Forum discussion tagged with advice.
  1. I

    Question Seeking advice

    Hi there, n00b here. I am stuck in a conundrum here. I have a Changhong 50" LED tv I got (on sale for $400) back in 2013; 1080p, 60hz - nothing special about it. I mainly use it for Netflix and gaming (PS4, XBO, Wii U, PS3, X360), nothing more. I am looking to get a PS5 at some point in the...
  2. Hyperstar

    Question Scratch lines in monitor

    photos: View: Hello, I recently bought a new LCD display monitor for my laptop and installed it replacing my old one which stopped working for my Asus Gaming laptop. There are these blue/white looking scratched lines on the display and I only see them when it's...
  3. D

    Solved! Looking for advice on iMac purchasing ahead of the 2021 16" Macbook Pro Release

    Hi All, My current 2015 MacBook Pro has served me well but is on its way out. This pretty much handles all of my work needs, which are primarily video editing and some motion graphics work, with relative ease. The specs are -- MacBook Pro: (Retina,15-inch, Mid 2015) Processor: 2.5GHz...
  4. M

    Question MacBook Pro (13", Mid 2012, MD101LL/A): Questions before I buy

    Hi, I plan to get this refurbished from a vendor. Since I don't have much knowledge of Mac (and computers in general), thought to ask. Specs: Screen size: 13 inch Memory:8GB 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM Storage:120GB Solid State Drive Processor:2.5GHz Intel Core i5 Processor Graphics: Intel HD...
  5. Quabbe

    Question Advice on buyingHeadphones

    Hi there, I have some questions about what kind of headphones I should get. I play Valorant and CS:GO and Overwatch. I really am looking for something that would let me hear the enemies footsteps without my ears bleeding from gunfire. Another concern for them is sound bleeding. I dont neeed...
  6. V

    Looking for advice

    So, I've been deciding between two BenQ monitors and I'm still stuck on the two, please try to keep the topic related but if anyone has a direct upgrade that remains in the price range of these two monitors please feel free to share. I also want to say this is my first flight into getting a...
  7. The Real Herb

    Solved! TV Antenna Advice

    We are looking for a TV antenna to replace our cable box. I have some ham experience, but I am at a loss for something like this. We live in a valley within a very hilly area, and we would like it to be able to revive 4K signals. If anyone has any recommendations or advice to get me started...
  8. wuws

    Advice on purchasing Thinkpad e495

    After weeks of searching i am on the verge of buying the Lenovo Thinkpad e495. (639€) Here is the config and price: Since i had to compromise a lot to get there, I need some advice on the following questions: Is this good...
  9. A

    Question Best IEM/earbuds incl mic for FPS gaming

    Hi all, I'm wondering if you could give me any tips on getting IEMs or earbuds specifically for competitive FPS gaming. I realize that good quality headphones are preferred for FPS and I own a pair of AT AD900x, but due to medical issues with increased pressure inside my skull I can only wear...
  10. O

    Question Laptop for browser games(farmville2)

    hello, so i want to gift my mother a new laptop, she has been playin only farmville2 for the past few years, and lately it has became extremly demanding and barely loads on the one she curently has. the budget is somewhere between 600-800€.. but if i can get away with less :D.. happy me ^.^...
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    Opinions on Gaming Laptop

    Hello everyone, I am looking for a new gaming laptop to buy and after a small research I have made, I am considering buying the HP Omen X Laptop 17 ap008nn. I would like your opinion on this certain model based on its specifications and on your experience with it, if someone owns it. Please do...
  12. J

    Need an advice for a new laptop

    Hi guys My brother would like to buy a new gaming laptop. We have budged up to EUR 1.300,- and preferably at least 17 inch screen Can you give us an advice for the best money/performance We are looking at many tech sites but the results are mostly misleading. Thank you
  13. M

    Need to buy a new laptop, any advice?

    Hello, 5 years ago I bought a very expensive (for my pokets) laptop: a Dell's Inspirion 15 7559 but 8 months ago it started giving me problems, till the day that I couldn't even switch it on. Now I've been living without a computer for 6 months and I really need one, not just for leisure...
  14. G

    Solved! The Sims 3 Laptop Advice (Please help!)

