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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 #11920 on: March 27, 2019, 06:01:19 PM »
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« Reply #11921 on: March 31, 2019, 06:36:21 AM »
Cheap device for online coding?
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« Reply #11922 on: March 31, 2019, 12:40:45 PM »
Cheap device for online coding?

Chromebook.
Then install Ubuntu on it and dual boot.

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« Reply #11923 on: April 02, 2019, 01:22:25 AM »
Looking for a good fast laptop, for browser, powerpoint, a lot of google earth useage and quickbooks? TIA

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« Reply #11925 on: April 03, 2019, 09:38:14 AM »
Coupons avlb for dell.com

Coupon Code: 50off499
$50 off
$499 or more
 
Coupon Code: 100off999
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Coupon Code: 200off1599
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« Reply #11926 on: April 13, 2019, 11:45:45 PM »
How do acer laptops compare to other brands with the same specs? I saw this acer from B&H and they recommend it as an expert pick.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1418259-REG/acer_nx_gtcaa_009_a515_51g_53f6_i5_8250u_8gb_256ssd.html

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« Reply #11927 on: April 15, 2019, 05:04:43 PM »
Lenovo has the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) - Black on sale for $1063 with promo code THINKTAXTIME.

Processor : Intel® Core™ i5-8250U (1.60GHz, up to 3.40GHz with Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
Operating System : Windows 10 Home 64
Operating System Language : Windows 10 Home 64 English
Memory : 8 GB (Onboard)
Hard Drive : 256 GB SSD PCIe
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« Reply #11929 on: April 23, 2019, 09:22:32 AM »
How would you compare the last 2 Dell deals?

https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/dell/inspiron-15-7000-core-i5-256gb-ssd-laptop-599-99-shipped-299-off-coupon-low-467-89-business-platinum-cardholders

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« Reply #11930 on: April 29, 2019, 08:55:51 PM »
Any ideas for a laptop under $200. For basic browsing and document editing. Not a Chromebook.

Can be refurbished.
So far I can only think of the hp stream.

Does it make sense to get this old laptop
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002QQ8EKO/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8
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« Reply #11933 on: April 30, 2019, 04:01:12 PM »
But whats the second 1 a I3 5 or 7?
i dont see it in the specifications
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« Reply #11934 on: April 30, 2019, 10:57:34 PM »
None - it's not an intel, it's an AMD processor.

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« Reply #11935 on: May 02, 2019, 04:04:13 PM »
Any ideas for a laptop under $200. For basic browsing and document editing. Not a Chromebook.

Can be refurbished.
So far I can only think of the hp stream.

Does it make sense to get this old laptop
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002QQ8EKO/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8
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« Reply #11936 on: May 02, 2019, 04:16:24 PM »
I need a laptop just for Microsoft word, nothing else... can be open box. What’s the cheapest option out there?

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« Reply #11937 on: May 06, 2019, 12:08:44 AM »
Any deals/recommendations for a 17" laptop?

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« Reply #11939 on: May 15, 2019, 10:36:33 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Core i5 512GB SSD Laptop For $599.99 Shipped After $300 Off Coupon; As Low As $467.89 For Business Platinum Cardholder is this good?”deal?
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