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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 #11610 on: May 29, 2018, 06:03:18 PM »
Looking for a 14" very basic laptop, mainly for word processing and otzar hachachma. No internet even.
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« Reply #11611 on: May 30, 2018, 12:30:40 PM »
HP 15.6" HD Notebook
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor
15.6-inch diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit
12GB DDR4 SDRAM / 2TB Hard Drive
2-year Care Pack is included for extended protection beyond the standard limited warranty.

$579

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« Reply #11612 on: June 04, 2018, 03:13:43 PM »
Dell XPS 15 Touch Laptop: i5-7300HQ,15.6" 4K, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD - $934 w/ coupon code BYD185 from Rakuten

Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor
15.6" 3840x2160 4K UHD InfinityEdge Touchscreen Display
8GB DDR4 Memory
256GB PCIe Solid State Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics
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« Reply #11613 on: June 04, 2018, 03:21:13 PM »

Lenovo Flex 5 Laptop, 15.6" Touch Screen, 8th Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Windows 10
$799.99 $569.99
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Description
15.6" touch screen provides full-HD graphics at 1920 x 1080 resolution.
Powered by 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor.

8GB of memory is available.

1TB (1000GB) hard drive stores a massive amount of files.

Features Wireless-AC (802.11ac) technology for cable-free networking.
4-in-1 memory card reader to transfer files rapidly.

2 USB 3.0 ports and a USB Type-C port for fast data sharing.

720p HD, fixed-focus CMOS webcam with dual digital microphones for video chatting.

Bluetooth and Bluetooth 4.1 technology permits short-range wireless data transfers at up to 30' with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as phones, speakers and printers.

HDMI port lets you view videos and photos on your HDTV (HDMI cable is sold separately).

Wireless Display technology provides a convenient link to your TV.

Backlit keyboard permits use at night without turning on a light.

Built-in fingerprint reader provides secure access to your data.

Stays powered for up to 10 hours.
Runs on Windows 10.

Windows Ink allows the real feel a writing and drawing using a Lenovo Active Pen (sold separately).
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« Reply #11614 on: June 04, 2018, 03:41:41 PM »
Need 8th Gen, i7 and SSD.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11616 on: June 04, 2018, 05:58:36 PM »
Any good deals for a laptop for basic word/browsing? Looking for something in the $350-450 price range. Tia

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11617 on: June 05, 2018, 06:09:11 AM »
Any good deals for a laptop for basic word/browsing? Looking for something in the $350-450 price range. Tia
Maybe this https://www.ebay.com/i/382376731178?rmvSB=true

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« Reply #11618 on: June 05, 2018, 08:19:36 AM »
I am looking for almost the  same laptop as above BUT
would like a 8-10 hour battery - CD drive and backlit keyboard -prefer I-5 BUT would accept I-3-weight does not matter-max $500

if better to wait for back to school promos -I can wait

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« Reply #11619 on: June 05, 2018, 09:08:13 AM »
I am looking for almost the  same laptop as above BUT
would like a 8-10 hour battery - CD drive and backlit keyboard -prefer I-5 BUT would accept I-3-weight does not matter-max $500

if better to wait for back to school promos -I can wait
Long battery life is not usually standard in not-so-expansive laptops, and couples with the other requests it will be hard to find.

If you are willing to pay somewhat more you can look at this https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i5-8250U-GeForce-E5-576G-5762/dp/B075FLBJV7/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=computer09e0-20&linkId=81c6789cc8d5bc44d3a4598a6d4bac98

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11620 on: June 05, 2018, 05:46:52 PM »
Thank you-- I do not see the keyboard as backlit - I may have missed it?---

Also the spec shows
Average Battery Life (in hours)    15 hours --I assume much less with normal use

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11621 on: June 05, 2018, 06:16:44 PM »
What about a used/refurbished laptop just for word, excel use? Can I find something reliable in the 100$ range?

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« Reply #11622 on: June 05, 2018, 07:09:53 PM »
Thank you-- I do not see the keyboard as backlit - I may have missed it?---

Also the spec shows
Average Battery Life (in hours)    15 hours --I assume much less with normal use
In reviewers tests it pulled a good 8-9 hours. Search the model number + battery life.

Backlit I'm myself not sure, but some Amazon reviews shoe it does have.

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« Reply #11623 on: June 05, 2018, 07:10:12 PM »
What about a used/refurbished laptop just for word, excel use? Can I find something reliable in the 100$ range?
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« Reply #11624 on: June 05, 2018, 07:12:09 PM »
In reviewers tests it pulled a good 8-9 hours. Search the model number + battery life.

Backlit I'm myself not sure, but some Amazon reviews shoe it does have.

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