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Purchasing laptop in next 2 weeks, M11x worth it?

Q: Purchasing laptop in next 2 weeks, M11x worth it?

I'm looking for a *small* notebook that has gaming capability so that I can also take it, (outside of college) for example, to my relatives or friends houses.

I'm looking at Alienware's M11x, but am (VERY) open to anything else in that nature. Under 14" is very much preferred.

I'm looking at Asus' offerings on Newegg, and their smallest ones are running Intel IGP's.

Any suggestions?

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A: Purchasing laptop in next 2 weeks, M11x worth it?

I ordered the M11x yesterday. Its by far one of the best ultraportable laptops out there right now. here is a great review

http://www.guru3d.com/article/alienware-m11x-ultraportable-review/

also youtube review from geek.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4c_463e3g8

Same guy opened it up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Nq0G3_t-I&feature=channel

Awesome machine!

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Have a look at this expensive graphics card.

ASUS ARES/2DIS/4GD5 - Graphics adapter - 2 GPUs - Radeon HD 5870 - PCI Express 2.1 x16 - 4 GB GDDR5 - DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort ( HDCP ): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

A:Is this worth Purchasing???

Not at that price, no. A simpler 5970 would suffice for most gamers.

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Hi
 
At the moment, I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free version, SUPERAntiSpyware (also free) and I run virus scans using Microsoft Security Essentials.
 
I'm concerned that none of the above seem to provide real-time protection.
 
I'm thinking of buying Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO version for real time protection. My question is - is it worth it/much better than the free version, and if so, does it negate the need to have an anti Spyware program such as SUPERAntiSpyware? I want a good all round product as opposed to having to buy a bunch of different programs.
 
Thanks for your time.
 
 

A:Is it worth purchasing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO or free version ok?

Farrah2, on 29 Apr 2013 - 1:26 PM, said:
I'm concerned that none of the above seem to provide real-time protection.

Hi -
Your Free Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus should be set as Real-Time protection under the Settings tab -
Click on the program, open it and open Settings. Item 3 is Real-time Protection. Please tick this -
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (MBAM) program is well worth the cheap "Lifetime" license price, and adds great protection for you.
The Free version has no active protection, and is only a clean up tool (like SAS Free)
SUPERAntiSpyware (SAS) is a yearly fee, while MBAM is a once only lifetime cost, and provides full Online backup for you -
I run MBAM Pro on one computer and the Free version on the other. SAS Free is installed on both computers.
Visit the Forums of each program and you can see the support provided for each program -MBAM Forum and SAS Forum
Thank You -

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Hi
 
At the moment, I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free version, SUPERAntiSpyware (also free) and I run virus scans using Microsoft Security Essentials.
 
I'm concerned that none of the above seem to provide real-time protection.
 
I'm thinking of buying Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO version for real time protection. My question is - is it worth it/much better than the free version, and if so, does it negate the need to have an anti Spyware program such as SUPERAntiSpyware? I want a good all round product as opposed to having to buy a bunch of different programs.
 
Thanks for your time.
 
 

A:Is it worth purchasing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO or free version ok?

Farrah2, on 29 Apr 2013 - 1:26 PM, said:
I'm concerned that none of the above seem to provide real-time protection.

Hi -
Your Free Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus should be set as Real-Time protection under the Settings tab -
Click on the program, open it and open Settings. Item 3 is Real-time Protection. Please tick this -
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (MBAM) program is well worth the cheap "Lifetime" license price, and adds great protection for you.
The Free version has no active protection, and is only a clean up tool (like SAS Free)
SUPERAntiSpyware (SAS) is a yearly fee, while MBAM is a once only lifetime cost, and provides full Online backup for you -
I run MBAM Pro on one computer and the Free version on the other. SAS Free is installed on both computers.
Visit the Forums of each program and you can see the support provided for each program -MBAM Forum and SAS Forum
Thank You -

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My Dell M11x laptop battery had very little life left and would only run for about 20 minutes when unplugged from the adaptor. I purchased a new M11x battery, but seeing as I usually use my laptop plugged into the adaptor, should I save this new battery for periods when I know I won't be able to be plugged in?

A:Should I continue to use my old M11x laptop battery?

yes. Just remember to do standard battery mainteneance. That is at least once per 6 months run on that battery until the laptop shuts down (to make sure it's fully discharged) then recharge it fully. Don't keep that battery in places too cold or too hot to live in.

You can try the same on the "old" battery and see if there is any improvement. As batteries last as much as their controller thinks they will last based on usage or whatever, and this procedure resets the controller to real battery capacity.

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Now I have been trying to run Skyrim on all the minimum settings and it just will not reach a usable frame rate. I am using the M11X from Alienware with all the original manufacturer components. I do not know a whole lot about computers but it seems that the problem is with my video card. The Geforce GT 335M. Is there anything I can do to increase performance, short of having to purchase new equipment entirely?
 

