a very heavy HP DV7T-4100 with intel i7 processor, windows 7 64 bit. Has been an awful laptop for sure. HP support has been nothing but horrendous. I own it and so does 2 mainframe tech friends and we've all had to replace the hard drive and the power cord and battery at different times, it runs obscenely hot and always cooling, while HP claims nothing was wrong, what's the chances that 3/3 all had same issues using same for different purposes? Prior I had Dell but their out of country support was useless with telling me to format the hard drive for every thing..... thank God for majorgeeks.

Any suggestions and also where I can get a deal or what I should be paying for item?

Thanks for always being there!!!!!
 

Answer:Laptop Or Tablet? Opinions?

Hi

Tech support from the majors has always been hit and miss, depends on who you get one the phone, but thats random in getting that tech geek that works for them over someone reading a script.

If it was just your usage on what you mentioned then a Surface Pro 3 or 4 would be superb, plus you can plug them into larger screens and connect Wireless mice and KBs, when not on the move, I have a Surface Pro and they are super quick. NOW the part issue is you need to sell your kids! nah just joking but the gaming aspect I part agree with as they will not play high end games too well like Star Wars Battlefront, but they play some games ok. What games do they play on the current Laptop?

What kind of price would you want to pay, would you want same level of CPU as in an Intel i7 again? (good CPU so I'd stick with one)
What kind of screensize would you want as larger typically adds to weight and being less portable?

I have always had good luck with ACER, LENOVO in the past, had more ACER's though, but would need a few of the questions answered before looking for a possible solution for you, as the gaming aspect is the tricky part as in reality not many Laptops are good for gaming unless they come with dedicated (discrete) graphics GPU and not onboard GPU. ASUS laptops are getting a great name and as a OEM maker their hardware is generally good, I always use their motherboard in my desktops,

Few that stand out to me are
Asus ROG GL552JX
Lenovo Y50 Ultra HD (only issue is... Read more

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I am thinking of buy a Sony AR41L. The specifications are:

Features for this SONY AR41L

- Intel Core Duo Processor T7100
- 1.8GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache
- Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
- 2GB Memory
- 120GB Hard Drive
- DVD ReWriter MultiDrive
- 17" Widescreen Display
- 128MB nVidia GeForce GO 8400 Graphics
- Wireless Enabled
- 3 USB Connections

Specification for this SONY AR41L

Processor Type Intel Core Duo T7100
Processor speed 1800 mhz
Memory Size 2 GB MB
Memory Type DDR II
Hard Drive Capacity 120 Gb
Optical Drives DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM
CD-ROM Speed 24 x
CD-RW Speed. 24 x
DVD-ROM Speed 6 x
DVD-RW Speed 6 x
Screen Size/Type 17.0" WXGA
Graphics Card Type Nvidia GeForce 8400M
Graphics Memory 128mb MB
Sound Type Sigmatel
Modem Type V.92
Wireless Enabled Yes
No. of USB Connections 3
No. of Firewire Connections 1
Infrared Port Included Yes
Battery Type Li-Ion
Operating system Windows Vista Home


...I am not that clued up on computer specifications.

1) Just wondering whether this is quite a powerful laptop?
2) Is the processor good?
3) Will this laptop run fast with many applications and programmes installed?
4) Will this laptop be good at running many applications at once
5) Has anyone heard reviews about it i.e. has it a good or bad reputation?

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Answer:Opinions on this laptop will be most appreciated

Sonies tend to be overpriced. But, they are overall good laptops. They won't play new games too well, but will be good for css and wow. Also, the 120gb HDD is lacking.

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Hi everyone,
I build my own systems but need opinions for a laptop for my sister who lives in another state. She's ready to upgrade and plans on buying a new laptop.
Her current PC is 11 years old. What I want her to get is something top of the line because she won't be upgrading again for another 10/11 years.
She's not a gamer, just needs MS [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Office[/COLOR][/COLOR] and email. But i want her to have lots of speed cause she only has DSL and not cable like i have.
And also because she won't be upgrading again anytime soon.
Any and all recommendations would be appreciated.
thanks
danny
 

Answer:Opinions for a new laptop for my sister.

how much do you want to spend ?

MS Office does not come with any PCs as standard , unless theres some really special deal - so you will also have to buy the MS package - there are free alternatives - openoffice.org for example

for basic use most machines will cover your needs for email and basic use of word and excel
 

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Hi!
I'm requesting your help, I would like some opinions on this laptop computer for my Dad. He mainly surfs, e-mails, just your basic stuff like myself. I don't think he'll be into gaming or anything like that. Please, let me know what you think. Thanks very much!


Hewlett Packard Pavilion dv8210ca Notebook Computer

Features:
1.8GHz AMD Turion? 64 Mobile Processor ML-32 with PowerNow!? Technology (512KB L2 cache)
512MB 333MHz DDR RAM, expandable to 2.0GB
80GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive
DVD±R/RW and CD-RW Combo Drive with Double Layer Support
17.0? WXGA+ High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)
ATI RADEON® XPRESS 200M IGP with 128MB dedicated DDR video RAM
54g? 802.11b/g WLAN with 125HSM / SpeedBooster support
Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN and 56K Modem
External Ports: 4 (USB) 2.0; 1 Headphone out with SPDIF Digital Audio; 1 microphone-in; 1 VGA (15-pin); 1 TV-Out (S-video); 1 RJ-11 (modem); 1 RJ -45 (LAN); 1 Expansion Port 2, 1 IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin); 1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)
HP Mobile Remote Control and Mobile Stereo Earbud Headphones Included
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2 (Microsoft® Windows® Vista Capable), English
Software Included: Symantec? Norton Internet Security 2006? (including 60 days complimentary live update); Microsoft® Works; Microsoft® Office 2003 Student and Teacher Edition (60 day trial version); Muvee AutoProducer DVD Edition wi... Read more

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looks good to me, for a basic computer it will be perfect.
 

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I am looking to purchase a gaming laptop for around $800 maybe a bit more I was looking at this.

Newegg.com - MSI GT735-024US NoteBook AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82(2.20GHz) 17.0" Wide SXGA+ 4GB Memory 320GB HDD DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850 - Laptops / Notebooks

What do you guys think?

Answer:Opinions on $800 Gaming Laptop.

dats the one im using! hd and battery is a ***** but everything else is great lol

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I have a total budget of $600.00 to spend on a new laptop. I can't go over. I must have Windows 7 or 8 OS, and would like Microsoft Word (but all of Office is not necessary). Please keep in mind that durability is the key here! I still have a PC from 1999 that operates effectively although it is extremely slow compared to today's models. I have only fixed that computer for viruses so have not needed parts even.So, with the first paragraph in mind, which laptop is built to last the longest?

Answer:Seeking Opinions on Best Laptop

Well, what was the none you had?I will guess nit was an IBM think pad.Now Lenovo, still a great choice.   About $500. You said reliability, that is what you get. No frills. Any effort to improve performance either ups the price or dips the quality.

