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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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« Reply #11341 on: November 29, 2017, 11:19:07 PM »
The 8th gen i7 is really a lot better than the 6th gen. What are the rest of the specs of the two laptops?
the rest are all the same only the Lenovo cones with a 3 year warranty and dell seems that ppl have a lot more issues after buying

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« Reply #11342 on: November 30, 2017, 12:40:20 AM »
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 ?
Depends on what you are looking for... The Dell is more fancy look and touch screen (as well as a newer processor), while the Lenovo is bigger and much more reliable and you even have the warranty, it is not touch but has a great anti-glare screen.

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« Reply #11343 on: November 30, 2017, 08:27:52 AM »
Depends on what you are looking for... The Dell is more fancy look and touch screen (as well as a newer processor), while the Lenovo is bigger and much more reliable and you even have the warranty, it is not touch but has a great anti-glare screen.
What makes the Lenovo more reliable?
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« Reply #11344 on: November 30, 2017, 08:30:53 AM »
What makes the Lenovo more reliable?
"this" Lenovo. The ThinkPad (which they're still continuing IBM's legacy) line is venerable as extremely reliable and consistent, just works great.

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« Reply #11345 on: November 30, 2017, 09:29:27 AM »
Windows 10 Home 64
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor
8 GB memory; 1 TB HDD storage
Intel® HD Graphics 620
15.6" diagonal HD touch display

$509.99

http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop---15t-best-value-touch-optional-2dx36av-1?source=aw&subacctid=172267
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« Reply #11348 on: November 30, 2017, 10:24:00 AM »
"this" Lenovo. The ThinkPad (which they're still continuing IBM's legacy) line is venerable as extremely reliable and consistent, just works great.
Thanks! So all ThinkPads are good?
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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« Reply #11349 on: November 30, 2017, 11:13:39 AM »
Thanks! So all ThinkPads are good?
Generally very good. It's more expensive than your run of the mill laptop with the same specs and might not be as fancy.

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Generally very good. It's more expensive than your run of the mill laptop with the same specs and might not be as fancy.
Gotcha!
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« Reply #11351 on: November 30, 2017, 03:17:14 PM »
I bought this laptop a couple weeks ago on a lightning deal:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0764LNTCZ/

Dell i5379-5893GRY-PUS Inspiron 2-1 - 8th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Intel UHD Graphics 620, 13.3" Touch Display, Theoretical Gray

I paid $599.99 plus tax. I am planning on returning it (still sealed in box), figured I would post here if anyone wants it. Asking for the price i paid after tax - $653. Pickup from Crown Heights. PM me.

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« Reply #11352 on: November 30, 2017, 04:03:08 PM »
DELL - INSPIRON 2-IN-1 15.6" TOUCH-SCREEN LAPTOP - INTEL CORE I7 - 12GB MEMORY - 2TB HARD DRIVE

$749.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Inspiron-2-in-1-15-6-Touch-Screen-Laptop-Intel-Core-i7-12GB-Memor/322816316166
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« Reply #11353 on: December 03, 2017, 10:15:47 AM »
https://m.staples.com/-/product_2721080?cid
How hard would it be to put an ssd in here? Would it void the warranty?

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If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.