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Looking for heavyweight grid paper.

Paper Nerds Assemble! I'm looking for heavyweight paper (~100lbs / 150gsm or thicker), either bound or looseleaf, with a smooth finish... that has light grid lines (square or isometric) or a dot grid. [more inside]
posted by D.Billy on Jul 12, 2014 - 3 answers

My dream notebook: Does it exist?

Help me find my dream notebook! I'm looking for a journal-style notebook, ~5x8 and not spiral-bound, with grid (preferably 5x5) paper, that is smooth and thick enough for double-sided writing--something akin to a Moleskine squared. Difficulty level: tabbed pages (with a cutout for tabs, rather than protruding dividers). [more inside]
posted by stillmoving on May 13, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me find a notebook

I need to find a specific type of notebook. I've been looking forever with no luck and I'm hoping someone here can help. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on May 7, 2014 - 16 answers

Recommendations for cheap (__cheap__) notebook/laptop

I'd like to buy a small (10-12 inch screen) very inexpensive (sub-$300) notebook, to use for reading PDFs, taking notes, and very light coding (i.e. emacs and python). Any recommendations would be most welcome. [more inside]
posted by uninformative on Apr 21, 2014 - 16 answers

Reality check on possible notebook purchase, Lenovo Idea Pad Z710

The machine is here, on sale till Wednesday, weekly sale priced at 769.00. [more inside]
posted by flummox on Mar 23, 2014 - 7 answers

Small, quad-ruled notebook for someone with tiny handwriting

I'm looking for a smallish notebook of entirely quad-ruled (graph) paper. Complication: I'd like the lines to be spaced quite close, at 0.1 in. or 3 mm. I've found plenty of notebooks with 0.25 in. grids, but at 0.1 in. I'm having a hard time even finding pads. Other things I would really like (but aren't deal-breakers like grid size is): hardcover, 70+ pages, not wider than 4 in. Has anyone here gone looking for something like this before? Any recommendations?
posted by aw_yiss on Feb 1, 2014 - 11 answers

Forever in search of the perfect (paper) notebook

I've tried many notebooks, but have yet to find the absolute perfect one. Requirements: graph, A5, ring bound, quality paper. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jan 25, 2014 - 9 answers

Everything into one notebook

Help me organize my notebook. Separate sections or all mixed up? [more inside]
posted by jgwong on Dec 30, 2013 - 9 answers

A purposeful life for a paper notebook

What do you use your paper notebooks for? I was recently gifted with several beautiful notebooks and also acquired various notebooks over the past year. I am having trouble figuring out great and practical uses for all of them. Hivemind, lay on me your notebook wisdom. [more inside]
posted by sums on Dec 21, 2013 - 15 answers

Where can I buy reasonably-priced narrow-ruled notebooks online?

This question has been nagging me for years. In college I used to love Roaring Spring 9 x 11" narrow-ruled notebooks, which the bookstore had at a reasonable price ($3 each or something like that?). Since then I've never been able to find any full-sized narrow-ruled (narrower than college-ruled) notebooks anywhere, either in office supply stores or online. I see that Amazon has exactly what I want, but at the prohibitive price of $61 per notebook (!!). Does anybody have any suggestions of where to buy 9" x 11" narrow-ruled notebooks? Preferably online, but I'm prepared to go to a (Bay Area) office supply store if necessary.
posted by crazy with stars on Dec 10, 2013 - 13 answers

My eight year old is dying! (Laptop that is..)

My eight year old laptop is about ready to bite the dust. For the last year and a half it has had permanent residence on my desk as it cannot function if it is not plugged in. The screen must be at the correct angle or it completely cuts out. It struggles to download documents and music. She has been good to me, but it is time to begin thinking about purchasing a new computer. Problem is, I’m fairly out of touch with the market now. Here are my needs with regards to a laptop. You tell me what I should be looking for. [more inside]
posted by Driven on Oct 28, 2013 - 15 answers

MacBook for College Student?

My friend's daughter is going off to college to major in media studies. What would be the best MacBook -- new or used -- for her? Ideally it would be able to handle video editing, while still being light. It needs to be as cheap as possible, but it should run Mountain Lion so she can get through most of her college career without having to replace it. What do you suggest? (NB The "Mac" part isn't negotiable.)
posted by lore on Aug 3, 2013 - 22 answers

ergonomic keyboard/lapdesk for use on lap?

What ergonomic keyboard or lapdesk I can use on my lap, while sitting on my couch, to reduce RSI pain in my wrists and forearms? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Jul 8, 2013 - 6 answers

What's the best easy, web based wiki/collective note software out there?

