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Latitude 5285 and other 2 in 1 laptops

Q: Latitude 5285 and other 2 in 1 laptops

My husband is considering purchasing one and would like to know if they can be hooked up to an external monitor and dvd drive? How would you do that in a simple way as we are not techies.
I would appreciate any info on this.
Carol

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A: Latitude 5285 and other 2 in 1 laptops

Hi Carol,
Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum.
The Latitude 5285 system has a USB 3.0 Port and an external DVD drive can be connected. It has a USB Type-C (Refer to this link http://dell.to/2vsCU9w) and you would require a Dell adapter USB-C to HDMI/VGA/Ethernet/USB 3.0 to connect an external display (Refer to this link http://dell.to/28RIlmw).
Kindly get back if there are any further queries.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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Is the J0PGR 60Wh battery compatible with latitude 5285? Is it fit?

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I have been interested in buying a 14 inch or 13 inch laptop, but I have some "must have"s before I am willing to buy it: 
1) Matte screen (though this can be fixed with certain screen overlay products)
2) dedicated Page Up / Page Down keys (unlike, say, a Macbook, which requires the function key to be pressed along with the up/down keys)
3) Hard Drive Indicator light
4) Good sound from headphones (many computers have terrible sound with headphones, for some reason!)
5) Momentum/Inertia feature for the trackpad.
The Lattitude laptops I saw in microsoft store fulfill 1-3. But laptop makers today have this infuriating pattern to TAKE AWAY features. In this case, their touchpad driver had so many fewer features than older laptops. One must-have for me is the Inertia/Momentum feature, where if you make a flicking motion with your finger, the cursor continues to move, as if you flicked a trackball.
Does anyone know if recent Dell computers can be forced to use a different touchpad driver which has this feature?

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We are in the process of installing Windows 10 on all of our systems.  After Windows 10 is installed on the Latitude 6530s and 6540s the systems will no longer restart from the Start Menu.  They simply go to black screen and have to be hard rebooted.  Restarting from the command line (shutdown /r) works though.  We are using Configuration Manager to image the systems and during the task sequence the systems also go to black screen when they need to be restarted and have to be hard started as well.  We are using the latest Dell Windows 10 drivers and installing Windows 10 Enterprise version 1607.  In the BIOS we have selected UEFI and Secure boot.  The 7440s that we have don't exhibit this issue.  Is anybody else seeing this? 

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Has anyone experienced frequent hard drive failures on Dell Latitude D400/D600 series laptops?
 

A:Hard drive failures on Dell Latitude D400/D600 laptops

Had mine for 3 years trouble free. Just change to a Thinkpad.

There seems to be more failure in the laptop 2.5" hard disks than the 3.5" units in the desktops.
 

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HI, I'm thinking about picking up a 5285, but need to understand what the 5285 can use for external displays, and how to do it before purchasing.
I currently have a U3011 2560x1600 display. Will it work?
I'd like to switch this to run a dual of 1920x1200 displays. Will this work?  If so, what is the recommended port replicator for this?
I've asked online chat a couple of times. One said no on the 1920x1200, one 1080 only. Another first said no on dial displays, then, technically 2 1920x1200 is possible but there may be problems. I'm using this for work and not playing games on this setup, so I don't care how fast the displays are as long as they are not laggy system performance does not suffer much, and can play a youtube video.
Thanks,
Jeff

A:Lattitude 5285 supported external displays

Hi Jeff,
The Latitude 5285 ships with Intel i3/i5/i7 processor and Intel HD 620 graphics based on the region. Kindly find the specifications here.
Even if you choose the i3 processor - 7100U, as per Intel, it supports a maximum of 3 displays and it also supports 4k display. Kindly review the info from Intel here.
The compatible docks have been listed here.
The system however, has 2 DisplayPort over USB Type C ports and I suppose, you would not need a dock if you are going to connect two displays.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hello.
In June 2016 our company bought Inspiron 5759. I used it at office, we have air conditioning, nothing that could cause overheating or other problems. In the end of July 17 laptop just turned off and didnt react on any actions. I brought to service center and they told it's the hub located on the same board with CPU. The only way to fix it is to replace the whole board which costs around 600 USD because there's CPU Core i7 in it. I was given another laptop Inspiron 5558 which was not used since winter of 2017 because it had problems with WiFi. I tried to connect it with LAN cable and discovered that LAN is not working, in fact there's no LAN adapter in device manager. Service center said today that's the same problem - but this time hub is not completely broken, it's just doesnt see LAN adapter and periodically shuts down WiFi. The technician told that this is a frequent problem with Inspirons and Dell knows about it but doesnt recall laptops or extend warranty on this spare part. I asked when second laptop got the wifi issues - it started at the beginning of 2017 and warranty ended in December 2016. Again just 1-2 months.