A:Poor Skyrim performance on Alienware M11X laptop

How much memory is installed? What CPU is installed and what version of Windows is installed? Is Windows fully updated?
 

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I have had the laptop for no more than 2 years. Computer will not allow me to start in safe mode. Also I ran diagnostics on the computer and the error code 2000-0146 came up. It says their is a problem with the hard drive I believe. Is there any way I can still recovery my music and pictures before recovering my hard drive.
 

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Do you have a recommendation re: buying a laptop with 4GB ran dual core must have windows XP home???

A:purchasing a laptop

what do you mainly use a laptop for, gaming, school, general usage. It makes a difference.

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Hello,

I am purchasing new laptop. I am tired with boot speed & performance of SATA drives & want to go with SSD.

Currently, I am comparing
XPS 17 Laptop - Feel the Thrill with 3D Laptop Screen | Dell
&
XPS 15z Laptop Details | Dell
&
Premium Laptop, Professional Audio Laptop | HP Envy

My requirements are

-> Slim & Stylish
-> SSD drives for OS & Sata for data
-> Long battery life
-> Shouldn't more than 7-8 lbs

Remaining things like Processor, RAM etc any thing will work from Core i7 range & 8GB will be good. Not high end gaming cards, just normal will work. I don't want any heating & rebooting issues.

I hope someone will help to choose some good laptop.

BUDGET is not an issue.

Waiting for some responses.

Regards

A:[Help] Purchasing new laptop

Well given the three choices I would automatically lean toward the HP. I have a grudge against Dell, they don't stand behind their products and their tech support is hopelessly useless. I've had good luck with the HP machines I've worked with. I currently run an Acer *See my system specs. that has been great. They just released a bunch of second gen iCore powered machines, might be worth a look.

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I'm in the market for a laptop. I've settled on one that looks good, but I'd like to get a second opinion. I'd most likely use the computer for word processing, running iTunes, and light-to-moderate gaming. I'd also like to not spend more that $575 on it (yeah I'm a cheapskate, I know ). Anyway, here we go:

Compaq V5000Z Series Notebook PC

OS: Windows XP Home Edition
Processor: AMD Sempron(TM) 3300+ (2.0GHz/128KB L2 Cache)
Display: 15.4" WXGA Widescreen (1280x800)
Memory: 256MB DDR SDRAM (1x256MB)
Graphics Card: 128MB ATI RADEON(R) XPRESS 200M w/Hypermemory(TM)
Hard Drive: 40 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive
Primary CD/DVD Drive: DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive (Q: Does this write DVDs and CDs, or just CDs?)
Networking: Integrated 56K Modem + 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Primary Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Productivity Software: Microsoft(R) Works/Money

Final Price: $489.99 (after rebates and savings )
So, any thoughts?
-Vroom
 

A:Purchasing a Laptop: What do you think?

I would up the Ram to 512MB, 256 will work but you will get a big performance boost from 512.....especially since the graphics card will be using some of the system memory for itself.....

as for gaming....don't plan on too much with a laptop...that graphics chipset won't play much.........
 

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Ok, I'm looking for a laptop under 2000$ that is powerful (um, something above 2.8ghz that's not a celeron), upgradable (that is in graphics card and up to 2gigs of ram) plus a case that looks cool (kinda like the alienware laptops). I've seen the new AMD 64's for only 1,600$ but they don't have nifty cases. Any ideas my dear friends?
 

A:I need help purchasing a new laptop.

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Hello, I need a new laptop and I'm not quite sure where to start because I know nothing about computers. I know that I need something that is very durable because I move my laptop a lot. I do a lot of music downloading, so I guess I need something with plenty of memory, I'm not quite sure. I was reading that it was good to get an external hardrive to add on to the internal hardrive, but I don't know if that's hard to do. I was thinking of going through Dell, but not sure if that is the best bet. If anyone can give me some tips and recommendations, that would be great! Thank You
 

A:Need Help with Purchasing a Laptop

I would go to dell. Get me one of them XPS lappys lol.
 

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What is the most durable/best long lasting type of laptop that you can purchase? Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks for your time.
 

A:Purchasing a Laptop???

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I'm not sure if I'm on the right board or not, but I'm giving this a go.

