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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 #3960 on: June 23, 2013, 02:12:24 PM »
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/31995/

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$599 Great Price
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3961 on: June 23, 2013, 02:48:27 PM »
Bestbuy has a 14" i7 envy laptop, but HP website doesn't seem to.
A 14" i7 envy is exactly what I'm looking for but I'd like to be able to customize it a little which I can't do as Bestbuy AFAIK.  (And to get it cheaper with some HP coupon would be a bonus)

The one at bestbuy is the closest I've seen to what i want, (14", thin, light, i7) other than XPS for double the price and I kinda need it soonish but am just not satisfied with the specs and would love to be able to get it through HP and customize a little.

Is there any way to know whether HP will have such a laptop available trough their website?
Any other ideas?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3963 on: June 23, 2013, 03:06:32 PM »
Was it once lower already?
Not sure if this model has ever been lower.

This one has dedicated graphics

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« Reply #3964 on: June 23, 2013, 03:43:46 PM »
This has dedicated graphics, 7200rpm hard drive and bluray - don't remember ever seeing it for this price
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3965 on: June 23, 2013, 03:44:35 PM »
I only wish it had the option to change the keyboard to backlit
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« Reply #3966 on: June 23, 2013, 08:00:57 PM »
I have a friend who is looking for a laptop around $700 max $800 if great deal. Ideally 13.3" light computer preferably I7 but might be willing to get I5. Any good deals available right now?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3968 on: June 23, 2013, 11:36:55 PM »
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/31995/

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Ordered.  Thanks DH....been waiting for a deal on a machine like this.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3969 on: June 24, 2013, 12:55:32 AM »
Add options of $100 to get over $899 then use coupon NEWPC150
 http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/E4T17AV?aid=38293&pbid=iH2PRtf/I7g&AOID=35252&siteid=iH2PRtf_I7g-W8.0VzrsKHxxo9tNu4pfng

If anyone missed this and regrets it, it currently has a $70 instant rebate, and after adding some options, the sales rep on the phone gave me another $75 off, so I ended up getting $145 off. Pretty much the same deal.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3970 on: June 24, 2013, 07:55:46 AM »
Any recommendations on a replacement for a Sony Z12? 13", 1080p+, i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB+ SSD, good battery life, and preferably an optical drive.

Doesn't necessarily have to be a deal. I know its gonna be expensive, I'm just wondering what there is out there with these sort of specs as I haven't found much.

I really like the Lenovo X1 Carbon but its only got a 1440x900 screen.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3971 on: June 24, 2013, 08:08:30 AM »
Any recommendations on a replacement for a Sony Z12? 13", 1080p+, i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB+ SSD, good battery life, and preferably an optical drive.

Doesn't necessarily have to be a deal. I know its gonna be expensive, I'm just wondering what there is out there with these sort of specs as I have haven't found much.

I really like the Lenovo X1 Carbon but its only got a 1440x900 screen.
how much you pay for that?  and how long ago?

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« Reply #3972 on: June 24, 2013, 08:18:37 AM »
how much you pay for that?  and how long ago?
The Z12 only had 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD and I paid $2k back in 12/2010.


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3974 on: June 25, 2013, 06:16:55 PM »
Looking for windows 7 laptop lightweight (think 2.5 pounds). Thanks