So, it looks very strange that Dell laptops break right after ending of warranty with same problem, and we can't just change the hub, we need to buy a new board which includes CPU for 600 USD.
SNs: c0jchc2, 5lcmd72

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Here's a thought. I've been searching high and low for an affordable laptop which has

Awesome Graphics card (not sure what - but something that could handle Crysis at high)
15-16" screen with 1920 x 1080 res
4gb or more ddr3 1333mhz ram
core i7-720qm or higher processor
backlit keyboard
HDMI, long battery life, etc etc

So basically everything but at under $2500. I even bought a dell studio xps 1645 with the above specs and the price was real good ($1730 with student discount) but it had lots of problems so i had to return it.

Now that the problem is solved (? maybe?).. dell dont offer that laptop in that configuration, making the laptop around $2400 just due to an increase in RAM (6gb instead of 4gb).

And since I am unsure of the quality with dell or any other brand for that matter, I was wondering if there is any laptop out there that gives alienware m15x performance for a smaller pricetag? (a discount coupon for the above would do! hehe)

If not, what about "overhauling" or "Pimp My Laptop" sorta stuff if you catch my drift... You know customizing the laptop or even building it up from scratch.

I've done some basic upgrades in the past (RAM HDD, bluetooth card etc.) but does anyone have any experience in upgrading graphics cards, screens and CPU's?

Any experience or information about this is very welcome, as finding the right laptop in the right price is sorta like the Holy Grail of laptops, especially in NZ s... Read more

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I don't know if its the laptop or if it has to do with the router but it seems that Apple laptops always interfere with my wifi connection.

My brothers Mac does it when we both visit home and my girlfriends roommates mac always kicks both of our laptops off the wifi. After a few minutes it will let us connect back up but then dies out again after a few minutes.

I assume it has to do with the laptops because neither my brother or the roommate seem to have the problem and it only happens when they are online.

Anyone Know whats up?

Thanks All!

A:Apple Laptops seem to force my Windows Laptops Offline...

Any Help Anyone?

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I recently purchased a Latitude 14 rugged laptop without a hard drive so that I could add a larger capacity drive than what was offered when I configured the system.  I received the laptop without the required hard drive tray needed to install a drive upon contacting Dell they sent me the tray without the adapter that connects to the SATA connector on the drive.  After numerous conversation with support they are unable to identify this (probably $20) part so basically I have no way to install a hard drive in this system.

A:Latitude 14 rugged (5404) (Latitude P46G) hard drive adapter

It is a bit late, but the part you need is Dell part number N96D2.  They call it a "CBL, FPC, STRG, OUTER, 5404".
Casey

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Hello!
We have during the last autumn bought 3 Dell Latitude 7275 2in1  which comes with the "Dell Latitude 12 Premier Keyboard"
On all of these we experience a very annoying issue.
When connected to the keyboard it behaves very unstable and frequently looses contact with the 7275 just by a light touch and does not work at all, the users have to be very picky in which angle they have the 7275 connected and use it for the keyboard to work at all.
We have spoken to Dell support last week and they say the are not aware of this at all.
We can´t believe this is "by design" and thus we wonder if anyone else have the same issues here ?
And if so have managed to solve it somehow and can share the solution.

