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Laptops Added to PCPartPicker

philip

Nov. 22, 2019

Today we're pleased to announce that PCPartPicker is now listing traditional and 2-in-1 laptops.

You can now easily search for the best laptops by screen size, refresh rate, CPU, RAM, storage, and more. You can mark your favorites, watch price histories, and set price alerts.

We've bootstrapped the new product category with a few hundred recent laptops. We'll continue to add in additional models into our database through the holidays and the following months. In the meantime, if there is a particular model or series you'd like us to add in, let us know in the part addition requests forum.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 23 points

Great news!

Please also add filters and/or detailed description for:

  • Ethernet LAN chip
  • Audio chip
  • Wi-Fi chip
  • Output ports (USB types and count, Monitor output (DP, HDMI), Thunderbolt)
  • Keyboard type (mechanical, dome-switch, island-style)
  • Encryption supported by the included drives
  • Is a Kensington lock present

And other characteristics not yet included, but possibly useful.

Cheers.

  • 3 months ago
  • 11 points

External I/O Ports would also be great! Thunderbolt (2.0, 3.0) USB Type C 3.1 or 3.2 etc.

  • 3 months ago
  • 13 points

Glad to see ya'all at PCPP are still chuggin' along. Especially since site news/blogs have been pretty silent lately. Keep up the good work!

  • 3 months ago
  • 7 points

Is is possible to add a "maximum RAM" option (which ignores how much ram the laptop comes with and instead looks at how much you can put on it)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

isn't it just wonderful that unless someone online or you yourself have personally torn a laptop apart, it's almost impossible to figure out what mobo a laptop has, let alone max ram?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

it is my favorite part of buying new laptops

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

My job keeps giving me old laptops they're retiring and I've been having a hoot tearing them apart for HDD/RAM and seeing how absolutely goofy these mobos are.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 5 points

Great to see! Could've sworn this used to be a feature though.

  • 3 months ago
  • 7 points

It was. For a time they had an entire website called PortablePicker just for it!

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

When I first saw this, I was thinking, "Who the hell is building their own laptop?!?" lol

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah that'd be awesome

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Its good, but it has some minor issues: 1: In the OS filter, there is 2 Windows 10 Home 2: The Microsoft SQ1 should belong in the CPU type and it belongs in the Qualcomm 8cx CPU family.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the feedback! Both of those should be fixed and the updates should show up in the next cache refresh (< 15 min). The CPU name stayed SQ1 but I changed both the series and microarchitecture to Qualcomm 8cx.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah I debated whether it should go into a SQ1 cpu series or not. I may rename that at some point depending on what happens with it in the future. But I think if the microarchitecture stays the same, then that'll stay on Qualcomm 8cx.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah i think that it would help adding more 8cx based laptops in the future

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I think I might be going crazy, but I thought this was already a feature.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds Cool

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! Love pcpp and that it's being updated.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

A nice idea, taking this community to next level. I hope everyone share their great experience

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool addition, thanks PCPP staff! =)

I noticed you said that refresh rate is a search option here, but I don't see that reflected in the filters on the laptop product page. Am I missing it?

Aside from that I really appreciate the thorough filtering options you guys have provided, it's fantastic. A question also about battery life as a filter, how did you determine this metric?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ll get that refresh rate filter in later tonight - my mistake on that. Only gotcha is some manufacturers don’t list that spec so the filter for that may not be comprehensive.

On the battery life value we’re just pulling from manufacturer specs right now. I know there’s little consistency there but I figure it’s better than nothing. If laptop category usage is high enough, one day I could see us doing performance testing on them (including a battery life test across models using some consistent criteria).

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Philip! That is how I guessed you'd do battery life, it is really the only practical way.

one day I could see us doing performance testing on them (including a battery life test across models using some consistent criteria).

That would be amazing. Speaking of in-house testing though, (going off topic) what's the status on in-house benchmarking GPUs? The benchmarks you guys put out for the 2080 Ti were awesome.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

glad you decided to add new ones again

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't ever buy a laptop they drain battery quick with all dat horse power. I just don't think they are useful cuz there's so many cons especially the keyboard. And sounds like a jet engine on load. Edit- The screens should be bigger. Longer lasting and bigger batteries would be better. You get my point I could add more and more problems with laptops. Yeah they are portable but you also have to carry a keyboard and mouse.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It might just be for use by people who want to build a big machine, but also want something to carry around. Maybe game streaming from the main rig they want to build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much, finally.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool. I get questions about laptop specs from folks every once in a while. This will speed that up considerably. Thanks.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

we should upload laptop set ups with keyboard, monitor, mouse, etc. and get featured

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I love how you guys are so dedicated! You've been the place I go when I'm bored or building a PC for a friend!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Need more filters. Thunderbolt 3 would be a big plus+.

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

This is amazing!Nice update

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Could you add the XPS 13 and 15 devices, right now all of Dell's laptops are Chromebooks.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Certainly. I got some XPS 13 models in this morning. I’ll check to see if there are more of those and then add in the 15 too.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

that's awesome

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

I think that disabling the compatibility feature on it would be good, if you have a build open it won't let any laptops show up. I'm glad this is back!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah we do that to make the part list a little cleaner looking. Basically we prune the available options based on what is in your part list. If you add a laptop, then a bunch of other stuff gets hidden like motherboards, cases, etc. You can still browse and add them via their category page though (from the products drop down menu).

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Laptop part picker

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Perfect for people who are looking to create a mobile setup...

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

They pull prices from the sites that are selling, so if those sites update their prices for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, PCPP will pull the new prices.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Let me rephrase for clarity: it's not a manual process. It depends on the sites themselves (Amazon, Newegg, etc) updating their prices, but yes.

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