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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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« Reply #12150 on: November 28, 2019, 06:18:09 PM »
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/3hb8 $399   Any good?
Good? Great!

This also fits the bill for:
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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Best BF Deal for 2-in-1 i5+ ?
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« Reply #12154 on: November 28, 2019, 10:50:43 PM »
(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

very similar even in price to the one on DD once you upgrade storage and screen.
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« Reply #12156 on: November 29, 2019, 09:49:53 AM »
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« Reply #12157 on: November 29, 2019, 09:58:38 AM »
Anything comparable to the MS post.
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-17t-7gz70av-1?
I wouldn't take it without the FHD display.

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« Reply #12159 on: November 29, 2019, 10:51:24 AM »
https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/7812405/HP-14-dk0053od-Laptop-14-Screen/


My friend is looking for a cheap (under 200), decent computer with 1920x1080 resolution. Does this fit the bill?

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« Reply #12160 on: November 29, 2019, 11:01:00 AM »
https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/7812405/HP-14-dk0053od-Laptop-14-Screen/


My friend is looking for a cheap (under 200), decent computer with 1920x1080 resolution. Does this fit the bill?
It is not decent, and there is no decent computer for under 200!

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Are Dell's cyber monday deals posted anywhere?
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« Reply #12162 on: November 29, 2019, 11:02:14 AM »
https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/7812405/HP-14-dk0053od-Laptop-14-Screen/


My friend is looking for a cheap (under 200), decent computer with 1920x1080 resolution. Does this fit the bill?
I think we may have the same friend!!!
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« Reply #12164 on: November 29, 2019, 01:55:10 PM »
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 Ultrabook Laptop is down to $1000 with promo code THINKBF1
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