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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 #12120 on: November 03, 2019, 10:28:25 PM »
What's better a 8th gen i7 or a 10th gen i5?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12121 on: November 03, 2019, 10:57:28 PM »
What's better a 8th gen i7 or a 10th gen i5?
No one could tell you for sure, but they are about the same.

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« Reply #12122 on: November 03, 2019, 11:11:32 PM »
No one could tell you for sure, but they are about the same.
+1
Also there are a few options of each processor, each has different specs. Like 8th gen i7 for laptop has about 10 different processors.
Best comparison would be exact model like i7-8650u vs i5-10210u. Then you can see if one is better, otherwise the general rule is they are the same.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12125 on: November 10, 2019, 06:53:58 PM »
If you return the bag and mouse, totals come to $202 for r3, and $322 for r5.
All aluminum build, 2.4lbs

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« Reply #12126 on: November 18, 2019, 09:44:29 PM »
is this a good deal? just need it for a few weeks a year when traveling for word processing and email...

https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/3dr8

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« Reply #12127 on: November 19, 2019, 01:00:49 AM »
It might do what you need it to, but this can't be considered a good deal

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« Reply #12128 on: November 19, 2019, 08:56:59 AM »
It might do what you need it to, but this can't be considered a good deal
Thank you

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« Reply #12129 on: November 20, 2019, 10:20:02 AM »
(For Costco members only) Great deal on a not-too-expensive laptop that ticks basically all boxes for a good decent machine.

Dell Inspiron 15 3000
$479.99
https://www.costco.com/dell-inspiron-15-3000-series-touchscreen-laptop---10th-gen-intel-core-i5-1035g1---1080p---silver.product.100514988.html

Specs:
  • 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1
  • 12GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • 15.6" Touchscreen LED-Backlit FHD (1920 x1080) Display

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12131 on: November 20, 2019, 08:15:58 PM »
Im just reminding everyone Best Buy has a price match guarantee even after you buy what you want so buy in best buy and then look for the best deal and price match.

Now that I think about it, I guess it means buy a couple of choices you may want (several laptops for example) and whichever ends up the cheapest anywhere youll return the rest
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« Reply #12133 on: November 24, 2019, 10:55:26 AM »
I need a small laptop/chromebook
Between 11-13 inches, need it to work with google sheets(even when not connected to data if it's a cromebook) needs a good pixel ratio, and browsing with a few tabs open (nothing crazy),  thin and light weight. Fast boot up is a major plus (and why I'm thinking chromebook, even though it lacks memory, but bigger issue with cromebook is they all have pixelated screens).
Up to 200$
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« Reply #12134 on: November 24, 2019, 07:24:17 PM »
I need a small laptop/chromebook
Between 11-13 inches, need it to work with google sheets(even when not connected to data if it's a cromebook) needs a good pixel ratio, and browsing with a few tabs open (nothing crazy),  thin and light weight. Fast boot up is a major plus (and why I'm thinking chromebook, even though it lacks memory, but bigger issue with cromebook is they all have pixelated screens).
Up to 200$
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-Aspire-3-14-HD-AMD-A9-9420e-4GB-DDR4-128GB-SSD-Windows-10-in-S-mode-A314-21-91V1/850785996?athcpid=850785996&athpgid=athenaItemPage&athcgid=null&athznid=PWVAV&athieid=v0&athstid=CS020&athguid=e20c890f-928-16e9ff0841db39&athancid=null&athena=true
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