I've been editing on a (windows based) desktop and now want and need to transition to notebook computers. I've been assured that notebook computers are now showing specs that can rival any desktop based system (if you have the $$$). Specially HP's Z-Book series which is built with video and content creation in mind. However, due to budget constraints I am looking at the Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition as a possible candidate. It sports a fast i7 processor, with 16GB RAM and an Nvidia GTX-860M video card. My question is that do the more compact M-series of Nvidia …

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Does anybody have some experience with the iPython notebook? How do you get started?

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hello experts, i have a HP Elitebook 8460p, 4 GB RAM, HD intel graphics 3000 everything on the laptop ran smoothly and very good, until 2 weeks ago it started to lag really badly. I tried everything, i have latest driver updates, no maleware, spyware or virus on the laptop, i ran diskcleaners, i cleaned the fan, i defragmented etc. etc, nothing helped, do you have any ideas what else i could try ? thank you in advance

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This snippet is reserved for users of the KDE linux desktop. It adds a *service menu* to kde applications such as dolphin and konqueror, to launch an ipython dashboard in a directory in one click. More specifically, save the text of this snippet as a file `~/.kde/share/kde4/services/ServiceMenus/opennotebook.desktop` (create the directory if necessary). Make sure ipython is installed. You may prefer an install via `sudo pip install ipython` over your distribution's ipython-notebook package (I experienced issues with ipython older than 1.1.0). Then open dolphin and right-click a directory. In the Actions submenu, there should be an entry `Start Notebook`. Upon clicking …

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Santa just brought me a fancy notebook computer and I want to know if anyone has some experiemce with accessing that little camera with Python code?

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Hi all, I'm working on a (Python) program which, in short, is a threaded TCP socket server which creates a new "tab" in a wx.Notebook widget for every incoming connection it sees. I've run into a strange problem where when I call notebook.AddPage(...), one of three things happens: 1. A "tab" correctly appears for the new page 2. No new "tab" appears, even though if I call GetPageCount() on the notebook, it returns the correct value 3. I receive the following error: "*** glibc detected *** python: double free or corruption (fasttop): 0x000000000164dbe0 ****" followed by a very long backtrace …

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Hi. My Gateway notebook- mt6452 - will not power on. I recently updated it to Windows 7. Within a few days, I tried to turn it on and the power button was outlined in blue as if it was turning on, in a few minutes it blinked once. This went on until I finally lost hope and shut the lid. I plugged it in and left it to charge for a day or two. It still did the same as before. I have tried many things but none have worked, I am practically open to anything. I bought this computer …

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I very much appreciate this site. While attempting to "fix" my Compaq Presario F763NR (which runs Vista), I deleted a start up file. Now, when I press the "on" button, it lights up for a second then shuts off and my computer won't turn on. I called HP but they claim there are no longer start up disks or replacement parts available and only tried to sell me a new computer. This can't be true, can it?? I have no idea where the disks that came with the computer are, but I'm CERTAIN I deleted some start up file(s). I …

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Hello! When I power on my laptop (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pa) the screen turns grey and after a couple of seconds vertical lines of random color start to appear all over the screen. They change their color constantly. External monitor works just fine (through VGA connection). I disassembled the laptop and checked the data cable that connects LCD and motherboard. I checked every single wire in the cable (rungup with my multimeter) and the cable is absolutely fine (I made a simple pinout schematics). Cable has a sticker: PTT50 LCD CABLE ONE, P/N: 22-12-023-70, CNJS: 2008 (some chinese? characters). Photo …

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I added a second Hard Drive to the extra bay in a HP Pavilion Notebook and it disappers after a few minutes. It then comes back if you reboot and fades out again. Sometimes it will come back and ask you if you want to do something to the new drive. What is happening?

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I'm running a Dell XPS 15, OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Today I tried installing Linux Mint next to Windows 7, thought I might like it. When I booted from the live cd, and tested Mint for a while, I noticed that I couldn't connect to my wireless network. I wasn't able to enable my wireless network adapter. Because I didn't like that, I rebooted my PC in Windows again, and decided to leave Linux for what it is. But the problem is that in my Windows 7 machine, I also can't make internet connection, my wireless adapter seems to …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]21290[/ATTACH]The HP ProBook 6560b at first glance is not distinguishable from other laptops. However, this business rugged machine was designed for the modern day businessman. It’s sleek, charcoal black aluminum case is smooth to the touch. Weighing in at a little less than six pounds, this laptop was made to hit the road. HP really got a handle on what the needs are of business professionals with this model. Quiet, durable, and secure would be the best way to describe this notebook. This is why: [B]Specs and Configuration[/B] Model: [B][URL="http://shopping1.hp.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WW-USSMBPublicStore-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductUUID=MqsQ7EN5YLAAAAEuUNMoLTf.&CatalogCategoryID=6zAQ7EN6TcAAAAEul2A4ORFG"]HP ProBook 6560b Notebook PC[/URL][/B] Processor: [B]2nd Generation Intel Core i5-2410M …