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I narrowed it down to two laptops: the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus, and the Dell XPS 15. I am going to be in college next year and need a high-performing laptop for all my college life needs. That'll be gaming like Diablo, LoL, and any other game I can get my hands on. I also need a laptop with a good keyboard for all those papers and whatnot. I am willing to take advantage of the $100 off deal for my laptop, and any other discounts you guys are aware of, I'd love to hear about them. The XPS 15 is probably as far as I can go budget-wise. I just wanna know which one you prefer, given any experiences you've had with either. Any answer would be appreciated, because I'm trying to decide and it's a toss-up right now.

Answer:Looking for a high-end QHD+ laptop. Opinions?

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus only has a 128 GB SSD. The processor in the Samsung also clocks lower than that in the Dell, which means that the Samsung will have better battery life, but it won't be as good for gaming.

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I'm looking for a decent laptop for school. My price range is around $1000 - $1500 CDN.

I am a gamer, and as such it is extremely hard for me to not try to get an ultra high end laptop. However, I have a good gaming PC that I upgrade regularly, so I should be fine. The laptop is mainly for taking to classes and such.

My first stop was to Dell's site. The Inspiron 1420 seems to be pretty good. I want a Core 2 Duo processor, at least 1.8GHz, at least 2GB of RAM for Vista, and at least a 120GB HDD.

However, when it comes to video processors, they only offer an Intel Media "Accelerator" (Vroom vroom), a Geforce 8400, or an 8600. The Intel thing is completely out of the question, as it can't do shit. Honestly, it scores about 150 in 3D Mark 06. I know this laptop isn't for gaming, but I'd at least like to play Half-Life 2 or maybe even Oblivion on low settings. ¬_¬'

The GeForce cards are apparently crap compared to the last generation of cards. Personally, I'd prefer to be able to choose a 7800 or something similar, because at least it'd be able to play games. What is the point of having a DirectX 10 capable card if it can't even play DirectX 10 games at any sort of appreciable framerate?

After looking at the Dell site, I took a trip down to Best Buy. They had a good assortment of crap on display for rediculously bloated prices. For some reason, all of the Toshiba laptops have a Bilingual keyboard, since I�... Read more

Answer:Decent laptop, need opinions...

I have a Dell 6400 laptop with an ATI Radeon 1400 Mobile card and it can play Quake 4 just fine at Medium/High settings and I only have a Core Duo at 1.73 gHz (but you can configure it for whatever you want). If you go to the small business site for most of these companies you can get a lot more bang for the buck.

P.S.: I've heard that macbooks don't allow full graphics acceleration when running Windows; this may not be true anymore but, it would be a serious problem for you if you wanted gaming.
 

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Hi,

I got my tax refunds back. I am now ready to buy a brand new computer, another laptop. I am unsure about Windows 8 (is it a hard transition from Vista to that version and have they got all the bugs out from 8?). There are some things that I know I want like the following:

- 64 bit version
- at least 6 gigs of RAM with more slots available if I need it
- Since I have an external HD, I want at least 100 GB HD on my new laptop
- willing to spend $900 to $1,000 for a laptop
- most likely won't get the software I want on it like the Office Suite, but oh well
- prefer an HP, but ok with a Dell
- at least 3 USB ports that are 3.0 in power and an additional one that could be 2.0
- built in webcam
- powerful processor
- straight keyboard (not interested in the ergo type slanted KB)
- Extras are my own doing, like wireless mouse and KB
- DVD player, DVD writer, DVD burner
I do not do a lot of graphics or video editing, but I used to have an apple and enjoyed iMovie and using my webcam, but can't find a laptop that has firewire which it requires. I guess I can use my little Cannon camera and record for 30 seconds, but I used to make some terrific videos and sent them as gifts to people.

I was speaking to an HP sale rep today via live chat and at one point she said this, ""It comes with SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support. However, since this is customizable, you can choose to have either Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner or Blu-ray ... Read more

Answer:Gathering opinions about a new laptop

I am unsure about Windows 8 (is it a hard transition from Vista to that version and have they got all the bugs out from 8?).Click to expand...

I assumed that since I "know" Windows I could figure out how to use Windows 8 just by barging in--just like going from XP to Vista or Windows 7. Not! Read a tutorial or two and the transition is annoying, but not all that bad. If you end up with Windows 8 read this sticky thread in the Windows 8 forum.

All the bugs out of a Windows version? Ya gotta be kidding!
 

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I just wanna buy a good gaming laptop for a somewhat reasonable price. I can go a little more than the prices listed, so if a possible change of one component would put one laptop ahead of the other, that's cool. Basically, I just need help figuring out which laptop gives the best hardware for it's price. I'm no good with good hardware comparisons, so that's why I'm here. I've also tried to match the specs as closely as possible for the best possible comparison.

Here's my long list:

Xidax XM-10: $2,670
i7-4790k
16GB RAM
GTX 980M 8GB
1TB HDD (main)
128 GB SSD (Os/extraneous)
Win 10 (or maybe 8.1, can't remember)
Special thing: Rush Service (1-3 days) ($109) Pretty keyboard.

Origin Eon 15-X: $2,597
i7-4790k
16GB RAM
GTX 980M 8GB
1TB HDD
120 SSD
Special thing: Upgraded GPU/CPU cooling ($30) and a Free 1TB HDD included (as of yesterday, 9/7/15), Pretty keboard

Sager NP9773-S: $2,399
i7-4790k
16GB RAM
GTX 980M 8GB
1TB HDD
128GB SSD
Win8.1
Special thing: Pretty keyboard

Eurocom X5 R2: $2,503
i7-4930MX
GTX 980M 8GB
16GB RAM
1TB HDD
128 SSD
Win 8.1
Special thing: Pretty keyboard

Razer Blade (New/2015) Full HD: $1,999
i7-4720HQ
GTX 970M 3GB
8GB RAM
256GB SSD (main storage)

Aorus X7 Pro G-Sync BW1: $2,634
i7-5858 (5th gen)
GTX 970M in SLI (I assume 3GB per card, didin't write that down)
16GB RAM
1TB HDD
2x 256GB SSD (Could be wrong)
Special thing: Extra cooling ($35)

MSI GT72 Dominator: $2,139
i7-4720HQ
GTX 980M 8GB
16GB R... Read more

Answer:Getting gaming laptop, opinions?

I've always used desktops for my gaming rigs, but this laptop looks promising for an amazing experience: The latest ROG laptop comes with a giant water cooler

That being said, I really can't guide you in gaming laptops. Sorry!

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I'm looking at a Refurbished ASUS T100TA Transformer Intel Quad Core Atom 2GB Memory 32GB SSD 10.1" 2-In-1 Touch Notebook Windows 8.1 for $249.97 on TigerDirect. Best Buy has it online for $379.99. My budget is practically non-existent but my work requires Adobe Creative Suite. My current ASUS laptop screen has gone kaput.

