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Article needs full edit
This article has become very difficult to read with much irrelevant information, and some now obsolete details included. Bearing in mind that most people will be viewing this article from a laptop, far less detail is necessary than is currently given. I'm agreed though that more info could be included on history and development etc. I'll edit a few bits now to improve what I can, but it would be really helpful if someone who is very up-to-date on the subject could do a full edit. It currently reads like a 12-year-old wrote it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:14, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
- Agreed, I've improved a part about laptop classes a month ago, but the total rewrite/optimization is a bit scary. The article is heavily bloated and the overall style is poor. But if here is some enthusiast, I'll help with the editing as well. TranslucentCloud (talk) 18:35, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
- Yes, sorry, I didn't mean a full rewrite, merely that someone go through section by section and edit the content. I've done a bit just now that you can check if you like, but it takes a lot of time. I'd have thought a lot of the information in 'classification' could simply be removed as there are Main Articles for most of these. It would also be beneficial to have the 'Advantages' and 'Disadvantages' sections matching in style. the 'Major Brands' section seems largely irrelevant and includes some incorrect information, so I'd have thought a simple link to the 'list of manufacturers' article would be better. Don't want to go ahead with these without some talk first.
- As for Classification section, I think its subsections should be reduced to the 2-3 not lengthy paragraphs, just like Laplet. No need to go into details, because there are really main articles on Wikipedia. I didn't looked at Advantages, Disadvantages and Major Brands thoroughly yet, but will do a major observation of the whole article tomorrow and contribute when I'll feel it would be beneficial. I suggest you to do your edits as well, it is not too difficult to improve them, if something will be inappropriate (I'll do this too tomorrow). The whole article is such a mess, that anyone with a common sense can improve it without a lot of discussion. TranslucentCloud (talk) 19:46, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
There is almost nothing about laptops in the 1990's and 2000's. This article should be closer to the How Stuff Works article. (http://www.howstuffworks.com/laptop.htm) - User:Hyad -->There is almost nothing about laptops in the 1990's and 2000's. This article should be closer to the How Stuff Works article. (http://www.howstuffworks.com/laptop.htm) - User:Hyad -->
Ebay is hardly a source for common misspellings. frequently, power sellers will misspell the word to attract buyers. Sometimes they add other key words into items (using the word "Like" commonly) to attract more people to look at their auction. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs) 02:18, 14 September 2005 (UTC)
This section on heat issues needs to be cleaned up... If everyone agrees that is...
My IBM T42/p 1.8gHz Dothan Core Centrino is just fine on my lap... Even running a game at ~90%+ CPU and full screen graphics.
Some of the newer laptops (and desktop computers) create so much noise that they can scarcely be used in polite company (nor is one eager to use them anywhere else...). There is a huge amount of anecdotal discussion regarding this point on discussion boards around the Net, but getting solid facts and figures is not so easy. Some expert discussion of this topic, especially naming manufacturers of systems who guarantee especially low noise levels, would be priceless. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mike Serfas (talk • contribs) 00:45, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
Question - When was the first wide rectangular LCD monitor for a laptop?
The article is rather vague and doesn't contain a lot of history about the developement of the extra wide LCD monitor we see in laptops today. Does anyone know when the first extra wide LCD monitor on a laptop computer hit the market?
Section for cleaning?
I added a little section about cleaning under Equipment Wears but I feel this should be its own dedicated section. Things in this could include proper cleaning techniques, things to avoid using (such as bleach) and general routine maintenance of what you should do to keep a healthy laptop. Thoughts? Augbog (talk) 01:32, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
The photo captioned "A Samsung Chromebook netbook" in Laptop#Netbook section of this article, and the text of the Netbook#Chrome OS section of the netbook article, implies that Chromebooks are a kind of netbook.
The Chromebook article, however, seems to be saying that manufacturers are still making and introducing new models of Chromebooks, long after the end of 2012.
- If I recall right, I myself titled a photo 'A Samsung Chromebook netbook'. And this particular Samsung Chromebook is a netbook really. Not all of Chromebooks are netbooks, Google's Chromebook Pixel is an ultrabook, for example. So, there are various Chromebooks which can be classified differently and at the same time they share a common Chromebook class. I think there is no contradiction, just some kind of complication, but we see it in many areas of modern devices classifying areas. TranslucentCloud (talk) 09:52, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Guys! The article is much improved over last months, but the main picture still raising concerns. Let's start a poll to determine what to set as a long term title image of the Laptop article. I've seen a variety of poor photographs of Acer laptops and I personally think these photos are a bit ugly and non-representative. What laptop do you think it is better to highlight? TranslucentCloud (talk) 09:45, 17 October 2014 (UTC)