Help with choosing a laptop | Selection of laptops for specific requirements



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Choice-comparison and discussion of laptops of various brands, as well as their capabilities and disadvantages
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Some people think that a cheap laptop is a bad and not reliable laptop, and an expensive laptop is a good and good thing. And accordingly: the more expensive the laptop, the better it is. In fact, it is not. “Bad” can be an expensive device. Much depends on the manufacturer. And within the framework of one manufacturer, only its functionality, prestige, power will depend on the cost of the machine.

When choosing a laptop, you need to understand for what purpose you need it.

Sample request template for assistance in choosing a laptop
1. Maximum price of a laptop: (for example, 20 000 rubles)
2. City, which will be made buying a laptop (for example, Moscow / St. Petersburg / Samara / Kiev)
3 Screen Size in inches: 15.4 ", 10.1", 13.1 "...
3.1. Whether embedded devices need: DVD / BR, bluetooth, SIM (GSM-modem) and so forth.
3.2. Is there a preference for the type of screen: (gloss or matte)
4. What is important in the first place: performance, weight, portability, long battery life and so on.
5. Does the laptop will be used for games. If yes, what: Solitaire or GTA and tanks ...
6. What additional ports are needed: eSata, USB-C and so on.
7. Other preferences (for example, only pink)




F.A.Q.-Frequently Asked Questions
AT: What is a laptop?
ABOUT: Notebook (English notebook - notebook, notepad PC) - a portable personal computer, in the case of which typical components of a PC are combined, including a display, keyboard and pointing device (usually a touch panel or touchpad), a handheld computer, and rechargeable batteries. Laptops are small in size and weight, the battery life of laptops varies from 1 to 15 hours.
AT: Can I charge my laptop in the car?
ABOUT: Of course you can! car cigarette lighter power is enough to supply almost any, even the most voracious laptop. That's just not the battery voltage is 210-240V in the outlet and 10-19V (depending on model). To fix this, use the standard motor inverter "12V DC - 220V AC". With it will be a normal socket, you can use to charge the laptop battery in your car. And the network unit receives, from the laptop 100 to 240 and "puts out" destructive voltage spikes.
AT: What is "standby"?
ABOUT: Standby in a laptop is almost the same as shutdown. Only when switching to the standby mode, all open windows and programs will not be closed. When you "wake up" a laptop, you will start working from the place where you left off.
AT: How are Apple laptops (MacBooks) different?
ABOUT: First of all, a completely different operating system: not Windows, but Mac OS X. This entails differences in technical capabilities. Apple computers are most often used when working with multimedia applications, graphics, and design developments.
AT: What are PCMCIA and CardBus cards?
ABOUT: Expansion cards of the laptop, with their help, you can connect a TV tuner, card reader, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules.
AT: What is the S / PDIF output, why is it needed?
ABOUT: S / PDIF - English Sony / Philips Digital Interface Format is a standard for transmitting digital audio between various audio components. Allows several types of cable and types of jacks 3.5 mm jack (standard plug from headphones), and RCA jack, popularly referred to as "Tulip". Another type of S / PDIF is called "optical", or TOSLINK - a light guide is used for data transmission. The advantage of the S / PDIF optical type is excellent electrical noise immunity.
AT: What is a “glass matrix”?
ABOUT: Special matrices production technology - provides high brightness of liquid crystal displays, color saturation, more vivid and colorful image. Colors in laptops with the matrix appear fresh, juicier, because the matrix is ​​applied to the laptop special glossy finish instead of a conventional opaque. Visually reducing the distance between adjacent pixels, the coating thereby significantly increases the contrast and brightness of the image. A significant drawback of glossy matrices is that they seem to serve as a mirror for you and the objects around you (which is why such a matrix is ​​sometimes called the mirror). In addition, the laptop screen with a matrix much glare, and the more intense lighting in your room is, the worse the image seen on the laptop screen.
AT: What to look for in the design of the case?
ABOUT: Hole for ventilation. If the radiator hole is located at the bottom, then you need a hard surface for comfortable notebook operation, so that the legs of the laptop create a small distance from the surface, since by placing it on some soft surface, you close the cooling holes.
USB ports. It is desirable that the USB ports are not grouped in one place, but were scattered on the sides. Since when you connect one large USB device, such as a flash drive, you can block other ports.
AT: What is the use of a widescreen screen?
ABOUT: The widescreen display has an aspect ratio of 16: 9, rather than 4: 3, like a normal display. On a laptop with such a screen, it is more convenient to work on the Internet and with text documents, since the basic information is located in the center of the screen, and the side space can be used at your discretion. On the widescreen display is much more pleasant to watch a movie, since the black bars above and below disappear.
AT: How much RAM is enough for comfortable work?
ABOUT: 512 MB of RAM will be enough for comfortable work on the Internet, in Word and Excel, as well as for watching movies. Ideal volume - 2 GB and more, you can work with comfort in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
AT: How to quickly charge a laptop battery?
ABOUT: In order to charge the battery faster, you need to turn off the laptop and connect it via a mains adapter to a 220V outlet. The fact is that when the laptop is turned on, the energy that comes from the mains adapter is consumed by the operation of the laptop systems and its battery charge. But when the laptop is turned off, all the energy goes to the battery, so its charge is faster than when the laptop is turned on.
AT: I have a very hot laptop, is this some kind of malfunction?
ABOUT: It all depends on how long ago began to warm up your laptop. If you bought it recently and since the first day it is heated to about the same, you can not worry about. The heating of the bottom surface of the notebook in the process - a common phenomenon for lowering can use a special stand-fan temperature. But if the laptop has become warm when it was some time after the purchase, you should first clean it yourself from the dust with a special vacuum cleaner (perhaps a clogged air vents). If this does not help, contact the service center.



