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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 #12135 on: November 25, 2019, 06:05:32 PM »
Pretty solid laptop deal:

ASUS VivoBook 15 X512FA-BI7A
$499.99
https://www.ebay.com/itm/202807946607
(or BestBuy directly)

Specs:
  • 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U (admittedly not current gen)
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD (admittedly not big storage)
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) display

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12136 on: November 27, 2019, 11:31:52 PM »
Best sub-400 laptop deal from BF?

Anything with FHD screen, SSD and backlit keyboard, with decent power for day-to-day use?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12137 on: November 28, 2019, 08:09:09 AM »
Best sub-400 laptop deal from BF?

Anything with FHD screen, SSD and backlit keyboard, with decent power for day-to-day use?
Unlikely you are gonna find SSD, FHD, and Backlit keyboard all in one deal for sub-$400...

The closest (and actually great deal) would be this deal (with the FHD, and Backlit Keyboard upgrades) but only if you have the Chase Offer https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/hp/hp-15-6%e2%80%b3-10th-gen-core-i5-256gb-ssd-laptop-419-99-shipped-330-black-friday-savings-just-335-99-chase-offers/

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12138 on: November 28, 2019, 09:02:57 AM »
Best sub-400 laptop deal from BF?

Anything with FHD screen, SSD and backlit keyboard, with decent power for day-to-day use?
Maybe this one from Costco https://www.costco.com/dell-inspiron-15-3000-touchscreen-laptop---8th-gen-intel-core-i3-8145u---1080p.product.100526297.html (but it is only i3).

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12139 on: November 28, 2019, 12:10:30 PM »
Is this a good deal?

eatures:
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (2x2/160) Gig+ and Bluetooth 5
Fingerprint Reader
B&O Audio with Dual Speakers
1x HDMI 1.4
$500

https://www.costco.com/hp-pavilion-x360-14%22-touchscreen-2-in-1-laptop----10th-gen-intel-core-i5---1080p.product.100513753.html

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12140 on: November 28, 2019, 12:21:59 PM »
Is this a good deal?

eatures:
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (2x2/160) Gig+ and Bluetooth 5
Fingerprint Reader
B&O Audio with Dual Speakers
1x HDMI 1.4
$500

https://www.costco.com/hp-pavilion-x360-14%22-touchscreen-2-in-1-laptop----10th-gen-intel-core-i5---1080p.product.100513753.html
Sure (but of course only if you want a 14")

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12141 on: November 28, 2019, 12:30:10 PM »
Sure (but of course only if you want a 14")
Yeah. I need lightweight at a good price. Like around 3lbs or less

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12142 on: November 28, 2019, 12:40:27 PM »
Yeah. I need lightweight at a good price. Like around 3lbs or less
I believe this one is more like 3.5 Lbs. So...

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12143 on: November 28, 2019, 03:38:41 PM »
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-envy-x360-laptop-15t-touch-6ww67av-1  $522 with code
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-pavilion-laptop-15t-7me17av-1 $484

This should be as good of a deal as the other hp deal if not better i would think... will let the pros chime in.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12144 on: November 28, 2019, 04:28:19 PM »
Any deal out there for a 13" (preferably) or 14" lightweight laptop which is "travelable"? 
I prefer (no comments  ::) ) to stay in the $300 range or below.

Based on this thread, SSD a must, i5 or higher.  Thanks.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12145 on: November 28, 2019, 04:30:02 PM »
Any deal out there for a 13" (preferably) or 14" lightweight laptop which is "travelable"? 
I prefer (no comments  ::) ) to stay in the $300 range or below.

Based on this thread, SSD a must, i5 or higher.  Thanks.
No comments it is... Those cost - in deals - $700 and up...

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12146 on: November 28, 2019, 04:40:12 PM »
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-envy-x360-laptop-15t-touch-6ww67av-1  $522 with code
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-pavilion-laptop-15t-7me17av-1 $484

This should be as good of a deal as the other hp deal if not better i would think... will let the pros chime in.
@Yisroel Tech Good deals or am i missing something? 

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« Reply #12147 on: November 28, 2019, 04:54:30 PM »
@Yisroel Tech Good deals or am i missing something?
Certainly good. (The Pavillion i7 is not last gen.)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12148 on: November 28, 2019, 04:56:04 PM »
No comments it is... Those cost - in deals - $700 and up...
She could get a 15 and cut off the bezel on the top

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« Reply #12149 on: November 28, 2019, 06:12:14 PM »
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/3hb8 $399 if you have plat credit +%10= $269  Any good?
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