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The display hardware for the Latitude E7470 seems strikingly similar to this 5480. Would it be possible to upgrade the 5480 FHD touch screen with a E7470 QHD display assembly (might also need the eDP cable)?Example of the assembly P/N TYD2F: https://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=22817and the cable, if necessary: https://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=23385

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hello i have both these laptops well i have bought a e6420 for my girlfriend as the other one she has is crap.well i have read that these e6420 get warm and well i found out they come with one pipe heatsink well i heard u can upgrade the heatsink to a 2 pipe one.(DUAL HEATPIPE heatsink DELL P/N - TYP01) i was wondering what else do i need to do this as when i get this laptop its second hand i7 pro in it 2.8ghz im going to clean it out and put new paste on it put i hear people are on about this copper shim to put on it.can this be done and well can i upgrade my dell latitude e6430 i5 pro 2.6ghz heatsink with the double heatsink as i know that one only comes with one pipe.love you guys info if you guys can help me would be class thanks

i got this info here GPU Temperature 103C on Latitude E6420 - General Hardware - Laptop - Dell Community

A:Dell latitude e6430 and dell latitude e6420

Joseph mate best leave as is after all it was made to function as it came. Now for the compound and copper shim personally I would not bother with the copper shim I can see no good reason for it the dual pipe again if it was made to work with one pipe then leave alone.

It is better if you renew the compound using a decent cleaner and compound and I can recommend these for that job

Arctic Silver Incorporated - ArctiClean for thorough cleaning and preparation and Arctic Silver Incorporated - Arctic Silver 5 for the compound.

Now it depends on who you listen to but I always use these products and after the old compound is thoroughly cleaned off and the surfaces prepped I spread the compound very thinly and across the both entire surface of the CPU and the heatsink with my finger inside a vinyl or latex glove and then place a rice grain sized piece of compound on the CPU and replace the heatsink. If you touch the surfaces after clean and prep then redo it.

While you are in there do make sure the fan and the radiator are really spotless and I sometimes relube the fan bearings to make sure the fan is running at full tilt when needed.

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It is possible for one to build his or her own desktop PC. All the cases and components are readily available.

But what of a laptop? Are there kits, motherboards, components, etc., especially suitable for building one's own laptop from scratch?

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R. J. Emery
 

A:RYO Laptops

Not that I have ever seen, and I do a lot of looking for components and such. Problem with laptops is the small space, everything has to fit snug. Don't have much choice on component size.
 

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Wasnt really sure where to post this so if a mod wants to move it or whatever...yea.

My brother gave me an IBM Thinkpad x60s lenovo laptop awhile ago that had a broken screen. I thought I would try to replace the lcd screen and have a laptop for myself but that doesn't seem to be the plan anymore hah.

LCD replacement screen goes for a little over 100. Should I just throw this thing out? I don't know if anyone would even want to buy this thing for $20 bucks considering its an older laptop.
 

A:If you know anything about laptops..maybe you can help?

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I have had two HP laptops. A pavillion that would over heat so I couldn't put it on my lap and had to be really, really careful about where I put it and be sure that there was nothing around it. In summer I propped it up in the back and had a small desk fan to keep it cool. Eventually it became impossible to move because the fan in the back was so hinky that if moved, it would make a loud noise. Once it was working ok in one place, then it would work. But I couldn't use it on my lap or move at all. The second was HP 15 that has a screen that is now totally breaking on the left side. I see lots of posts about this but no solutions. SO, another HP that I can't move. The company has been totally unresponsive to everyone who's posts I read. I do think since this is a design flaw, they should have done a recall. I've owned laptops since 1995 and have NEVER had one just fall apart. I also am now having to get rid of an HP printer that 'thinks' it has a paper jam that it doesn't have. Again, tons of posts abnout this, but no solution.  I've spent hours doing what HP suggested, with no success. I think HP needs to get out of the hardware business. They just aren't good at it. I used to be a total HP fan, as you can tell from what my business owns. No more. I have a Lenovo small laptop that I think I could throw across the room, and a Brother printer that is now 10 years old and sill works beautifully, an Espon printer that is still working. HP needs to invest... Read more

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Q: laptops

Hope I am in the right category-otherwise feel free to move this. I am new to the laptop realm. Could someone answer the following questions:
1) should I be taking the battery out when not in use or plugged in to other power source?
2) is it ok to have it closed (screen or monitor face down)when it is on-like closing it when you are typing and someone nosey walks into the office?
Thanks for your help!(any other tips on laptop use would be appreciated by this novice)
 

A:laptops

Hi there -

This is just from my own experience. Perhaps some other laptops users will have differing opinions.

1. It depends upon the make of your laptop. I know the Compaq laptops I use in my computer lab will charge the battery when the power is on. Once it is fully charged, though, I remove it to store it. Keeping it in a safe place is good for it when it is fully charged.