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Post has been editedgabby - 14.03.20, 22:55
Reason for editing: reissue



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it is necessary to discuss the specific units and brands not ... because as a rule the major manufacturers have a wide range and can not generally talk about preymushestvah and nedostatkaz particular brand ... such as it is possible to compare hlinovo G560 with Linova W510 and Sony s-series with the z- Coy ... kanechno have chronic problems of some producers who can promledit almost every one of their products ... at atsera this contrast ... at zhkrana meat zhto heating ... in submarine zamarochki ports ... but here and so scratch all under olnu comb can not ... even in notebooks such as the nebrendov vyusonik come across different types of units ViewBook ​​Pro VNB-131B which is on the head udelyvaet similar branded dell vostro v13 ... ... voshem brand zhto nonsense ... has long been known that all Odiham soirayutsya units on the same plants in the same China of the same detalek ... Toko difference in the desire of manufacturers podderdivat worthy of the level of quality or vice versa vtbzat that is cheaper and schabit everything else. ..



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nemoi serega @ 07/12/2011, 17:36*
it is necessary to discuss the specific units and brands not ... because as a rule the major manufacturers have a wide range and can not generally talk about preymushestvah and nedostatkaz particular brand ... such as it is possible to compare hlinovo G560 with Linova W510 and Sony s-series with the z- Coy ... kanechno have chronic problems of some producers who can promledit almost every one of their products ... at atsera this contrast ... at zhkrana meat zhto heating ... in submarine zamarochki ports ... but here and so scratch all under olnu comb can not ... even in notebooks such as the nebrendov vyusonik come across different types of units ViewBook ​​Pro VNB-131B which is on the head udelyvaet similar branded dell vostro v13 ... ... voshem brand zhto nonsense ... has long been known that all Odiham soirayutsya units on the same plants in the same China of the same detalek ... Toko difference in the desire of manufacturers podderdivat worthy of the level of quality or vice versa vtbzat that is cheaper and schabit everything else. ..

In this topic it is meant as you said "Specific aggregates", and discussing specific brands is somehow silly));)



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Thanks for the effort. I do not know where the paragraphs for the caps are copy-paste, but they are outdated.
For the selection of devices, it is more convenient to select individual topics.
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Post has been editeddedmozai - 12.07.11, 18:14



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Which of the two notebooks to take?
The goal is video editing and std. programs!

1) $ 1800 Asus N750JK (T4224H) 17.3 '', 1920x1080 FullHD, Matoviy / Intel Core i7, 4700HQ (2.4-3.4 mHz) / RAM 16 gb / HDD + SSD, 1 Tb + 256 gb / GeForce GTX 850M 4 gb

2) $ 2200 Apple MacBook Pro (ME294) 15.4 '', 2880x1800 Retina, Glossy / Intel Core i7, 4850HQ (2.3 mHz) / RAM 16 gb / SSD, 512 gb / GeForce GTX 750M 2 gb



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Advise the clearest laptop up to 30-35t.r preferably gaming, growth, witcher, etc.



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Maximum price of a laptop: 20,000 rubles. laptop purchase in Rostov: citylink, dns, yulmart. to draw the game World of Tanks. : rolleyes:



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Help solve the problem and can not write in the subject but has a lot of sites clambered and could not find a solution! The problem is that not so long ago bought a laptop budget as for me because price 34t.r not such a budget, but is not the point. In general, stood before the set windose 10 litsuha and I decided it carry on a proven 7ku from farmatiroval Forums put together GPT to MBR install all the first time was ok, but then the laptop became Greta very much I thought may lack or proper operation of firewood and He carried placing top 10 again but peratku as the hidden chapters by the manufacturer when formatting natural izchezla. Now the problem is that the laptop appears only in the bios and all, after the blue screen of death with error code UNMAUNTBOOT_VOLUME not set windose from usb flash changed all that can be in the bios with CD_DWD run once and then stood on the loading dead. I do not know what to do



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like bro @ 02.22.17, 13:32*
UNMAUNTBOOT_VOLUME errors

