Mr. enlarged is about to start work as a professional, and he needs to look the part. His laptop is enormous. What briefcase should he buy? [more inside]
I need a latop - and more. [more inside]
Getting a brand new Core i7 laptop. How sensible is it to downgrade it to XP? [more inside]
Is my laptop's battery life normal for it's age? It's used and I know next to nothing to laptops. More inside. [more inside]
I am really wary about buying a laptop with a non-user-replaceable battery. Opinions on this? How painful/possible is it to get such batteries replaced when they fail? [more inside]
I'd like to find a laptop for my son (age 9) so he can play Flight Simulator X to his heart's content this Xmas. Here's the hurdles: I know NOTHING about laptops and I have very little money to spend. Help! [more inside]
My Aspire 5003WLMi laptop collects dust, and for the life of me I can't figure out how to remove the bottom cover to get at it. I can get parts out - DVD & hard drives - but that's about it. I've tried all visible screws, and shone lights into all holes. Help?!
Is there a place I can take my laptop to get crisis bios recovery done to it in person, instead of sending it to the manufacturer and waiting forever? [more inside]
Help me think right about diagnosing my dead SSD laptop. [more inside]
Like many people, I've got wireless router issues (Netgear MR814v2 -- yeah, it's getting old). I'm troubleshooting them as I can and haven't found anything that should be interfering, and all my firmware is up to date. Putting that to one side, I'm pretty tired of running down and up the stairs to unplug the router and plug it back in again (six to 10 times a day). My diagnostics show I've got connectivity between the computer and the router even when I can't connect to the Internet. Is there some way to reboot the router from my computer?
I have a brand-new Dell laptop. What's the best way to remove all the bloatware? What things should I install? (Please no Linux, this is a Windows 7 machine and I need it to stay that way.) [more inside]
Which laptop should I buy? [more inside]
How difficult is it to get a replacement from Staples using their protection plan? There's nothing wrong with the item in question, but I'd like to sell it and if I can replace it for a new one I imagine I could get more for it. Also, is there any way to transfer the plan to a buyer since there's still over a year on it? [more inside]
What kind of laptop computer do I get? [more inside]
Laptop lock question. Yes I know you people hate locks, but please bear with me! [more inside]
The Pre-School my son attends has had a used laptop donated to it. The person who donated it has said that they've wiped the drive and done a clean install of Windows onto it. Any tips for doing a quick "Health Check" of the laptop before we let it into the wild.
I have a Lenovo G560 laptop that has developed a habit of scrolling down on its own. I've tried everything I could find through Google to fix, including disabling the touchpad and updating mouse drivers, but it is acting as if the scroll-down button is jammed. Please help! [more inside]
I want a small, lightweight, Windows-based computer that's cheap, durable, and a pleasure to use. I need it for basic productivity, in-class note-taking, and web browsing. Am I looking a Thinkpad x120e, or am I missing something crucial? [more inside]
Please recommend a laptop bag that is significantly padded and can hold a 17" widescreen laptop, cables and mouse. Bonus if it looks nice. [more inside]
Cheapskate who doesn't buy into the netbook craze wants to fall in love with a >$500 laptop. Introduce us! [more inside]
How can I find a pattern to sew my dream laptop case? [more inside]
Help a garden variety user choose her first laptop. [more inside]
LaptopFilter: What is the best value laptop I can get with a $500 budget? Bonus: Graphic Design capabilities. [more inside]
I have Prey installed on my MacBook Pro to assist with tracking my laptop if it's ever stolen. My question is... should I still have a password? If I want the best chance of finding the laptop, wouldn't I want the thief to USE it and log onto a WiFi network to assist with locating it? [more inside]
Am I screwing with my health through constant laptop use? [more inside]
How much should I worry about laptop heat with a Macbook Pro? [more inside]
(Handbag-filter). I'm looking for a very specific handbag for work and travelling. My perfect bag would be a standard Mulberry Bayswater with a messenger strap so I can sling the bag over and have my hands free (very useful when in airports). [more inside]
Hand-me-down electronics mix and match: laptop audio through amp? [more inside]
NewLaptop@WorkFilter: Yes, it's that time again, for better or worse. Looking for latest thinking as far as best stuff to install (I generally go for freeware in this regard) to keep work stuff separate from um... non-work stuff. Been so long that I just haven't kept up. BONUS POINTS for best freeware to wipe old machine. [more inside]
I need to buy a new PC laptop and have no clue where to start. My criteria: Good hardware, sleek design, good speakers, AWESOME customer service, NOT a macbook, under $900. [more inside]
Help set me up: I am looking to buy my son a laptop. An inexpensive laptop. It should have a strong enough graphics card to run, say, MineCraft and other games/video smoothly; should have a webcam. Otherwise, it will be used for general schoolwork and internetting, and maybe some light music recording. Screen size is not important, so small displays are OK. So: new or used? Or buy a cheap one and upgrade the graphics card? What specs should I aim for? Any sources/sites that are better for finding good deals? I am wishing to find something for $200--am I wishing too hard? Thanks!!
