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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 #60 on: November 25, 2011, 01:42:06 AM »
say that again. my brother says the possibility that you will get that cheap door-buster is so unlikely that it isnt worth the time u spend traveling / waiting...

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2011, 02:13:25 AM »
say that again. my brother says the possibility that you will get that cheap door-buster is so unlikely that it isnt worth the time u spend traveling / waiting...

I basically said that earlier in this thread (and no, I'm not your brother :P):

My guess is that in any densely populated area the doorbuster laptops will probably get sold out before you get to them.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2011, 02:21:20 AM »
say that again. my brother says the possibility that you will get that cheap door-buster is so unlikely that it isnt worth the time u spend traveling / waiting...

+1

Also I looked at all the laptops they were selling for cheap - it was older specs. In truth it isnt even a sale.... seriously a bunch of hype

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« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2011, 02:22:42 AM »
+1

Also I looked at all the laptops they were selling for cheap - it was older specs. In truth it isnt even a sale.... seriously a bunch of hype
So lets hear something good 4 cheap ;D ;D

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #64 on: November 25, 2011, 02:35:53 AM »
So lets hear something good 4 cheap ;D ;D

At 3am (12 am pst) Microsoft store is having their BF sale

Microsoft Store

the samsung RC512 is a great laptop - has the i7 for $499

I do not think I have seen an i7 ever at this price

This is not the latest i7 but still a really good price

Dell has launched their BF deals, but nothing really good. Throught the year when you could find the right voupon you could get a better price.

If you want to really spend $ the xps 15z and 14z is on sale - For $850, use the $75 promo gift card with the $400, and dell is giving a free $125 Amex gift card = $650 !! xps 15z xps 14z

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« Reply #65 on: November 25, 2011, 02:37:58 AM »
which do you recommend

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #66 on: November 25, 2011, 02:42:44 AM »
which do you recommend

Tough call

The samsung from microsoft store is cheaper and better specs

But the XPS are much better builds

If you arent lookin to spend a lot of money the samsung is a really solid deal

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #67 on: November 25, 2011, 02:44:33 AM »
why wud i go for build over cheaper and better specs?
im not planning on dropping it

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #68 on: November 25, 2011, 02:46:39 AM »
The Samsung has i5 per your link.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #69 on: November 25, 2011, 02:50:31 AM »
But the XPS are much better builds

That varies by model IME.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #70 on: November 25, 2011, 02:51:41 AM »
The Dell you posted for $450 has slightly better specs than the Samsung for $499.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #71 on: November 25, 2011, 02:56:53 AM »
The Samsung has i5 per your link.

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So once the deal goes live we'll see the specs

The Dell you posted for $450 has slightly better specs than the Samsung for $499.

if the samsung is a i5 then the dell is deff better
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #72 on: November 25, 2011, 02:57:40 AM »
At 3am (12 am pst) Microsoft store is having their BF sale

Microsoft Store

the samsung RC512 is a great laptop - has the i7 for $499

I do not think I have seen an i7 ever at this price

This is not the latest i7 but still a really good price

Dell has launched their BF deals, but nothing really good. Throught the year when you could find the right voupon you could get a better price.

If you want to really spend $ the xps 15z and 14z is on sale - For $850, use the $75 promo gift card with the $400, and dell is giving a free $125 Amex gift card = $650 !! xps 15z xps 14z

The Acer Iconia is an interesting concept (laptop with touchscreen instead of the keyboard), and at $599 it's cheaper than anywhere else. I doubt I could get used to it though.
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« Reply #73 on: November 25, 2011, 03:00:04 AM »
The Acer Iconia is an interesting concept (laptop with touchscreen instead of the keyboard), and at $599 it's cheaper than anywhere else. I doubt I could get used to it though.

Cool laptop, older i5 though

Not really worth the price of $999

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #74 on: November 25, 2011, 03:01:02 AM »
if the samsung is a i5 then the dell is deff better

i5 it is.
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