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Hey yall, I've recently encountered a very annoying and discouraging problem. The other day, I was on my laptop; Windows Vista, Inspiron 1501, I'd say about 2.5 years old; When it suddenly shut down. Now this is not new to me, my laptop would usually shut down on me after about 2~5 hours, so I was not discouraged. When this usually happened, I would be an idiot and spam the Power button. It would turn on for a split second, then off. After a few tries and 7 seconds later, it would be running again. However, this time, something different …

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Hi all, My ASUS Notebook PC N61J with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 came with "Express Gate" already installed. Is using ASUS Express Gate a must? If yes, why? If not, can I uninstal it without any concern? A million thanks in advance for your help. Regards, Bande

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]18505[/ATTACH]The HP Elitebook 8440w should be called [I]work-mobile[/I] not workstation. The word ‘workstation’ implies you are stationary at a big, powerful computer. Not if HP has something to say about it. They've successfully taken the workstation concept and combined it with what a mobile user expects from a notebook. This powerful, yet lightweight laptop computer packs a big punch in a 6 lbs. package. Let's take a closer look... [B]Specs & Config[/B] Model: [URL="http://h71016.www7.hp.com/dstore/ctoBases.asp?oi=E9CED&BEID=19701&SBLID=&ProductLineId=539&FamilyId=3154&LowBaseId=32187&LowPrice=$1,425.00"][B]HP EliteBook 8440w MobileWorkstation[/B][/URL] Processor: [B]Intel Core i7 M620 @ 2.67GHz[/B] Chipset: [B][URL="http://www.intel.com/products/notebook/chipsets/qm57/qm57-overview.htm"]Mobile Intel QM57 Chipset[/URL][/B] Memory: [B]4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM in dual channel (16GB max)[/B] …

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Hi all, I hope you are well. I am very new to Ubuntu and I am experiencing occasional screen flickers (the monitor will go black for a split second, then resume as normal). Now, I have tried googling for a solution but I have not found one yet that satisfies the issue. As you can imagine, its rather headache inducing. My system is a Toshiba satellite pro p100 PSPAE notebook. I have an nVidia Geforce go 7600 and I have installed the Nvidia server setting utility and have driver 180.44. My distro is Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) GNOME 2.26.1. Things I …

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Hey guys, I'm new here and my question is what to use (if it exists) and possibly how to simulate a "notebook" where instead of Tabs I would like to do it with buttons (wx.Button). Being more specific, what I would like to do is to make the same functionality of a notebook but with buttons to switch the pages and other functionality (this is the one that at the moment does not occur to me and I would like to know what to use (if it exists)) to possibly display the content of each page. Why? Because I feel …

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I thought the answer to this question was pretty straightforward, to be honest, in that a netbook was smaller, cheaper and less powerful than a notebook. That was until this press release about a couple of new Toshiba models arrived in my inbox which kind of muddies the water somewhat. You see Toshiba has released a couple of what it is calling 'Mini Netbooks' into the mix. No problem, you probably think, so these are really tiny then. Indeed, you might imagine the Mini Netbook would have the form factor of one of the late but not at all lamented …

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Some 22,000 Acer Aspire Notebooks are being recalled because, according to the [URL="http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10103.html"]U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission[/URL], they represent a burn hazard. Mainly because they have the potential to melt. Hot laptops are nothing new, of course, but generally speaking the seat of the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry929.html"]fire risk is often to be found in the battery compartment[/URL]. Not so with the Acer Aspire recall. Instead, according to the recall notice the "microphone cable may overheat when extreme pressure is applied repeatedly to the left palm rest" which can lead to the case becoming "deformed and the system may malfunction". In other words …

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The fact that Hewlett-Packard is taking its netbooks more seriously is to be welcomed. A while ago I was going away and my laptop broke down; armed with my existing 3G dongle and an Asus eeePC I was able to use Google Docs to keep all my work up to date, update my blog here, all sorts of stuff and I had change from £200 (about $312 at today's interest rates). This sort of performance for this price and the money it stopped me losing kind of speaks for itself. I do wonder, though, about a brand as big as …

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Apple is making an announcement tomorrow. It's known to be about notebooks and wiser heads than mine are speculating about what it's going to be - so in the meantime I'll present my own wish list for the company. It's not based on any evidence and I haven't based it purely on notebooks. * An affordable notebook - maybe a competitor to the Asus Eee but based on the Apple OS. This is of course entirely unnecessary in the current market but it would be nice to have something shiny, and if they can make it look as good as …

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I'm going on the radio (BBC London) in a few days because in the UK we have a 'National Work from Home Day' this coming Thursday (be sure and quote that to anyone who ever tells you Americans are perceived as vulgar and ostentatious over here). One of the things I'm being sent to look at is one of the new [URL="http://h41131.www4.hp.com/uk/en/press/hp-unveils-new-mini-notebook-pc.html"]ultra-small PCs from HP[/URL]. Small, full-spec PC, really nice so I'm assured by, er, HP's PR. But it probably is. The new small Toshibas are really tasteful, too. There's only one problem for me. I don't get it. What's …

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