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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.

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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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Hi there,
Before I start to talk about the Latitude 5285, let me explain another tablet that i having which is Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855. Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 smart card reader(NXP chip) is able to connect by 3rd party library (github.com/.../pcsc-sharp), after connected, I can go on to scan card like MiFare Desfire 14443A and ISO/IEC 15693 13.56 MHZ.
Recently, I bought this Latitude 5285. The smart card reader of Latitude 5285 is produced by Broadcom. The software that I created is not able to work with this smart card reader. There are 2 smart card readers under Device Manager’s Smart card readers category which are “Contacted Smart Card Reader” and “Contactless Smart Card Reader”.
I have done tremendous researches on the internet.
Some said that is because contactless reader by default is only for Pre Boot Authentication, 3rd part program is not allow to use it unless turn off something. This website (https://blog.g3rt.nl/enable-dell-nfc-contactless-reader.html) author is telling that Contactless Smart Card Reader need to turn off the CV Radio mode etc by using the Dell ControlVault driver DOS tool called ushdiag.exe.
But I have checked the ControlVault driver of latitude 5285, there is no ushdiag.exe tool provided.
I have checked this Latitude 5285 BIOS Setup. I did not see any related settings that i can deal with.
Any approach to enable it? To me, it seems contactless reader is locked.
Please help.

Thanks and regards,

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I have seen massive amounts of refurbished Dell latitude......
I'm wondering is Dell latitude any good. I have seen lots and lots of refurbished Dell latitude. What are your thoughts on Dell latitude?

A:Is Dell latitude laptops any good?

It depends on what you will be using them for. If it's just for surfing the web and minor web surfing it should be ok (depending on the specs of each Dell Latitude computer).

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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.

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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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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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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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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Has anyone else noticed how dark the screens are on the Latitude 5X80 series machines? Out of the box both the 5480 and the 5580 are significantly darker than the comparable units in the 5X70 series.
There was a graphics change from AMD to NVidia in this model but it seems like this more of a backlight or screen mat issue than card issue. 

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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".

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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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I have been told some laptops can be used for internet browsing without being connected to a cable or power source. I f this is so, please tell me what I should buy to achieve this. Thankyou.

A:new to laptops

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I'm thinking about buying a laptop soon and I found two laptops that i'm interested in. The first is: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9101928&type=product&id=1218022587285
and the second is: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8892745&type=product&id=1211587727496

I'm having trouble deciding because the Acer has Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M which, from what i've read, is much better than the x3100 offered on the Gateway. The only game I would really be playing on it is WoW. I'm not sure exactly how much of a performance boost is given from the 4500M. And also I don't know if having the extra 1GB of RAM and the T5750 processor will increase the computer's performance enough to be worth it over the 4500M Acer with only 2GB of RAM and the T3200.

I would also use the computer for things like AIM, internet browsing, powerpoint, and word processing. Which one should i buy?


A:Which of these 2 laptops should I buy?

Even tho Gateway and Acer are like Compaq and HP, (both jointly owned) I vote for the Gateway. It will perform faster overall with the larger cache and added RAM..

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Q: Laptops

Hey Guys,

Hope this is the right place to post,

But what im wondering is if i buy a laptop in America, and bring it back to ireland with me will it work fine over here or will i have any problems with power or formats?




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!


A:Looking at Laptops -- Help Please!

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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

Samsung R522

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?

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A:Possible laptops?


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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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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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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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Please tell me which of these two laptop specs is better.

Laptop A: Processor 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4510U Processor (2.00GHz 1600MHz 4MB) and Memory 4.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz.

Laptop B: Processor 4th Generation Intel Core i5-4210U Processor (1.70GHz 1600MHz 3MB) and Memory 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz.

All other specs are the same, including both laptops have Hardrive Hybrid 500GB 5400 RPM + 8GB SSHD.