Do I take my chances on refurbished to save money or should I spend more for new? PC Mag rated ASUS T100TA among the top 10 laptops for 2014. I'm weary about another ASUS considering my screen issue (hardware related) but maybe it's just a fluke? I'd love to spend more but I'm not working.
 

Answer:Opinions on Refurbished Laptop?

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ok, just payed about £435 for an Advent 9315 and its not really got the graphics capabilities i need it to have ..... basically i want to use a modeling and animation program called Maya 8.5. at the minute the Advent will open the program (Eventually) and run it for a while, but when things get a little more detailed, and i mean a little more, its starts to lag and not respond and close itself down. Using the software is pain stacking at the best of times so i cant have work being lost because of these problems......

Anywho..... Im a know nothing when it comes to good computers so il post these up for you and see hwta you experst can tell me.

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Tescos are selling a computer called an Acer Apire 5920 for £400. All the reviews say that as regards performcerance and multimedia capabilities, its top notch for a good price. but i guess there gona say that anyway lol the peopel reviewing it own the product and arent going to diss somthing theyve just paid £400 for.

The question is, would the acer suit my needs better lol? for £35 less
Advent 9315 : http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/pr...c_google_long_tail_laptops_advent_9315_laptop

Acer Aspire 5920 = http://www.trustedreviews.com/notebooks/review/2007/05/31/Acer-Aspire-5920/p1

Thanks for the help in advance
 

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I'm looking to buy a new laptop in a few months, and I'm currently looking at the HP Pavilion dv3-2008tu, or perhaps the dv3-2016tx. Any opinions? I wont be doing heavy gaming anyway, so the graphic cards of these units are fine by me.

Answer:Opinions on Buying a Laptop

Can not say that I am big fan on HP Pavillion.
Why not look at some thing like MSI Entertainment series laptops.
MSI Global ? Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

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Well I got promised a job and I'm going to start working in about 2-3 weeks and save my money to buy a new laptop and I'd like some opinions on what I should be looking for in a laptop, for I don't know much about specs so maybe some of you can help:

I am hoping for a decently sized screen, maybe around 17 inches and I definitely want it to be Windows 7.
I am a high school student, going into 11th grade and I will be using this laptop for both school work as well as personal stuff. I will surely be buying a copy of Microsoft Office for this laptop once I get it (I can't get used to Works).
I want a processor that can have the capability of running most game emulators: GBA, DS, Dreamcast, N64 but I will not play any top-grade games like Crisis 2. I also want to be able to play Minecraft without crashing and needs to be snappy in menus. What type of processor should I be looking for?
Also, I've had a problem with viruses on this laptop and I'd like to buy a good protection for the new one. Would you recommend a specific name of Virus Protection that I would be able to find online or in a store like Office Depot?
I know I want about a 150GB harddrive, for storing photos, videos, music, and lots of documents.
Other programs I will be buying and running here (if that matters): Photoshop, iTunes, MS Office, Game Emulators, ooVoo, and MSN.

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Answer:New Laptop - Opinions Needed

What is your absolute upper price limit for the laptop itself? I'm not including any other applications/programs that you are going to buy here, I just want a figure for the laptop itself.

In the meantime, have a look at this selection on Amazon. I have narrowed it down to W7 and a screen size of 16 - 17.9 inches. Amazon.com: Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Laptops > Windows 7 > 16 to 17.9 Inches

As regards Virus Protection, many of us (myself included) use Avast!, which is easy to configure and use and, best of all, is totally free if you choose the Free Antivirus download here: avast! Free Antivirus - Download Software for Virus Protection

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I have Surface 3 pen and I intend to change its tip. Can I put the Surface Pro 4 / Surface Book pen tip into it and expect it to work flawlessly?

Answer:Will Surface Pro 4 / Surface Book Pen Tip Kit work with Surface 3 / Pro Pen?

Originally Posted by Vincentius Dalton I have Surface 3 pen and I intend to change its tip. Can I put the Surface Pro 4 / Surface Book pen tip into it and expect it to work flawlessly? I don't think that would happen, check this article, especially the comments below: https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Surface-Pen-Tip-Kit/productID.325725100

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Asking for opinions -
Would buying a new battery for an old laptop computer be worthwhile?  Operating system is Vista s.p.2, and current battery will not charge beyond 66%, even after about 4 hours of charging time.  The machine otherwise works very well for being over 9 years old.

Answer:opinions - buy new battery for old laptop computer?

If you don't plan on upgrading to something like Windows 7 and you don't take the laptop where a battery is required then I would say forget and run the computer off the power adapter.
 
Vista is no longer supported and you do not receive critical security updates. Therefore I don not recommend you use the computer for any banking or online purchases unless you use something like a live linux DVD where Windows Vista is not used.

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Hello, everybody! Let me begin by saying that I just joined these forums and this is going to be my first post, so I hope it is being posted in the correct category. Thank you for taking the time to check out my post!

Well, as the title says, I am in the market for a new laptop which I plan on buying in the next few days (on Wednesday, to be precise) but I don't know much about processors and other general specs, so I'd like to ask for opinions on the machine that has my eye at this moment.

Here is a link to the laptop: https://www.aarons.com/p-484-173-phenom-x2-laptop.aspx

In case you don't trust the link, or don't feel obligated to follow the provided link, I will post a few of the specs below:

17.3" HP Phenom X2
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Premium AMD Phenom II Dual-Core Mobile Processor
LED Display; ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics w/ 128MB Display
4GB DDR3
500GB Storage
Blu-Ray Compatible w/ Beats Audio

In asking for opinions, obviously you'll be curious of what I plan on doing on this machine, so I'll tell you about that below:






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Web Surfing
Obviously I'll be using this laptop for the basic web surfing for this, including social sites, email, a bit of video watching (YouTube and Netflix), etc.

Typing Documents
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Answer:In The Market For A New Laptop - Opinions Needed

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I tried the link you posted, but it appears to be a dead 'un.

However, from the information you've posted, you'll have no problem doing what you suggest with the computer you have your eye on.

All I would say is, either buy direct from the manufacturer or a reputable reseller as I'd hate to see you getting caught out on Amazon or eBay. Also, pay particular attention to warranty periods and if you're offered the chance to buy a recovery disc with the machine, please do so.

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Hey guys. Last night I was ripping some DVDs and importing them onto my Zune, the fan was working from about 5:00 until 11:30, and I left the room for awhile and came back in a few minutes later and the screen was black. I thought what the hell and rebooted. I reboot, and theres nothing. The screen is black, the backlight doesnt even come on. The hard drive doesnt tick or load, the only things that come on are the fan which runs very loudly even when the computer isnt even booting, and the DVD rom. I've tried putting in a few different recovery discs and Windows XP discs with no luck, it sounds like it reads them but it just does nothing.

