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Looking for a New 17" Laptop Suggestion

Looking for a laptop as a desktop replacement. Main requirement is that it needs to have a number pad on the keyboard. Looking for something high powered. [more inside]
posted by banished on May 14, 2014 - 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

How do I pick from a slew of low-priced computers?

Help me replace my dying desktop with something inexpensive and functional! [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on May 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Is an iPad the best candidate for my stepdad's work computer?

Is an iPad the best candidate for my stepdad's work computer? [more inside]
posted by MiggySawdust on Aug 30, 2010 - 17 answers

Trying to upgrade before wow releases it's next expansion.

Help me build a middle range gaming system! I'm not looking for it to do awesome things, just to play World of Warcraft (and possibly the star wars mmo coming out in the future) and do some standard video editing and graphic designing. I have a list of components I'm considering. I've also been told there are websites to help you decide, but my google skills fail me. While I've taken a class on dissembling and resembling computers, this will be my first time constructing my own for use. Budget: $500 [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jul 30, 2010 - 13 answers

New laptop time (I hope my current laptop doesn't read this and get angry).

Windows laptop suggestions or feedback. Details inside. Not looking for "Buy a Mac" as an answer. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Apr 25, 2010 - 11 answers

How to transition from engineering to sales or marketing?

I'm looking for advice and/or reading materials to learn more about making the transition from computer engineering to sales engineering or marketing. [more inside]
posted by j on Mar 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Should I quit or continue?

Requesting advice with my career in computer science. Briefly, should I stay or should I go? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Nov 22, 2009 - 6 answers

SLI VS CROSSFIRE VS MY BRAIN

Question: where can I find a valid coupon/discount code for a Dell XPS 730x. I've heard there's some out there for 20-25% off, but I can't seem to find anything online that's working. Failing that, how much of a difference is it really if I just build a really sweet XPS 630? [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Feb 10, 2009 - 4 answers

Small desktop for media storage

BuildMyComputerFilter: I want a new desktop. Tiny, affordable, more specs below the fold. [more inside]
posted by billtron on Nov 20, 2008 - 14 answers

How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle?

How to read PDF files on Amazon Kindle? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jul 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Y'know, I'd really like to be a luthier.

I'm a college sophomore on my way to a CS Major / Religion Minor. Apparently my initial career options (just from that major) are a little bit better than my English-major friends. But I'd much rather make interesting things than work in a cubicle. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on May 13, 2007 - 13 answers

Time for a laptop

I need to buy a laptop to study overseas for sixth months. All of my previous computers have been desktops which I've assembled, so I have little experience buying pre-built machines. Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 1, 2006 - 15 answers

Help me pick a new monitor

My Dell monitor died. Advice needed on its current condition or possible alternatives for next purchase (considering a flat-panel). --> [more inside]
posted by eas98 on Nov 22, 2004 - 5 answers

Mac Newbie

I am about to order an iMac, my first Macintosh. What do you wish someone had told you when you got your first Mac? (mi) [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on Sep 29, 2004 - 46 answers

How to get my external hard drive to work with my new computer?

Really this is my last resort. I recently built myself a new computer (Asus K8N-E Deluxe) and everything's fine except I'm trying to transfer my old harddrive to my new harddrive. I had a slave in the old computer (Asus CUSL2 for those keeping score). It's 40GB and has ALL my important data. I think you can see where this is going. If it's plugged in and running, even set as slave, the computer won't boot. Obviously, more inside.
posted by geoff. on Aug 27, 2004 - 13 answers

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