I have a superb desktop but recently a need has arose for a laptop. I need something rather cheap, my expenses are up right now and I can't really go over $500, (I know, not many good ones that cheap)

My only requirements (other than the standard stuff) is the ability to smoothly run all Adobe CS2 applications (not simultaneously), would you say any of these computers could handle it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834101058
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=BROWSE&No=60&N=200334&product_code=346852#ts
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=BROWSE&No=140&N=200334&product_code=346849
 

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I'm in the market for a new 15.6 laptop. Iíve been testing one of the new Acer models and it appears to be the best bang for the buck. It comes with a multitude of features including at least 4G Ram, 350G HD, Four (4) USB ports, HDMI, Modem, Card reader, Video, audio, microphone inputs, 8 X DVD, Web Cam, Windows 7, Intel Processor, etc, etc., for about $650 at Costco. The only downside I see is the terrible Acer support. Doesn't seem they have much interest in supporting their products. Their English is very difficult to understand and they are quick to hang up. Costco is the big plus. Two year warranty support and 90 days full refund if you are not satisfied. I'm not familiar with Acer at all and need some opinions. Does anyone have an opinion about Acer and please let me know what other brands you would recommend that can match up with these features and price?
 

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What are the main points to look for when puchasing a laptop in the price range up to about ?700.It will be used in the main for e-mailing,surfing the internet and games.Is a SSD superior to a hard disk drive and if so are there any drawbacks with them.Also what processor would you recommend.Any advice and guidance would be appreciated..

A:Purchasing a New Laptop

  
Quote: Originally Posted by denwilliam


What are the main points to look for when puchasing a laptop in the price range up to about ?700.It will be used in the main for e-mailing,surfing the internet and games.Is a SSD superior to a hard disk drive and if so are there any drawbacks with them.Also what processor would you recommend.Any advice and guidance would be appreciated..


Obviously features and basic specifications would be a primary consideration, but I'd also give a lot of thought to build quality and support---what is going to happen if you have failure of some type within warranty?

SSDs are inferior only as regards price and capacity. They are noticeably faster than standard drives. If your laptop will hold only 1 hard drive, an SSD may not be large enough to hold all of your data--in which case go with a standard HDD.

At your budget, I'd guess you can get an Intel processor of some type. They are generally better performers in the mid and upper price ranges.

If you have a supplier picked out, maybe you can post a link to the web site.

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As my previous thread "HP Laptop doesn't work" I am planning to get a new one. I still plan to fix the old one to give to my Dad. Which was the original plan before I dropped the laptop.

I kinda like the Asus laptops but the 17.3 is so wide it won't fit in my carrying case at almost 18 1/2" wide. The Dell Studio 17 doesn't seem bad but would prefer a 17.3". I can spend about $900 and want something that has good reliability.

I primarily will use the laptop as a desktop replacement.
Internet
Office 2007
Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks CS3
Working on Website
Going to school online.

I am not into gaming except for the occasional game of hearts. However, I would like to connect the laptop to the LCD 1080p Television I plan to purchase in the near future.

There are so many choices and brands out there: Acer, Asus, HP, Dell, MSI, etc... it is scensory overload.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

A:Purchasing a new laptop

I like HP...
 

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I am looking for a nice decent stable laptop that i can if possible run Windows and Linux on. I am also considering doing the Mac OS X on there but not sure. Ive never used OS X or rather any mac before but i am after all a Geek and need to know how to use them. Price Range: as low as i can. its not going to be a power pc or anything just something to get me through the day, possibly doing some Wireless Security Checking for clients and general things like typing and such. Any laptops that dont break down so bad over time? For instance: My sister purchased a compaq 2 years ago. so far she has had, A Failure, DVD drive failure, Screen failure, and keyboard failure. Anything anyone can suggest. Pretty much any software issues i can easily take care of myself so i dont really need the tech support i just NEEd FAST hardware repairs if the computer breaks down. Apple i hear makes a nice pc. probably a grand is my max price just doing some browsing. Or i plan on just getting a desktop i build from scratch which will do about 5 times the power as any laptop i can get for the same price, more stability, but no portability. The whole idea of carrying a small laptop around would be nice.
 

A:Purchasing a laptop

they do make very small factor boxes these days
I have a HP dv5094ea - excellent machine and great value for money given the spec
1GB memory
100GB HDD

but it is a HP which meged with compaq 4 years ago...
 

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Hi all,
I am in the process of purchasing a new laptop and I was thinking if
Dell Inspiron is a good choice.
Any of you guys has good experience or bad with this brand, please share this with me.
I will apreciate it.
Thanks in advance.

A:Advice on purchasing a new laptop

You should also consider post-purchase support.

Dell generally makes pretty good stuff--as good as any major OEM, better than most.

Dell support is fair to decent, not good. But as far as I know, NONE of the manufacturers have "good" support any more. It's all been sent offshore to Asia. If you ever have to deal with support, you will probably become frustrated, regardless of your brand choice. Part of it is the language barrier, but there are other shortcomings.

You may be able to choose a Dell support option for extra money that will provide support from a US source, but it isn't cheap.

About all you can do is hope you never have to deal with support. Dell is probably as good a choice as any, but you can have bad luck with any brand. I did.

