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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 #11535 on: April 10, 2018, 05:24:49 PM »
Dell XPS13 Laptop: i7-8550U, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, 13.3" 1080p $899.99 from Dell via eBay

Specs:
Intel Core i7-8550U Processor (8th Gen)
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8GB LPDDR3 1866MHz Ram
256GB PCIe Solid State Drive
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« Reply #11537 on: April 17, 2018, 08:44:12 PM »
Can someone rate this laptop please. For normal office kind of work. Thanks.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-320-15abr-15-6-laptop-amd-a12-series-8gb-memory-amd-radeon-r7-1tb-hard-drive-platinum-gray/6175415.p?skuId=6175415
It is subpar in almost every category (built quality, not FHD, lower than i5 CPU, no SSD, no backlit keyboard, and - I think - somewhat mediocre battery life), but for the price it is pretty decent, and it will work pretty good for simple work.

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« Reply #11538 on: April 18, 2018, 12:19:36 PM »
It is subpar in almost every category (built quality, not FHD, lower than i5 CPU, no SSD, no backlit keyboard, and - I think - somewhat mediocre battery life), but for the price it is pretty decent, and it will work pretty good for simple work.
appreciate it. Thanks

bet. that one and www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-Aspire-5-15-6-Full-HD-1080p-7th-Gen-Intel-Core-i3-7100U-8GB-DDR4-1TB-HDD-Windows-10-Home-A515-51-35/184160823?u1=08ab6cf8432811e89358f6f2c7d713a00INT&oid=223073.1&wmlspartner=lw9MynSeamY&sourceid=14157727510782174697&affillinktype=10&veh=aff

which would you reccomend?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11540 on: April 21, 2018, 11:01:44 PM »
Are there any decent deals on a 256ssd i5 or i7 laptop.

My laptop wouldn't turn on last week. I did a static test but power was showing even with ac adapter connected. I'm wondering if it's a motherboard issue.
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« Reply #11541 on: April 22, 2018, 04:23:25 PM »
BJs has Lenovo IdeaPad 720S 15.6" Laptop (81AC0003US) on sale for $699.99.

Specs
15.6" 1920 x1080 IPS Anti-Glare Display
Intel Core i5-7300HQ Quad-Core Processor (7th Gen Kaby Lake)
8GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
256GB PCIe Solid State Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Graphics Card
Backlit keyboard, Fingerprint reader
JBL Stereo Speakers
WiFi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1
Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
4-Cell 79 WHr Battery (up to 8 hours battery life)
Ports:
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« Reply #11542 on: April 24, 2018, 12:57:56 PM »
Which is better:
http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-7000-gaming/spd/inspiron-15-7567-laptop/fncwf514h @$625+tax


https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-A515-51G-515J/dp/B075KCJHMD/ref=sr_1_1? @$600+tax

also neither comes with both vga and hdmi. can i use a usb to vga as a way to keep my dual monitor setup?
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« Reply #11544 on: April 25, 2018, 07:43:07 PM »
Lenovo Yoga 720 2-In-1 13.3" Touch Screen Laptop (81C3000LUS) $599.99 from Best Buy
Specs
Intel Core i5-8250U Quad-Core Mobile Processor
13.3" 1920x1080 IPS LED Backlit Display w/ Built-In 720p HD Webcam/2 Microphones
256GB PCIe Solid State Drive SSD
8GB DDR4 RAM
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« Reply #11545 on: April 25, 2018, 07:48:26 PM »
Lenovo - Yoga 920 2-in-1 13.9" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Bronze $999 from Best Buy
$1199 from Amazon
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