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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: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2011, 10:53:44 AM »
Apparently I missed this deal. I would have bought this in a heartbeat had I seen it. Oh well.

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2011, 03:45:35 PM »
is this a good deal ?
Compaq black 15.6 CQ57-319qm Laptop PC with AMD Dual-Core C50 Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium $198 from Walmart

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2011, 03:48:55 PM »
is this a good deal ?
Compaq black 15.6 CQ57-319qm Laptop PC with AMD Dual-Core C50 Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium $198 from Walmart

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Hard drive gb?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2011, 04:03:18 PM »
Compaq 15.6" CQ57-319WM Laptop PC:
Key Features and Benefits:
AMD Dual-Core C-50 processor
1.0GHz, 1MB L2 Cache
2GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (expandable to 8GB)
Gives you the options for surfing, video conferencing, documents, basic photo editing and simple computer tasks
250GB SATA hard drive
Store 166,000 photos, 71,000 songs or 131 hours of HD video and more
SuperMulti DVD Burner
Watch movies, and read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats
10/100Base-T Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Connect to a broadband modem with wired Ethernet or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n connection built into your PC
15.6" HD BrightView LED-backlit display
AMD Radeon HD 6250 Discrete-Class Graphics with up to 949MB total graphics memory

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2011, 04:04:56 PM »
Compaq 15.6" CQ57-319WM Laptop PC:
Key Features and Benefits:
AMD Dual-Core C-50 processor
1.0GHz, 1MB L2 Cache
2GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (expandable to 8GB)
Gives you the options for surfing, video conferencing, documents, basic photo editing and simple computer tasks
250GB SATA hard drive
Store 166,000 photos, 71,000 songs or 131 hours of HD video and more
SuperMulti DVD Burner
Watch movies, and read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats
10/100Base-T Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Connect to a broadband modem with wired Ethernet or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n connection built into your PC
15.6" HD BrightView LED-backlit display
AMD Radeon HD 6250 Discrete-Class Graphics with up to 949MB total graphics memory
1999 wants their computer back.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2011, 04:08:44 PM »
1999 wants their computer back.

Lol

@sberk, its not a good deal, its the price that it should be without being on sale.

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2011, 04:14:47 PM »
1999 wants their computer back.
LOL is that bad??
what's the best i can I get for $200-250 ?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2011, 08:08:32 PM »
LOL is that bad??
what's the best i can I get for $200-250 ?

Dont bother... A computer in that price range isnt worth the $$ ... If you buy laptop you want it to be reliable and fast.

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Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2011, 08:12:46 PM »
Dont bother... A computer in that price range isnt worth the $$ ... If you buy laptop you want it to be reliable and fast.

I'm sure you can get a decent netbook in that price range if that's good enough for you

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2011, 08:15:24 PM »
I'm sure you can get a decent netbook in that price range if that's good enough for you

Not decent for 200-250

On that price range they dont go sale much - as it already really low, so basically u'll be getting a laptop worth 250 fort 250
better to spend more like 300+ (like the deal I posted earlier) and then ur getting a laptop worth 500+ for $300

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2011, 09:23:23 PM »
thanks for the info. so any good deals available now ? (ie $300 for a $500 laptop)

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2011, 10:14:02 PM »
.......or more expensive but light and portable  :)

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2011, 12:20:43 AM »
The original deal of using the 25% percent coupon is the best u'll get. I just checked and dell lowered the market value of the 15R, so the price would be, if you stack it with the $75 coupon - $292!!!

This is hands down the best price u'll ever get on these specs

Clich here to see the laptop

Saveology isnt selling the coupon anymore, so if you didnt buy it, its too late to get this deal


Thanks. Had I know that Dell was lowering the price i wouldve bought the coupon. Perhaps you bought a extra?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2011, 07:58:17 AM »
I actually bought 4 of them

I intended to use a 4 browser method and buy 4 at a time using one coupon.... I have done that in the past with one time use coupons.
It didnt work with dell - only 1 order went thru.

I will call them and get them to send me a price quote... Hopefully then, with a price quote I could order the item multiple times (without using the actual coupon) I have done that in the past ... I called yesterday and the agent didnt wanna give me one... I gotta keep on calling till I get the right person  ;)

But with the price quote Im not sure if I could use the $400 and $75 coupon ... maybe

Either war even at $376 these specs are a steal and have good resale value

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2011, 10:45:24 AM »
Either war even at $376 these specs are a steal and have good resale value
How did you get it to $376?
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