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I am wanting to check that the Notebook is maybe able to be upgraded in the future to a larger SSD without resorting to expensive technician soldering tasks - i.e. is the SSD simply a plug in device like the older generation notebooks?  ThanksOBuck 

A:I am looking at purchasing a 14-AL027TU laptop

Hi,Specs: https://support.hp.com/lamerica_nsc_carib-en/product/hp-pavilion-14-al000-notebook-pc-series/1086215...Your laptop came with 256GB M.2 2280 SATA-3 SSD. It is not soldered, it is plug and use.Video guide: https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=10862154&MEID=65618DC0-D54F-403A-B3DA-F4E22780C9BFManual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05122703I just bought a HP Pavilion 14 al111tx notebook which is having exactly same internal configuration like yours.If I think in putting M.2 SATA SSD, I'll go for this one: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-850-EVO-Internal-MZ-N5E500BW/dp/B00TGIW1XGNow it's currently having Samsung 850 EVO SATA SSD replacing factory built in hard drive. Just upgraded 2 weeks back.RegardsVisruth

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Current one is down on its last legs, umm so looking for the usual, good deal, but yet somehow built for gaming. Is www.IBuyPower.com a reliable site? Been eyeing a computer they have

http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/store/configurator.aspx?mid=249

Basically I would like something that won't be outpaced my minimal system requirements for games for at least the next 2 years, don't need max, just playability is fine with me oh and something that can easily handle current games like Oblivion and The Orange Box. Current one crashes on portal which was a sign....

How important is CPU speed? Dell has some great deals but all their duo core processors are 1.5 GHz and no graphics chip to speak of...
 

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I need to purchase a 3rd machine for my wife that will not have the heavy use of her office and home Win7 desktops. That would mainly be used at meetings for spreadsheet, Word, Quickbooks and mail. We'll get the same machine for her brother whose use is minimal.

We had previously purchased the now not available Acer 15.6" Aspire Windows 8 Laptop i3-3217U 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB | V5-571-6891 for another person at her office and he's been very pleased with the machine since.

The wrinkle in the pending purchase is the OS. I do not want Win8 for either of the machines. The current crop of Acer Aspires in the referenced price range ($5-600) come with Win8. The only Win7 machine I'm finding that BOTH is listed as a good machine and comes with Win7 is the Lenovo Edge. I've always had Thinkpads (model T) but the reviews all discuss woes with the trackpad and left/right clicker.

I'm sure I've missed something and that there is a machine(s) that fits my bill and YOU likely know the answer so I'm listening...

Mark

A:Purchasing inexpensive laptop?

I found a site with a few Win 7 PC's. I just Googled "Laptops with Windows 7".

Windows 7 Laptops

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Hi there,

I'm very new to the computer world and am really looking forward to purchasing a laptop for my boyfriend for his brithday. Trouble is. I'm not sure what to look for, what to look out for and most importantly..... that's in my price range... He would be using it for school.. so basically internet researching plus doing some research papers

Used/Refurbished/New.... doesn't matter to me... as long as it's in decent condition ....

Second it needs to be wireless internet.. preferrably built in wireless..

Third, this is the main one.. My ceiling limit is $500 CDN.....

Does anyone have any leads to this???????

Thanks!!!!
 

A:Need Advise on Purchasing a Laptop

Wow! your BF is really lucky to have you as GF....lol Anyway to help you with your inquiry. First thing to remember when purchasing a laptop you should consider is the dependability of the computer. Second will you ue it for gaming, school projects, downloading or just for browsing the internet. Since you mention that your BF will use for school I say look for laptop that could handle hyperthreading...Hyperthreading means having to open multiple applications on your laptop but the speed is not very much affected. For the wireless connection there are laptop brands that has a built-in wireless card. Last thing to consider is parts availability if in case the a problem occur with the laptop.
 

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So I'm thinking about buying a new laptop!

I've got a set of questions for you.

Background Info: I've pretty much decided that I want the current Dell Inspiron 1420, or that I want to wait for the new studio/inspiron laptops to be released (there seems to be controversy over how exactly the newer laptops will fit into the current lines of laptops as well as when they will be released.) Here's a link about them: http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/03/dell-studio-line-details-leak-out/

Other things to keep in mind: I'm not in a huge hurry to replace my current laptop (which is a dell inspiron 8600), but I kind of want to I'm slightly nervous about it since that blue screen incident (even though that turned out to be not a big deal)--it also does some other slightly disconcerting things, like beeping upon startup (which apparently indicates errors?), the screen flickers sometimes (particularly when it's not plugged in), and the fan is louder than it used to be (I think). I don't know if any of this indicates anything very negative, but these things combined with the age of the system (about five years) makes me slightly nervous--whether that is justified or not. *shrug* I would also like to be able to at least have the option of carrying the laptop to campus when I need to without dreading it--my current laptop is very heavy, and I can't take it if I have almost anything else to take with me.

