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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 #11505 on: March 20, 2018, 02:39:31 PM »
I have a: Acer Spin 5, 13.3" Full HD Touch, Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, Convertible, SP513-51-55ZR
I loved it!! But I dropped it 2 months ago and since then, it's been working slowly. Any other similar ones on sale now?

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« Reply #11506 on: March 20, 2018, 04:45:10 PM »
I have a: Acer Spin 5, 13.3" Full HD Touch, Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, Convertible, SP513-51-55ZR
I loved it!! But I dropped it 2 months ago and since then, it's been working slowly. Any other similar ones on sale now?

Similar: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834316369
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11508 on: March 25, 2018, 02:04:36 PM »
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834332945

Refurbished: Lenovo ThinkPad X131E Grade B Chromebook Intel Celeron 1007U (1.5 GHz) 4 GB

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« Reply #11510 on: March 25, 2018, 09:11:21 PM »
Dell Member Purchase Program has Dell Inspiron 15 5570 Laptop for $447.36 when you apply the coupon code SAVE17. Shipping is free.

Specs:

15.6" 1920x1080 LED-Backlit Display

Intel i5-8250U 1.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (up to 3.4 GHz)

8GB DDR4 2400 Memory

Intel UHD Graphics 620

1TB Hard Drive

Backlit Keyboard

DVD/CD Combo Drive (Read/Write)

Dual Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

Ports:

2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A

1x USB 2.0

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« Reply #11511 on: March 25, 2018, 09:12:51 PM »
I don't want to put up the link because I don't know how to get my personal shopping cart off of it.

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Is this a good piece at great price ?

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« Reply #11515 on: March 26, 2018, 01:58:28 PM »
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop---15t-best-value-touch-optional-2dx36av-1

Windows 10 Home 64
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor
8 GB memory; 1 TB HDD storage
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« Reply #11516 on: March 27, 2018, 08:41:27 PM »
Dell XPS 13 9360 Laptop $999 from Microsoft

Specs:
Intel Core i7-8550U Processor
13.3" 3200x1800 QHD+ InfinityEdge Touchscreen Display
8GB DDR3 Memory
256GB Solid State Drive
Intel HD Graphics 620
2x USB 3.0
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Backlit Keyboard
60WHr Battery
Window 10 Home or Pro (64 Bit)

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« Reply #11517 on: March 28, 2018, 12:16:34 PM »
looking for some information on the Surface pro, I'm considering getting one.
something like this, or this are these just a waste of money? I don't need anything too powerful, I just think these are really cool and fun.
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« Reply #11518 on: March 28, 2018, 12:29:22 PM »
looking for some information on the Surface pro, I'm considering getting one.
something like this, or this are these just a waste of money? I don't need anything too powerful, I just think these are really cool and fun.
overpriced but good
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« Reply #11519 on: March 28, 2018, 12:30:59 PM »
overpriced but good
look at the first one, doesn't seem terrible. do you have something similar that's good?
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