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Laptops (also called notebooks) are portable personal computers with an integrated screen and keyboard. They come in a variety of sizes.

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Laptops with 14" or less screen with good video cards [closed]

I'm looking to get a new laptop that's portable and has good graphics performance. What are the best mobile graphics cards around those days and what laptops has them? Battery life time is of less ...
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Difference between a netbook, a notebook, and a laptop

What's the difference between the terms 'netbook', 'notebook', and 'laptop'? I've always just called portable computers "laptops", but apparently there is a technical difference between the three.
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Disable CD eject button on Windows laptop

Most laptops have a CD eject that is very sensitive, and placed such that it regularly gets triggered when handling the laptop. This is in particular a problem (for clumsy-handed me) when picking up ...
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What are my SSD options today for an older (3 years) laptop? [closed]

I've got an older laptop, and I figure once 7 hits RTM (~october) I'll be doing the upgrade dance. I figure since I'll be wiping my disk, it would be a good time to take the SSD jump as well. I've ...
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Anyway to diagnosing a laptop fan issue without physical access to the fan?

I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 with a Nvidia GeForce 7800 video card. The fan on the video card seems to not be working as it get extremely hot on the side where the video card is. I can see the fan ...
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Laptop not being powered on

My laptop has had a problem recently. When I flicked the power button on, it won't come on, the lights won't get turned up, etc. I had checked the wiring connection and that had no problem. I had to ...
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How can I use my 5.1 sound?

I bought a laptop with a fairly decent sound card in it - I upgraded to have a sound card capable of 5.1 sound. However, the laptop itself only has the two standard sound ports - headphones (which ...
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Laptop with LG reflective LCD?

Six or seven months ago LG demoed a reflective or backlit (switchable) LCD display (I found a news article here). Are there any laptops on sale using this display?
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How can I connect my laptop to my TV without using my TV's VGA input?

My laptop has a VGA output, no S-Video. My TV's VGA input does not support 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratios (1024x768 at best). I was wondering if there were kits for plugging a VGA output to either an S-...
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Difference between Dell's XPS and Studio XPS laptops

My latest PC dates back from almost 4 years ago and I still love it. It's a XPS M1220. It's awesome because it's about the size of a netbook but, till this date, 3 times more powerful than the actual ...
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Laptop battery causes jitter in laptop-response

I've got an older laptop (Acer Aspire 1640) that responds terribly when the battery is actually inserted. The mouse-movement is very jittery, and it seems though the entire system is sluggish too. ...
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How can I force my laptop to display in 1366x768?

I want to plug my HP TouchSmart tx2 TabletPC on my TV monitor. It's suppose to support a 1366x768 resolution, but Win7/ATI drivers won't allow me to go higher than 1024x768, even though it's capable ...
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Stinky Synaptics Trackpad driver - Replacement?

Is there a good replacement for my trackpad driver? I have the latest Synaptics one and its crap. It has its helper processes set to Above Normal which cause a lockup when doing video or a game. I ...
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Turn off monitor on del Vostro 1500 while laptop in use?

Since I'm blind and use screen reading software I don't need to use my laptop's monitor and it's nothing but a battery drain. Is there a way to turn off the monitor on a del Vostro 1500 laptop while I'...
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How to fix a non-working laptop backlight?

The back-light which lights up my LCD monitor on my laptop stopped working. What are my options for repairing this problem? Currently, I can barely see the screen and have to use a flashlight to ...

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