Topic Wiki

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!!


HT: Dh Data Recovery & Name Changed


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.
« Last edited by Memere on May 27, 2020, 11:50:09 PM »

Author Topic: Laptop Deals Master Thread  (Read 1904142 times)

Offline mordechain

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 545
  • Total likes: 32
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11355 on: December 05, 2017, 08:31:25 AM »

Offline Yisroel Tech

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 1660
  • Total likes: 191
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Monsey, NY
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11356 on: December 05, 2017, 09:25:18 AM »
Low-res screen
But still a good deal for someone that can look away from it

Offline etech0

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 11406
  • Total likes: 1436
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: not lakewood
  • Programs: DDF
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11357 on: December 05, 2017, 10:09:19 AM »
But still a good deal for someone that can look away from it
What's the point in a screen at all then?  ;D
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

Offline Yisroel Tech

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 1660
  • Total likes: 191
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Monsey, NY
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11358 on: December 05, 2017, 10:13:07 AM »
What's the point in a screen at all then?  ;D
You gotta leave something for the shoulder snooper at least....

Offline etech0

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 11406
  • Total likes: 1436
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: not lakewood
  • Programs: DDF
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11359 on: December 05, 2017, 10:24:46 AM »
You gotta leave something for the shoulder snooper at least....
:)
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

Offline shopfdder

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2017
  • Posts: 1880
  • Total likes: 119
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 19
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Baltimore
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11360 on: December 05, 2017, 06:50:30 PM »

Offline Thingywingy

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Sep 2011
  • Posts: 4536
  • Total likes: 24
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11361 on: December 05, 2017, 08:53:52 PM »
Do Lenovos generally have the best keyboards?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

Offline Yisroel Tech

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 1660
  • Total likes: 191
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Monsey, NY
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11362 on: December 05, 2017, 09:33:12 PM »
Do Lenovos generally have the best keyboards?
Their cheap lines not (besides that they aren't backlit), their expensive ones (ThinkPads in particular) have very good keyboards.

Offline stooges44

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 5723
  • Total likes: 1352
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 260
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11363 on: December 06, 2017, 08:04:11 AM »
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6-inch Laptop w/ Intel Core i7

$799.99 - $340.00 off with code:INSP469 = $469.99

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/cty/pdp/spd/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/cai155w10p7b011c2
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

Offline Thingywingy

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Sep 2011
  • Posts: 4536
  • Total likes: 24
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11364 on: December 06, 2017, 04:53:24 PM »
Their cheap lines not (besides that they aren't backlit), their expensive ones (ThinkPads in particular) have very good keyboards.
Do you know how the Yoga X1 and Yoga 920 compare to the Dell XPS 13 & 15?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

Offline Yef

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 179
  • Total likes: 21
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11365 on: December 06, 2017, 06:23:27 PM »
where do you enter the code for the dell sale

Offline SoloExperiment

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2016
  • Posts: 613
  • Total likes: 19
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11366 on: December 06, 2017, 06:33:47 PM »
Checkout page right before entering payment info it asks for promo/coupon code

Offline Yef

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 179
  • Total likes: 21
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11367 on: December 06, 2017, 06:45:51 PM »
thank you

Offline Mo2

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 508
  • Total likes: 34
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: USA
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11368 on: December 06, 2017, 08:30:15 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6-inch Laptop w/ Intel Core i7

$799.99 - $340.00 off with code:INSP469 = $469.99

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/cty/pdp/spd/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/cai155w10p7b011c2
good deal to use the amex offer 50 off 299
Common sense is not common enough

Offline TimT

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 18547
  • Total likes: 1291
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11369 on: December 06, 2017, 08:59:15 PM »
good deal to use the amex offer 50 off 299
Is that offer still out there ?