I've hooked up an external monitor, which tells me there is no signal. I am lost here. It is a Gateway MX6440 notebook computer. Im fearing the worst, that I burned something on the motherboard and I will just have to throw out the computer. Any thoughts?
 

Answer:Please tell me my laptop isnt fried.. any opinions?

Welcome to TSG....

I would suggest taking this to a qualified repair tech in your area, call the manufacturer of the laptop and see where they recommend.
 

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 Anyone recommend this laptop or no? if yes, why? If not, why? Thanks Product numberP1A53UAProduct nameHP Notebook - 17-p161dx (ENERGY STAR)MicroprocessorAMD Quad-Core A10-7300 APU with Radeon R6 Graphics (1.9 GHz, up to 3.2 GHz, 4 MB cache)Memory, standard6 GB DDR3L SDRAM (1 x 2 GB, 1 x 4 GB)Video GraphicsAMD Radeon R6 GraphicsHard Drive1 TB 5400 rpm SATAOptical driveSuperMulti DVD burnerDisplay43.9 cm (17.3") diagonal HD+ BrightView WLED-backlit (1600 x 900)KeyboardFull-size island-style with numeric keypadPointing deviceHP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture supportWireless Connectivity802.11b/g/n (1x1)Network interfaceIntegrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LANExpansion slots1 multi-format SD media card readerExternal Ports2 USB 2.0; 1 USB 3.0; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone comboMinimum dimensions (W x D x H)41.96 x 27.88 x 2.77 cmWeight2.83 kgPower supply type45 W AC power adapterBattery type4-cell (41 WHr) Li-ionWebcamVGA webcam (front-facing) with integrated digital microphoneAudio featuresDTS Sound+ with 2 speakers SoftwareOperating systemWindows 10 Home 64Pre-installed softwareCyberLink PhotoDirector; CyberLink PowerDirector; CyberLink YouCam; Netflix; Dropbox; TripAdvisor; CyberLink Power Media Player; Evernote PremiumHP appsHP Connected Photo; HP CoolSense; HP ePrint; HP Games by WildTangent; HP Support AssistantSoftware includedMcAfee LiveSafe?

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https://www.genesi-usa.com/products/smartbook

Wondering what the general community thinks of this.
Opinions, rants, why it would be great, why it would be terrible, not enough <insert something>, etc.

If the discussion could lean toward this specific laptop, and not get too much into "this is better than that".

Cheers.

Also, I hope this is in the correct forum, let me know if not.

(If I were to purchase it, my uses would include but not limited to: Internet, software dev, reading, image editing via theGIMP, basic apache server, music, pretty much it. And I'm aware of the CPU arch ;-)
 

Answer:Opinions on the Efika MX SmartBook(Laptop)?

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Hello,
It is time to dump my old Android tablet and replace. I would like the device to be small (say 10 - 11" Screen), fast-ish, running Windows 10. I've seen some small laptops which seemed okay going for $179. It is mainly to replace the in home use of my Windows 10 phone as a handy, around the living room device, for under $250.
Another big one and not meant to be a point of contention or discussion but I do not wish to purchase products produced in China or Chinese owned companies elsewhere. I know this is kind of difficult to identify easily but that is a major consideration.
Thanks for any assistance
glennc

Don't even know if it is possible!!

Answer:Best Value Opinions - Windows 10 Tablet/Laptop Sub $250

Walmart has the Nextbook Flexx 10.1 windows 10 2-in-1 for $129.00. It has quite good reviews. Nextbook is a California based company.

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Hello there I just got a laptop that will hopefully survive me through college, as I'll be on a limited budget I don't really want it to break down or anything.
Just a few opinions would be very helpful.
As far as free anti-virus programs go is Microsoft Security Essentials the way to go?
I have bit-defender at the moment and still am on the free trial period as a friend said it was the best but don't really want to have to buy subscriptions for it unless there is a notable difference.

I have cleared the registry after I installed all the needed programs and have run CCleaner, I plan to run the defrager about once a week or so. Anything else I should be doing to maintain my computer?

I also heard alot of programs that start up on boot can really slow down a computer, what program (or steps if there are any) do you guys recommend to find a list of these and what should I be looking for to stop running on start up.

Thanks in advance guys !

Answer:Insightful opinions on maintaining my laptop

MSE is generally low resource and has the least number of known problems with windows 7.

I do not suggest using the registry cleaner in ccleaner. Though it's normal cleaning function is quite useful.
The computer will run with everything removed from startup, as will most of the applications that put items into startup (though they may need to be manually started instead of just popping up when needed)

As far as longevity a laptop cooling pad is a definite need.
The quickest killer of most laptops is heat, since there is so little room in them to dissipate and move heat, they suffer from heat problems far more commonly than desktops do.
The pads may seem like a pain in the backside to keep around, but they really are a good idea if longevity is a concern of yours.

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Sony VAIO Laptop with Intel® Core? i5 Processor: VPCS111FM/S

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+VAIO+Laptop+with+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i5+Processor+-+VPCS111FM/S/9999124400050012.p?id=pcmprd124400050012&skuId=9999124400050012

Intel® Core? i5-430M processor; 4GB DDR3 memory; DL DVD±RW/CD-RW drive; 13.3" widescreen; 500GB hard driv

What do you think of this laptop, I like the size, weight and the price seems good, at 1050 USD.
 

Answer:Sony VAIO Laptop i5 opinions

I'm sorry but Sony Notebooks are like Porche's ......... dull, boring and overpriced.

Therefore, i suggest the following:

1. Dell Inspiron
2. HP DV6
3. ASUS K42F
4. Samsung (Looks promising but bigger screen)
 

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I am in the process of shopping for a new laptop, and I'm seriously considering the Acer Aspire V7-582PG-6479. I've listed here the specs most important to me:
Windows 8.1 64-bit
(No other software pre-installed!)
Intel Core i5-4200U
8 GB DDR3L memory
16 GB SSD for quick boot; 500 GB hard drive (more than enough!)
15.6" display; 1920 x 1080 resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 4GB DDR3 VRAM
3 USB ports (1-3.0; 2-2.0)
card reader
6.5 hr battery
Weight 4.85# (I want portability, so weight and battery life are important.)
Purchase price under $1000

I'd really appreciate any feedback/comments about Acer in general and this rig in particular! Thank you.

Answer:Possible Laptop Choice — Opinions Requested

I currently own an Acer Ultrabook an I must say it's a good choice. They also offer great support over on there web forum.

Three USB ports is a plus as well. Mine only has two, an a third would come in very handy.

My only complaint would be the webcam. It's not even close to HD quality. However, everything else is a 10.

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Hello, i just bought a new windows 7 computer currently using norton antivirus which was preinstalled. i prefer to use two antivirus programs for extra protection ( one realtime and one secondary) but i do want to completly replace norton. so any opinions on what i should use because i am clueless with all the differant AV programs out their. thank you.

