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Former good article nominee Laptop was a Engineering and technology good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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May 17, 2008 Peer review Reviewed
December 3, 2008 Good article nominee Not listed
Current status: Former good article nominee
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Expansion needed[edit]

There is almost nothing about laptops in the 1990's and 2000's. This article should be closer to the How Stuff Works article. ( - 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. ( - 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 (talkcontribs) 02:18, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

Heat Issues[edit]

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.

Dells on the other hand... Woah! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Moogle10000 (talkcontribs) 07:52, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Noise Issues[edit]

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 (talkcontribs) 00:45, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Question - When was the first wide rectangular LCD monitor for a laptop?[edit]

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?


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.

This laptop article and the netbook seem to say that manufacturers stopped making netbooks by the end of 2012.

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.

These seem to be contradictory. What can we do to fix these articles to resolve this apparent contradiction? --DavidCary (talk) 17:39, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

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)

Title Image[edit]

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)


Is the image of Wales on a bench pretending to type really necessary to the article? Yourgrammarsucksalot (talk) 00:33, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

"Miniaturization" photo[edit]


I think that it's incorrect to compare advanced 2008 laptop board with cheap late 90s Slot motherboard. In 2008, desktop could be built using miniATX or even miniITX motherboards without any impact on perfomance, and size difference would be not that great. I'd propose either replacing desktop board with newer and smaller one, or replacing laptop motherboard with photos of boards (most laptops of the era had multiple PCBs all around their bodies). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:04, 24 March 2016 (UTC)