1.check BIOS settings, to start defaulting
2.check the installation flash drive, may be damaged
3.check the memory strip, or pull one if the main memory is soldered on the motherboard
4. download the image from offsite, since it was already 10k, then it will not be a pirate on your laptop, it is activated when accessing the Internet
5. In the case of questions to write in the relevant topic, quickly help to understand.
6.Live CD tried to run?
s / s
googled, found such an article, read, at the end the utility is there .. it can helphttp: //www.solvusoft.c...mountable-boot-volume/

Post has been editedvcreatyv - 22.02.17, 18:36



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googled, found such an article, read, at the end the utility is there .. it can help

The question was solved by deagnosis and removal of firewood, although I’ve come across the first time. Joint venture for help plus a hive



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1. Maximum laptop price: up to 40k
2. City in which the purchase of a laptop will be made: Samara
Is there a specific store in which the purchase will be made.
3. Screen size in inches: 13-15
3.1. If the diagonal is less than 14 inches, is the drive needed: -
3.2. Are there any preferences for the type of screen: -
4. What is important in the first place: performance or mobility: Needed for Linux with 2-3 virtual machines running
5. Do you need games: no
5.1. If so, which ones: no
5.2. Do I need to switch between discrete and integrated graphics: discrete is not needed at all
6. What additional ports are needed: -
7. What does this need Wi-Fi N, LAN 1000 Gb, BT? Wi-Fi
8. Other preferences: Metal is desirable, but plastic will also come down. The most important thing is that you can disassemble it and change the battery and other things that fail.



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Dusanka @ 02.26.17, 21:26*
Is there a particular store

it you need to write a store that you have available and where you may be going to take



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Dear forum users, the help of knowledgeable people is required.
Choosing a laptop for my wife to work (mostly office work, well, there’s a look at it, look at it in nete) out of all the devices I was faced with the problem of choosing a CPU. Basically, all office “cheap stuff” goes to pentium N XXXX, well, or to AMD E. They write in nete that pentium XXXX U is better than N series. Yesterday I compared the new Pentium N4200 with the Pentium 3825U, so it seems like the N-ka will be more interesting (4 cores 4 threads at 6 watts, against 2 cores 4 threads at U-shki at 15 watts). Who is familiar with these stones?
Well, or what can you say about the AMD E2 9xxx and 7xxx. In 9-ki like 2 cores at 15 watts, somehow no ice at all, well, 7110 4 cores on the same 15 watts. Somehow it is generally strange that the “new” generation is the same tdp with a smaller number of cores, well, I xs ... Maybe this is normal. Well, or choose AMD A6. Well, this is purely for comparison. I myself lean towards intel n4200 for its tdp, for a laptop. Although autonomy is not so important. Thanks in advance for the tips.



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* agnrom
What budget do you want to invest in?



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* vcreatyv , well, I xs ... the office is the same ... I’m from Belarus, I will translate, so that you can understand more clearly, thousands of 20 ±
And, in your profile it is written Riga, then I don’t know which is better, $ 300,

Post has been editedagnrom - 27.02.17, 11:52



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I'm from Belarus

could then, along with the budget, a link to the store where you are going to take, in theory, for 20k it might be worth looking at core i3,
with already normal built-in graphics, and not to bother with any scraps in the form of Pentium and Celeron ...

Post has been editedvcreatyv - 27.02.17, 13:11



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* vcreatyv , broke through the catalog, the cheapest on i3 is almost $ 380,

Posted on 02/27/2017, 13:08:

* agnrom , * vcreatyv , and how are atoms in general?



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* agnrom
something like this / screen / and fit into the budget
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link to the store page several options
cheetah shop

Post has been editedvcreatyv - 27.02.17, 13:16



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1.75000
2. Petersburg, preferably DNS
3. 15 -17 ips anti-glare, ideally gloss
4. Performance, video gt960m
5. Do you need games: yes
6. m2, but this is a nice plus
7. BT is needed, it is possible to buy separately, but it’s not a hunt to hammer a slot, because yuzayu geypad
basically stopped at 15.6 "ASUS ROG GL552VW-CN867T laptop gray and 17.3" ASUS ROG GL752VW-T4356T laptop
but there are suspicions that there are better options, because here the screen is matte, which is not very good, along with games, you also need to work with photos in ps and lightroom

Post has been editedteply4 - 05.03.17, 14:51



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good afternoon, please advise a laptop up to $ 600 for comfortable work on the Internet (active), watching movies and videos, online music, a little for games like xc go, for photoshop, etc. ssd is desirable



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Karoci @ 04/03/2017, 19:19*
good afternoon, please advise a laptop up to $ 600 for comfortable work on the Internet (active), watching movies and videos, online music, a little for games like xc go, for photoshop, etc. ssd is desirable

This is something for you with an IPS / PLS screen, probably for a comfortable photoshop, and with a discrete video level of 920m-940m / mx. CS GO at 920m gives 30+ frames on ultra-settings, if this is not enough and you want closer to 60 frames, then 940m will do.


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