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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 #11955 on: May 28, 2019, 03:21:55 PM »
This is what it says at the link I provided. The XPS i5 processor has 4 Cores, 8 Threads, while the i7 has 2 Cores, 4 Threads. I'm not an expert but my understanding is that processors aren't simply better. They can be better at certain kinds of tasks. For example (don't know this for sure), the 4 cores may make the 8th gen i5 better faster at multiple tasks even though the i7 may be better at a single task.

I'm not an expert but from speaking to people that know it seems that there is more to a computer then just it's specs.

true for most cases, this case in single core and multi core its faster with the 8th gen i5.
read the full thing of the link you sent

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« Reply #11956 on: May 28, 2019, 03:22:21 PM »
Those links aren't working for me.

please try clicking not copying

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11957 on: May 28, 2019, 04:58:26 PM »
for 17 inch laptops
this is a better deal https://store.hp.com/us/en/ConfigureView?catalogId=10051&langId=-1&storeId=10151&urlLangId=&catEntryId=3074457345618816821&quantity=1&color=jet+black
or even this for a little more https://store.hp.com/us/en/ConfigureView?catalogId=10051&langId=-1&storeId=10151&urlLangId=&catEntryId=3074457345619074322&quantity=1


Was trying to click - but now I tried copying, and ironically, that did work.

DO laptops with those kind of specs (maybe with a bigger SSD drive) go on sale for less than that often? Or if I'm waiting for a better deal it's likely I'll be waiting 3-6 months?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11960 on: May 29, 2019, 04:10:10 PM »
If you were picking one, which would you pick? All things considered? Will be used for work, possibly some video work.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11963 on: May 30, 2019, 10:51:28 AM »
If you were picking one, which would you pick? All things considered? Will be used for work, possibly some video work.
the dell computer

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« Reply #11964 on: May 30, 2019, 05:45:57 PM »

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« Reply #11965 on: May 30, 2019, 05:47:55 PM »
Why?
Full HD, decent graphics card, SSD+HDD.

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« Reply #11966 on: June 03, 2019, 11:23:28 PM »
Lenovo Yoga 720 15.6" 4K Laptop: i7-7700HQ, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, GTX 1050 - $825 (regular $949.99)
with eCoupon code 50YOGA50

Specs:
Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor
15.6" 3840x2160 IPS Touchscreen Display
16GB DDR4 2133MHz Memory
256GB Solid State Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Graphics
Backlit Keyboard + Fingerprint Reader
802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Ports:
2x USB 3.0
1x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 /w Thunderbolt 3 (2 Lanes)
1x Audio Combo Jack
72 WHr 6-Cell Li-Polymer Battery
4.4 lbs
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11968 on: June 04, 2019, 04:53:16 PM »
If I ordered this already, any way to get the discount, or better to just order again and return the first one?

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« Reply #11969 on: June 04, 2019, 04:56:06 PM »
Yes 99.9% sure dell price matches if price changes within 30 days. Just make sure to contact them asap
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