Answer:new laptop windows 7. need opinions on antivirus programs

Have you considered Windows Security Essentials it's free from Microsoft?

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I'm about to take the plunge into a laptop and am trying to weigh my options.

Let me start off by explaining that I"m looking to spend $300 to $400 tops, before taxes and what-not.

My needs are simply to surf the net, email and watch dvds while away from the home unit.

What are the best choices regarding laptop brand and processor type?

I've read that Athlons normally generate more heat with a laptop, but generally outperform Celerons.

Suggestions?
 

Answer:Buying a new budget laptop. Opinions on processor.

Avoid Celeron and Sempron processors. These are the '3 legged dogs' from Intel and AMD respectively. Centrino and Turion processors (again Intel/AMD respectively) were engineered for laptop use and either would be a good choice for performance and battery longevity. Laptops which use standard desktop processors are likely to run hotter and shorten the time between battery charges, but performance will be increased.
 

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Hello,its the first time i am buying a gaming laptop and i dont know much about hardware.i write down some choices i found but i dont know how to sort them by efficiency.is 6700hq good enough for todays games?is there any chance the gpu affect the efficiency of the cpu? or the other waywhich are the best ones from these and why?1.Alienware 17 R4 17.3" UHD i7-6700HQ 16GB 256GB SSD + 1TB GTX 1070 8GB 2.Alienware 17 R4 17.3" QHD i7-6700HQ 16GB 512GB SSD + 1TB GTX 1080 8GB 3.Alienware 17 R4 i7-6820HK 16GB 1TB +256GB PCIe SSD FHD GTX1070 8GB 4.Alienware 17 R4 i7-6820HK 16GB 1TB +512GB PCIe SSD UHD GTX1070 8GB5.Alienware 17 R4 i7-6820HK,16GB, 1TB, UHD , GTX 1070 8G6.ALIENWARE 17 R4 i7-6820HK 32GB, 256 SSD M.2 PCIe 1TB UHD GTX 1070 8GB7.Alienware 17 R4 i7-7700HQ 16GB 1TB +180GB SSD FHD GTX1070 8GB8.ALIENWARE 17 R4 i7-7820HK 256GB SSD 1TB, 16GB, UHD, GTX 1070 8GBthank you in adance

Answer:choosing a Dell Gaming laptop - need opinions

There's not much difference between Skylake (6th generation) and Kaby Lake (7th) in performance.  It all comes down to:  Those CPUs are all so close in performance the only real difference will show up on a benchmark -- not the real world.
How large a PCIe drive do you want (or can you afford) and
Can you afford the upgrade from a 1070 to a 1080 card?
#2 will be the best all-around gamer.

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refurbished:
ALIENWARE 17 R4 1440P QHD i7-7820HK NVIDIA GTX 1080 256GB SSD 1TB 16GB 2667MHZ
2
Scratch & Dent:
ALIENWARE 17 R4 1440P QHD i7-6820HK NVIDIA GTX 1080 1TB SSD 1TB 32GB 2400MHZ
what do you think? they cost the same
thanks

Answer:choosing a Dell Gaming laptop - need opinions

Unless you want to run pre-Windows 10 (which the system with the 7820HK CPU won't), go with that one.
While you CAN upgrade the SSD later, you CANNOT upgrade the CPU (they're hard soldered to the system board).

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Hello guys?

I wanted to know your thoughts on laptops. I need to research a laptop, and one guy had told me that the really expensive ones are unnecessary, but the cheap ones not good. But that doesn't help me too much in selection.

What are the minimum requirements you would want in a laptop? The uses are home use... running this software: http://www.berninausa.com/product_overview-n6-sUS.html

And Windows XP or Vista... whatever comes with it, I guess. Oh... and it will be used to hold digital photos and run an edition software. It needs to have a disc drive.

I was just wondering what minimum requirements you would recommend.
 

Answer:Purchasing a laptop - opinions on minimum requirements

try pawn shops in your area. I work at one and we get them out all the time. They will usually be alot cheeper.
 

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Question: Surface Laptop

With this latest leak of Surface Laptop, I am slightly disappointed since it doesn't even mention pen support or detachable screen. Sounds like Microsoft gave up on their strategy? If I were Microsoft, I'd rather wait for Redstone 3 and then release a surface non-pro device with Windows 10 on arm which would be a lot cheaper than a Surface Pro 4. I don't mind if they would put Windows 10 S on it, the point is that if this thing is running Atom processors it won't be very performant.
Now given that it's supposed to be an affordable laptop, I may still consider buying one if it is going to be available in Europe and if it will have pen support, otherwise it's not worth even those 300 or 400$ it is probably going to cost.
What do you guys think?

Answer:Surface Laptop

Originally Posted by kaktus1389 With this latest leak of Surface Laptop, I am slightly disappointed since it doesn't even mention pen support or detachable screen. Sounds like Microsoft gave up on their strategy? If I were Microsoft, I'd rather wait for Redstone 3 and then release a surface non-pro device with Windows 10 on arm which would be a lot cheaper than a Surface Pro 4. I don't mind if they would put Windows 10 S on it, the point is that if this thing is running Atom processors it won't be very performant.
Now given that it's supposed to be an affordable laptop, I may still consider buying one if it is going to be available in Europe and if it will have pen support, otherwise it's not worth even those 300 or 400$ it is probably going to cost.
What do you guys think? The hint is in the name yo. Surface s. Same as their new cheapo ChromeOS competitor windows version, that we've been calling "Windows cloud", its actually going to be called "Windows s".
They are using this to push chromeOS out of the notebook market. That and windows on arm, are designed for budget space as much as anything else.
This is a stripped down cheap notebook for schools and budget oriented people. They didn't make it detachable or include a pen because kids will lose those, and schools wouldn't buy it.
Is it intel? Is it arm based? IDK.
Probs intel I'd guess. Performance and battery wise, we'll have to see. Maybe such a device would have been better ARM, but this is another case of MS... Read more

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Hi all,
Just wondering if there is any significant and noticeable performance features/issues between what you would expect on a laptop and what you get of S3/SP3?
Is Surface actually something that could replace/match my current laptop? (Macbook)
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One consistent remark in most of the reviews that I've read on either the Surface RT or the Surface Pro is that the reviewers seem to feel that it is not possible to use either of these devices in a lap. I've extensively used my Surface RT, with the touch cover, in my lap. I've types emails while stretched out on my couch, sitting in a chair and various other places. Am I the only one who finds the device can be successfully used in this way? I'm just curious because I feel like it's really being short changed in the reviews. Chime in and let me know what you all think.

Answer:Surface as a laptop

I use mine in my lap every day. It works well with or without using the touch cover. I have a lap board computer thing at home I use some times but I get tired of it after a while and just set my surface in my lap its more comfortable that way. I do have troubles typing on the touch cover at times with it in my lap so if I am typing a long email I just use the on screen keyboard.

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Question: Surface laptop!

