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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:

Spectre - Top of the line personal (dragonfly is the top of the line for business) - lightest laptops, and beautiful!

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: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11326 on: November 27, 2017, 07:52:35 PM »
HP - 15.6" TOUCH-SCREEN LAPTOP - INTEL CORE I5 - 8GB MEMORY - 1TB HARD DRIVE - HP FINISH IN JET BLACK

$479

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« Reply #11327 on: November 27, 2017, 08:42:43 PM »
This is a great deal, and in my opinion one of the best laptops for your money. I loaded mine up feature wise, have it for 2 years or so, and it still feels brand new
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« Reply #11328 on: November 27, 2017, 10:21:25 PM »
I think this is a great deal. Experts please chime in

https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16834860846

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« Reply #11329 on: November 27, 2017, 10:25:10 PM »
Dell XPS 13
8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U Processor 1.8GHz
16GB LPDDR3 1866MHz RAM

512GB PCIe Solid Drive

13.3" Touchscreen InfinityEdge QHD+ (3200 x 1800) Display

$1,300 after $300 savings. Sale ends tonight.

https://m.costco.com/Dell-XPS-13-Touchscreen-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---QHD%2b-(3200-x-1800).product.100380760.html

Seems like a good buy for a premium laptop.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11330 on: November 28, 2017, 10:29:32 AM »
is there any consensus on whether lenovo ideapad vs dell inspiron is a better buy if very similar specs and only small price difference (lenovo a bit more)?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11331 on: November 28, 2017, 10:37:31 AM »
is there any consensus on whether lenovo ideapad vs dell inspiron is a better buy if very similar specs and only small price difference (lenovo a bit more)?
thanks
Both of them have different families (for Lenovo the 110s are usually crap, the 320 decent, and the the 520 pretty good. Dell also has families.) So it also depends in that, not only in the model name.

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« Reply #11332 on: November 28, 2017, 10:42:48 AM »
thanks

lenovo 720s vs inspiron 13 i5379

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« Reply #11333 on: November 28, 2017, 10:49:28 AM »
thanks

lenovo 720s vs inspiron 13 i5379
I didn't compare them specifically, and don't have time to do it now. But the this Lenovo is staged as a Dell XPS (premium laptop) competitor and is probably better than the Dell Inspiron (mid-range) line.

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thank u very much

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« Reply #11335 on: November 28, 2017, 03:20:52 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Touch- Intel i7 - AMD Radeon R7 M445- 1TB HDD- 8GB RAM

$569

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« Reply #11336 on: November 28, 2017, 03:28:53 PM »
HP - 15.6" LAPTOP - AMD A6-SERIES - 4GB MEMORY - AMD RADEON R4 - 500GB HARD DRIVE - HP FINISH IN JET BLACK

$249

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« Reply #11337 on: November 28, 2017, 08:14:57 PM »
15.6" FHD 1920x1080 Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
7th Gen Intel i5-7300HQ Quad Core 6Mb Cache up to 3.5GHz
8GB 2400MHz DDR4
1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

$579

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11338 on: November 29, 2017, 05:49:13 PM »
dell xps 13 9360 with a 8th Generation Intel(R) Core i7-8550U Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz
vs a lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation with a Intel Core i7-6500U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.1GHz

which one is better laptop overall ?

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« Reply #11339 on: November 29, 2017, 06:59:09 PM »
dell xps 13 9360 with a 8th Generation Intel(R) Core i7-8550U Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz
vs a lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation with a Intel Core i7-6500U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.1GHz

which one is better laptop overall ?
The 8th gen i7 is really a lot better than the 6th gen. What are the rest of the specs of the two laptops?
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