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Dell:
Precision - Very powerful desktop replacements - great warranty, ridiculously expensive - Usually overpriced or overkill

Latitude - Good Laptops - Great warranty! Highly recommended for any Business environment - Sometimes expensive.

Vostro  - Lower end Business Machines - Better Priced - still durable - Usually 1 Year warranty.

XPS - The nicer looking dell machines, Some are better than others...

Inspiron - YMMV Every model is different

(Plain) Insprion Series - Dells lowest end laptop
(R) Insprion Series - Perfect Home use, dependable, decent build quality, recommended
(Z) Insprion Series - A little slimmer than the R series, Some are Ultrabooks (Very often don't include Optical Drives)

HP:

Pavilion - YMMV (Some better than others)

Probook - Stable durable business systems - Usually a little on the heavy side.

Elitebook - Business Higher end systems, usually pretty expensive

ENVY - Used to be the HP sleek and nicer systems, they pretty much replaced most of the standard pavilions now and call them either ENVY or sleekbooks

Sleekbook - like it sounds slimmer line of laptops

Lenovo:

Thinkpad Series - Very Dependable Business Machine, Expensive (Not Pretty but Durable)

IdeaPad Series -

S Series
U Series - Usually the slimmer line Ultrabooks, Doesn't always include DVD Drive
Y Series - Nice machines with good specs and features (Cool Backlit Keyboards)
Z Series - Step up from the G Series, all around decent build, priced nicely, great home use laptop
G Series - Lower end

Samsung:

Series 3
Series 5
Series 7
Series 9 - The nicest, sleekest looking laptops I've seen in a long time - Can pass for a Macbook!!


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A great post by caliheat:
I believe that there are many factors when deciding what laptop to purchase.
1) What is your intended use and necessary features. e.g. light use vs. heavy use & optical drive, computer speed etc.
2) As mentioned several times in this thread, RAM itself is very easy to upgrade after you purchase.
3) Brand - IMHO this is pretty important as well - which do your prefer vs. which brand do people recommend.
4) Price - you should decide a price range that best suits your needs.
5) Operating System - Many people like myself prefer Windows 7 vs. 8.1, so this would be another consideration.
6) Warranty - does it include 1 year or more, cost for extending warranty.
7) Detailed Specs:
  Processor  - model and speed i3, i5, & i7 2.0 Ghz, 3.0 Ghz etc.
  RAM - This IMHO should be minimum 8GB, especially if running 8.1, however can be added easily.
  Hard Drive - SATA vs. SSD, the latter being much faster. SATA itself offers 5400 RPM vs. 7200 RPM again, the latter being faster.
  Screen Size - this is a personal preference as you can always attach a larger screen in an office setting.
  Battery & Weight - overall laptop weight preference & battery life.
  Graphics - Integrated graphics vs. dedicated graphics, e.g. Intel 4400 vs. Nvidia GTX etc.

In summary, you have to decide what are you priorities, what can be upgraded and what you are flexible on.



Excellent article about the differences between the Intel processor suffixes.

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« Reply #11370 on: December 06, 2017, 09:52:59 PM »
Is that offer still out there ?
not sure. I think only if you already saved it


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« Reply #11372 on: December 08, 2017, 10:22:20 AM »
Looking to sell Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16, i7 512GB SSD. I have 2 new and 1 open boxed. Heres item on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wacom-DTHW1620H-Mobile-Studio-Windows/dp/B01M5BBZ2E. Retails for $2999. Selling the new @ $2300 each OBO and the used @ $2100 OBO. Pm for more details or email theblakdavid@gmail.com
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« Reply #11373 on: December 08, 2017, 10:28:15 AM »

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« Reply #11374 on: December 08, 2017, 11:22:26 AM »
Not sure I'm allowed to post here links to another deal site (please remove if not) but this is a great deal!

https://slickdeals.net/f/10999999-dell-inspiron-15-5000-laptop-i7-8550u-8gb-128gb-ssd-1tb-hdd-580-after-70-sd-rebate-free-s-h?src=featured-19395


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Hi, any good deals on a 17" laptop? Used mostly for work - excel, constant contact, plus some streaming videos, etc.

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« Reply #11377 on: December 10, 2017, 01:31:25 AM »
Hi, any good deals on a 17" laptop? Used mostly for work - excel, constant contact, plus some streaming videos, etc.
If you need the big screen when using in a single location it may be worth buying a separate monitor to which you can connect with a HDMI cable.
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« Reply #11378 on: December 10, 2017, 02:09:54 AM »
I don't want to post links, but the biggest competing site has a bunch of Dell laptops with what seems like their own promo codes and rebates. Some extremely solid prices for 8th gen Intel computers.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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« Reply #11379 on: December 10, 2017, 03:03:47 AM »
I don't want to post links, but the biggest competing site has a bunch of Dell laptops with what seems like their own promo codes and rebates. Some extremely solid prices for 8th gen Intel computers.
If the site you're referring to is slick, be advised that many posters on that site consider the rebates to be a scam

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« Reply #11380 on: December 10, 2017, 03:05:26 AM »
If the site you're referring to is slick, be advised that many posters on that site consider the rebates to be a scam
The prices on some are solid using what seems to be their unique promo codes even considering the fact that you'll never see the rebate money.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11381 on: December 10, 2017, 07:21:48 PM »
How big deal is the TN screen vs getting a laptop w/ IPS?

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« Reply #11382 on: Yesterday at 11:32:22 AM »
Lenovo Miix 510 12.2" Full HD 2-in-1 Touchscreen Notebook Intel Core i7-7500U
2.7GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

$699

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Miix-510-12-2-Full-HD-2-in-1-Touchscreen-Notebook-Intel-Core-i7-7500U-/332476708625

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« Reply #11383 on: Yesterday at 02:27:57 PM »
Inspiron 17 5000 (5758)

6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6500U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
16GB, 1600MHz, DDR3L
2TB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
17.3-inch HD+ (1600 x 900) Truelife LED-Backlit Display
AMD Radeon R5 M335 4GB DDR3

Starting at Price $1,139.99
Total Savings
$340.00

Dell Price $799.99

http://deals.dell.com/work/productdetail/s3m?prg=1&VEN1=12383016-4328635-&dgc=BF&DGSeg=BSD&cid=198376&lid=45675&acd=12309198376456750&VEN3=122604063242049122
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