    Will this laptop be able to run the Sims 3 plus all expansions and some custom content on the highest settings?
  15. D

    Buying a Laptop - seeking advice

    I am looking for a powerful ultrabook for college, preferably under 1000€. It should be able to handle light gaming and have a long battery life. Current options: Asus Zenbook UX310UQ Campus edition Display: 33.8 cm (13.3") Full-HD WideView Matte (1920 x 1080), CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-7200U...
  16. T

    Need help buying an ultrabook-type laptop for travelling

    Hi all, need some help from people who know more than me about laptops! Basically I'm going travelling abroad and looking to replace my ageing laptop. I'm not quite going backpacking or anything but I *do* need a laptop that's very portable and has good battery life. So a sturdy build is pretty...
  17. S

    Looking for a powerful Photoshop laptop for business travel

    Hello I may be attending a series of on-the-road conferences with the CEO of my company, and I am the primary (only?) graphics support. I work in Photoshop 7 hours out of every day. I may need a high-end Photoshop machine that is (somewhat) portable to bring with me. Something that has 4-6...
  18. P

    Advice on laptop price

    Hello, I am considering to sell my laptop because i need the money for something else. However i am unsure of what would be the right price... Heres the spec: Pc name: MEDION ERAZER X7833 Intel Core i7 4710MQ @ 2.5GHz Motherboard Medion x782X/X783X 16 GB ddr3 ram Nvidia Geforce GTX 970M 1tb 7200...
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    [UK] Laptop For University Advice

    I am studying Games Design in University and realised it would be beneficial to me to have a laptop. I am studying Games Design and Development. * **Total budget and country of purchase:** UK. Up to £750 * **Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your...
  20. R

    Advice on buying a laptop

    Good laptop for media editing and decent gaming. My budget is $900. So far I've had my eyes on Dell 15 inspiron 7559. Need some advice. Thank you :)
  21. Rafael10

    Help me Choose an Ultrabook

    Hi. I'm traveling to the US and will be buying a laptop. My max budget is $1000. I need to be able to run MATLAB comfortably and I would love to be able to play a few games, though I don't mind not being able to run the latest ones. GTA V would be absolutely ideal if I could run it at least at...
  22. K

    Looking for advice in selling 4.5 yr old Alienware Aurora Alx

    Hello all, Just to start off I don't have much experience with PCs, computer hardware, etc. I plan on doing a lot of research before I make any final decisions about my desktop but my plan is to sell it and look for a laptop. I appreciate all advice. I have an Alienware Aurora Alx desktop...
  23. F

    Can i upgrade my CPU?

    Hello! I have a Lenevo y510p gaming laptop, but i want to upgrade my CPU. Is upgrading it possible?
  24. A

    Advice for gaming Laptop 6th Gen - FAQ Filled

    1. What is your budget? - upto $1200 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? -Any 3. What screen resolution do you want? -2K - 4K 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? -Desktop Replacement 5. How much battery life do you need? -More than 3 Hours...
  25. J

    Not sure what laptop to get(Please Help)

    I'm looking into getting a new laptop. I am on a budget, don't want to spend more than $500. I have a few laptops i am looking at but i am open to suggestions. Here's a list of the laptops I'm considering...
  26. M

    Hi,I am getting a budget gaming laptop and need some advice.

    Hi,I am getting a budget gaming laptop and need some advice. I've narrowed it down to 2 choices. This: And this...
  27. R

    Info regarding pen-enabled digitizer laptops/Tablets

    Hello, So as it happens I have the opportunity to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition[/color] from my local Bestbuy at a very good price. It's an open box product and is missing it's S-Pen, not really a huge deal since you can get them on eBay or Amazon for roughly $50 CAD and...
  28. H

    Looking for a powerful gaming laptop, battery life is important!

