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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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Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #600 on: May 22, 2012, 11:03:38 AM »
Surprised to see an New and not refurb on woot.

Specs are nice. Good price, but processor aint too good. For light use its fine.
I usually stay away from AMD processors, they are really better for games not the typical computer user...

This processor is benchmarked 1/3 lower than the i3-2330 ...
+1 plus if you are a bit patient you can find an i3 in that price range with a 17in screen.

I usually find my computers at Staples. Not sure I saw anything this week though. They have a 2 week return with no restocking fee .
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #601 on: May 22, 2012, 01:31:56 PM »
Surprised to see an New and not refurb on woot.

Specs are nice. Good price, but processor aint too good. For light use its fine.
I usually stay away from AMD processors, they are really better for games not the typical computer user...

This processor is benchmarked 1/3 lower than the i3-2330 ...

Cool, thanks for the info.

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Re: Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #602 on: May 22, 2012, 01:56:11 PM »
+1 plus if you are a bit patient you can find an i3 in that price range with a 17in screen.

I usually find my computers at Staples. Not sure I saw anything this week though. They have a 2 week return with no restocking fee .
+1

Staples always has good deals on laptops. You prob will have to wait 2-3 weeks...

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #603 on: May 29, 2012, 09:53:35 AM »
Bestbuy has an ASUS Core i3 15.6" laptop with 4gb RAM for $310 (+tax),, @Name Changed, good deal or great deal?
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #604 on: May 29, 2012, 10:00:15 AM »
Bestbuy has an ASUS Core i3 15.6" laptop with 4gb RAM for $310 (+tax),, @Name Changed, good deal or great deal?
IMHO Great deal.

It has an i3, and 4gb at $309 which is unheard of at this price.

This Asus does not have too many features or ports. It does have a USB 3.0 port.

For someone looking for a 15.6" with an i3 I would recommend this laptop
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #605 on: May 29, 2012, 10:44:07 AM »
Bestbuy has an ASUS Core i3 15.6" laptop with 4gb RAM for $310 (+tax),, @Name Changed, good deal or great deal?
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #606 on: May 29, 2012, 12:15:57 PM »
IMHO Great deal.

It has an i3, and 4gb at $309 which is unheard of at this price.

This Asus does not have too many features or ports. It does have a USB 3.0 port.

For someone looking for a 15.6null with an i3 I would recommend this laptop

Thanks man!

In my aforementioned situation, should I buy this i3, or wait it out for a similar i5 deal?
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #608 on: May 29, 2012, 01:53:36 PM »
Thanks man!

In my aforementioned situation, should I buy this i3, or wait it out for a similar i5 deal?
If you wait around for a really good deal there always is a good deal that you will be able to get an i5 laptop. But I doubt you will really find an i5 laptop for anything under $400. (even at $400 that gotta be a really hot deal)

For $310 this is an amazing price for the specs.

All really depends on what specs you need and what you have in mind to spend, and how much time you wanna spend looking/waiting for a deal (In my dictionary time is money)

Edit: I want to point out that the Asus laptop has a 4 cell battery. The typical laptop comes with a 6 cell battery, so keep that in mind that the battery life will be 33% shorter
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #609 on: May 29, 2012, 04:50:45 PM »

This Asus does not have too many features or ports. It does have a USB 3.0 port.
what do you mean by lacking features?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #610 on: May 29, 2012, 06:50:59 PM »
what do you mean by lacking features?
It has only 2 USB ports. No HDMI, No eSata ... 4 Cell battery. Ect...

Its a very basic laptop. For people that use a laptop for just a keyboard, mouse, screen and webcam this will be fine.


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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #612 on: May 29, 2012, 11:04:53 PM »
It has only 2 USB ports. No HDMI, No eSata ... 4 Cell battery. Ect...

For a basic ~$300 laptop, I wouldn't expect any more than that, most basic users don't need more on a daily basis.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #613 on: May 30, 2012, 05:17:13 AM »
Is the deal dead?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #614 on: May 30, 2012, 09:00:55 AM »
Is the deal dead?
Yea, It was a daily deal. Now the price is at $399