On to the questions!
1. Do you think I s... Read more

A:Purchasing a Laptop--Many Questions!

personally i would wait.
When you do buy a laptop i would make sure it has a core 2 duo at least 2.0ghz with at least 2gb memory and a 250gb hard drive...

If you could afford it i would actually go with:

which i believe also has a new model coming out this month or next..
 

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I didnt know whether to put it in the Vista forum or the XP forum so I put it here. Question. I have heard that the license that comes with a Vista product will work for a XP Pro installation. Is this correct? Will I be able to install XP Pro using the Vista license or would I have to purchase a new XP Pro license, or at least use one that we have?

Thanks.
 

A:Purchasing a new laptop with Vista want XP

Only if you have Vista Business or Ultimate ... (According to this) ...
http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/005512.html

Don't know anyone who's done it yet.
 

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Hi there,

Apologies if posting in the wrong thread!

I have recently purchased a CEH course and it has supporting documents which talks about running labs. As I will be running a few VMs it has said there are some minimum spec requirements of the laptop/desktop.

Can someone help me on finding a laptop/desktop with the below specs? My budget is not huge and I was initially thinking if I buy a low level spec device and then upgrade individual modules to meet the min requirements. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz 64-bit CPU or better (multiple cores is preferred)
16 GB RAM (32 GB or more is recommended)
200 GB free disk space, 7200 RPM or faster drive (SSD is preferred)
DVD drive
1 Ethernet network adapter
Sound card
Internet access
Wireless network adapter (built-in or USB)
Thank you in advance.
 

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I've gone ahead an ordered the y510p, Thanks for the help.



I live in Indiana, USA



My current laptop has probably died on my graphics wise, and I'm planning on getting a new laptop. Whether or not Wal-Mart abides by the warranty I purchased from them.





It's the sort of screen corruption seen when the integrated graphics are shot. The laptop probably needs a new motherboard. Playing high intensity video games for long periods on laptops isn't a good idea unless they have been designed to do the job. That warranty should come in handy.Click to expand...



With this in mind, I want to purchase a laptop that can handle prolonged gaming, as that is my primary use for the laptop. The secondary usage is for my college courses. As I have not spent much time comparing computer products, I'm not sure where to begin my search, or what to look for.



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My current laptop is an Inspiron N5050
Intel Core i3-2330M Processor
4GB Memory
Integrated Intel HD Graphics (Stupid no 3D shadow shading)
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Dell Stage software



The main games I play are Minecraft, Pay Day 2, and League of Legends. I would like to play games such as cube world, Planet Side 2 without lag as I have invested money into them, but not had that much opportunity to play extensively due to current lag issues.



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A:Looking for advice on purchasing a laptop

Bought my son a Sager from Xotic PC. They certainly build gaming systems and they give you some latitude to configure. Their customer service is excellent. I never heard of them before until I went here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/ and through research - a ton of research - I went ahead and pulled the trigger. Other excellent companies are PC Digital, Power Notebooks, and Mythlogic. Seriously, check them out.
 

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Hey there,
I'm planning to purchase a laptop from Futureshop here in Vancouver,BC. Canada.
It's a Toshiba (Intel Centrino Duo Processor Tech. with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450)
2GB Memory (type unkown)
250GB HD Space
GFX:ATI Radeon HD 256MB Dedicated
Wireless: 802.11a/g + Pre-N WiFi +BlueTooth
TruBrite Screen, Webcam and Mic, 5-1 Media Adapter
Price: $1599.99 CDA
$70.83/Month for 24Months

I kind of hate how Futureshop give such vague specs on the products they sell. :T I kind of don't want to buy it from here, but the laptop looks pretty good in terms of specs and Futureshop has financing available.
I'm just wondering if this will be a good buy..I'll be mainly using the computer for school, a little bit of gaming (WC3, CNC, ..etc, mainly RTS Games)
I'm fairly new to laptops..
basically want a decent one with a dedicated gfx card for my rts games and one with a fair bit of hd space.
any tips, suggestions, or comments please share them with me
I keep second guessing on laptops I want to purchase. I do want to get the most out of what I pay.
Thanks in advance! Cheers-

Here's another Laptop I'm Considering
HP Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450
Ram: 2GB DDR
HD: 200GB
GFX: NVIDIA 8400M 128MB Discrete Graphics
Wireless: 802.11b/g Pre-N +Bluetooth WiFi
12 Cell Lithium-ion Battery, Webcam,Mic,5-1 Media Reader,Remote & Earbuds
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A:Purchasing a New Laptop, have some questions~

First off I will say that most of the time, Best Buy is pretty overpriced. Also I've never been a huge laptop enthusiast, as I use my computer for gaming, it's a little pricey to get a gaming laptop (and by a little I mean VERY pricey). But from when I have looked at laptops, I've noticed that if you know what you are looking for, you can often find something cheaper on warehouse like websites, such as Newegg.com. Also, if you go with Newegg, they offer extended warranty plans.
 

