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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 #2970 on: March 22, 2013, 08:41:05 AM »
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« Reply #2972 on: March 22, 2013, 11:15:57 AM »
Not bad, its a 2nd gen i3 and doesn't have the sturdy feel of the newer series hp - but if you take into account the 5x back using chase ink its a good price
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« Reply #2974 on: March 23, 2013, 04:14:30 PM »
Looking at this Samsung i7. Deal only lasts today. What do the gurus think?

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« Reply #2976 on: March 24, 2013, 01:18:01 AM »
Just got home. Won't add to cart. Looks like to late for this one.  :-[
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« Reply #2979 on: March 24, 2013, 08:50:21 AM »
If I buy a new computer i know it will be with win 8 , read many who have it are not happy with it --

do the new computers come with an option to stay with win 7?

have  read something about "virtual machine" --workable ?

or how can one who is not great with "new" systems get comfortable-- is it all about the missing start button on win 8 ?

do you know of any plans to update( strange choice when going backwards --lol!) win 8 to old desk top type?

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« Reply #2980 on: March 24, 2013, 10:02:40 AM »
This has been discussed many times here. My feelings are that once you install the win 7 start menu (classic start or startmenu8 or other options) it feels just like win 7 and shouldn't give you any issues.
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« Reply #2982 on: March 30, 2013, 09:14:41 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15R Notebook (Inspiron 7520) - $635.99

System comes with additional $200 Dell Gift Card

Use Coupon Code: ?SR7RGSF91NZCS

Windows 8
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor (3M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)
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15.6" High Definition (720p) LED Display with Truelife
AMD Radeon™ HD 7730M 2GB
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« Reply #2983 on: March 30, 2013, 10:44:43 PM »
I just bought this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP---ENVY-15.6%22-Laptop---6GB-Memory---750GB-Hard-Drive---Natural-Silver/7701076.p?id=1218858735324&skuId=7701076
do you recommend exchanging for this? I need it primarily to run 3d options in photoshop   

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« Reply #2984 on: March 30, 2013, 10:55:12 PM »
I just bought this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP---ENVY-15.6%22-Laptop---6GB-Memory---750GB-Hard-Drive---Natural-Silver/7701076.p?id=1218858735324&skuId=7701076
do you recommend exchanging for this? I need it primarily to run 3d options in photoshop   
I'm not a pro, but the experts here generally recommend to stay away from AMD processors.