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markr54632

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    markr54632 got a reaction from Tarun10 in Random list of cool innovations I'd like laptop designers to make   
    The only feature I would like to see is for laptop manufacturers to make a thick chassis that doesnt overheat again.
     
     
    They used to have media laptops with tv tuners and video inputs built in. They didnt work well granted the hardware at the time wasnt up to the task. It would be cool to have a modern media center laptop.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from GeneXiS_X in I am STUCK... HELP   
    For some reason it is recommended alot on this forum, but has bad thermals and poor quality control.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from GeneXiS_X in I am STUCK... HELP   
    Honestly there isn't a great or even good model to reccomend for you. You need to make up a list of wants and a list of things you can compromise on and realize that all of them are going to have significant compromises.
     
    If you want portability you are either going to compromise power or thermals.
     
    If you want power you are going to compromise on portability or thermals.
     
    If you want thermals you are going to compromise on portability or power.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from Donut417 in Which laptop should I go for?   
    I will elaborate. I tried to make a pentium, 4 gb of ddr4, and 256gb ssd Lenovo flex work for school assignments ONLY. It literally only needed to run visual studio for simple programming and word. It is not good enough. The cursor frequently would lag 5-6 words behind. I upgraded to 8gb of ram and it made it through 1 semester.
     
    Honestly if you are using one of those machines for anything more than a first pc, and you can type more than 1 word per minute both of those are a waste of money and you will end up replacing them within a month or two.
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    markr54632 reacted to GeneXiS_X in Should I upgrade to this Laptop?   
    It's a TongFang laptop, not made by Walmart
    It's a good model (GK5CN5Z/6Z), though you should rely on other vendors like Eluktronics for firmware/BIOS updates and aftersales support
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    markr54632 reacted to LinusOnLine in Will a GTX 760 drive a 144 Hz monitor for programs like word and chrome?   
    Do you also see a difference on 4k and 1080p on a 5 inch screen?
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    markr54632 got a reaction from GeneXiS_X in Acer Predator Triton 700   
    The 1080 max q thermal throttles heavily, and the i7 7700hq is not incredibly impressive anymore. 
     
    Unless they have a magical thermal solution announced with the new 20xx series cards I would not expect any real world performance gain as we are already well past thermal limitations in the current laptop form factors.
     
    So... if you want an ultrabook that is incredibly powerful on paper and will last 2-3 years then yes it is a good buy. If you want something that is not going to overheat and last, then look at something more substantial.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from GeneXiS_X in Laptop Suggestion   
    Honestly you are at the very bottom of the price range for what you want.
     
    Just taking a quick look at newegg global the y7000 is an okay choice. The helios 300 is in your budget, but will thermal throttle, youd be better off finding a laptop that can actually cool itself. The y520 can be had as well albeit with last gen i7-7700hq.
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    markr54632 reacted to GeneXiS_X in Acer Predator Helios 300 vs Asus FX504GM   
    Neither
     
    Where are you from? Budget? Any preference on weight and battery life?
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    markr54632 reacted to _Syn_ in CPU and GPU 100% load sometimes when idle   
    @SnowWolf370
    it sounds like you have a mining virus getting activated whenever you're away (can't be sure), maybe from sites you visit or from files you always have.
     
    but anyway you can check what program is causing your CPU and GPU to behave this way in Task Manager
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    markr54632 reacted to KuJoe in t480 (non-S) VS X1 Carbon   
    I own and love my X1 Carbon (I think it's the 2016 model). It's overkill for my needs but the mobility is a so nice compared to my old 10" netbooks that I also loved, but were heavy and didn't have any performance to them. Now after telling you how much I enjoy my X1... I strongly suggest you go with the T480 for your needs. The X1 is nice as an Ultrabook, it can do more but it's one of those "set it and forget it" devices, you can swap out the M.2 drive I think but that's about it. In terms of IO it's enough, but you'll probably want more if you're using it for work a lot. I would tell you to get the X1 if the other option wasn't a Lenovo because the keyboards and trackpads are magnificent... but I've been told this is the same across all Lenovo devices so there's no real benefit going with the X1 if weight/size aren't a concern.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from GeneXiS_X in Acer Nitro 5 very slow   
    Is yours 7th gen or 8th? My i5-7300hq 1050 model while being the lowest spec model has had no thermal issues.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from Bustapalapeno in Cooling pad / vacuum with powershare   
    None of them. The best cooling pad is a clean, flat, level surface. Cooling pads are marketing gimmicks at best. The vacuums make a very very slight difference if any at all.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from Bustapalapeno in Cooling pad / vacuum with powershare   
    None of them. The best cooling pad is a clean, flat, level surface. Cooling pads are marketing gimmicks at best. The vacuums make a very very slight difference if any at all.
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    markr54632 reacted to aisle9 in Looking for a lap top for college   
    Bull. ThinkPads have some of the best software and driver support you'll ever find. 
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    markr54632 got a reaction from GeneXiS_X in Going to buy a Surface Laptop 2   
    It's got a nice screen and nice keyboard. Other than that it is very much your average thin and light with the added bonus of having no way to recover data if the laptop crashes. There is no way to disassemble the laptop without destroying it. If it is anything like the surface laptop its average useful life will be 2 years or so.
     
    There are so many good options that are repairable and will last you longer. 
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    markr54632 got a reaction from GeneXiS_X in I’m planning to get this laptop MSI GP63 Leopard 8RF (question about thermals)   
    Never use mx-4 in a bare die application. It will pump out in under a week.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from GeneXiS_X in Going to buy a Surface Laptop 2   
    If you are looking for a non serviceable laptop that will only last 2-3 years go for it.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from Hip in How to mirror phone screen on external computer monitor?   
    Depends on the phone. Mine supports a usb c to hdmi adapter and a docking adapter.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from GeneXiS_X in Xiaomi Gaming Laptop??   
    The y730 can be had for very close to the same price and same specs. Looks almost identical once the rgb is set to single color and has better customer service and consistant quality control.
     
    That being said the mi gaming has good reviews, never touched one though.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from porina in UK gaming laptop, £600 hard budget. Ideas?   
    Its doubtful you are going to find anything better than the fx504 in that budget. It does have some issues, but it's still a very capable machine.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from devesh18 in i5 8300H gtx 1060 or i7 8750H gtx 1050 Ti   
    Should be a negligible difference if any.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from devesh18 in i5 8300H gtx 1060 or i7 8750H gtx 1050 Ti   
    If the i5 comes with 16gb of ram and the i7 8gb I would go for the i5 all day long. Considering you are going to hit a thermal limitation and/or power limitation before the hardware limits you. The model is the same go for the bigger ssd and ram.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from Carlos R in Laptop with numeric keypad: suggestions?   
    Honestly just about any machine should work fine for him. It kind of comes down to more personal touches like finding a keyboard he likes, finding a screen he can look at for a long time without strain, finding something that he likes the looks of. These are things you need to decide for yourself. He will also want something easily serviceable if he plans on keeping it for more than a few years. 3 years would be considered average service life and 5 years would be considered an extended service life. I would highly reccomend looking into the professional series with a removable battery if you plan on keeping it that long. His vaio lasting that long is not the norm and certainly not for the junk out there today.
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    markr54632 got a reaction from GeneXiS_X in Acer es1 c1ms 511 screen upgrade to ips   
    It was sarcasm.
     
    Laptopscreen.com is a good source for screens. Honestly not worth your time. The panel cost as much as the laptop is worth. Just buy a used budget laptop if it bothers you.
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