2. It doesn't hurt the system to close the screen when it is on. (I do it all the time!) The only thing to be careful of is possible damage to the system from repeated opening/closing - sometimes the case can wear and tear.

Hope that helps!
 

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I have 2 laptops, one came with xp home. I have now put xp home on the 2nd laptop using the disc but how do i register the second one as the number has already been used. Is there a way around this without having to buy another xp disc.Thanks

A:Two Laptops , One Xp!

No - you can only use the license you have to install XP on one, and only one computer.

You must buy an additional full installation version cd of Windows XP with its unique 25 digit license key to authenticate the installation.

There is no other legal way to do this and any attempt would be considered software piracy.

DO NOT USE THE WINDOWS XP LICENSE KEY FROM YOUR ORIGINAL INSTALLATION OF XP TO TRY TO VALIDATE XP ON THE SECOND COMPUTER! (Be aware that XP will shut down after 30 days of not being validated after installing XP)

If you do try to use the same key code on both, it will still shut down on 30th day and be inoperable after that. It may also cause your first installation to become invalid as well.

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Q: laptops

I have begun some research on laptops. Does anyone have any feedback, either good or bad, on their laptops. I was looking at the Vaios, but I have been hearing bad things about them overall. Any experience? I also, am looking at the Fujitsu. These seem to be good, from what I read, but I don't actually know anyone that has used one. My work has issued me a Dell Inspiron, but I am not happy with the fact that you can't have both media types in at the same time. Thanks for any suggestions.

Dave
 

A:laptops

The VAIOS are nice, two of my uncle has one. One has their like big unporable model and the other has their like second highest portable. The LifeBooks always suprise me about how nice they are equipped. Have you liked into getting a alienware?
 

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Q: Laptops

I am considering buying a laptop pc, never had one before so any advise before i buy would be appreciated.

Basically i want at least a 1gig laptop with a dvd player.

I was looking at the IRIDIUM S505 CE 1300MHz, but i have not heard of this make, so does anyone use one and can you recommend it?

I was looking here as i need to buy it in the uk http://uk.special.reserve.co.uk/reviews/info.php?code=GG9745#ourreview

Anyhow any one with experence in buying laptops i would be interested in your opinion.

thx...rob
 

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite NP915S3G-K01US 13.3-Inch OR
Samsung 540U3C Ultrabook or any other SAMSUNG 13' screen around 300 400 $ looking for a second hand,thank you in advance...
Thank you in advance...
 

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Hi.I want to play some of my old win 95 games but my present laptop too fast.I dont mind buying an old laptop off ebay but it is confusing to which laptop should I get.For example one game gives the requirements as :- Pentium 200,operating system windows 95/98.CD rom drive 8X speed,32 MB of Ram,video 3DFX soundblaster compatible.Perhaps someone with the knowledge could suggest what type of laptop to get.Many thanks Philip.
 

A:old laptops

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Q: laptops

I want a laptop mainly for reading newspapers and magazines.Sony Vaio laptops had an unparallelled reader friendly display for text.Can somebody advise me of which laptop (17 inch display) can match that superb display.Please help, my eyes are very sensitive. 

A:laptops

Hi, My eyes are not your eyes and I've got a Sony Vaio in front of me (please note: Sony has dozens of laptops called Vaio), I don't think it's great for my eyes. Back to your question: Basically you can adjust brightless and contrast on nearly all laptop computers therefore I think you need high resolution and no glare screen. My suggestion: go to a computer shop, see all machines on display and pick one which suits you most. Regards.  

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Hi all

Just wondering if anyone knows where I can get a good cheap laptop for about £300-350? Just basic office use (word, excel) and some browsing.

Saw a website, laptopshop.co.uk anyone know if this is any good?

Any help much appreciated!

Raz
 

A:Used Laptops

Ebay is always good for cheap laptops, I bought a PII 128mb RAM for 300bucks. you might be lucky to pickup something similar for less...
Good luck!
 

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How do I find Msi Drivers for my laptop? I lost the orginal cd with all my driver and laptop crashed and wouldn't go into recovery mode. so I had to install windows 7 from a disk, and windows installed the Basic drivers.