I have a Packard Bell Easynote TJ68 laptop. The power supply keeps becoming disconnected -- not physically disconnected, but the computer stops recognising it -- at the slightest movement. (Plus bonus question re: keys falling out.) [more inside]
Is this a fair price for a late-2007 17" Macbook Pro? [more inside]
My friend wants to buy a laptop computer for her 13 year-old daughter in Ozamiz City, Philippines, for about $500 Canadian/US. Could you recommend a reliable brand and model for that price, and possibly a retailer in or near that location? Thanks.
I'm overheating because my MacBook Pro's wrist areas get very hot. What's the best way to fix this? [more inside]
Is an 11.6" laptop big enough for me? [more inside]
I accidentally got some soda fall on the LCD screen of my Compaq CQ56 laptop, and seconds later, a smudge appeared on the lower right side of the screen (everything on that area appears lighter when it is on). It looks like the liquid got inside the screen, and I don't know what to do about it. Can anyone help? [more inside]
Will connecting an external monitor to a new Macbook Pro wreck the battery life? [more inside]
Absurdly picky backpack question! Difficulty points: small-framed female, only wants to look like she's going into the woods when she's actually going into the woods... [more inside]
How do I remove tight screws from laptop hard drive caddies? I'm trying to swap the hard drives from one laptop to another. Yet I can't get them out of their respective caddies. Is there some trick that makes it possible to loosen the screws without risking the hard drives?
Can I purchase a laptop from the Apple store, then use the Apple Recycling Program to recycle my old Apple laptop, get the gift card, and apply it to my purchase? [more inside]
Help me build a Linux-based system for a 3 year old. [more inside]
Is there a tool online that might be able to tell me what parameters I would want for a new computer (probably laptop) given my current patterns of use? Looking in stores leads me to think I don't need the high end models but I'd hate to buy something only to find out I should have sprung for the extra RAM. [more inside]
What would cause the laptop to be so slow right out of the box? I was given a "new" computer at work. It is a HP Business Notebook PC with the product model = Compaq 8510p. It is so slow opening and closing windows, launching programs and starting up and shutting down--then sometimes freezes up. It is 3 years old and the warranty has expired as I was told by the HP helpdesk. I have searched the web and asked a few IT friends what the heck it could be since it has never been used. My boss doesn't want to hear any complaints about it since it's new out of the box--he figures it should be working perfectly. Should I take it to a PC shop to get it optimized or diagnosed in some way? It's driving me crazy! What could be causing this?
Is there something causing my laptop's power supply to fail? [more inside]
I have a well aged Dell e1505. I'm thinking about upgrading to a 11.6"/12.1" sized AMD Fusion based netbook. Performance-wise, will I suffer a setback, be about equal, or ahead of my Dell? [more inside]
$700 laptop for grandpa that does *not* have a glossy screen? [more inside]
Follow up to previous question....4yo Dell Inspiron laptop suddenly giving me the old "Plugged in but not charging" routine. Froze the battery for a day but no luck. So I bought a nice new one from Amazon that charged right up and worked for a week. No this one is giving me the same message. Any ideas? Or a place to turn to troubleshoot things? Any help would be appreciated.
Can I use a tablet as a roaming interface for my home desktop, and as a standalone tablet when I travel? [more inside]