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I am going to be purchasing a laptop and I would like some ideas and Brands to choose from. It needs to be great for gaming and graphics. Every store I go to has a different brand they say is best, I would like to know from users their opinions I would like to keep it under $1400.00 Canadian Thank-you
 

A:Purchasing a Laptop in Ontario Canada

This thread might help...

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic24913.html
 

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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.
 

A: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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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.8

Hi, I need to purchase a new laptop for my studies and general use. I?m a graphic design student and use Adobe Creative Cloud; mainly InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and occasionally Premiere Pro (least used/mainly personal use).

As I?m on a budget I am looking at the below laptops (most refurbished):

- HP 15 db0089au 15.6? AMD Ryzen 3 2200U Dual core 8GB 128GB SSD + 1T HDD Win10 Home 64-bit

- Dell Latitude E7470 Display 14" Processor Intel i5-6300U 2.40GHz Memory 8GB Storage 256GB M.2 SSD Optical Drive Win10 Pro 64bit

- Acer Aspire A5 15.6? Intel i5 8265U 8GB 1TB HDD Win10 64-bit

- HP Pavilion 15-cc060wm 15.6" Touchscreen Intel i7-7500U 12GB 1TB HDD Win10Home 64bit

- Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6? Intel i5 7200U 8GB 1TB HDD Win10 64-bit

- HP Pavillion 14-BK091 14? Intel i5-7200U 8GB 1T HDD Win10 Home 64-bit

I?m really after advice on which one to get, or if they are all on par with each other. I plan on connecting to a larger screen when using it at home. I?ve looked at reviews but I?m really struggling to make a decision.

Thanks in advance!
 

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The model of this laptop hard drive is a Western Digital (WD1600BEVS-60RST0). So, in order to replace the hard drive, would it be alright to purchase any WD1600BEVS model hard drive, or does it have to be exactly WD1600BEVS-60RST0? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Quick question about purchasing a new laptop hard drive.

Basically anything even slightly resembling the specs of the old drive will work. Hard drives are pretty much just a generic storage device and don't need to be replaced by the exact same model.
 

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Hi, I have a query regarding OKR on Windows 10 Lenovo Z500 laptop where I'm expecting to get some definitive answers if after doing a One Key Recovery on my laptop will it remove all the partitions I added after purchasing this laptop?  So, it cam with only C and D partitions. I created few others for my data (let's say E, F and G). Will running OKR reset all my partitions or just the system 'C' partition? If someone has this kind of setup and have run OKR, please suggest based on your experience. I would appreciate if someone can respond to this soon as I need to do this recovery soon. Let me know if you need any clarification on the above query. Regards,Nick

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Hi, I recently purchased a new 12 cell battery for my HP dv-1659us laptop. I never have my laptop plugged in now days...as opposed to always having my laptop plugged in, becaues the HP OEM battery sucked. (So i couldn't tell you if it was the battery's problem.)

But, now, whenever I'm unplugged, ever so often, usually when im on Youtube, my laptop automatically goes to sleep and turns off the HD. I have to press my power key to wake it up..log back in..and my applications/ youtube video resumes. I checked my power management, put it to sleep at around 30 minutes, so I know that its not sleeping because I'm "inactive". Anyone know what might be the problem?
 

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hi, I ordered a new laptop through flipkart, after doing startup activities on new laptop I saw only one Drive ie C:,but in I could see apart from this drive,four other drives are there with name starts with Disk 0 partition 1/4/5/6.what is the use of them,should I keep them as it is in my laptop ? can I free up those drives ?

A:no hard drive partition guide from Dell while purchasing new laptop

All of the other partitions are required for system startup, recovery or operation.  DO NOT alter any of them - or you will be greeted with an unbootable system when you next restart.
This is a GPT disc - there is no longer a limit of four primary partitions on a disc -- so you can add a D: partition (or whatever you'd like for your data) without altering the factory layout.

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Hi. My laptop is slowing down a lot since a few weeks ago and I don't know why.

Also, I don't have any crazy adware pop-ups, and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware did not detect anything.

Please help!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5500U CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8106 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 229744 MB, Free - 94583 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., NP940X3K-K02US
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated and Enabled
 

A:My laptop is slowing down a lot since a few weeks ago

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 06/10/2015
Scan Time: 22:25
Logfile:
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.1.8.1057
Malware Database: v2015.10.06.06
Rootkit Database: v2015.10.06.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Rogerio

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 380971
Time Elapsed: 15 min, 16 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Warn
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)
(end)
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

my laptop keeps shutting down
it shut down just now 10.05pm british summer time.
It also shut down yesterday and has shut down every now and again for the past few weeks.