I have been all over the internet trying to figure out how to identify my drivers for my system.
Would anyone happen to know if MSI computers have a site like dell or gateway where they can identify your computer from their websites by typing in your model number then you are shown a list of all the drivers and software that came with your laptop? I hope I am making sence. I've been at this all day trying to gt this laptop up and running.
 

A:Msi Laptops

Try here for starters: http://www.msi.com/service/download/
 

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I have a laptop that while using it it all of a sudden went to a black screen that says no operating system installed... we tried installing operating systems then we tried replacing the hard drive and have also ordered recovery disk and no matter what i do i keep getting messages on a blue screen like bug code usb driver and several others that state different items but are all on a blue screen like this one... I am at a loss and desperate for some help to get this fixed.... what can i do... any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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I am looking to buy a laptop to use mostly for school. I walked in to Future Shop today (Best Buy's sister store that it owns up here in Canada) and headed over to the laptop section with my list in hand.

The commissioned sales rep tried to talk me into getting one of two laptops, and since they were on my list of possible choices, I heard what he had to say.

Initially, I was shooting for something mid-range... 4 GB RAM and a Core 2 Duo processor as a good investment, a decent hard drive (250-320 GB), fairly light weight, and I was prepared to settle for integrated graphics since I wasn't really planning on using the machine for much else besides school work.

But then he pointed out two laptops that are $900 CDN each, which is do-able as the other ones I was looking at were around the same price or a bit less for the same features.

LG R580
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10126558&catid=

Samsung R522
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10126101&catid=

What's interesting is that these laptops have dedicated graphics cards...

LG - NVIDIA GeForce G105M (512 mb)
Samsung - ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 (512 mb)

My question is how good are these graphics cards, and which (if any) is better, considering how both laptops are the same price?

How would these handle newer games like Call of Duty 5 or 6?

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A:Possible laptops?

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-G-105M.13790.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-4330.13973.0.html
 

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I found these 2 laptops on sales, and i was just wondering if someone could tell me if these specs are the same. The funny thing is that the Sony Vaio is listed at 649.99 while the Hp is listed at 499

[B][/B]HP 15.6" AMD Athlon II P320 Laptop
Base Features

Approximate Battery Life

Dependent On Usage
Hard Drive Capacity

320 GB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute

7200 rpm
LED Backlit Display

Yes
Optical Drive

LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Processor Cores

2
Processor Speed

2.1GHz
Processor Type

AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320
RAM

4GB DDR3
Screen Size

15.6"
Graphics

Discrete Video Memory

No
Expandable Video Memory

No
Graphics Chipset

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
Integrated Video Memory

Yes
Native Screen Resolution

1366 x 768
Upgradable Video System

No
Video Memory

Up to 1917MB Total Graphics Memory
Audio

Audio Chipset

Altec Lansing
Audio Output

Stereo
Digital Input

No
Digital Output

No
Hardware Volume Control

No
Integrated Amplifier

No
Integrated Microphone

Yes
Microphone Input

No
Speaker Wattage

Information Not Available
Speakers

Internal
Inputs/Outputs

Card Reader - Compatible Memory Types

SD; MMC; Memory Stick; Memory Stick Pro; xD
Card Reader

Yes - 5-in-1
Composite Output

No
ExpressCard/34 Input

No
ExpressCard/54 Input

No
HDCP Compliant

Yes
HDMI Port

Yes
IEEE 1394 Input/Output

No
IR Receiver

No
Number of Touchpad Buttons

1
PC Card Input

No
S-Video Output

No
Type of Keyboard

101-Key
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A:are these 2 laptops the same?

This is the 3rd thread you have opened on the same topic. Stick with the (merged) one in which you already have responses.
 

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Hi, my name is IAPD3000. First timer
Let just say that someone is giving away their old laptop computers for free and they did not erase or delete their user accounts. What should I do?
I just got two Dell laptops as a yard sale or they giving it away. He told me that I need a charger cord for both of them.
One of them is Dell Inspiron 1010 and it works, but he did not erase his account. I don't know this person and I don't want to ask him to solve it. Is there another way to fix this?

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Hello:

I hope this is the right place to post this, as there doesn't seem to be a seperate forum for purchasing new computers...

Anyway, I need a laptop for school next year and definitely need a PC. I've looked at HP's and Dell's, but HP's have odd case designs and are expensive, and the Dell's are too expensive overall. My budget is $700, but I would REALLY REALLY like to stay at $600.

