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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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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11445 on: February 01, 2018, 12:13:23 PM »
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1348411-REG/asus_b9440ua_xs74_i7_7500u_2_7g_16gb.html?ap=y&c3api=1876%2C%7Bcreative%7D%2C%7Bkeyword%7D&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpq7N2pqF2QIVQQOGCh3DuASJEAQYASABEgIc9vD_BwE


I bought this laptop and was planning on returning it but past the return policy date.
I did not open the box. I am looking to sell it for $1050. PM me if interested

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11446 on: February 01, 2018, 01:09:38 PM »
$849.99

Good price?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11447 on: February 01, 2018, 06:38:16 PM »
Dell XPS 13 9360 Laptop: i5-7200U, 8GB DDR3, 128GB SSD, 13.3" 1080p Laptop for $999.99 - $400 w/ coupon code XPS400OFF - $50 SD Rebate = $549.99.

Specs:
Intel i5-7200U CPU
8GB DDR3 Memory
128GB SSD (maybe worth upgrading to 256GB for $100)
13.3" 1920x1080P FHD AG IPS Infinity Edge Display
Intel HD Graphics
2x USB 3.0
1x USB 3.1 Type-C w/ Thunderbolt 3
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« Reply #11448 on: February 03, 2018, 10:41:20 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Laptop for $479.99 when you apply coupon code INSPIRON479.
Specs:
Intel i5-7200U 2.5Ghz Dual Core w/ Hyperthreading
4GB DDR4 2400Mhz
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11449 on: February 07, 2018, 10:01:47 PM »
Hi Iím looking for a 13-14 inch laptop. 16 gb ram and ssd. Should be very light also. Any deals?

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« Reply #11450 on: February 07, 2018, 10:07:55 PM »
Hi Iím looking for a 13-14 inch laptop. 16 gb ram and ssd. Should be very light also. Any deals?
Maybe this https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1358390-REG/dell_xps9360_7697slv_xps_i7_7560u_16gb_512ssd.html?

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« Reply #11451 on: February 07, 2018, 10:12:04 PM »
How does this compare to the x1 carbon?

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« Reply #11452 on: February 07, 2018, 11:14:58 PM »
How does this compare to the x1 carbon?
http://www.notebookreview.com/feature/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-vs-dell-xps-13/
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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Dell XPS 13 are both fantastic mid-range laptops, that excel in different areas. The Dell XPS 13 is incredibly attractive, with impossibly thin bezels, a gorgeous 13.3-inch QHD+ display and a longer lasting battery. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, on the other hand, boasts stronger performance for the price, market-leading keyboard, and high-quality audio. Either is a great choice, depending on what youíre looking for.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11454 on: February 11, 2018, 12:05:12 PM »
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« Reply #11455 on: February 12, 2018, 09:38:01 PM »
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11456 on: February 13, 2018, 12:55:44 PM »
Lenovo Ideapad 720S Laptop: i7-8550U, 13" 3840x2160, 512GB SSD for $1499.99 - $500 w/ eCoupon code TAKE500
When I click the link it doesnít take me to this deal. Any direct link ?

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« Reply #11457 on: February 13, 2018, 01:02:42 PM »
When I click the link it doesnít take me to this deal. Any direct link ?
works fine here

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« Reply #11458 on: February 13, 2018, 01:29:22 PM »
works fine here
My bad. On Tapatalk it didnít show 1499-500 just showed 500. I thought that it had to be a $1000 which would be $500 after the code which wasnít showing up.
 On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best value for your buck, how would you rate this deal?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11459 on: February 14, 2018, 10:47:22 PM »
I'm looking to buy a Macbook Pro with 2TB SSD (like this https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1343162-REG/apple_z0ub_mptr33_bh_macbook_pro_i7_3_1ghz.html for example) but only want to buy it on Amazon (have a crazy GC balance their) but they have no sellers with that amount of storage, how can I get a reputable Amazon seller to list one? table Amazon seller to list one?