    1. What is your budget? £1200/$1700 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15.6 inch or lower, my school bag wont fit a 17 :( 3. What screen resolution do you want? I would love a 3k, but if 1080p offers other trade offs then i am happy to settle. 4. Do you need a...
  29. B

    Building an HDMC from scratch

    Hello guys, First of all, I'd like to point out that I'm very much a newbie to building stuff from components alone. Yes, I do know how to take something apart and back together, because it's just plugging in cables and tightening screws. Also, I'll try to do my best with keeping up with the...
  30. P

    art device advice, please

    My secondhand laptop is so old the PC repair shop won't even accept it as a trade-in anymore. It is also slowly failing. DVD drive doesn't read or write, can't detect wifi signal, zero battery life, won't charge, dead pixel spots on monitor...And yet it still basically WORKS. Because here I am...
  31. A

    Looking for advice on budget laptop

    Hello, I've decided to finally get a new laptop for school and to do some gaming on. I've been trying to figure out the best bang for my buck, and became overwhelmed by the conversations about AMD and Intel. As I understand it currently, Intel's hyperthreading and quicksync technologies make...
  32. CureYoshiDarkness

    Is there any advice or configuration that could fix my issue?

    Hello. I am asking for any solutions or information that could help me with my issue at hand. I am currently running a HP Pavilion dv6-7000 series laptop that I was originally using for college for software and video game development; however, now I have been using it for daily tasks and...
  33. A

    Best Laptop help

    Im looking for a good new laptop to last me for a good while and see me through university where i hope to study music. Im looking for good specs and really not a downgrade from my current i5, 6GB samsung which im replacing because of faults. I would ideally like an optical/ cd drive but am...
  34. E

    Need to Buy New Laptop for Aging Mother

    I know what to look for in specs-wise when it comes to computers but I haven't worried about a laptop in forever; I just build desktops and have a smartphone for all my mobile needs. I'm hoping to get advice about build quality more than anything I guess. So my mom has now been able to retire...
  35. S

    (Yet another) Laptop Buying Assistance Post

    I've been combing through previously asked questions regarding laptops, and I see several of the same things, but its always a choice on 5-6 different laptops (Oh, this is good, so is this, and don't forget that one). I am looking for the best overall bang for my buck, so I thought that I might...
  36. K

    Looking for gaming/editing laptop under $1400

    I've recently been looking into buying a new computer for medium level video editing and medium to heavy gaming. I realize a PC is better for these situations but I will be away at college in about a year or so and feel like a laptop is going to be more convenient for that. I've found some...
  37. T

    Advice for Macbook pro 2011 needed!

    I am going into design school next year.I have a Macbook Pro 13inch early 2011 with i5,4GB ram,320Gb SATA drive & Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics.Will the macbook workout for me or should i consider buying another laptop or should i upgrade the specs of the mac ?
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    What should I get for my gaming/every-day use laptop, the Lenovo Y510p or the Asus N550JV? [Please Help!]?

    Right now the specs that I'm looking at for the Lenovo Y510p are as follows: - Intel Core i7-3630QM (2.40 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, up to 3.40 GHz) - nVidia GeForce GT 750M (2 GB GDDR5) [Dual, as it has the swap-able "ultrabay" to insert either another GT750 Graphics Card, an Optical Drive, or...
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    I think I'm going to buy a Lenovo y410p, but...

    Hello. I think I'm going to buy a lenovo y410p. It looks pretty well, and I watched some videos and I like it. My questions are: -Will the NVIDIA GT 750M play newest games? In which settings? -When shoul I buy it? Are there sales on January? -Do you recommend me this laptop? -I heard...
  40. S

    HP Envy15 Custom Yay or Nay

    so while reviewing ultrabooks and laptops for like 4ever i tyhink that this is the best choice regarding portability, design and performance. I think it gathers like what i would need for my College works and my design needs (Adobe Suite etc...) also i would like to play games and stuff but i...
  41. M

    Advice on Laptop

    Budget: £650 CPU: At least i5 GPU: Discrete Screen: 15.6" Full HD Touchscreen: Yes RAM: at least 4GB HDD: at least 320GB Battery Life: at least 4hours I've considered the Sony Vaio Fit 15E(it includes the GT 740M) with the customized with all those specifications at £650(shipping...
  42. D

    Need help finding new laptop

    Hi everyone! I'm getting a new laptop, and am overwhelmed by options. I'm hoping you can help narrow things down. Here is what I need: 1. Budget - $1000 - $1300 2. 15" - 16" screen size 3. Not picky about screen resolution 4. I need a portable laptop. 5. I'd like to have about 4 hours of...