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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.



Excellent article about the differences between the Intel processor suffixes.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11490 on: March 13, 2018, 04:36:42 PM »
What's the website that aggregates prices on laptops and lets you filter by options?  Posted somewhere in this thread.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11491 on: March 13, 2018, 05:13:32 PM »
This is a nice flowchart:

Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11492 on: March 13, 2018, 07:43:22 PM »
Can a SSD be added to this laptop?
Instead of the HDD? Why not?
money doesn't talk......      it SCREAMS !

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11493 on: March 15, 2018, 04:39:28 PM »
The Dell deal is here again. I think this is the future! (meaning to say a really nice specced laptop for the normal pricing)

The latest gen i7 (which is substantially better than the older ones.) SSD+HDD, and Anti-glare FHD screen.

For $629.99 after coupon code 50OFF499

http://deals.dell.com/productdetail/ymw?prg=1&VEN1=12578053-3796334-70d165f2-e80e-4664-870e-ef75c122931e&AID=3796334&dgc=CJ&DGSeg=DHS&cid=198375&lid=45846&acd=12309198375458460&VEN3=811403923604396767

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11494 on: March 15, 2018, 04:44:34 PM »
The Dell deal is here again. I think this is the future! (meaning to say a really nice specced laptop for the normal pricing)

The latest gen i7 (which is substantially better than the older ones.) SSD+HDD, and Anti-glare FHD screen.

For $629.99 after coupon code 50OFF499

http://deals.dell.com/productdetail/ymw?prg=1&VEN1=12578053-3796334-70d165f2-e80e-4664-870e-ef75c122931e&AID=3796334&dgc=CJ&DGSeg=DHS&cid=198375&lid=45846&acd=12309198375458460&VEN3=811403923604396767

Even better:

http://fave.co/2pexlut

$617.39 after coupon code 50OFF499
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11495 on: March 15, 2018, 04:47:10 PM »
Even better:

http://fave.co/2pexlut

$617.39 after coupon code 50OFF499
Great!

And here you can optionally even add another 4GB of RAM (for $50, but it is worth for someone that cannot add it by themselves, and want some more RAM.)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11496 on: March 15, 2018, 05:38:48 PM »
Great!

And here you can optionally even add another 4GB of RAM (for $50, but it is worth for someone that cannot add it by themselves, and want some more RAM.)
$50 is not very expensive for 4GB DDR4
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11497 on: March 15, 2018, 05:39:38 PM »
Even better:

http://fave.co/2pexlut

$617.39 after coupon code 50OFF499
Is this an excellent deal? And is it better or the same as Black Friday prices?

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« Reply #11498 on: March 15, 2018, 05:46:39 PM »
$50 is not very expensive for 4GB DDR4
Correct, but not cheap either...
Is this an excellent deal? And is it better or the same as Black Friday prices?
It's hard to compare prices, and black Friday isn't coming soon. But this is more "an excellent device" than how cheap it is. It's standard good price for an i7 laptop, but here you're getting latest and greatest specs for a standard laptop.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11499 on: March 15, 2018, 06:48:10 PM »
Even better:

http://fave.co/2pexlut

$617.39 after coupon code 50OFF499
How does this compare to the Dell that was on the MS last week? I ordered but I guess I can return/replace. Worth it?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11500 on: March 15, 2018, 06:50:55 PM »
How does this compare to the Dell that was on the MS last week? I ordered but I guess I can return/replace. Worth it?
It is very similar. This is more "simple, new, and good" vs that one which was a bit older but more powerful internals. I'd say keep it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11501 on: March 15, 2018, 07:21:40 PM »
It is very similar. This is more "simple, new, and good" vs that one which was a bit older but more powerful internals. I'd say keep it.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11502 on: March 20, 2018, 01:06:35 PM »
Even better:

http://fave.co/2pexlut

$617.39 after coupon code 50OFF499
Still alive? Any better deals out there?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11503 on: March 20, 2018, 01:17:04 PM »
Why are these Dell laptops never available at BestBuy?  :'(

Still alive? Any better deals out there?
Sure looks alive by clicking the link.

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« Reply #11504 on: March 20, 2018, 02:34:32 PM »
Looking for a few decent laptops. Only use will be web-based medical record software. An I3 with 250gh HD and 4gb is fine. Any advice? Prefer a 15" screen but 14" and 17" is also fine. Also, windows home is fine.