Here's what I need to do: Keep a lot of disparate bits of info in one place. There will be never more than 15 users. I'd like to use it software as service, I don't want to have to worry about hosting it. Bonus points for being mobile friendly and/or having an app. We'd like to be able to jam images and videos in there, too. It doesn't have to be a Wiki, a helpful Evernote plugin or something would be a-okay, also. Just looking for a recommendation!
posted by GilloD on May 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Coloring within the lines is easier if there are no lines

I am having the hardest time finding unruled spiral bound notebooks that are identical in every way to regular spiral bound notebooks you see everywhere...except they have no lines. [more inside]
posted by triceryclops on Mar 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Where can I find this awesome notebook?

I have a perfect notebook, left over from college, and would love to find more just like it. But it has no branding -- I have no idea who manufactured the darn thing. My school doesn't seem to sell them anymore. It's 7" by 10", double-wire bound, cloth hardcover, with nice lined pages. Each page has a little recycling triangle symbol on it (indicating 100 percent recycled). Pics inside. Anyone know who could've made it, or where to find the same? Many thanks! [more inside]
posted by dgrobinson on Feb 25, 2013 - 13 answers

LaptopFilter: is this ASUS ultrabook the machine I want?

I'm getting a new laptop. A new variant of the ASUS UX32VD Zenbook (model: UX32VD-R4010P) seems to tick all my boxes. But I'm good at talking myself into things, so please help me sanity-check my choice. Many details inside. [more inside]
posted by pont on Feb 12, 2013 - 8 answers

Will an ASUS Zenbook Prime survive a daily bicycle commute in a rear pannier?

Will an ASUS Zenbook Prime survive a daily bicycle commute in a rear pannier? [more inside]
posted by cimuir on Aug 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Best way to upgrade to a Solid State Drive?

What's the best way to go about installing a solid state drive in a new laptop? (And is this even a good idea?) [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jul 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me pick a new computer

Processor and general build quality question: Should I buy a Samsung Series 3 305V5A-T04AU Notebook or HP Pavilion dv6-6B00TU Notebook? [more inside]
posted by man down under on Jun 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Are the 13" MacBook Air build-to-order options worth it?

With her black MacBook on its last legs, my sister is going to be getting a new 13" MacBook Air soon. The stock 256GB model includes a 1.8GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz processor and 4GB of (1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM) memory. The build-to-order options are a 2.0GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz and 8GB of RAM for $90 each (Education Store prices). Knowing that processor and memory upgrades aren't possible later on, would either of these options make a big difference in performance? She uses it mostly for Office documents, some CS5 work, streaming video, web browsing and music and is hoping to keep it as her main computer for at least 4 years. Thanks for any input.
posted by jroybal on Jun 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Tips to buy a laptop?

Need a new laptop, help me pick one. [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on May 21, 2012 - 8 answers

i have questions! queries! pooooosers!

dear mom: what was it like to be you? [more inside]
posted by koroshiya on Jan 26, 2012 - 25 answers

How do I disable the media buttons on my Dell Studio XPS 1645

How do I disable the media buttons on my Dell Studio XPS 1645 notebook? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jan 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me find a legal paper notebook

Help me find the right kind of notepad or sketchpad. Difficulty: a different request from everyone else who has ever asked this question. I'm looking for a notebook that is roughly legal sized without any lines, rules, or grids. [more inside]
posted by fremen on Nov 30, 2011 - 8 answers

CAD laptop

Seeking advice on a laptop/notebook for CAD. That may also (possibly) be able to run a Playstation 2 emulator. [more inside]
posted by hayeled on Nov 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Sturdily constructed spiral notebooks or pads with high-quality gridded paper: do they exist?

I find myself perpetually unsatisfied with all the notebooks and pads I have tried for general note-taking/writing/sketching/brainstorming. Please help me find the perfect brand of pad or notebook. [more inside]
posted by The Master and Margarita Mix on Nov 13, 2011 - 21 answers

Does anyone keep a Journal/Diary or notebook, or has had one passed down from a family member? What kind of things are written, for what time period, and what is it's significance?

Does anyone keep a Journal/Diary or notebook, or has had one passed down from a family member? What kind of things are written, for what time period, and what is it's significance? [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Oct 11, 2011 - 23 answers

Awesome notebooks, I wish I could quit you, but I love you too damn much.

Please help me find spiral notebooks that are bound at the top and have thick/heavy covers. Details within! [more inside]
posted by hansbrough on Aug 23, 2011 - 11 answers

Is this a fair price for a used Macbook Pro?

