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Help me pick one of the damn laptops for gaming & video editing, please?

I need a new laptop pronto, and I have a bunch of Amazon gift cards to spend! There are a couple of deals on Amazon today, but I've bought some lemons before (curse you, Lenovo!!) and I'm hoping the more computer-savvy folks of Ask Metafilter can help me pick a non-lemon this time. More info below... [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on Nov 25, 2016 - 13 answers

Is the Dell Inspirion 15 5000 Series Worth It?

I'm interested in the Dell Inspirion 15 5000 Series, but I'm not sure if Dell is worth the time. Chiefly, I need a good laptop for university, photography editing, blogging, writing essays, youtube, reddit, playing chess, downloading pdf files, computer programming, and possibly Minecraft. [more inside]
posted by RearWindow on Aug 24, 2016 - 5 answers

If Dell is now Hell, is there a purgatory outside of build-it-yourself Heaven?

If Dell has truly gone to Hell, where should one go for a new rig? [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Jun 29, 2010 - 21 answers

What Bay Area stores carry the Dell Adamo?

Where can I see a Dell Adamo (not the new XPS, but the one that was released last year) in person, in the San Francisco Bay Area? Frys doesn't seem to carry it, and I don't know who else would. I'm considering buying one, and want to handle it and check out the keyboard, weight, etc., in person, before making a decision. Thanks for any help you can provide :-)
posted by Susan PG on Nov 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Why does my laptop think I'm pushing ctrl?

My Inspiron 1545 thinks I'm pressing ctrl and I don't know why. [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Oct 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Is Dell Support lying about downgrading PCs to WinXP?

Is Dell Support lying when they say that their new XPS laptop is not WinXP-compatible? [more inside]
posted by Fferret on Nov 26, 2007 - 13 answers

Did my new RAM kill my video adapter?

BSODFilter: I tried to install a RAM upgrade in my girlfriend's Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, and got nothing on screen after powerup. So I replaced the old DIMM, and got the BSOD -- the file that was missing was a driver for the Intel video adapter. Long story short, it's still not working. [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Aug 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Could a non-gamer benefit from buying a "Gaming PC?"

I'm a power user, but I am NOT at all a gamer. Would I still benefit from buying a "gaming PC" (Dell XPS 710)? Or, would I just be an idiot who wasted money on something they didn't need/won't use? [more inside]
posted by creative on May 5, 2007 - 27 answers

How can I fix my CD-R?

How can I fix my CD-R? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Nov 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Remote Control Dell Optiplex Hack

Is there any truth to this rumor about the Dell Optiplex GX520, and if so, why? [more inside]
posted by billy_the_punk on Aug 8, 2006 - 12 answers

Help me upgrade the video on my Dell Dimension 2400.

Help me upgrade the video on my (PCI-only) Dell Dimension 2400. [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Jul 27, 2006 - 10 answers

Photo Smart Scanner

I have an old first generation HP Photo Smart scanner that has a SCSI interface. It came with a proprietary HP SCSI / ISA card that won't work in my newish Dell since the motherboard has only PCI slots. Third party dealers want $175 for the old, refurbished SCSI / PCI cards that I need. HP sells them directly for $92. Do I need to stick with the proprietary PCI card, or would a generic SCSI / PCI card that I can pick up for $15 work just as well?
posted by crank on Dec 30, 2004 - 11 answers

XP/Dell laptop display problem

XP/Dell Lapop Question: Why do white fields display a sickly blue on my screen? [+] [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Dec 29, 2004 - 9 answers

Inaccessible Boot Drive

Windows tech support: Inaccessible Boot Drive. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by trharlan on Jul 12, 2004 - 8 answers

Apple or Dell?

Suppose, for the sake of argument, that you're in the market for a new office computer. The complicating factor is that you are constrained to buy only either an Apple or a Dell. (This is nonnegotiable, apparently.) You're thinking you'll go for a laptop since you travel a fair bit, and possibly a nice monitor on your office desk. The range of options and customizations on both sides is a bit baffling to you: what do you go for? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Jun 18, 2004 - 21 answers

Is it possible to build a new laptop into an existing case?

Is it possible to build a new laptop into an existing case? {More Inside} [more inside]
posted by Grod on Mar 18, 2004 - 6 answers

How do I find hardware drivers after a clean install of Win2000?

The HD on my Dell died recently. I bought a new one, and did a clean install of Win2K Pro. Now I have an operating comuter with no drivers for the hardware... How do I handle this? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Feb 8, 2004 - 3 answers

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