It isn't overheating, i ran speccy and its ok temps.
I run windows 8 and when it shuts down the screen behaves as if I have pressed the shut-down option at the bottom left of the screen, but I have not pressed it, it just does it automatically.

Can anyone tell me what checks I can do to find out what the problemm is, thanks.
 

A:Laptop shutting down automatically for last few weeks.

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I just bought myself a new laptop 3 weeks ago and I encounter with blue screen problems for at least once for any game that i play with my computer.
It's running on

-Intel i7 4720HQ Processor

-NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5 Graphics

-8GB DDR3L 1600MHZ (8x1)

-128GB SAMSUNG M.2 SSD

-1TB HITACHI 7200RPM HDD

-Windows 8.1 X64
The attached file/KLINSMANN-PC-Wed_24_06_2015_210344_88.ziplink below is the information of my PC which can be downloaded.

KLINSMANN-PC-Wed_24_06_2015_210344_88.zip :: Free File Hosting - File Dropper: File Host for Mp3, Videos, Music, Documents.

Can someone please help me solve this problem?

A:BSOD is Getting on my Nerves for my 3 Weeks Old Laptop!

Hi,

I am extremely sorry that this thread was not attended to. There are not many people in this field.
In case you still require help, kindly respond to this thread and I will be notified via email and you should expect a response from me in 48 hours.

Regards,
Pranav

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

Hello,
This is the first time I like to use the sevenforums.com. After 5 crashes, each time indicated by IRQL_NOT_LESS_OE EQUAL and the the STOP-information: 0x0000000A, I asked HP to solve this problem.
The crashes arrive within different situations. The laptop just standby, making an email, using IE or chrom te finf information on internet. They first thought I was using windows XP but I do use Windows 7 premium 64k. I have runned different testprogramms given by HP but never I got an error message. HP said it was no hardware problem so the solution should or could be to restore windows. Because I need to restore all my other software I haven't done so till now.
I have read the BSOD threads and thought it is wise to gather the SF data and send that as attachment to this forum.
Maybe I can get some help to solve the crash problem.
I use a HPPavilionG7-2052sd.
Thanks already for any help.

A:BSOD on HP laptop 5 times in 3 weeks

Welcome to Seven Forums.

No Dumps in the attachment. Please follow Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD and configure the system to collect "Small Memory Dumps"

Norton is a known cause to BSOD's. Please remove it for testing purpose. Use Microsoft Security Essentials.

Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability compared to other security software:

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Malwarebytes - Free

Good and Free system security combination.

Reduce items at start-up: Startup Programs - Change

Perform a clean boot: Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Run a System file check (SFC): SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Run Disk Check on your Hard Drive(s): Disk Check

Check for heating issues using Speccy or HWmonitor

Upload a screen shot: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Keep us posted.

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit came installed with the laptop. Bought the laptop around 2009. Any help would be very helpful.

A:Had several laptop crashes in the last couple of weeks

Problematic Software:
Code:
Start Menu\Programs\ParetoLogic\RegCure Pro OrinCordus\rcordy:Start Menu\Programs\ParetoLogic\RegCure Pro OrinCordus\rcordy
Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
McAfee was in the stack in one of the crashes. I suspect that it may be corrupted. Uninstall and re-install McAfee: How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)
If that does not resolve the problem: Your crashes primarily indicate hard disk problems. This could mean hard disk corruption, bad sectors, a failing hard disk, Windows files or registry corruption, viruses, or memory problems.If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run Disk Check with both boxes checked for all HDDs and with Automatically fix file system errors checked for all SSDs. Post back your logs for the checks after finding them using Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log (you may need to search for wininit ins... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

hi all (long time no see )

I've been given a brand new sony company laptop, but about 3 days ago it blue screened when I tried to boot it up. It gets to the "Welcome..." but bluescreens before you get to enter user details.

-Running Windows Vista SP1, and can only boot in safe mode.

-Something to note is that it gets updates through a VPN, and with tech guys messing around at the office if it goes down while updating it could be an issue.

-I've tried a system restore but to no avail.

-In safe mode, using problems + solutions, I've got the following information:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.6
Locale ID: 2057

Files that help describe the problem (some files may no longer be available)
Mini051609-99.dmp
sysdata.xml
Version.txt

View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 9D1A7976
BCP3: 8B16FA20
BCP4: 8B16F71C
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
Server information: 0e24fb51-e074-4e88-a944-136ba3f9a226

As for "files that could help" I have no idea where these are located, so if you need them please let me know how I can get them.

