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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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  • 21 days ago
  • 13 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.

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 points

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

  • 19 days ago
  • 7 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!

  • 18 days ago
  • 6 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)

  • 8 days 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?

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

it is my favorite part of buying new laptops

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Most are non replaceable to the average person because of soldering, and especially in the case of Apple junk.

  • 21 days ago
  • 4 points

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

  • 21 days ago
  • 6 points

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

  • 21 days 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.

  • 21 days 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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  • 21 days 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.

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 points

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

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 6 days 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.

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 points

Sounds Cool

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 points

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

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 points

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

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 points

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

  • 18 days ago
  • 0 points

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.

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 points

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?

  • 18 days ago
  • 0 points

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).

  • 18 days ago
  • 0 points

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.

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 points

that's awesome

  • 19 days 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!

  • 18 days 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).

  • 17 days ago
  • 0 points

glad you decided to add new ones again

  • 14 days ago
  • 0 points

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

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 points

Laptop part picker

  • 9 days ago
  • 0 points

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

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  • 18 days 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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  • 18 days 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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