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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: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2085 on: December 17, 2012, 12:53:47 PM »
You can use my card if you want.

thanks  i dont think my mom will go for that esp bec she has to deal with the insurance  but uncle moish thanks so much!!

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« Reply #2086 on: December 17, 2012, 12:54:08 PM »
My Dell Inspiron 1545  just died. I have the Dell Amex Twitter $150 off $599. The 1545 basically worked for me pretty well. Can anyone recommend a great deal costing at least $599 and not much more for a comparable or better laptop?

TIA

Specs on my Dell 1545
ProcessorIntel Pentium T4400 / 2.2 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Memory2.0 GB
Hard Drive250.0 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400.0 rpm
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit Edition
Display Type15.6 in TFT active matrix
Max Resolution1366 x 768 ( HD )
Graphics ProcessorIntel GMA 4500MHD Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
Optical DriveDVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

ETA: I have until 12/31 to use the twitter promo, so please keep me in mind if something comes up the next few weeks.

This would end up costing me $450 after the twitter promo. Can I do better for my money with something else? Is this a good laptop?


SYSTEM   Inspiron 15R Notebook (Inspiron 5520)   
PROCESSOR   3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor (3M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)   
OPERATING SYSTEM   Windows 8, 64-bit, English   
MEMORY   8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory   
HARD DRIVE   1TB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive   
VIDEO CARD   Intel® HD Graphics 4000   
INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE   8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)   
SYSTEM COLOR   Switch by Design Studio - Moon Silver   
DISPLAY   15.6" High Definition (720p) LED Display with Truelife   
BATTERY OPTIONS   48 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery   
WIRELESS CARDS   Intel® Centrino® Wireless 2230, 2x2 bgn + Bluetooth   
SOUND   Dell Stereo Speakers with Waves MaxxAudio 3 audio processor   
NETWORK CARD   Integrated 10/100 Network Card   
KEYBOARD   Dell Chiclet Keyboard with Multi-touch Touchpad, US English   
POWER CORD   Power cord, 125V, 3.2 Feet, US   
ADOBE & ENTERTAINMENT   Digital Delivery Enablement   
WIRELESS DRIVER   SRV Software for 2230 WIFI Wireless Card
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« Reply #2087 on: December 17, 2012, 02:32:01 PM »
Not bad, but you can def do better. We were getting this on newegg a few weeks ago for $479 without any amex credit
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« Reply #2088 on: December 17, 2012, 02:34:02 PM »
Not bad, but you can def do better. We were getting this on newegg a few weeks ago for $479 without any amex credit

I would love to do better. I will accept any and all recommendations. (please)

If you buy it on newegg, does it come with the 1 year dell support included?
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« Reply #2089 on: December 17, 2012, 02:38:25 PM »
not available anymore for that price (you actually get more than a year - as long as you dont register...... ;))
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« Reply #2090 on: December 17, 2012, 02:46:47 PM »
not available anymore for that price (you actually get more than a year - as long as you dont register...... ;))

Is this the case with dell as well? Or does the purchase automatically register you?

I don't mean better for this particular laptop. I mean overall, can you recommend better bang for my buck? Bearing in mind the twitter promo and my needs/previous laptop which basically did all I needed.
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« Reply #2091 on: December 17, 2012, 02:50:45 PM »
This is a nice price for a nice slim laptop if you have the amex sync.

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncwg28h&model_id=inspiron-15z-5523&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&dgc=CJ&cid=47997&lid=4279734&acd=11239151-4328635-

Inspiron 15z Ultrabook   

Windows 8, 64-bit, English

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor i5-3317U (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)   
6GB Shared DDR3 Memory   

500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and 32GB mSATA SSD   

Intel HD Graphics 4000   

8X DVD+/-RW   

15.6 inch High Definition WLED Display Non-Touch   

Intel® Centrino® Wireless 2230, 2x2 bgn + Bluetooth   

Skullcandy audio with WaveMaxx 4.0   

Backlit Chiclet Keyboard with Gesture TouchPad, ENGLISH   

6-cell 44 WHr Lithium Ion Battery

Total is - $799
- $100 off dell coupon code 07J3ZFPC$14XS$ (Ends 01/02)
- Amex Sync $150
+ Free $150 Gift Card

$400
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2092 on: December 17, 2012, 02:54:58 PM »
This is a nice price for a nice slim laptop if you have the amex sync.
Total is - $799
- $100 off dell coupon code 07J3ZFPC$14XS$ (Ends 01/02)
- Amex Sync $150
+ Free $150 Gift Card

$450
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« Reply #2093 on: December 17, 2012, 03:02:19 PM »
This is a nice price for a nice slim laptop if you have the amex sync.

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncwg28h&model_id=inspiron-15z-5523&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&dgc=CJ&cid=47997&lid=4279734&acd=11239151-4328635-

Inspiron 15z Ultrabook   

Windows 8, 64-bit, English

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor i5-3317U (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)   
6GB Shared DDR3 Memory   

500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and 32GB mSATA SSD   

Intel HD Graphics 4000   

8X DVD+/-RW   

15.6 inch High Definition WLED Display Non-Touch   

Intel® Centrino® Wireless 2230, 2x2 bgn + Bluetooth   

Skullcandy audio with WaveMaxx 4.0   

Backlit Chiclet Keyboard with Gesture TouchPad, ENGLISH   

6-cell 44 WHr Lithium Ion Battery

Total is - $799
- $100 off dell coupon code 07J3ZFPC$14XS$ (Ends 01/02)
- Amex Sync $150
+ Free $150 Gift Card

$450

My math might be off but $799 - 400 should be $400. Unless you took off $50 for selling the gift card?

Besides for being 1.25 pounds lighter and having 2 GB less ram what other big differences are there between the 15R that I posted and this 15Z?
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« Reply #2094 on: December 17, 2012, 03:03:10 PM »
Or $50 for Sales tax

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« Reply #2095 on: December 17, 2012, 03:04:52 PM »
Or $50 for Sales tax

True!

What is the resale value of a $150 dell gift card?
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« Reply #2096 on: December 17, 2012, 03:09:34 PM »
True!

What is the resale value of a $150 dell gift card?
Its a Promo GC (expires in 90 days) but deff worth $100

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« Reply #2097 on: December 17, 2012, 03:11:52 PM »
Its a Promo GC (expires in 90 days) but deff worth $100
That is a great deal!

What does this add? Is it flash memory? What is the purpose?
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« Reply #2098 on: December 17, 2012, 03:12:42 PM »
Its extra speed for the regular hard drive, think of it as Ram for a hard drive
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« Reply #2099 on: December 17, 2012, 03:13:35 PM »
Fixed $400
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