EDIT: I managed to get a picture of it (it flashes for about 3 seconds). It's all readable, but the flash reflected off the computer screen - Sorry!
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A:Brand new laptop bluescreened less than 2 weeks after getting it.

hi this is what i found on your error code it is the same for vista
0x0000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
A system thread generated an exception which the error handler did not catch. There are numerous individual causes for this problem, including hardware incompatibility, a faulty device driver or system service, or some software issues. Check Event Viewer (EventVwr.msc) for additional information.
“0x0000007E, 0xC0000005, 0xFC5CCAF3, 0xFC90F8C0, 0xFC90F5C0” Error Message at Startup {KB 321637} Win XP
0x0000007e Error When Registering OLEMSG32.DLL or CDO.DLL Files {KB 238265} Win NT, Win 2000
0x7E Error Occurs in Kbdclass.sys When You Try to Shut Down Win XP {KB 313050} Win XP Professional
Error message in Win XP Service Pack 2: “Stop 0x7E” {KB 900485} Win XP SP2 (Timing issue — patch available)
Stop error 0x7E in PCI.SYS {KB 839641} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003
Stop Error 0x7E in USBHUB.SYS {KB 327863} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003 (If USB bandwidth consumption exceeds 100%)
“STOP 0x0000007E” Error Message After You Upgrade to Windows XP {KB 330182} Win XP
“Stop 0x0000007E” error message when installing Win XP Disk Image from a Remote Installation Services Server {KB 818966} Win XP
“Stop 0x0000007E” error message after you upgrade to Win XP Service Pack 2 on a non-Intel-processor computer {KB 888372} Win XP ... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

My laptop is shutting off randomly, especially when being moved, even slightly.  If I catch it in time and lift on the right side, it will stay on even though it started going dim.  It does it on battery or on the charger.  Very annoying and I have already loaded programs which I likely can't transfer to another computer. Very disappointed in this product.  any solutions?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

after every 2-3 weeks my laptop automatically shows boot menu and i had to do system recovery frequently then also the same problem persistplease someone help me

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RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

I ask the retail store  , they said it will be done soon , but I dont believe them . So , i want to ask dell  directly . 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 46.4

Hi,

my laptop is just half a year old. I bought a cooling plate for my laptop because i thought the reason was maybe overheating but it hasnt got better.

I had 3 or 4 bluescreens in the last 3 weeks and they always happen suddenly. I updated my graphics driver but the problem still exists.

Dont know if its important but i always install the suggested windows updates. There were some bigger updates in the last weeks(service pack for example).

My computer is pretty clean and i dont think the reason is a virus.
Please help me

A:sudden BSOD on Win 7 home 64bit Laptop since few weeks

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Marc4468


Hi,

my laptop is just half a year old. I bought a cooling plate for my laptop because i thought the reason was maybe overheating but it hasnt got better.

I had 3 or 4 bluescreens in the last 3 weeks and they always happen suddenly. I updated my graphics driver but the problem still exists.

Dont know if its important but i always install the suggested windows updates. There were some bigger updates in the last weeks(service pack for example).

My computer is pretty clean and i dont think the reason is a virus.
Please help me



several problems

1-Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

They use a driver, found in your dmp,sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

Use this SPTD uninstaller DuplexSecure - Downloads

when you're done you can use this Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) in its place.

2-Old drivers from as far back as 2005 which need updating

Code:
iirsp.sys 12/13/2005 5:47:54 PM fffff880`016a9000 fffff880`016ba000 0x00011000 0x439f418a
nfrd960.sys 6/6/2006 5:11:48 PM fffff880`017bb000 fffff880`017cb000 0x00010000 0x4485ef94
Afc.sys 7/12/2006 1:48:20 AM fffff880`0480f000 fffff880`04818000 0x00009000 0x44b48d24
adpu320.sys 2/27/2007 8:04:15 PM fffff880`01456000 fffff880`01... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 46.4

so my girlfriends laptop yesterday had a windows update. after it reboted, it would come to the windows boot manager screen saying 0xc00000e9, a unexpected i/o error. apperantly she dropped it a few weeks ago. but i wasnt sure that had anything to do with it. so i went and checked and removed and rehooked up all the drives and hdd. and i noticed one of the ram chips wasnt locked in anymore. so i relocked that too. and to no avail. i cant get into safe mode, or anything else. i made a recovery disk with my laptop, running 7 ultimate 64 bit. i get it to load up to the point where it says chose your country ( for the keyboard i guess) and it just sits there with a mouse pointer on the screen and nothing else. for about 20 mins i let it sit and nothing happened. i rean a seagate hdd diag tool. and that wouldnt run past 2% without errors. so i am not sure at all what to do. or what real damage is done to the HDD, and since i cant get into checkdisk i cant find out either.
anyone else have any ideas on what i can do

A:oxc00000e9 randomly started weeks after laptop dropped

It sounds like the hard-drive is damaged.

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