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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.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2551 on: January 21, 2013, 06:00:04 PM »
HP Envy Ultrabook $549

Hot Price, I haven't seen this model yet (with i5) on sale at this price yet

Really nice build

Coupon - NB5764

Alive again with code SNOW100, which brings it down to $549. I'm ready to buy it, I just want to make sure there's no other promos I can use (amex twitter etc) that would bring it down even further. Anyone know of anything?
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« Reply #2552 on: January 21, 2013, 06:05:30 PM »
But it from best but with ur MasterCard
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« Reply #2553 on: January 21, 2013, 07:53:02 PM »
But it from best but with ur MasterCard
After interpreting that message I'm still left with one question: How the heck does that help me reduce the price at HP?
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« Reply #2556 on: January 21, 2013, 08:37:59 PM »
using your mc = gain $50 but lose amex's awesome extended warranty

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using your mc = gain $50 but lose amex's awesome extended warranty
+1 i would go with the amex but to each his own

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« Reply #2558 on: January 21, 2013, 09:18:39 PM »
using your mc = gain $50 but lose amex's awesome extended warranty
People have reported using their visa with the coupon.

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People have reported using their visa with the coupon.

I used the coupon twice, I used a MC each time but they didn't check

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« Reply #2560 on: January 22, 2013, 08:58:51 AM »
Amazon and Newegg have this Samsung Ultrabook on sale again for $699!!

Intel Core i5-2537M 1.40 GHz
4 GB DDR3
128 GB SSD
13.3-Inch Screen
Windows 8

Great Price and really nice ultrabook

The Newgg price is slightly more - after shipping, but with Newegg you have cashback options
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2561 on: January 22, 2013, 10:26:32 AM »
And no tax for Newegg. IDK if you guys ever saw this laptop but its really hot!! It could pass for a Macbook! Really sleek and has a very solid feel to it
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« Reply #2562 on: January 22, 2013, 11:21:35 AM »
And no tax for Newegg. IDK if you guys ever saw this laptop but its really hot!! It could pass for a Macbook! Really sleek and has a very solid feel to it
probably more like the mac book air

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« Reply #2563 on: January 22, 2013, 11:38:24 AM »
The thinnest laptop I ever saw!
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« Reply #2564 on: January 22, 2013, 03:02:37 PM »
Lenovo IdeaPad U310 43752CU 13.3" Ultrabook from Neweg $449.99

13.3" 1366 x 768 LED Backlit Display
Intel Core i3-3217M Dual-Core Processor (1.8Ghz, 3MB Cache)
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32GB Solid State Drive
500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
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