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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
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« Reply #11644 on: June 06, 2018, 09:17:07 PM »
Lenovo has a better processor, but for those things, the cheaper is enough.
Better processor?

Lenovo has a Celeron N3350 vs. an i3 in the Dell.

Dell is much better.

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« Reply #11645 on: June 06, 2018, 09:25:48 PM »
Better processor?

Lenovo has a Celeron N3350 vs. an i3 in the Dell.

Dell is much better.
That link is a 8th gen i5

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11646 on: June 06, 2018, 11:13:57 PM »
Between LenoUA8548vo, Dell, HP is there any area that one stands out over the rest ?
For all of them, it really depends on the specific line and model. For budget devices, Lenovo is usually a cheaper built quality and experience.
Lenovo has very good keyboards
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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« Reply #11647 on: June 06, 2018, 11:15:29 PM »
Lenovo has very good keyboard
On ThinkPads at least. Not on all lines.

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« Reply #11648 on: June 06, 2018, 11:50:07 PM »
Better processor?

Lenovo has a Celeron N3350 vs. an i3 in the Dell.

Dell is much better.
So you're saying to get the Dell?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11649 on: June 07, 2018, 12:06:43 AM »
So you're saying to get the Dell?
Seems that your first link is OOS so it gives a suggestion so everyone gets a different one... so not sure to what you've really tried to compare it...

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« Reply #11650 on: June 07, 2018, 12:11:13 AM »
This.
Maybe this https://www.ebay.com/i/382376731178?rmvSB=true
Seems that your first link is OOS so it gives a suggestion so everyone gets a different one... so not sure to what you've really tried to compare it...

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« Reply #11651 on: June 07, 2018, 01:51:16 AM »
This.
The selected item is out of stock.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11652 on: June 07, 2018, 08:38:58 AM »
The selected item is out of stock.
It's the one you recommended someone up thread, just wanna know what's the better option. Any big difference.

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« Reply #11653 on: June 07, 2018, 08:43:43 AM »
It's the one you recommended someone up thread, just wanna know what's the better option. Any big difference.

Well, I posted the link. But that link is not available anymore so I'm not able to see the device you are trying to compare it to

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« Reply #11654 on: June 07, 2018, 08:49:15 AM »

Well, I posted the link. But that link is not available anymore so I'm not able to see the device you are trying to compare it to
Oh, sorry.
It's a New Acer Aspire 5 15.6" fhd Intel core i3-7100u 2.4 GHz 8gb ddr4  1 TB HDD win 10.
Hope this is enough info.
Thanks