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COKEDUDE

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Are there any laptops that have at least 1080p, a big hard drive, and at least 4 USB TYPE a ports (this seems to be the hard part to find). Every laptop I have seen has at most two USB TYPE a ports.
 

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Have you considered using a USB hub to add the additional USB ports?
 

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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet)
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    PC/Desktop
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    Home built i7-8700K, Hp Envy x360 EVO Laptop, MS Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 4.7Ghz, 10th Gen Core™ i5-1035G4 1.1Ghz
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    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, HP, MS
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    16G, 8G, 8G
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    AMD Radeon RX580, Intel Iris X Graphics, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
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    Dual Samsung U32J59 32 inch monitors, 13.3" display, 12.3" display
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 (Desktop), 1920x1080 (laptop), 2736x1824 Pro 7
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data (Desktop), 512GB ssd (laptop), 128GB SSD (tablet)
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    Corsair CX 750M
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    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
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    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
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    Microsoft IntelliMouse
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    665Mbps/15Mbps down/up
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    FireFox, MS Edge
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    Defender on all
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    Retired in 2015 after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant. Retired for 3rd (and final) time in 2019.

starvinmarvin

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Are there any laptops that have at least 1080p, a big hard drive, and at least 4 USB TYPE a ports (this seems to be the hard part to find). Every laptop I have seen has at most two USB TYPE a ports.
You're right, it's very unlikely you'll find a laptop with that many USB ports, especially USB 3.1 or 3.2 Type-A. It's usually limited to 3 ports, and 1 of those is usually the older USB 2.0

I have exactly that layout on my laptop, so I got more Type-A ports by adding a small hub. The clever design clamps onto any convenient surface you may have. It has a rubber strip so it's safe to clip it to your monitor, for example. I clipped it to the end edge of my desk which places it within easy reach, and attached cables dangle out of sight. We got the silver finish version but there's also a black finish version. Check it out:


 

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  • OS
    windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-4590 @ 3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z97 Extreme4
    Memory
    4 x 4GB G.Skill DDR4-2400
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    Gigabyte GTX-1050Ti

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