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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 #11565 on: May 01, 2018, 01:05:48 AM »
For this computer it makes no difference, because the generous folks at Dell neglected to include any access doors at all. Come to think of it, if I already have to open it up, maybe I should throw in some RAM as well..

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« Reply #11566 on: May 01, 2018, 11:50:07 PM »
How do chromebooks compare to laptops, they sound much more suited for someone on the go

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« Reply #11567 on: May 02, 2018, 12:32:57 AM »
How do chromebooks compare to laptops, they sound much more suited for someone on the go
Compare in what way? A laptop is much better. Chromebooks are only useful if you have constant access to Internet. And only need to do basic stuff. Honestly I don't know why someone would get one and not a HP stream or similar that's a regular PC.
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« Reply #11568 on: May 02, 2018, 12:34:23 AM »
Compare in what way? A laptop is much better. Chromebooks are only useful if you have constant access to Internet. And only need to do basic stuff. Honestly I don't know why someone would get one and not a HP stream or similar that's a regular PC.
It's about the specs, not the name. You can have a chromebook with better specs then a normal laptop
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« Reply #11569 on: May 02, 2018, 12:47:08 AM »
It's about the specs, not the name. You can have a chromebook with better specs then a normal laptop
Yes but do Chromebooks have any apps that require laptop-like specs?
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« Reply #11570 on: May 02, 2018, 12:50:17 AM »
Lenovo Flex 5 15.6" 2-in-1 Laptop: i5-7200U, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD $449.99 from Office Depot
Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ((7th Gen)
15.6" 1920x1080 Touchscreen IPS Display
8GB DDR4 Memory
1TB HDD
Intel HD Graphics 620
1x USB 3.0 Type-C
2 x USB 3.0
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WiFi + Bluetooth 4.1
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« Reply #11571 on: May 02, 2018, 12:53:26 AM »
Lenovo Flex 5 15.6" 2-in-1 Laptop: i5-7200U, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD $449.99 from Office Depot
Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ((7th Gen)
15.6" 1920x1080 Touchscreen IPS Display
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« Reply #11572 on: May 02, 2018, 09:01:44 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Laptop: i5 8250U, 256GB M.2 SSD, MX130 GPU $636.99  w/ promo code 50OFF699

Intel Core i5-8250U Quad Core 1.6 GHz (3.4 GHz Turbo; 6MB Cache)
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« Reply #11573 on: May 06, 2018, 11:26:53 AM »
How can I tell if this has room for me to add an HDD?
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« Reply #11574 on: May 06, 2018, 12:22:52 PM »
Is this worth the money?
129$

11.6" Convertible Touchscreen Laptop, Windows 10 Home, Office 365 Personal 1-Year Subscription Included ($69.99 Value), Intel Processor, 32GB storage, Front camera with 8 hour battery
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« Reply #11575 on: May 06, 2018, 12:57:37 PM »
Lenovo Flex 5 15.6" 2-in-1 Laptop: i5-7200U, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD $449.99 from Office Depot
Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ((7th Gen)
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$529 now, how good of a deal is it now?
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« Reply #11576 on: May 07, 2018, 11:13:12 PM »
Lookin for a budget netbook just for surfing and typing. Under $200. Recommendations?
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« Reply #11577 on: May 08, 2018, 01:46:38 AM »
Is this worth the money?
129$

11.6" Convertible Touchscreen Laptop, Windows 10 Home, Office 365 Personal 1-Year Subscription Included ($69.99 Value), Intel Processor, 32GB storage, Front camera with 8 hour battery
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32 kb of memory and a 32 gb hard drive. I don't see how it would work.

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