Is anyone going to buy surface laptop if it comes to India.

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Question: Surface laptop

The new edge technology would love to get my hands on this laptop simply the best

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Not really a help request, just your thoughts on what works best for you, or perhaps you may want to try some of this. Or you might have a better solution as this isn't perfect. Personally I find microscopic text and fonts a real pain on a notebook. I use a 17" notebook running Vista and IE8. Been trying to find the best compromise for setting the display. All really started with IE8, those small fonts ! Before this I used a lower resolution, (and accepted "soft" display. My current settings now are,1440 by 900 pixels... the native resolution of the display. Sharp but very small, aspect ratio on on "Windows" slightly wrong. Circles are oval... to tall. Why ???? when it's the "correct" setting. There is a lower resolution setting that gives nearly perfect aspect ratio but anything other then native gives "soft" text etc.Increased the DPI (dots per inch) to 144. Anything over 156 dpi gives a a problem with Vista gadgets in the sidebar. They have a purple outline. Gadgets are still "small", seem unaffected by dpi setting. IE8 Have the magnification set to 130%. This setting is "remembered". So to are different settings for different tabs... great for me as BT/Yahoo new mail is positively tiny with IE8. For "MS" Works documents and so on, I have set the "zoom" under "View" to 85%.This is the best "compromise" I have found up to now. You can set up desktop icons and text to suit. Am sure there must be many laptop users who find all this a problem.

Answer:Laptop users..display settings. Advice/opinions

Should have added using "Vista Basic" appearance theme not "Aero" as text is blurry in comparison.

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Hello,  I just ordered the U460 and I haven't been able to find any reviews online or opinions from anybody about the laptop.Please post your opinions and reviews of the laptop if you own one. If you find a review online, please post the link in the forum.  I will post my review and a video tube link when I get mine. Thank you.

Answer:Opinions of IdeaPad U460 Laptop! Post Your Reviews!

I'm interested in purchasing the laptop and also looking for a review. Was wondering if anyone posting to this forum who already has the machine could post a review or, at least, their impressions: screen, battery, touchpad, keypad?

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Anyone who owns a Toshiba Satellite laptop, can you just tell me about your experience with the laptop? Basically, has it been positive or negative? Were you happy with it after you had bought it? Was it worth the money? Is it very durable? Will you take it just about anywhere without worrying about it breaking?

Thanks for any responses
 

Answer:Need opinions. Anyone who owns a Toshiba Satellite laptop please read

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Do I need a special Driver for Windows 10 Pro and a Sierra AT&T USB connect Laptop Connect Device?

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I have a one year old Dell Inspiron 15r and I am a student. My laptop is very heavy and I was wondering if I should replace it with a SP3 or not.

Answer:Should I replace my laptop with a surface pro 3?

SP3 is a pretty awesome device, but it is quite expensive for a student. Don't get the i3 version because it comes with a low amount of storage space.
Source: 16 year old owner of a i5 SP3. I had to sell everything to get it.

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Honestly, I'm not sure if this device was designed as a tablet first or a laptop first. I'm a little hesistent of its I ternals for things other than productivity and web browsing. But I'm definitely I terrsted in it as a laptop.
So do you think it's going to be a good laptop or is this mostly designed as a iPad tablet competitor? Is it better to just get a pro 3 or other windows laptop?

Answer:Do you think surface 3 will be a good laptop?

If I had to use it as a laptop I will have no issues.
If I had to use it as a tablet I wouldn't have complaints either.
It's a lot of both.
It's not the most powerful (compared to full blown laptops in its price grade and above, but its got design, portability, quality on its side, so if those are preferable over a bulkier, potentially not-as-long-lived laptop, its an option.
You can do some 3D gaming like GTA, Starcraft II, light CAD work, lighter Photoshop work, etc.
the Surface Pro 3 is the better option if you want bigger, and more horsepower for fancier work.
May want a desktop to do the heavy lifting if you get this to compliment the device, but if I had to use it as my main PC, I think it'll be OK - but the memory options would be the issue.

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I was on the Surface bandwagon from the day it was announced. And I pre-ordered mine and waited patiently for it to arrive.Finally got it in my hands and I really really liked it. I found it much moreuseful than my former Android tablet. But over the last several months, withstudying more for work (IT) and actually needing a full copy of Windows 8 withme at most times. And with my excellent Lumia 920, I started to think howredundant a tablet can me if you use your smartphone a lot. So, I decidedto list and sell my beloved Surface and ended up getting one of those $449.99(at Best Buy) ASUS Q200E touchscreenlaptops. I am actually "digging" the dual nature of using thetouchpad/mouse and then being able to swipe the screen and pretty happy withit. The display for sure is not as clear and sharp as the Surface but for me,it works and I think I'll be more productive. I do hope the Surface succeeds asit is an awesome design but Windows RT and a tablet in general just didn't seemto fit my needs.
Anyone else out there liking touchscreen laptops? I think that's where thefuture may be...

Answer:From A Surface To A Touchscreen Laptop

Everyone has different needs. And being in IT as well, I can see where the RT doesn't quite fill all needs for our field. The Surface Pro is much better suited. But then it's not out yet and costs a bit more than your ASUS.
I think touchscreen laptops are the way to go if you are going to use a laptop as your primary device. And let's face it, Windows 8 is best used and enjoyed on a touchscreen.
Congrats on your purchase and glad you are enjoying it.

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I can't decide which one should I buy.

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Yes - I will
No- getting another tablet with another OS or already fine with my one

Answer:are you getting a MS surface or any other W8 tablet or laptop?

Originally Posted by 12Danny123 Yes - I will
No- getting another tablet with another OS or already fine with my one What tablet are you getting?

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Hi guys,

My dad's laptop has finished, and we are looking for a new one.

I've told him to go for:

Minimum 2gb RAM
Core 2 Duo processor, preferably 2ghz

What is a good level of Cache? And how important is it?

And minimum 160GB hard-drive.

Basically we're aiming for a laptop that runs and loads programs quickly, and can multitask well. Gaming is of no real issue at all.

If you could recommend a spec in the format like this:

CPU Speed -Ghz
RAM - MB
CACHE- MB
Hard Drive Capacity -GB

And if you know any good price laptops, could you point me in that direction.

Reckon we could get one for sub ?400?

Answer:What Spec Makes a 'Good' Laptop? CPU/RAM/CACHE/HARDDRIVE- Opinions?

go to bestbuy and pony up a grand, and there you go.

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So, i'm planning to buy a surface laptop, and then upgrade it to win 10 pro. I've heard that it is free until 2018. But I was a little skeptical about it, so I made some research on it. On some pages, people where saying that you could upgrade it for free, if you made a special microsoft account for your pc, and others (like windows central), were just saying that you could upgrade it for free. I just don't know what to believe? Can you upgrade it for free without a special account, or do you have to make a special microsoft account, to upgrade to windows 10 pro until next year?

