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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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« Reply #12030 on: August 13, 2019, 01:27:03 AM »
Is this a good laptop for an everyday use for the basics, uploads downloads, basic internet work, from printing and storing pics and documents. Running multiple tabs at once.
 And preferably something that's is fast, hate a slow processor.

 Decent price?
I have a 14% coupon to use on top of this if that should make a difference in making me buy it, coupon doesn't have a cap, can be used for whatever.

$389 after $100 Visa Gc.

https://deals.dell.com/en-us/mpp/productdetail/2rku?prg=1&VEN1=13687113-9064264-4f5jslm8th82vzdwkym2W1wKtrptjtJI&AID=9064264&cjevent=9d788e8abd8711e9802a04240a240611&dgc=ss&dgseg=DHS&VEN3=151404668050012846&cid=249221&lid=63964&acd=12309249221639640

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« Reply #12031 on: August 13, 2019, 07:25:11 AM »


Is this a good laptop for an everyday use for the basics, uploads downloads, basic internet work, from printing and storing pics and documents. Running multiple tabs at once.
 And preferably something that's is fast, hate a slow processor.

 Decent price?
I have a 14% coupon to use on top of this if that should make a difference in making me buy it, coupon doesn't have a cap, can be used for whatever.

$389 after $100 Visa Gc.

https://deals.dell.com/en-us/mpp/productdetail/2rku?prg=1&VEN1=13687113-9064264-4f5jslm8th82vzdwkym2W1wKtrptjtJI&AID=9064264&cjevent=9d788e8abd8711e9802a04240a240611&dgc=ss&dgseg=DHS&VEN3=151404668050012846&cid=249221&lid=63964&acd=12309249221639640

@Yisroel Tech

This is a good match for what you need.
The processor is a good processor.

It really depends on how many tabs you will be running at once.

Cons of this laptop.
HD screen
WiFi chip isn't that great (not sure you will even notice it)

For $389 it's a good deal.

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« Reply #12032 on: August 13, 2019, 04:20:12 PM »

This is a good match for what you need.
The processor is a good processor.

It really depends on how many tabs you will be running at once.

Cons of this laptop.
HD screen
WiFi chip isn't that great (not sure you will even notice it)

For $389 it's a good deal.
Thanks, what do you mean by HD screen? And wifi chip not good, means the wifi going to go on and off when connected? Not a steady connection?
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« Reply #12033 on: August 13, 2019, 04:25:10 PM »
Thanks, what do you mean by HD screen? And wifi chip not good, means the wifi going to go on and off when connected? Not a steady connection?
HD is usually 1366x768 pixels in a screen vs FHD which is 1920x1080. FHD is common these days and is clear. HD isnt as clear so it might bother you.
WiFi chip not that great, is that it isnt amazing specs. its on the lower end of the specs for WiFi. if you stream videos and its slow that is probably your point of failure.  wont fail just not as good.
 

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« Reply #12034 on: August 13, 2019, 05:19:09 PM »
HD is usually 1366x768 pixels in a screen vs FHD which is 1920x1080. FHD is common these days and is clear. HD isnt as clear so it might bother you.
WiFi chip not that great, is that it isnt amazing specs. its on the lower end of the specs for WiFi. if you stream videos and its slow that is probably your point of failure.  wont fail just not as good.
 
Gotchya, once I'm spending money will be willing to spend some more on something that will work for all instances.
 Would stream live games on it(baseball,football,BB), would want a clear crisp screen and a fast wifi connection, same way I would want a fast processor, not always going to be at home with a Cat5 wire connected to the laptop.
 Guess I'll have to look further, thanks.

 Out of curiosity when would one want an i7 or i9 vs an i5?
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« Reply #12035 on: August 15, 2019, 10:58:00 AM »
HD is usually 1366x768 pixels in a screen vs FHD which is 1920x1080. FHD is common these days and is clear. HD isnt as clear so it might bother you.
WiFi chip not that great, is that it isnt amazing specs. its on the lower end of the specs for WiFi. if you stream videos and its slow that is probably your point of failure.  wont fail just not as good.
 
This any better?
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/dell/dell-inspiron-15-6-core-i7-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-laptop-just-527-99-stacking-422-off-low-375-19-business-platinum-cardholders/

 As well is it so old school to have the ability to run a cd from the actual computer? Nowadays the standard is w/o a cd drive.
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« Reply #12036 on: August 15, 2019, 11:27:52 AM »
This any better?
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/dell/dell-inspiron-15-6-core-i7-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-laptop-just-527-99-stacking-422-off-low-375-19-business-platinum-cardholders/

 As well is it so old school to have the ability to run a cd from the actual computer? Nowadays the standard is w/o a cd drive.
Much better, I doubt it has a CD drive.

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« Reply #12037 on: August 15, 2019, 11:30:52 AM »
Much better, I doubt it has a CD drive.
Is it a fantastic deal or If I could wait until Nov, then I should?

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« Reply #12038 on: August 15, 2019, 11:43:25 AM »
Is it a fantastic deal or If I could wait until Nov, then I should?
at $375 its an amazing deal.
very hard to get those specs under $500

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« Reply #12039 on: August 15, 2019, 01:07:50 PM »
Which is better - this one,

https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/dell/dell-inspiron-15-6-core-i7-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-laptop-just-527-99-stacking-422-off-low-375-19-business-platinum-cardholders/

or this one?

https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-15t-value-5jr88av-1

They come out to be about the same price for me ($500), so just want whichever is a better buy.  Not a heavy laptop user...
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« Reply #12040 on: August 15, 2019, 01:11:28 PM »
anyone have a plat biz they wouldn't mind purchasing on card and I will QP the money?
with the other savings, so that I get it for $375..?

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« Reply #12041 on: August 15, 2019, 01:57:55 PM »
at $375 its an amazing deal.
very hard to get those specs under $500
Thanks, I think I'll grab this one for $375.

 
Much better, I doubt it has a CD drive.
I guess I'll have to do without it.


This is a good match for what you need.
The processor is a good processor.

It really depends on how many tabs you will be running at once.

Cons of this laptop.
HD screen
WiFi chip isn't that great (not sure you will even notice it)

For $389 it's a good deal.
Or can get 3 of these, and each one at $296, wonder if I should buy if I like keep and if not flip ?
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« Reply #12042 on: August 15, 2019, 03:38:56 PM »
Which is better - this one,

https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/dell/dell-inspiron-15-6-core-i7-1tb-hdd-128gb-ssd-laptop-just-527-99-stacking-422-off-low-375-19-business-platinum-cardholders/

or this one?

https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-15t-value-5jr88av-1

They come out to be about the same price for me ($500), so just want whichever is a better buy.  Not a heavy laptop user...
overall the dell is a better deal

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« Reply #12043 on: August 15, 2019, 03:49:05 PM »
overall the dell is a better deal
Nice aviator, and to bad its dead now.
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« Reply #12044 on: August 15, 2019, 03:51:37 PM »
Nice aviator, and to bad its dead now.

Do you mean avatar?  If not, I don't get it.