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A laptop or notebook is a portable personal computer with a clamshell form factor, suitable for mobile use. Although originally there was a distinction between laptops and notebooks, the former being bigger and heavier than the latter, there is often no longer any difference. Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, and for personal multimedia. A laptop combines the components, inputs, outputs and capabilities of a desktop computer, including the display screen, speakers, a keyboard, and pointing devices (such as a touchpad or trackpad) into a single unit. The device can be powered either from a rechargeable battery or by mains electricity from an AC adapter.

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What technology do you think is a fad that won’t last?
I like Apple products but Airpods and the touch bar on their latest MacBook are those fads that won't last.
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by:Katrina Donegan
I'm totally speaking hypocritically because I like my Apple machines. I understand their need to stay relevant but I have a feeling it will catch up to them if they don't come out with something revolutionary.
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by:Brian Matis
Yeah, I hear you on that! For such a long time they were the underdog and that helped them be really scrappy and daring. But now that they're such a powerhouse, there's a lot of fear that they could become like the Microsoft of old...
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Our friends across town at iFixit have given the new Surface Laptop a 0/10 as far as repairability. If you want to even open this thing up and look inside, you're potentially scrapping the whole device...

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Microsoft+Surface+Laptop+Teardown/92915
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by:Experienced Member
Ultrasonic welds hold it together, so two thoughts:

1. It may be cheap enough to make for a Microsoft repair shop to open recover board, memory, whatever for another machine and then scrap.

2. Microsoft repair may know how to open the case, repair and then add a new case and weld it back together.
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ASUS X551MAV notebook Windows 8.1 64-bit - display stopped working, no bios, just black screen.  An external monitor does work with it.  Tried to download drivers from Asus website; unplugged and pressed power button for at least a minute; opened up Asus notebook to remove battery and again press power button for at least a minute.  Removed the monitor in hardware listing  and restarted.  Ran antivirus and antispyware scans.  
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
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by:dbrunton
If the external monitor works then your display has gone.  Either the inverter or the screen or one of the components there.

Time for the repair shop.
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by:Brian B
You have entered this as a post, which means that most Experts won't see it. You might want to resubmit as a question (use the "Ask a Question" button at the top of the page.)

Thanks,
Brian
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What are your thoughts on the Surface Pro series? I don't like the single USB port and find the included stylus a waste of time. Performance-wise they are pretty quick but with my work, we've had a few that needed to be blown away already. I've run into issues where it won't recognize the keyboard, etc. When everything works great, they are pretty cool, though.
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by:Brandon Lyon
Jackie you're thinking of the Surface Laptop, not the Surface Pro
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by:Jackie Man
But for the customers, Surface Laptop is the latest product for Surface product line offering and it is my impression that MS has already stopped the research and development of Surface Pro as there is no Surface Pro 5.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/04/why-is-microsoft-trying-to-turn-its-surface-business-into-the-next-nokia/
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https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=3707

Have you worked with a Pinbook for surfing or other?
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by:Brandon Lyon
I thought about getting one back when they announced it. I decided to wait for reviews mainly because I was unsure how good (or bad) the screen and keyboard might be. That and other options are getting ridiculously cheap.
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by:Jackie Man
According to its spec, PINEBOOK is similar to a Raspberry Pi 3 and it may be the reason why it can be made so cheaply.
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Apparently people keep finding coins inside their MacBooks. What is up with that?
http://gizmodo.com/people-keep-finding-coins-in-their-macbooks-and-nobody-1790872620

Someone on EE even asked this question, and the winning answer was "Factory Rebate".
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/26473688/Penny-found-in-Macbook-Pro-Is-this-on-purpose.html

Hilarious answer, but seriously, what on earth would this be for? Me, I kinda wonder if it's a joke and someone's just trying to trick people into opening up their MacBooks to check for coins...
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Laptops Notebooks

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A laptop or notebook is a portable personal computer with a clamshell form factor, suitable for mobile use. Although originally there was a distinction between laptops and notebooks, the former being bigger and heavier than the latter, there is often no longer any difference. Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, and for personal multimedia. A laptop combines the components, inputs, outputs and capabilities of a desktop computer, including the display screen, speakers, a keyboard, and pointing devices (such as a touchpad or trackpad) into a single unit. The device can be powered either from a rechargeable battery or by mains electricity from an AC adapter.