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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 #11460 on: February 14, 2018, 10:52:36 PM »
I'm looking to buy a Macbook Pro with 2TB SSD (like this https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1343162-REG/apple_z0ub_mptr33_bh_macbook_pro_i7_3_1ghz.html for example) but only want to buy it on Amazon (have a crazy GC balance their) but they have no sellers with that amount of storage, how can I get a reputable Amazon seller to list one? table Amazon seller to list one?
Sell your card balance and purchase it on a CC somewhere else?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11461 on: February 14, 2018, 10:58:20 PM »
Sell your card balance and purchase it on a CC somewhere else?
I am not sure how to do that for such large balances

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« Reply #11462 on: February 14, 2018, 11:28:20 PM »
I'm looking to buy a Macbook Pro with 2TB SSD (like this https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1343162-REG/apple_z0ub_mptr33_bh_macbook_pro_i7_3_1ghz.html for example) but only want to buy it on Amazon (have a crazy GC balance their) but they have no sellers with that amount of storage, how can I get a reputable Amazon seller to list one? table Amazon seller to list one?
Isn't this one exactly the same thing? (also this.)
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11463 on: February 18, 2018, 07:06:36 PM »
My laptop just cracked so  I am really desperate for a new one as soon as possible! I just use it for basic word, excel, internet, and team viewer(working remotely at night). ANy suggestion around $350?

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« Reply #11464 on: February 18, 2018, 08:45:11 PM »
The Lenovo ideapad 720s stacks with another 5% off code. Savextra5
  Any better stackable coupons ?

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« Reply #11465 on: February 18, 2018, 08:46:00 PM »
The Lenovo ideapad 720s stacks with another 5% off code. Savextra5
  Any better stackable coupons ?
From Lenovo? (Use visa savings edge, no?)
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« Reply #11466 on: February 18, 2018, 08:47:30 PM »
From Lenovo? (Use visa savings edge, no?)
Possible to do with amex card ? I would rather amex warranty then visa savings edge

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« Reply #11467 on: February 18, 2018, 08:52:39 PM »
Possible to do with amex card ? I would rather amex warranty then visa savings edge
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« Reply #11468 on: February 18, 2018, 08:58:53 PM »
;)

It was running with the 5% the last week or so on all deal sites.
Cool. Didnít know that. I only looked at dansdeals. I actually played around myself and tried it.
 Now that your on the line:), is this a good deal ? Is it on sale because their coming out with a new generation in the near future ?

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« Reply #11469 on: February 18, 2018, 09:02:11 PM »
Cool. Didnít know that. I only looked at dansdeals. I actually played around myself and tried it.
 Now that your on the line:), is this a good deal ? Is it on sale because their coming out with a new generation in the near future ?
Obviously, it is a good deal for what it is, and it is a good device.

It is certainly possible that this is the reason for the discount. But consider that even this one is fully up to date with the 8th gen CPU. And also that the new model isn't gonna run even nearly this cheap...

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« Reply #11470 on: February 18, 2018, 09:06:23 PM »
Obviously, it is a good deal for what it is, and it is a good device.

It is certainly possible that this is the reason for the discount. But consider that even this one is fully up to date with the 8th gen CPU. And also that the new model isn't gonna run even nearly this cheap...
Okay thanx. Going for it..

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« Reply #11471 on: February 18, 2018, 09:13:38 PM »
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.


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« Reply #11474 on: February 25, 2018, 06:11:49 PM »
Anything good now at $500?
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