I need recommendations because I am new to purchasing a laptop. I've checked with the school and all that they require is a 15" or larger screen, Windows Vista Home Premium, and a 100+ GB hard drive. Since this computer would be used only for school (researching on the Internet, word processing, Power Point documents, etc.) I am assuming that I don't need something too high-tech.

Today I saw a Best Buy ad for a Compaq A916NR laptop, with everything I need. Here is a link: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...06368&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1199496037736

So, I guess my question is; do you think this laptop would fulfill my needs? I am REALLY interested in this laptop because it is exactly what I want and can afford.

Opinions would be appreciated!

Thanks,
SweaterVest014
 

A:Looking at Laptops -- Help Please!

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I recently had a buddy of mine over to play some games over my wireless LAN. Turns out we both have identical laptops . Anyways, when he turned on his W-LAN card, neither of our connections worked. His computer said there was an IP address conflict, so I ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew ed a few times on both machines, to no avail. This isn't an imediate concern, but it might get hairy if I don't fix it (especially if I decide to have a LAN party :dead: ). Thanks in Advance.
 

A:Using 2 laptops on a LAN

Look in your network settings. Most likely you will find that both your laptops have 192.168.0.1 as IP-address, and 255.255.255.0 as subnet. Even the Default Gateway may be the same!
The IP's should be different like 0.1 and 0.2 in the end.

Also, to connect 2 PCs/laptops only, you will need a different cat5-cable, not the normal straight/patch cable but a cross-over cable.

Finally, you will need to enter each other's UserID/password in the User-area and make shared HD etc. available.
 

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I'm sure you probably do.

If you would, look at this one, and tell me what's the problem. It's [was] a $2500 - $3K computer, I think. (I know the seller, too)...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...MESE:IT&viewitem=&item=290132795000&rd=1&rd=1

Thanks
 

A:Think you know laptops???

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Right, Sister wants a laptop.

I want to know the difference between a Celeron M running 1.73 GhZ and a Centrino P M running 1.60?

The two laptops are both 512mb with the dell having a 40gb hd and the hp having a 60gb hd.

Which one is better/faster?
 

A:Laptops!

The centrino setup will be better.
Centrino does not describe the processor, it describes the wireless/processor setup. The centrino has a pentium m in it. The Pentium M is faster than the Celeron M.
 

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Mostly to be used for school and the internet, but I don't want to leave behind all of my games. I've been looking at around $700, and been linked to this one twice by different people.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834101229
I've heard Toshiba is the best but haven't heard anyone bashing Gateway.
 

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have a toshiba joybook 5100u with about 5 gb of a game which I cannot play ( not fast enough ) and have a dell L7. Question :- how can I transfer this 5 gb from toshiba to dell?.
 

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Q: Laptops

Hi, thinking of buying a laptop, can anyone tell me, will I be able to hook my broadband modem from my pc into laptop? Do I need to buy any extra cables?

To make my own movies, do I need a DVD/CD-RW drive?

And to hook up to the internet on the move, if the laptop has an internal modem, does that work wire free on the move? and if so how? And do you just get a contract with a company for example?

Thanks
 

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Im not to smart on all this but I can tell ya, you can network the two computers together if you want using either a crossover cable if your other PC has two Lan cards or you can buy a router which is the way I do it and it will share your internet connection.

Not to sure about the movies.

As for internet on the move, do you mean around the house or going other places? If you mean around the house, then you will need a wireless router and a wireless lan card for your laptop unless the laptop already comes with it.
 

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Hi there,

Firstly - I apologise for posting in this forum, because I am not too sure which of the other forums to post in...

Well, here is my question...
How well do laptops (performance) compare to Desktop PCs.
I have a 3.01 Ghz HT Advent computer at home. With 512MB RAM and an 80GB HDD with a 200GB External HDD. It has a 19" monitor...

THe reason I have stated these specs is because I am looking to buy a laptop (with wireless built in) so I can connect to my network. At the moment the computer isn't really mine and I have a lot of work etc to be doing, so i am looking to buy one of my own.

However, I have been looking at laptop prices etc - And to be honest, I think I would rather spend the money on another desktop as the SPECs do not seem too good at all.

