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Everything posted by markr54632

  1. markr54632

    Laptop Under 300?

    Chromebooks aren't really useful once you are outside of grade school. They dont do anything well. You can buy a 5-6 year old laptop that will easily outperform most chrome books. You could put a lightweight linux distro on it and make it work for light tasks, but honestly anything a chromebook can do I can do on my phone with a 5 dollar bluetooth keyboard.
  2. What are you doing that your laptop will be out of your eyesight unattended? Common sense and keeping your laptop on your person at all times on campus will do you more good than a cheap piece of vinyl.
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    How long do you expect your laptop to last?

    With the current trends in quality control 1-2 years tops before its basically not useful as a laptop. 3-4 years before its worthless.
  4. Just curious why you link this post? It leaves alot of good pastes out and includes some that pump out rather quickly. There used to be a post that had rather scientific data about the most popular pastes and their resistance to the pump out effect in bare die applications. I cannot find it anywhere. That being said on a bare die viscosity is everything on a laptop. The thicker it is the longer it lasts pretty much. Also with most manufacturers they consider replacing the Tim self damage and void the warranty. Lastly 60c is pretty average. Alot of laptops will not ramp the fans up until 55-60 to keep audible noise to a minimum. If it bothers you use Asus cooling over boost to change the fan curve before making any changes.
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    New laptop for development and VM's

    I pretty much needed the same thing. My budget was about half of what you have. I ended up with an Acer nitro 5, but given a higher budget definitely would have gone with something out of the thinkpad line. Just a word of advice from experience. Do not go "thin and light". I tried using my msi gs63 and it was so loud the majority of my teachers would not allow it in the classroom, and this was with basic note taking and browsing. Under load most thin and lights sound like a jet engine taking off.
  6. Kryonaut and nt-h1 dont do well in low mounting pressure. They pump out very quickly. How do you like the master gel? It's in my list but haven't tried it yet. Ic diamond is very good for longevity and ceramique is as well. Ceramique often gets looked over, but it performs well and lasts forever.
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    XPS 13 Gaming

    Stick to older (2012 and older) titles and indie games.
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    After Article 13 Approval- Good VPN Deals For Europeans

    Not gonna bother. If something is free you or more specifically your data is the product.
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    After Article 13 Approval- Good VPN Deals For Europeans

    That's a joke right?
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    New Matebook Pro - Huawei

    Why support a company that uses anti consumer policies when there are other options?
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    New Matebook Pro - Huawei

    As for the indebted thing if it is not for school or work, basically any purpose where it will be an investment, then yeah very dumb. As for the laptop wait for reviews. My personal opinion is not to support Huawei. Also thin and light laptops are great for web browsing, notes, and office tasks, but they cannot dissipate heat. A high spec thin and light is a waste of time and money unless you like sitting in xtu and seeing it say thermal limit.
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    Is now a good time to upgrade my laptop?

    Don't expect a huge price drop on a desirable model. Manufacturers have time to sell their current stock before releasing new models. Don't expect a huge performance jump with the new mobile GPU's. The mobile market has pretty much hit a brick wall with thermals. The new rtx cards are even performing vastly different between models. Get what you need when you need it. No matter how long you wait the second you take it home it is out of date.
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    Asus EEE PC 1215B Laptop

    Selling used items really comes down to the market around you. That being said netbooks in my area dont sell. You can recycle them or pawn them off on a younger family member. Every time someone posts one is sits for months until they give up.
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    Selling parts for Dell Laptop

    It would be more likely to sell if it was complete. If you do part it Ebay is usually easiest for weird parts. Ram and screen will sell quick for next to nothing. The motherboard will sit until someone needs that exact model.
  15. The thunderbolt technology website has a list of tb3 laptops.
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    Laptop for Work/class (EU/NL)

    15 hours is not going to happen.
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    New laptop battery dying at high %

    Sounds like a cheap Chinese or factory reject battery. See if you can exchange it. If not try to find a first party battery either through MSI or used in better shape.
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    Predator Helios 300 or Asus FX505G

    Let's ignore the fact that both of those models have issues. 4gb of ram is not enough for even the most basic users. The 1060 is going to throttle in those chassis. Going with a 1050(ti) in a better cooled chassis will likely outperform that throttled 1060 in any task that lasts over 30 seconds.
  19. Nitro 5 the cooling issues are blown out of proportion on this model. So long as you have the i5 1050(ti) it can handle it. The real issues for me after a year of use were: Plastic construction Keyboard feel (still one of the best you are going to find in this budget) Screen-this is due to the plastic construction, but the screen contacts a row of keys when closed. A taller rubber spacer would have done wonders here.
  20. This is literally asking for trouble. Are there any stores local to you? Quality control on consumer laptops is horrible right now. It's not so much an issue of if, but when you have an issue you have nothing to fall back on. You might check that whatever brand you buy from has a first party warranty center in your country as well. Without one a warranty is pretty meaningless.
  21. Most likely the liquid metal migrated or the GPU overheated and died. Onboard sensor readings are not to be trusted 100 percent especially in laptops. If you applied liquid metal I wouldn't expect the warranty to go in your favor.
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    Does Facebook even care anymore? - Plain Text Passwords

    Why not just be careful about the information you make available? Consider anything on social media public.
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    Are these Good PC Specs?

    If it were me I would keep your existing system. Throw a 1060 or rx580 in there and ride it out for 2-3 more years.
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    Specific Laptop Needed

    Your best bet is to put a new battery in the l430 and use it. If you sell those you are more likely to get 20-50 each assuming they work and are in good shape. Nothing new in the 200-300 dollar range is even usable. Used you can pick a different thinkpad model.
  25. Again depends on the model.