Forum discussion tagged with Productivity.
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    Question Can I upgrade storage of the Razer Blade 15 Core i7 (2020)?

    Good afternoon! I've been considering getting a new laptop for myself, which I will be using for both productivity and gaming purposes and my top choice so far is the Razer Blade 15 Core i7 16GB 256GB SSD GTX 1660Ti 15.6" Win10 Home Gaming Laptop. Here is a link to it (which states all the...
  2. N

    Gaming/Productivity Laptop for College

    Trying to buy a laptop for, I want to game but not hardcore, and I want it mainly for productivity. Which one? Razer Blade 15, Dell XPS 15, Msi GS65, or any other options. (2500€ Max budget)
  3. K

    Need advice for a productivity laptop

    I’m planning on replacing my older laptop, which has a 3rd generation quad core i7, 8GB memory, and an SSD. It’s getting long in the tooth and I need something faster for the next few years. What sort of specs could I afford with a budget of $800? Buying used on eBay probably. My main...
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    Solved! Lenovo ThinkPad E585 vs IdeaPad 530S

    OK, need help deciding. Which would be the best for my office needs - general productivity type activities (Outlook, Publisher, Excel, etc), photo/video editing. I have listed the config details of the 2 laptops - I have the ability to change the specs on the ThinkPad ex. the memory from 4GB...
  5. MattC231

    Which laptop is best?

    My friend would like to get a laptop and has narrowed it down to two. Which of those should he go with...
  6. babi1987

    Laptop for productivity and occasional gaming

    Hi I have been in the lookout for a laptop for productivity, movies and occasional 1080p games. Will this suffice -Asus Tuf gaming FX 504 GE with Core i5 8300H,8 gb ram, 128 gb ssd,1050ti.
  7. J

    Lenovo laptop advice.

    Hi, I'm currently looking to buy a laptop for productivity tasks and light gaming. My budget is about $1000 USD. I have done quite a lot of looking and found that lenovo offers many laptops in that price point. ( Ideapad, yoga, flex, etc) Do any of you have some experience with lenovo...
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    Laptop under 1000

    Hey everyone, I'm going to university next year and I want to buy a new laptop. I'll use it for school but I also want something I can do not-so-heavy gaming (something like rocket league, CSGO, fortnite and maybe gta 5). So nothing too heavy and bulky but also not productivity only. My budget...
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    Spec for spec, will 2 laptops have the same power for productivity and multitasking?

    I have a choice of 2 laptops: 1. Notebook HP 14-bp104TX 2,Notebook Lenovo IdeaPad320S-81BN002WTA (Gray)...
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    laptop around $1000 for productivity and light gaming

    So i'm looking for a laptop for uni.I will use it for work in photoshop,illustrator,some video editing and light gaming.I plan on taking my pc monitor as well,so hdml port is a must have.Also i could reuse my ssd from my current pc.
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    Need help finding Gaming laptop

    Hi! I need help finding a good Gaming/productivity laptop for under 1400$ Minimum Requirements: Nvidia Geforce gtx 960m/1050 Intel core i7 6th gen Back-lit keyboard 8gb ram 3 usb type A ports 1 hdmi port 1 ethernet port Headphone jack Good and loud speakers (atleast 70dB) 5+ hours...
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    Surface Pro 3 vs Surface Pro 4

    Hi There, I'm looking at a surface pro but I'm stuck on which one to get. I'm considering the Surface pro 3 i7 and the surface pro 4 i5, both of them have 8gb of RAM. Storage doesn't matter. Anyway I don't know which one is better for my needs. I do music production/ performances with 2 midi...
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    Best workstation laptop for productivity and minor gaming ?

    Hello all! I'm needing to get a laptop for school/work very soon and was hoping to get some of your suggestions to help me make my decision. I haven't looked into new PC and laptop hardware in ages and im just now discovering "2 in 1s" and some of the more recent technology. As I've shortly...
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    Which processor is better? Intel Core i3 6100U vs Core i5 5200U

    My brother wants to buy a laptop which fix in his budget. His primary goal will be productivity. The applications he use are mostly Microsoft Word and Browser. i5 laptops are getting out of budget. Some are there within the budget, however they lack good reviews. So I started thinking whether I...
  15. StarBlazer754

    Is this good for gaming/music production?