I have been looking through a dell catalogue and have come across the following:
Dell Latitude D810 for ?899: (Without VAT).
Intel Pentium M Processor 760
2.0 Ghz, 2MB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB
XP Pro
100GB HDD
15.4" Widescreen
64MB Graphics Card
Wireless :AM 802.11b/g

How will I find this compared to my home computer?

A:Laptops...

A laptopm with a centrino and turion have less processor power than those you find in you desktop. But you can get a laptop with a pentium 4 or amd 64 but you will not have as good battery life.

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When I turn on my laptop enter administrator or power on password pops up help me 53501757

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I'm really sorry if this is kind of a n00b question, but why do some laptops come with na integrated intel GPU and an optional Nvidia Geforce?

I'm looking for a good performance laptop, to work with Vegas Pro and other heavy apps, and I found this sweet machine...expensive, but still sweet xD
But what really grinds my gears is the Intel + Nvidia combination. Why do some laptops come with two GPU's? Would such a combination result in combatility issues? Is it to choose which one to use, or does it use both for a more powerful result?

I'd appreciate some info on this, can't seem to find it online.

Thank you for your time.

A:Why do some laptops have 2 GPU's?

because the integrated GPU isn't good enough for some games or high end apps and some people prefer dedicated graphics and not integrated so they offer NVidia GPU as an optional extra. also the intel GPU is integrated into motherboard, NVidia one isn't

you will only use one GPU though.

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For the Nth time this year I've replaced the HD in a laptop, installed XP, had it all working just fine for a few weeks, then kaput! Fails to boot. Doesn't get past BIOS boot up. Black screen of iniquity.

It's happened with 2 different laptops and 4 hard drives! Ouch! What the hell am I doing wrong? Do I have the Sidam touch or what?

The first one I did is the computer I'm writing this on, no problems (so far).

Any ideas what's happening? All the HDs have been Western Digital, but I just can't believe it's a hardware problem.

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I would like to purchase a laptop for personal use. I play a lot of games, pay bills, and email a lot. What kind of laptop would be advisable for my uses? MB size and etc. Thanks Sandy
 

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Hi all. I'm not sure if this is the right section to post this question. anyways, i thank all in advance.
I want to buy a laptop but not sure which one to get. Sometimes I think Intel is good, sometimes i think AMD based laptops are the way to go. I was wondering if i could get some help from you guys on your experiences and regrets about your laptops.

Is Intel better or amd? i was going for amd, since its cheaper and capable of competing with intel based laptops.

anyways, please do add your two cents here because i want to get all the information before i go out and spend my money.

thank you all.

cheers.
 

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Hi there.

I haven't found the whole 3-D experience so far very good --especially as you have to wear those uncomfortable glasses but a colleague of mine wants a 3-D laptop for Xmas.

Any such animal around and if so are they any good -- before you suggest get a 3-D monitor this laptop would be used while travelling so the person wants to watch 3-D movies / content on the road.

Cheers
jimbo

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Didn't even know that there were 3D laptops. I've not been noticing much hype lately around 3D where I am. It seemed to be gaining steam a while back, but i think it lost that momentum. I could be wrong though. I cannot see the 3D effects, had a wandering eye as a kid, so I'll be honest and say that I don't follow the technology at all.

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I recently got my hands on a few old laptops (2 to 3 years) and I'm trying to figure out if I should just find out how to recycle them, or if I could somehow get some money out in exchange.
 

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Hello ALL,

I just need your help and advice...

I need a Laptop, for gaming and school... im looking for laptop w/c has a good video card...

First 256mb graphics card, my budget is 2000
any suggestions??? where can i find these notebooks?

2nd if its 128mb graphic card... i think budget should be 1500
any recommendations???

RAM as long as it's 256 or 512
processor speed > 1.5ghz above.... and also prefer Intel, coz AMD have 8 processes compare to intel w/c has only 6

please help me...
this would be my first laptop... i want it to good...
(I already know bout alienware, sager...etc.. but dont hve that budget,, BUT if that is the best choice... i'll get it...)

thanks everyone
y'all have a nice year!!

jdub
 

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Ive read good this about falcon nortwest www.falcon-nw.com
 

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Q: Laptops

Can someone please tell me where I find the model number on a hp laptop?

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