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]
Buying a netbook, but can't decide which one. Do you have one you love? One you hate? What's the best way to decide when all of the specs are same-same-but-different? [more inside]
Potential Computer Upgrades for Misers, or should I accept this free laptop? [more inside]
QuickenFilter: Laptop died. Now what? [more inside]
Help me choose a new laptop [more inside]
Previous laptop issue fixed (by a certified tech!) resulted in NEW laptop issue. What now?! [more inside]
MacBook vs MacBook Air--which do you recommend? [more inside]
How do I buy a non-Apple battery for my 2008-era Macbook Pro and ensure it's the right one? [more inside]
How do I get rid of toxic new laptop smell? [more inside]
Hello. I have a 4yo Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop and about a 10 days ago it stopped charging. It said, "0% available, plugged in but not charging". Took the battery out and put it back in a couple of times and it went back to normal, charged up fine. It happened 2 other times but it went back to charging. However, now it seems to be stuck in the - "plugged in but not charging mode". Any ideas? Thanks
Weird laptop computer behavior. Was it really User Account Controls? [more inside]
How can I fix the power jack on my HP dv6000? [more inside]
What's the most basic MP3 DJ software for an hour-long laptop set? [more inside]
After having used the same laptop for about 5 years, it's time to get a new one. So I'm here to ask 1. which laptop I shoudl get and/or 2. any online guides that are helpful. [more inside]
Which Chromebook should I get? [more inside]
I am tasked with choosing a low-price laptop for my sister and her son, but everything I know about Windows computers is ten years or more out of date. Do we still need to avoid Celeron chips? What brands are more reliable? Bonus questions inside. [more inside]
Is my (partner's) laptop display kaput? It alternates between a blank screen (although the backlight is on) and strange wavy pink-green effects.
The system outputs to an external monitor, and I've updated the bios and display drivers. I have also taken off and apart the screen to check the cable connections, with no change. What's happened? Motherboard? Display? Cable? Specs inside. [more inside]
I am not a computer repair person, and apparently, don't know if I trust those who are.
I recently had a problem with the frame around the screen of my laptop (Dell Inspiron, about 5 years old). I took it to a shop to be repaired, and while there I mentioned that the computer was running a bit slowly, and asked if they could also install more RAM (if that might make it run faster). The technician said yes, and for the same price of installing the RAM, he would give it their tune up service. [more inside]
My house just got broken into. They took our laptops. What to do? [more inside]
My laptop died a few days ago. I'm probably starting a new job next week for which I will need a laptop. The deceased was a one-year-old (JUSt out of warranty) Dell Inspiron 1464 whose motherboard got fried from unknown causes (possibly because it was sitting and idling in a hot part of the house with no way to dissipate the heat). It cost me about $500-something and we were a good team. Question: Should I just get another one of those or try for an upgrade within that same price range? [more inside]
Thinkpad users -- talk to me about the trackpoint (also known as the little red eraser thingy on the keyboard). [more inside]
It's taking my brand new
Thinkpad a full two minutes to boot (and an additional 30 sec to get my browser open). What's up? [more inside]
My 5.5 year old laptop is about to give up the ghost - can you point me in the right direction for a new one? [more inside]
My friend is currently out serving somewhere in the middle east for the next six months and would like some new computer games to play. The problem is that he has absolutely no internet connection so anything that needs to go online (eg. multiplayer or - more annoyingly - DRM) won't work. What good games can you recommend I buy and post to him? [more inside]
Can you recommend an airplane power adapter for my Lenovo Thinkpad T410? [more inside]
Who in the Dallas, TX area (deliberately vague; I'm willing to drive) can repair my broken laptop AND answer my questions about it, especially how it got that way? Even just "this guy I know" would be perfectly fine; I've learned my lesson about the big-name places. [more inside]
I have a few questions about a home server / backup / HTPC solution and I would really appreciate some help. Details inside. [more inside]
I was using an old laptop as a low wattage seedbox at home and the internal HD just died. I was wondering if I could get it running without having to replace the drive, using a linux live disk, or something of the kind. [more inside]
Best security software for my new Win7 laptop? Any other advice to ensure my computer's life gets off to a good start? [more inside]
Every power cord I own breaks/frays/dies within one year of use. What am I doing wrong?!? [more inside]
My employer gave every Mac user a giant sticker with the company logo for the entire back of our laptops. There is even an Apple-shaped hole cut out in the sticker. What can I do to customize this? In addition to scissors my wife has a die-cut machine that one might use for paper crafts.
Laptop diagnosis? XP sp3, Dell inspiron 6000. The other day it just died while I was using it. Just powered down (instant black screen). When I tried to power it up, I could hear it coming alive for about 8 seconds, some lights flashed as you would expect, then it died. If you wait 24 hours or so, it will boot up normally, but after about 10 minutes it will die, as above, and then the next day will start up again for a bit, then die, etc etc. [more inside]
For graphic design on a budget, can I get by with an older version of the Adobe software? What are my options? [more inside]
About a week ago, I purchased a laptop. When I finally got it, the laptop didn't have the specs advertised. When I wrote the company, they said it was a mistake and I could send the laptop back for a refund. The problem? I could've bought it cheaper (and gotten it sooner) from another company, but now that deal is gone. [more inside]