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Recently I wondered about a webcam on my laptop; about the driver problem with it and about all stuff related to devices and hardware. I see, that the Stack Exchange network has Q&A about: programming and servers mostly, but what about hardware specifically?
Is there or will there be a StackWebsite just for hardware? About: HDD, RAM, CPU, motherboards, graphic cards, etc.?

I hope I don't repeat an already asked question, but since there is no distinct answer for it I asked it as I see it.

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There are some proposals for pages at area51 (see link at the bottom of the page). StackExchange will be a collection of community driven Q&A sites, and there will be more and more of them. Maybe one or a few will fit what you are looking for. Follow and commit to them to get them started. – malach Jul 22 '10 at 11:23
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Hello! Let me introduce you to Super User! Extract from the FAQ:

What kind of questions can I ask here?

Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about...

  • computer hardware
  • computer software

and it is not about...

  • videogames or consoles
  • websites or web services like Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress
  • electronic devices, media players, cell phones or smart phones, except insofar as they interface with your computer
  • a shopping or buying recommendation

… then you're in the right place to ask your question!

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Ok, but what if it is situated with further decision on buying that device. Also I met all hardware, that includes smart phones, some of the electronic devices (not some old black and white TVs of course). What if there are such questions? – Eugene Jul 22 '10 at 10:00
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@Eugene - There are better sites than a Q&A for shopping recommendations, smart phones should go to gadgets.stackexchange.com, and for the rest, feel free to create your own proposal, as I can't find such proposal for now: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/create. It's a bit wide, though, in my opinion. – Gnoupi Jul 22 '10 at 11:20
    
Ok and where might go questions about drivers and all what I mentioned earlier? To Super User? – Eugene Jul 23 '10 at 5:35
    
@Eugene - computer hardware => Super User. – Gnoupi Jul 23 '10 at 7:37
    
okey. Thank you very much. – Eugene Jul 23 '10 at 13:14
    
@Gnoupi Would questions about printers/scanners be relevant on this site? – Anderson Green Sep 25 '12 at 4:19
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@AndersonGreen - this most likely falls under computer hardware, so yes. As long as it's not a question about which one to buy. – Gnoupi Sep 25 '12 at 13:19

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