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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 #12165 on: November 29, 2019, 02:27:57 PM »
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« Reply #12166 on: November 29, 2019, 02:43:51 PM »
One more question @Yisroel Tech, How does it compare to this?
https://www.staples.com/hp-pavilion-desktop-590-p0036-8th-generation-intel-core-i5-8400-processor/product_24390224

(I know it's out of stock now, I ordered it already but can always return)

Thanks again!
The HP one is a bit better, due to a newer gen processer.

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« Reply #12167 on: November 29, 2019, 02:55:14 PM »
The HP one is a bit better, due to a newer gen processer.
Thanks man! Will order that one instead.

Just to make sure, I will use it primarily to run my online store, tons of tabs at the same time, and for QuickBooks,
This should be just fine, correct?


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« Reply #12168 on: November 29, 2019, 03:00:40 PM »
Thanks man! Will order that one instead.

Just to make sure, I will use it primarily to run my online store, tons of tabs at the same time, and for QuickBooks,
This should be just fine, correct?
It is a very good basic computer, and good for the price.

If you are willing to spend more I'd suggest finding something "better" (mainly with more RAM.)

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« Reply #12169 on: November 30, 2019, 05:57:26 PM »
How about this one: https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-elitebook-850-g5-notebook-pc-customizable-2fh30av-mb
You get 65% off any additional upgrade + additional 10% off with code: BPCBFCMAC10 and 20% off with chase.
I see they only offer 8th gen processor is that  a big con?

after putting together all upgrades I want (touch screen, broadband wireless, best processor listed, webcam, smart-card reader, back-lit keyboard, Wlan card upgrade, Windows 10 pro and maybe some more minor stuff) I am getting it be about $900 after all discounts and after including tax, I'm just wondering if Should spend that much if I can't get last gen Processor?
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« Reply #12170 on: November 30, 2019, 06:23:09 PM »
Great value laptop!
Lenovo s340 449$
Core i7 1065G7
8gb ram 256ssd
15.6 Fhd display
Full keyboard with numpad
https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/8821010/Lenovo-IdeaPad-S340-Laptop-156-Screen/
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« Reply #12171 on: November 30, 2019, 07:24:17 PM »
What are the big differences between this and the i7 Dan has been posting?
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-15t-8qq67av-1

And is the i7 that much better than the i5 for web browsing with multiple tabs open and Excel use?
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« Reply #12172 on: November 30, 2019, 07:56:08 PM »
Can someone give me a breakdown of the difference between HP laptop models: HP T models (guess this is the cheapest make, budget friendly)
pavillion, envy, & elitebook?
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What are the big differences between this and the i7 Dan has been posting?
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-15t-8qq67av-1

hopefully the computer experts will chime in on the new specs:

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10th Gen Intel Core i7 1065G7 processor, 1.3 GHz, up to 3.9 GHz, 8 MB cache, 4 cores+Intel Iris Plus Graphics
12 GB RAM (16GB RAM for $40 more for even more speed)
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256 GB SSD storage+ 16 GB Intel Optane memory (512 GB Intel® SSD + 32 GB Intel Optane memory for $130 more or 1TB SSD for $190 more for more storage space)
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« Reply #12174 on: November 30, 2019, 09:35:28 PM »
Any recommendations for a smaller laptop. Like a 12 inch netbook or something. Not a chromebook
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« Reply #12178 on: December 01, 2019, 05:55:52 PM »
Much better than the Mx 2? Haven’t had any issues w that and was much cheaper.
I had the MX. Big upgrade.
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« Reply #12179 on: December 01, 2019, 05:56:24 PM »
I had the MX. Big upgrade.
How so? Do you take advantage of programming ?