Both of these laptops are Lenovo. My current laptop, which is about to die, is also a Lenovo, and it has served me well so I don't have a problem getting another Lenovo. However, to be honest, I don't know that much about laptops, so if anyone would like to recommend another brand and model, I'm happy to listen. But, budget matters: these two laptops are each around $600, and I don't want to pay anymore than that. I do not use my laptop for gaming or video editing. For my needs, the above specs are probably sufficient.

A:Which of these two laptops is better?

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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 as IP-address, and 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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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?.


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.
I've heard Toshiba is the best but haven't heard anyone bashing Gateway.

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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

A:Re: laptops

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Can laptops be left on 24/7 like PC's?

Does anyone leave theres on 24/7?


yes, they can be, I do occasionally, but most of the time I shut mine off every night.

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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!


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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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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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 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

Optical Drive

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

Processor Speed

Processor Type

AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320

Screen Size


Discrete Video Memory

Expandable Video Memory

Graphics Chipset

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
Integrated Video Memory

Native Screen Resolution

1366 x 768
Upgradable Video System

Video Memory

Up to 1917MB Total Graphics Memory

Audio Chipset

Altec Lansing
Audio Output

Digital Input

Digital Output

Hardware Volume Control

Integrated Amplifier

Integrated Microphone

Microphone Input

Speaker Wattage

Information Not Available


Card Reader - Compatible Memory Types

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

Yes - 5-in-1
Composite Output

ExpressCard/34 Input

ExpressCard/54 Input

HDCP Compliant


IEEE 1394 Input/Output

IR Receiver

Number of Touchpad Buttons

PC Card Input

S-Video Output

Type of Keyboard

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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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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?

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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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)


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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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.



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.


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?



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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Hello friends ....

I want to buy a laptop with best price. I m confused in number of brands .. i am from India. I dont knw much abt laptops & their configration Can u guys plz let me know what is best brand that i should go for ...

My requirements are not so high graphics ... i want to user Visual Studio 2005 .. and tell me configuration i should go for.

Thanks a alot

*i dont is it right place to post this topic! sorry if its wrong.

A:Best in Laptops???

That is pretty much imposible to answer until you give a little more information! Like what is your buget to start with. But without really knowing what that is, off the top of my head I would recommend a IBM Thinkpad. Others here like Raybay can recommend an exact model. Although I am on a new Gateway laptop right now that I have had for 2 months now and really like.

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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!!


A:I Need Help [laptops]

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I recently ran into quite a predicament.
My old laptop's hard drive stopped working.

So I bought a new one very quickly, so that I wouldn't get behind on my work.
However, I bought too quickly, without looking, and to my horror, I had an AMD C-50 processor, with 1ghz processing speed.
I had unknowingly downgraded the processor by over 50%.
And there were no returns accepted.

I transferred over my 6gb of ram to my new notebook, and hope that it would improve the performance. (yes, I know it's a weird number, and I should really be using twin ram cards, but this is all I have at the moment)

Unfortunately, it didn't.
The C-50 processor is the biggest performance bottleneck in the machine.

Now, I decided, this machine is junk anyway, why not overclock it?
But there were no BIOS options for changing speeds, and nobody on the web knew a practical way to overclock the C-50 either (it has integrated graphics).

This laptop does have its virtues though-- the weak processor means it has a 5 hour battery, so on most days I can take it to work and come back without having to bring my power cord.
But the 1ghz processor isn't nearly enough to do anything intensive in a reasonable amount of time.

Now here are my questions:
Is it safe for me to move my HD back and forth between my new and old machines? (the old one still works fine, with the exception of the previous dead HD)

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A:Using a HD on two different laptops

The hard drive has absolutely nothing to do with the processor speed - what's more likely is that that you simply haven't yet installed the proper chipset (or other) drivers for the current hardware.

Go to the laptop manufacturer's website, and download the proper drivers and install them - then check things over again.

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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.


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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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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?


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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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)...



A:Think you know laptops???

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