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Comparison list of various laptops and PCs

Updated for 2024 Random PCs and laptops I have used in the past for work and play: Dell Latitude 7490 Lenovo Legion 7 16″ WQXGA IPS, 500nits, 165Hz – AMD 5800H 3070 1TB SSD 16GB Ram Lenovo LOQ (16″ AMD) with RTX 4050 MSI Codex R Gaming Desktop (Dec 2023) Specifics: MSI MAG FORGE 100R Case Intel i5-13400F 10-Core (6P+4E) / 16-Thread Processor ARGB Fan CPU Air Cooler MSI PRO B760-VC WIFI Intel B760 ATX Motherboard 16GB (2x8GB) DDR5 5200MHz

Dell XPS 13 vs E5450

Dell makes some of the best bang for the buck laptops, especially if you buy refurbished or used. Whereas a 2013 Apple laptop will still be very highly priced for the specs, Dell laptops depreciate rapidly. Thus, for $400-$800 you can get a very nice Dell. Likewise, Dell maintenance and upgradeability is also very good. SSD, RAM and WiFi upgrades are generally a piece of cake. I understand that Apple makes a premium product and that they have very high

Alienware 14 1080p vs. Asus G46VW 1600×900 recommendation

Ahh, the allure of a nicely portable yet rugged gaming system… 14″ sounds like a nice sweet spot between portability and decent screen size doesn’t it?! Two of the top machines in that arena are the Alienware 14 and the ASUS G46VW. Here are my initial thoughts: +The Alienware 14 when kitted out with the 1080p matte display is nearly a perfect mobile gaming machine 🙂 However, it is going to run around $1,499 to get a correspondingly good video

Dell laptop brightness adjustment stuck [SOLVED]

Q. My Dell Inspiron 1520 screen brightness adjustment sometimes get stuck after I suspend/resume a few times. When I try to adjust the screen brightness by holding the Fn key and then press the up/down arrows nothing happens at all and it is really annoying as I have to reboot to get it to work again. 🙁 Can you suggest a way that I can fix it without having to reboot? –Hank Chambers A. Yes, I have had a similar issue with

Work laptops for 2013

I recently dropped my Dell Latitude E6430. This was a pretty serious drop onto some pavement and while the laptop still works, it has a rather large dent in it. 🙁 I have had a few previous issues with the laptop, mainly software related (Intel wifi driver issues, occasional lockups) so with the new dent being the final straw, it is now time for a new laptop 😉 Here are a few I considered: (dimensions/weight courtesy of notebookcheck.net) E6530 35

List of silent fanless laptops

For those of us that appreciate quiet, and the removal of one more point of failure, fanless computers are a wonderful thing. 🙂 While building a fanless desktop computer is quite easy, finding a fanless laptop is quite hard! To make things a bit easier for others interested in fanless laptops, I am compiling a list of laptops that are fanless (or that can be converted to fanless) as well as general resources and links on the topic. [the remainder

Cheap tech gear for telecommuting jobs in Colorado

Mountains and wildflowers diagonal

Colorado is a wonderful state to visit for business or pleasure. This summer my wife and I will be spending almost a month there. We have a housesitter for home and will be staying at a cabin at 10,500 ft. For the portion of the stay where I’ll be working (telecommuting) I have tried out a variety of hardware and software for the job. If you are thinking about telecommuting from Colorao, this post illustrates a surprisingly capable telecommuting setup

AMD Fusion Llano Laptops, Notebooks, Motherboards, and CPUs! [Lynx/Prices]

UPDATES: 2011.09.11 DELL releases nice new Vostro 3555 laptop Llano laptop starting at $459… Dell launched the AMD Llano Fusion based Vostro 3555 business laptop | Laptop Computer Planet Bloghttp://laptop-computer-planet.com/blog/2011/09/10/dell-launched-the-amd-llano-fusion-based-vostro-3555-business-laptop/Dell launched the AMD Llano Fusion based Vostro 3555 business laptopPosted on 10. Sep, 2011 by LaptopMan in Laptops, LaptopsThe Dell Vostro 3555 looks like much like the other… 2011.09.06 (33) sweet new BLACK unlocked edition Fusion APUs near release!!! AMD Fusion Black Edition APUs will come in 2 flavours | KitGuruhttp://www.kitguru.net/site-news/highlights2/jules/amd-fusion-black-edition-apus-will-come-in-2-flavours/Arguably the