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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:

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 #11670 on: June 12, 2018, 05:10:25 PM »
Other computers are fine.  I called gotomypc support a while back and they had no answer.  I have just been suffering through. 

I may go with the Dell--its cheaper at Office Depot, although B&H has a better promo on Office 365.

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« Reply #11671 on: June 16, 2018, 07:32:22 PM »
Other computers are fine.  I called gotomypc support a while back and they had no answer.  I have just been suffering through. 

I may go with the Dell--its cheaper at Office Depot, although B&H has a better promo on Office 365.
sounds good

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« Reply #11673 on: June 17, 2018, 03:26:42 PM »
Hi , Bought this for $570 good laptop ? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C7XY7GS/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Good is subjective...

If you want such a small Detachable with LTE capabilities this is an extremely good price.

But if you were just looking for any laptop, this is both not the good device and extremely bad specs for the money.

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« Reply #11676 on: June 20, 2018, 06:18:11 PM »
Dell XPS 13 9360 Laptop Manufacturer Refurbished: i7-8550U, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD $799.99 via eBay

Dell XPS 9360 13.3" Full-HD Laptop
Intel i7-8550U 1.8GHz (4.0GHz with Turbo) Quad-Core Processor
8GB LPDDR3 1866Mhz Memory
256GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive
13.3" Full-HD (1920x1080) InfinityEdge Display
Stereo Speakers Professionally Tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Bluetooth 4.2
Intel 8265 802.11ac 2x2 Wifi
Full-Sized Chiclet Backlit Keyboard
Exterior Chassis Materials: CNC Machined Aluminum, Carbon Fiber Composite Palm Rest with Soft Touch Paint
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« Reply #11677 on: June 20, 2018, 06:20:44 PM »
is this a good deal https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Celeron-Storage-Windows-A114-31-C4HH/dp/B0746NCNSG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAJ7T5BOVUVRD2EFYQ&linkCode=sl1&tag=pzf0b-20&linkId=d8f02ff4bee9fb25b13adc92390218da
When you see the word acer and celeron together you know to stay far away
Unless you only want to spend $170 no matter what...then this might be a good deal.

So to sum up...it is probably a "good deal" but a "bad device", since laptops are not chooclate chips and they cost more then $200...

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« Reply #11678 on: June 20, 2018, 06:39:58 PM »
Unless you only want to spend $170 no matter what...then this might be a good deal.

So to sum up...it is probably a "good deal" but a "bad device", since laptops are not chooclate chips and they cost more then $200...
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« Reply #11679 on: June 20, 2018, 06:56:47 PM »
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« Reply #11680 on: June 20, 2018, 07:03:32 PM »
SCAM!!
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11681 on: June 21, 2018, 01:43:19 PM »
Any thoughts on this Asus?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/263752557495?afepn=5337259887&rmvSB=true

New-ASUS-Vivobook-Flip-14-TP410UA-DH54T-14-034-Touch-i5-8250U-1-6GHz-8GB-256GB-W10

$550 on ebay

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« Reply #11682 on: June 25, 2018, 07:38:37 PM »
BuyDig via Rakuten has Dell XPS 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (XPS9560-5000SLV) on sale for $944 w/ coupon code BYD175.

Specs
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
2x USB 3.0
1 x USB Type-C
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« Reply #11683 on: June 27, 2018, 06:49:16 PM »
Decent deal (although refurbished):
HP Pavilion 15t 1080p Touchscreen laptop Intel Core i7-8550u Quad-Core 12GB RAM 1TB HDD IPS LED Touchscreen
https://shop.pcmag.com/products/hp-pavilion-15t-1080p-touchscreen-laptop-intel-core-i7-8550u-quad-core-12gb-ram-1tb-hdd-ips-led-touchscreen-refurbished?utm_source=techdeals
$599 after coupon SAVE50

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« Reply #11684 on: June 28, 2018, 11:21:55 AM »
How difficult/expensive is it to replace a HD with SSD on a new laptop?