Answer:Upgrade to windows 10 pro on Surface laptop

Originally Posted by Philip West Lunden Thomsen So, i'm planning to buy a surface laptop, and then upgrade it to win 10 pro. I've heard that it is free until 2018. But I was a little skeptical about it, so I made some research on it. On some pages, people where saying that you could upgrade it for free, if you made a special microsoft account for your pc, and others (like windows central), were just saying that you could upgrade it for free. I just don't know what to believe? Can you upgrade it for free without a special account, or do you have to make a special microsoft account, to upgrade to windows 10 pro until next year? I've tried checking the windows website and this is all I could find:
You can switch to Windows 10 Pro easily at any time through the Windows Store for an affordable price; payment is collected through the Windows Store.
To learn more or switch to Windows 10 Pro, go to the Windows Store, search for Windows 10 Pro.
Note
Switching to Pro is one-way. If you make the switch, you won't be able to go back to Windows 10 S.

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Is the Surface 3 a tablet laptop hybrid ?
I know Microsoft says it can replace my laptop, but the specs in it don't show that.
But I think its a tablet laptop hybrid, but I'm not sure
And I have been reading and hearing people say that who ever beliefs that it can come
close to a laptop is an *****.
So, can someone help me out ?

Answer:Is the Surface 3 a tablet laptop hybrid ?

This might help Inside The Design Of The Microsoft Surface 3 -- The Company's Latest Laptop-Tablet Hybrid
I said might :p and as far as replacing your laptop goes.. Well it can give you the basic functionality a laptop would and is mobile. So when you need sth in a pinch, this would be it :) I don't own one (maybe someday HaHa), so I hope someone else can jump in and give you a better review

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Is surface laptop support mixed reality

Answer:Surface laptop mixed reality

Originally Posted by faisalbaba Is surface laptop support mixed reality From what I have heard, the higher spec models may (8gb).

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I have Surface Pro 2 and a laptop both running Windows 8.1 . I use the same long in for both PC however I am experiencing that if I change setting, desktop or apps on either one (surface or laptop) it caries to either machine. How can I STOP that. The Surface and Laptop have different names . I want to share the log in but I want to keep the PC separate.
Any Ideas.

Answer:Surface and Laptop Issue with Windows 8

Go to charms bar ? Change PC settings ? SkyDrive ? Settings for synchronization

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Hello and good evening to you all. I am posting this on behalf of a family member that is a mature student and they are going back to further studies for university after about 10 years.
They have asked my advice on getting either a surface pro or a lightweight laptop. We were in currys yesterday and we were looking at the surface pro 4
click here also if there are any portable good laptops please can anyone kindly recommend also.
The surface pro seems to be very portable, and light as well.
Any suggestions and advice would be much appreciated.
But

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This question didnt really seem to fit in any of the catagories, but im running off XP Media center edition, so i thought this was fitting enough.
Ive been having some trouble with my laptop lagging after a while of being turned on. Usually happens when im running something on the internet that takes a lot of CPU or a program that takes a lot of CPU.

My laptop usually sits on a table that is made of a relatively soft wood. The surface is soft enough that you can dig your nails into it without pressing very hard, so it seems to me like it would absorb a lot of heat. Right now i am feeling the bottom of the table, and can feel the heat going through. There is also an internet connection in 2 rooms of my house. Only one of them can be used at a time, due to having only one modem. The cable in the other room was left there from previous use, and is not to be regularly used because the room is generally off-limits (a bedroom).

Due to the bedroom being empty for the last week, i took it over and put my laptop in there. There is a solid hard wood table in there, which i placed my laptop on, as well as the other internet cable. When i used my computer in this room, it ran more smoothly than it has in a very long time. The internet was not laggy, and im not sure, but i dont think it heated up near as much.

My question is, do you think it worked better in that room because of a better internet connection, or the table itself?

thanks ;D

Answer:Laptop Surface Or Internet Connection?

I also forgot to mention, if the problem is the table i am using, is there anything i could place under the laptop while its on this table to stop the table from collecting heat?

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Could that Surface laptop Microsoft trademarked a while ago be their Win 10 Cloud device? Essentially a cheaper Surface Book? They should show their OEM partners how to make premium sub-$500 laptops if true.

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Has anyone had any inside info - or is there any speculation (based on parts availability or previous release cycles) about the arrival date for the 1TB version of the SP4 & SurfaceBook?

Answer:thoughts and rumors on release / ship date of 1TB version of Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book

You can pre-order them now on the Microsoft Store site, although the 1TB isn't there. Perhaps the site has a direct contact link. Release date is 10/24.Buy Surface Book - Microsoft Store

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I was hoping with my purchase that the dial would with on screen support for the surface pro 4 some day afte release. But do we know if they have given up on doing such an update?

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Has anyone had any inside info - or is there any speculation (based on parts availability or previous release cycles) about the arrival date for the 1TB version of the SP4 & SurfaceBook? I realize that the other versions are already available for pre-order but these 1TB versions cannot even be pre-ordered and there is no date! C'mon Microsoft I need the one with the room to grow :)

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I just recieved my new dell inspiron 13 5000 which is a 2in1 and I haven't used it much until today at school. I received it last Monday. When I have to almost closed 45 degree angle the bottom right hand corner does not wobble but when I open it more than that or 90 degrees normal typing angle the bottom right corner of the laptop lifts up above the table and it wobbles when I type unless I hold it down. I would like to know if this is faulty or supposed to be like this becuase it's really annoying. Could I get an exchange for non faulty one?

Answer:New Inspiron has Uneven Bottom Surface when placed on a flat table/surface and wobbles

You can return a system for replacement for any reason within 21 days of the date of shipment.  It sounds like the chassis is not in tolerance.

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The problem is in the title. I have a new Surface 3. Have no idea how to access the recovery from this screen! Help!!!

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After 15002 installed on my SP3 with Surface Dock, now when the machine boots up all goes well, I can login, and it begins to draw the desktop, then stops. I can move the mouse and play with desktop icons, but if I move down to the Start button or task bar all i get is a spinning, busy pointer.

I've left it in this state overnight with no progress, but if I disconnect the docking station it immediately proceeds and completes the boot sequence, and I can plug the docking station back in and all is well going forward.

This isn't a show-stopper, but it's annoying. I have two external monitors connected to the Dock, fyi.

Answer:Build 15002, Surface Pro 3 with Surface Dock won't finish booting up

For reference, version 15007 installed last night and the problem is now gone.

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I would like to get a gaming laptop with good battery life. I'm thinking about getting the upcoming HP Pavilion Gaming Notebook. I'm wondering if the Surface Book with dGPU could function as a decent gaming laptop. I haven't read anything about how it handles cooling during gaming. Any thoughts? The HP would certainly be cheaper but the Surface Book gets better battery life, perhaps. I also prefer 16:9 over 3:2. Any thoughts?