    Is this Laptop good for gaming and music production? It's not going to be heavy gaming, mainly Will it run on low-medium, at 1080p? I'm not really worried about an SSD. I know their fast, no need to tell me...
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    Need a Windows 10 laptop for school and productivity.

    I need a windows 10 professional laptop for school and would like it to be hopefully under a thousand dollars. Though please list even if it is above a thousand dollars. The laptop must have the following specifications below: -14 to 16 inch full HD (1920x1080) screen (I would prefer 15.6...
  17. PixeL_

    Help with finding a laptop!

    Hey! I was looking for a new laptop, but can't seem to find the right one, below are some things that i would like the laptop to have: Very quiet fans, good temps and long battery life The laptop will be used for productivity in school and casual gaming (For Games like Csgo, tf2 and rocket...
  18. K

    Laptop for Multimedia Art Production

    Hii, I'm Updating my self in Advanced Level from a beginner in Multimedia Art production and going to use following softwares:- Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox I was using a desktop for some of...
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    Can I use a 12,5 inch laptop for my architecture studies?

    I'm looking for a laptop with both good mobility and productivity. And I found the monster laptop from Asus the zenbook 3 i7 Intel 16GB RAM 1TB memory BUT it has an 12,5 inch screen! I would connect it to my 55 inch screen while working at home but I wonder if I could use it while I'm at...
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    Is a Laptop Necessary?

    Assuming I don't need gaming and productivity on-the-go, and I use my smartphone to stream and browse the web, do I really need a laptop? (I know the question sounded crazy, but I wonder if there are other benefits of having a laptop other than those)
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    Best Laptop for School and Other Tasks?

    Basically, I need a laptop that I can take to my classes, although it won't be on for the entire 7-ish hours. Probably, about 3 or 4 hours, but maximum 5 hours. This isn't for stuff like hours and hours of note-taking, BUT I WILL NOT BE PLAYING ANY GAMES ON IT EITHER. (But I will develop and...
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    Looking for a laptop under $500.

    Hi..I'm looking for a productivity laptop for under $500..any suggestions? Also I am particular of purchasing the product only from AMAZON
  23. PhilipMichaels

    Logitech Group System Cuts Video-Conference Cost, Hassle

    The $999 Logitech Group video-conferencing setup has a 1080p camera and speakerphone and goes against high-end systems that costs thousands. Logitech Group System Cuts Video-Conference Cost, Hassle : Read more
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    Best deal for refurbished laptop? (Listed in thread)

    I'm looking for a productivity device that can handle Photoshop CS3 (5 at best) or CC at most. If not, PowerPoint will suffice on a very very strict budget (student lol) Here are the ones that they have that fit my budget (only until $160) IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Dell Vostro A90 Dell D630 Dell...
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    iOS 9 Notes Hands-On: Apple's Note-Taker Gets Serious

    After spending some time with the next version of Notes, we take a closer look at what you can expect from Apple's note-taking app when the final version of iOS 9 arrives. iOS 9 Notes Hands-On: Apple's Note-Taker Gets Serious : Read more
  26. Paul Wagenseil

    How to Lock Down Google Drive Files

    Google now lets you prevent others from copying, downloading or printing out one of your Google Drive files. Here's how to do so. How to Lock Down Google Drive Files : Read more
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    Best Processor for Productivity?

    Hi everyone I'm a student and I use my laptop A LOT, Its typically on for 16 hours a day, but I'm usually close to a charger. I typically use it for heavy productivity; I will almost always have 10+ Google Chrome tabs open, multiple Word Documents, PowerPoints, spreadsheets etc… when I am...
  28. D

    Okay for light gaming and no productivity?

    The usual web surfing and light gaming (nothing 3d, all indie stuff, platformers, crpg). I would have liked to get a detachable but I had trouble finding one with Intel HD 4400 or AMD graphics... in my price range...
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    Which Laptop is best - Dell Inspiron 7537 i7 4510U or ASUS N551JK-DM002H i7 4710HQ?