Is this a fair price for a late-2007 17" Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by arkhangel on Aug 11, 2011 - 11 answers

writing down our life together

What is the best paper notebook? I want something in which to make a single entry per year, for many years. [more inside]
posted by kestrel251 on Jul 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me buy a laptop

Help me choose a new laptop [more inside]
posted by vincele on Jul 4, 2011 - 18 answers

How have you developed a handwriting habit?

What are some handwriting uses that encourage regular, repeated sessions? Difficulty: Meaningful output (i.e. not rote exercises), creativity optional (i.e. writing short stories, composing lyrics are less desirable). [more inside]
posted by brentajones on Jun 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me find specific tips for keeping a notebook.

About 6 months ago (Decemberish), I read fantastic tips for keeping a journal/notebook. I've googled like crazy, but can't find it again. [more inside]
posted by elliss on Jun 12, 2011 - 5 answers

Windows machine with a Mac feature?

Notebook PC: I'm considering getting a nicer Windows notebook to use in addition to my MacBook Pro and there is one key feature that I've only found on Macs: 2-finger scrolling on the trackpad. [more inside]
posted by nickthetourist on Mar 27, 2011 - 26 answers

Stop bragging about tablets and start making products that work consistently

ASUS is nearly two years delinquent in re-branding and re-releasing an existing Sony Optiarc firmware to allow their OEM version of an Optiarc drive to read dual-layer Blu-ray discs under Windows 7. Which persons - preferably executives or others with real authority - can I contact here in the United States to make sure this gets done? Where do I find their contact information? (Bonus points if you have that information already and can share it). [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Mar 21, 2011 - 6 answers

I need a new weekly planner and notebook.

Help me find a new weekly planner/agenda book. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Mar 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Discs + Paper Punch = Circa notebook?

Levenger Circa fans: If I buy a set of discs and a paper punch, will that be enough to build a Circa notebook with my own paper?
posted by jgwong on Mar 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Notebook + Toilet = Gross

I dropped my physics notebook into a (just used and flushed) public toilet. I dried out it in the oven, but I'm pretty grossed out about it. Should I be? How nasty is it at this point, probably? If it is really nasty, do I have any options for de-nastifying it other than copying the whole thing over?
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Mar 2, 2011 - 29 answers

What's a good small, light, pen-powered digital notetaking machine?

Help me find the ultimate electronic notetaking device? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Feb 8, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me find the best available solar bag.

What is the best solar-powered laptop bag available? [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Jan 14, 2011 - 4 answers

help recommend laptop

Recommendations for a new laptop... price range $1800-1300... I get to pick out a new laptop for work, i'll probably get a better deal (gov't rate) then what is publicly listed, but any suggestions??? I haven't had new hardware for a couple years, so i'm not sure whats the best at the current time. My only requirements are listed below: [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Jan 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Weird BSOD on Acer Aspire 3100 Laptop

Picking up Acer Aspire 3100 Notebook causes blue screen of death! [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Dec 31, 2010 - 1 answer

mmmm...chrome

I need a SEXY laptop. Budget 1000 Euros (but willing to stretch if its worth it) I love chrome, polished metal, glass and the black or white macbooks! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Dec 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Where to buy a corporate give-away notebook.

A friend fell in love with a notebook I received as part of a Thank You package. Problem is: the manufacturer only sells this notebook in bulk to companies who want to put their brand on it. Where can I find something similar? [more inside]
posted by eisenkr on Dec 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Date of notebook needed

Detective action needed, lol. I have a notebook from a railroad that I am trying to date. The inside of the notebook has imprinted: "National 62-261 Smooth Wide Opening Rings Steel Reinforced Back". Does anyone have a clue where I might date when this particular notebook was manufactured/sold??? [more inside]
posted by america4 on Dec 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Is my keyboard dead or is this fixable?

How do you tell if a keyboard is shorted out? Mine is behaving very oddly after a minor liquid spill. [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on Nov 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Which netbook would work best for me?

My 4-year-old laptop crashed and appears unrevivable. I would like to buy a netbook to use until I'm ready to invest in nicer laptop 6 to 8 months from now. I know very little about computers, and would like some advice on what models would be best for me. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Nov 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Asymmetrical leather-bound notebook

I'm looking for an asymmetrical moleskine-like notebook. Roughly 8"x5", leather-bound, and I'd like it to have a grid on the left-hand pages and either ruled or blank on the right-hand pages. (Or vice-versa.) Does anyone make anything like this?
posted by Plutor on Nov 1, 2010 - 13 answers

Old hack, new trick?

Netbook/Windows Starter 7 question: What is the filename (and path) for the default, non-changeable background (wallpaper) image? Can I just save what I want as that file and have it use that instead? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Oct 20, 2010 - 6 answers

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