Answer:Gaming laptop versus Surface Book

Go with the HP, you get a quad-core i5 instead of the Surface Book's dual-core i5, standard 1080p screen (Surface has a weird 3000x2000 display which no game I know of supports), 4 GB VRAM vs 2 GB VRAM, upgradable RAM and HDD.
The HP's 950 isn't as powerful as the Surface Book's 960, but since you'll be playing on a 1080p screen instead of 2000p you'll see better framerates at native resolution.

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I have a laptop running Windows 7 and a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 8. I use Microsoft Office 365 on both devices (with 1 years subscription) . Why will my Microsoft Office Outlook Calendar and contacts not update from my laptop to my Surface Pro 3. e-mails from Outlook are no problem. Am I naive or what?

Answer:How do I get my Outlook Calendar and Contacts from my Laptop to my Surface Pro 3?

What e-mail account are you using between the two? If it is a Microsoft Account (live/Hotmail/outlook) then you may have multiple calendars and contact lists. You need to make sure you are adding calendar events or contacts onto the Microsoft Account's calendar or list.
If you go to calendar and see your events: look on the bottom-left and see if the calendar you are viewing says "this computer only" on it. If it does then that will explain why nothing is synchronizing between devices.

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Hi there

Who said the laptop was dead --

Ms IMO have got this just right -- not cheap and very definitely a PRO machine - but well worthy as a MacBook competitor. Looks also a lot more rugged that the original tablet type "Vanilla" Surface Slab.

Surface Book - The ultimate laptop

I Want one !!!! Today !!!!!

Ms STOP doing this -- reading about some of your new products could "Seriously damage your Wealth" !!.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Microsoft Surface Book - who said Laptop was dead

I just bought one for a coworker. He wanted the Surface Pro 4, but wanted to keep using his computer on the train rides home. My only real complaint about it is the cost. It works upright like a regular laptop, but still has the same tablet capabilities. I used to have a Surface Pro 3 before switching jobs and I really liked that, especially since I used it with a dock. The keyboard flexed a lot, so it is nice to see the Surface Book having a sturdier keyboard. So far so good.

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Hi Guys! I just recently purchased the Lenovo Edge 15, and had some questions for fellow Edge users.  For one, how do you keep the hand grease off your laptop surface/around the keyboard? Do you have any special way of keeping it off that doesn't involve hurting the laptop? Is there also any special way to clean the laptop screen? Thanks for everyone's help!

Answer:Cleaning Edge Laptop Surface and Screen?

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Here are Lenovo's cleaning guidelines: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht035676
 
Hope this helps.
Regards.

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I have put all my work stuff on my laptop which I leave at home and take my surface to work. I really need them synced as I work on the laptop at home and work on the other in meetings. I just got the new laptop plus got office 360 for just this reason.

Answer:How do I sync my outlook calendar on my laptop to my Surface Pro?

You simply have to login with the same email on both device. And that should sync the settings + calendar too

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I dropped my Sony Vaio last night. At the time it seemed fine but now I'm trying to turn it on this morning it loads and then I get what I think is a BSOD which flashes up before the computer restarts and tries to turn on again.

I opened up the recovery system type thing and performed a hardware scan which told me that the surface scan had failed.

How much will it cost me to repair this and what are the chances of me being able to recover all of my data?
Thanks
 

Answer:Dropped laptop, surface scan failed?

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I have a new Surface Laptop and want to boot to a USB thumb. Unlike the Surface Pro, the laptop does not have a Volume button. It does use F5/F6, but neither work for booting. I know that I can select a custom startup from within Win 10 Pro, but want to go from power off to USB boot. Thanks.

Answer:Boot Surface Laptop to USB - no Volume button

Hello Jimmy,

This doesn't list the "Surface Laptop", but you might give it a try to see.

Boot Microsoft Surface from a USB device






Surface Studio, Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Surface 3, or Surface Pro 3 with a configured boot order in UEFI

Step 1: Shut down your Surface.
Step 2: Insert the bootable USB drive into the USB port on your Surface.
Step 3: Press the power button to turn it on.
Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to boot from your USB drive.




Otherwise, you should be able to use OPTION ONE below to boot from the USB from advanced startup.

Boot from USB Drive on Windows 10 PC Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

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Hi there

Who said the laptop was dead --

Ms IMO have got this just right -- not cheap and very definitely a PRO machine - but well worthy as a MacBook competitor. Looks also a lot more rugged that the original tablet type "Vanilla" Surface Slab.

Surface Book - The ultimate laptop

I Want one !!!! Today !!!!!

Ms STOP doing this -- reading about some of your new products could "Seriously damage your Wealth" !!.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Microsoft Surface Book - who said Laptop was dead

I just bought one for a coworker. He wanted the Surface Pro 4, but wanted to keep using his computer on the train rides home. My only real complaint about it is the cost. It works upright like a regular laptop, but still has the same tablet capabilities. I used to have a Surface Pro 3 before switching jobs and I really liked that, especially since I used it with a dock. The keyboard flexed a lot, so it is nice to see the Surface Book having a sturdier keyboard. So far so good.

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We have new driver and firmware updates for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices.

Click the headings below to go to the specific location for your device on the Download Center. At the Download Center, click Details then click + More to see all available downloads for the device. For all devices you can follow the same deployment process that is used for Surface Pro 3 described at Surface TechCenter.



Source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/surface/a...k-devices.aspx

Direct Download:

SP4: microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49498

SB: microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49497

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Hi ,which of the following two devices you would recommend
- Surface pro 4 Core M3-6Y30 HDD 128GB RAM 4GB or
- Surface 3 Atom x7-Z8700 HDD 128GB RAM 4GB
I have Surface Pro first edition with Intel Core i5, but would like more light and thin tablet with long lasting battery. I do not game nor draw, thus consider that the power of the above two would be just fine for using MS office, Inet browsing and HD videos (incl. MKV files).
What do you think?

Answer:Surface pro 4 Core M3-6Y30 or Surface 3 Atom x7-Z8700 ?

The Surface pro 4 is in fact the better device. The only possible argument is that some people might want the ability to add LTE connectivity, prefer the smaller screen and or smaller price of the Surface 3.
SP4 Pros
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The Core M processor is going to be better than an Atom Processor
Larger (higher resolution) Screen and Smaller bezel
Better keyboard that has space between keys and larger (glass) trackpad
Windows Hello Iris Scanner
Gorilla Glass 4
8 megapixel rear shooter and 5 megapixel front shooter
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But if you do not care about the above advantages and or prefer LTE capability, a smaller display, and a smaller price then by all means the Surface 3 is probably for you

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Hi, im thinking of upgrade my Surface Pro 4 2015/16, with the new Book 2.
I mainly use it home with af dual 27" inch monitor setup.
Will i get any effect with a bigger/better graphic card, when i mainly use it via Surfave Dock ?
I see alot of Youtube, and is tired of hearing fans running high, but dont know where to adress the issue, CPU or graphic card ?

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