    Which Laptop is best for productivity, business & performance wise 1. Dell Inspiron 7537-INS-0692-SLR 15.6" FHD LED Touchscreen, Core i7 4510U (2/3.1ghz 4mb cache), 1TB HDD+8gb SSD, Ram-16gb 1600Mhz DDR3, nvidia graphics GT 750M-2gb and 2. Asus N551JK-DM002H 15.6" Full HD Matte Finish, Core...
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    How to Create a New Notebook in Evernote

    Evernote acts as a one-for-all productivity app which allows you to create and share documents and other media types on your computer or mobile device. The notes and documents you create can be categorized or placed in in folders or Notebooks. Here's how to create a new notebook in Evernote. 1...
  31. kassuba39

    Best gaming/productivity laptop for around $600?

    I am in need of a laptop and I have a budget of around $600. With this laptop, I am hoping to accomplish some light gaming and video/photo editing. Being that I will play some games, a dedicated GPU or decent APU is essential. For the photo/video editing aspect, a quad-core CPU and 8GB memory...
  32. R

    Productivity 2-in-1 / convertible, buy now or wait for new products?

    I'm looking to upgrade from my iPad3 to a Windows 2-in-1 like the Acer Aspire Switch, or a convertible like the Lenovo Yoga. The main purpose is productivity: 1) day planner/calendar/to-do/note apps at home and at work every day, 2) the ability to easily access and work from OneDrive files...
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    I don't know what to do. $800 Budget

    1. What is your budget? My max is $900, but I'd really like to keep it under $800. 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? I've been looking at 11.6'', but I'm worried that might be too small for the kind of work I want to do on it (typing long essays for school, having...
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    $1000 max laptop for productivity

    Hello everyone! Anyways, so my brother just had a 8 year old macbook pro die, so now he wants to get another laptop for productivity, this includes Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere Pro CC. He feels better getting a macbook air or pro because he knows it will last him a while, my...
  35. R

    Studying abroad, need help buying a laptop (w/ Laptop Buyers FAQ).

    1. What is your budget? My budget is in the area of $1500.00 give or take. 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? Since I will be using it for school I am looking for portability so 15.6" would be the biggest I would like to go. 3. What screen resolution do you want...
  36. DazleFrazle

    Look for a productivity/leisure android tablet with some performance.

    Hey all. To be honestly, I never thought I'd want a tablet until recently. The tablets seem to be getting more powerful and as a result I really could use one since my laptop is getting really old. Currently I'm using a full desktop, but when I'm on the go a tablet would be great. Here is why...
  37. K

    Looking for a laptop for school under $500

    Just going to be used for productivity and occasional streaming/music. I want it to be under 14 inches and under $500
  38. B

    3D modeling and sometimes gaming: Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p or Asus G56JR?

    HI, I am a teenager which is considering to buy a laptop, for the use of 3D modeling, some gaming (NOT thinking to play GPU intensive ones), and maybe music/video editing. Then it's not just for heavy task, I want to use that for my school work and internet. I live in Taiwan, and I found that...
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    8 Best Screenshot Tools

    Check out 8 of the best screenshot and annotation tools. 8 Best Screenshot Tools : Read more
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    Can't download net framework2.0 for Lexmark Productivity Studio - 5600-6600 Series on Windows8 64bit

    How can I get my Lexmark Productivity Studio - 5600-6600 Series to run (on Windows 8 64 bit) if I can't download framework 2.0 from Has anyone else solved this problem?
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    Budget Laptop/Tablet for casual internet and productivity

    Hello all and thanks for any and all response, I am looking into buy a budget laptop for the wife. It will be used for internet surfing, productivity, store pictures, music, etc etc. Basically this is by no means be used for gaming or and thing very memory intensive. I would like to have at...
  42. K

    Installing a mouse on a PC with non-admin privileges

    Hi all, not sure if there is the right category... for productivity at work, I was planning to install a mouse with much more buttons for productivity, but the IT policy of the company's computer is that no unauthorised installation of 3rd party applications or any sort is allowed for...
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    Looking for Productivity Laptop for College: Budget up to $2,000

    Hello everyone, I will be going to college next year and as a graduation present will be getting a laptop (hence the large budget). I am primarily looking for -1080p / 15" Screen -Battery Life -i5 / i7 processor -Lightweight -Minimum 128g (preferred at least 256g) SSD I am also interested in...
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    Productivity (school) laptop under $700

