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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 #11850 on: December 14, 2018, 09:59:05 AM »
Dell G5 Gaming Laptop 15.6" Full HD, Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD Storage, 8GB RAM, Windows 10
For $699.00
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dell-G5-Gaming-Laptop-15-6-Full-HD-Intel-Core-i7-8750H-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-4GB-1TB-HDD-128GB-SSD-Storage-8GB-RAM-Windows-10-Beijing-Red-G5587-/632628379?u1=&oid=223073.1&wmlspartner=CPqWkHwkNyo&sourceid=05078015294208223722&affillinktype=10&veh=aff

Mostly OOS, but you may be able to find it with local pickup near your location.
Seems available to me but price is 750 now. How good of a deal is it

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11851 on: December 14, 2018, 10:01:57 AM »
Seems available to me but price is 750 now. How good of a deal is it
The deal in itself is still a good one, but a laptop with only 8 GB RAM is somewhat of a bummer...

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11852 on: December 14, 2018, 11:02:03 AM »
The deal in itself is still a good one, but a laptop with only 8 GB RAM at that price is somewhat of a bummer...

FTFY
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11853 on: December 14, 2018, 12:43:09 PM »
FTFY
Don't agree with you.
8GB is a bummer no matter what and at that price it's pathetic.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11854 on: December 16, 2018, 10:59:45 AM »
Couldn't find exact appropriate thread so will post here .
Looking for a 27"  monitor for my office . What is the best of these 3 can someone help me choose?
1) https://express.google.com/u/0/product/503979255248888644_6396805163781676999_125181302
2) https://www.pcrichard.com/catalog/catalog-product.jsp?prodId=27ER&gclid=CjwKCAiAjNjgBRAgEiwAGLlf2r2CRgvDHXRwYlbqfeBI_Fzu8QFLvpuDOxkr2RaIdNqAd7RVK3FNQhoCbkkQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
3)https://www.staples.com/dell-s2719h-27-led-monitor-hdmi-2-x-watt-speakers-1920-x-1080/product_24330113



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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11855 on: December 16, 2018, 06:08:52 PM »
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-envy-x360-15-cn0013nr

Code ENVYTAKE25

$787.49 + tax

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11856 on: December 17, 2018, 03:57:35 PM »
looking for a laptop for $400 with dvd drive and 8 gb memory
intel i3 or greater

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11858 on: December 30, 2018, 12:44:21 PM »
Looking for a 14' or smaller with i5 or greater, 8gb ram. Anyone seen anything good?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11859 on: January 10, 2019, 06:11:51 PM »
Thank you. The current 65W im using dosent charge the Laptop, but the Laptop works when plugged in ( when I click on the Battery Icon, it says plugged in but not charging) Is that a prob with the charger or the computer?

I having the same problem. Any ideas of how to fix it?

Would someone have an extra charger for me to try out to see if the charger is the problem.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11860 on: January 14, 2019, 02:11:30 PM »
Looking for 17 inch laptop. I3 or higher, good deal

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11861 on: Yesterday at 04:01:32 PM »
Any recommendations on a store that's good to shop for a laptop?
I have Amex offers 10% back on Dell, if that should make any difference.

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« Reply #11863 on: Yesterday at 06:47:35 PM »
What's the difference between Windows 10 home and Windows 10 pro?

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