    I would like to get a laptop for school use. But I don't know what good options are. Basically, looking for fairly basic functionality (word processing, web browsing, occasional video streaming) while trying to keep price and weight as low as possible. Here is hoped for criteria: Budget: 500...
  45. JMcEntegart

    Productivity Killer: LEGO Comes to Google Chrome

    Google's Chrome brings us a LEGO simulator. Productivity Killer: LEGO Comes to Google Chrome : Read more
  46. J

    Silverlight won't work

    Hello, We cannot get Silverlight to function on my work laptop; have replaced it twice. My IT department has given up, but not being able to use it slows down my productivity. IT also thinks it is my (crappy) BellSouth DSL. HELP!
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    14 Free and Useful Android Productivity Tools

    Want to get things done but don't have the time to set up a laptop or look for a desktop? Here are 14 apps that will make marking things off that to-do list a lot easier. 14 Free and Useful Android Productivity Tools : Read more
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    15 Free Productivity Apps for your iPhone

    Yes, we know that Games are the most popular iPhone apps around. But it's also possible to get things done with the popular smartphone on a limited budget, thanks to free software like the 15 recommendations featured here. 15 Free Productivity Apps for your iPhone : Read more
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    Bringing sites to you-how to?? increasing efficiency & productivity

    I would like to know how to set up my computer so that most (or all) of the target sites or sites of interest come to me/find me, rather than me go directly to them. I would like this to be as comprehensive as possible. Is such a thing possible? Has anyone here done this? Thanks.
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    12 Apps that Keep Your PC Fast

    A slow PC wastes your time more than you think. Add up all those lost seconds, and you could be looking at hours or even days of lost productivity and gaming time. Here are 12 programs that keep your Windows PC running fast. 12 Apps that Keep Your PC Fast : Read more
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    20 Blackberry Apps for Pros, 2nd Ed.

    BlackBerrys are known for their productivity-enhancing features. Here's our latest list of recommended apps that will let you get even more out of your RIM smartphone. 20 Blackberry Apps for Pros, 2nd Ed. : Read more
  52. dconnors

    20 Free Microsoft Office Add-Ins

    Here are twenty zero-cost ways to squeeze even more productivity out of your Microsoft Office suite. 20 Free Microsoft Office Add-Ins : Read more
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    20 Android Apps for Pros, 2nd Ed.

    Once again, we take a look at Android software designed for business execs and the productivity-minded. See which apps made the cut in our latest edition of 20 Android Apps for Pros. 20 Android Apps for Pros, 2nd Ed. : Read more
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    Open Source Alternatives: Productivity Software

    For every paid software application or suite, there's a free but capable alternative. Whether you're looking for photo editing software or an office suite, here are some open source and free alternatives. Open Source Alternatives: Productivity Software : Read more
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    20 iOS Apps for Pros, 2nd Edition

    Are you an iPad 2 owner? Here's our second rundown of iOS productivity apps, all designed to squeeze out as much usefulness from your new tablet—and the iPhone and iPod touch as well. 20 iOS Apps for Pros, 2nd Edition : Read more
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    20 Blackberry Apps for Students

    RIM’s BlackBerry smartphones are advertised as the ultimate businessman’s tool. But any gadget designed for productivity benefits students as well. Here are twenty apps that prove that point. 20 Blackberry Apps for Students : Read more
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    20 BlackBerry Apps for Pros

    Wondering how to squeeze even more productivity out of your BlackBerry? Here are twenty suggestions you can download to make your smartphone even more useful. 20 BlackBerry Apps for Pros : Read more
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    20 Android OS Apps for Pros

    Want to turn your Android OS smartphone or tablet PC into a productivity-boosting tool? Here are twenty apps to check out. 20 Android OS Apps for Pros : Read more
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    Free Productivity Software: 20 Picks

    You have deadlines to meet and projects to accomplish. Here are 20 free apps and services designed to boost your productivity. Free Productivity Software: 20 Picks : Read more
  60. JMcEntegart

    PAN Makes Facebook ''Read-Only'' With New Tool

    Other than obliterating productivity, Facebook represents a substantial security risk in the corporate world. However, it's also becoming a powerful marketing tool. So, how do you leverage Facebook without opening the company up to all kinds of malware? PAN Makes Facebook ''Read-Only'' With New...