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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 #12211 on: December 19, 2019, 03:28:19 PM »
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 Ultrabook Laptop is down to $899.10. This a great deal for a truly premium laptop! (This is the laptop @Dan uses!)
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« Reply #12212 on: December 19, 2019, 03:29:30 PM »
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 Ultrabook Laptop is down to $899.10. This a great deal for a truly premium laptop! (This is the laptop @Dan uses!)
Not quite. I use the Yoga X1.
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« Reply #12215 on: December 20, 2019, 03:58:23 AM »
Not quite. I use the Yoga X1.
My bad. I guess my memory from 8 months ago is not as good as I thought! Aside from the monitor flipping all the way around and usable as a tablet, any advantage to the Yoga X1?
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Looking for a standard USB card reader for sd cards and a bonus if it has micro sd as well.
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Looking for a standard USB card reader for sd cards and a bonus if it has micro sd as well.
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« Reply #12218 on: December 28, 2019, 07:34:56 PM »
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Anyone stumbles upon a good Dell i7 or above laptop please post thanks
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« Reply #12222 on: January 30, 2020, 08:54:54 PM »
Anyone stumbles upon a good Dell i7 or above laptop please post thanks

Dell XPS 13 9380 Laptop (i7-8565U 8GB 256GB 13.3" FHD) for $799 with code: LTXPS134AFF
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz, 4 cores)

Intel® UHD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory

8GB LPDDR3 2133MHz

256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

Dell Inspiron 17 3000 17.3" Laptop 10th-Gen (i7-1065G7 16GB 512GB NVMe SSD) $745 with code: 50OFF699
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 3.9 GHz)

Intel® Iris Plus Graphics with shared graphics memory

512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 (i7-10510U 8GB 256GB SSD 14"  FHD) 2-in-1 Laptop $676 with code: 50OFF699
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.9 GHz)

Intel® UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory

256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

8GB, 8Gx1, DDR4, 2666MHz

Dell 15.6" Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 FHD Touch Laptop (i7-8565U 8GB 512GB SSD) $628 with code: FVXWLW
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U processor (1.80 GHz)

Intel® UHD Graphics 620

512 Solid State Drive (PCI-e)

8 GB DDR4
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« Reply #12223 on: January 31, 2020, 01:01:18 AM »
Dell XPS 13 9380 Laptop (i7-8565U 8GB 256GB 13.3" FHD) for $799 with code: LTXPS134AFF
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz, 4 cores)

Intel® UHD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory

8GB LPDDR3 2133MHz

256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

Dell Inspiron 17 3000 17.3" Laptop 10th-Gen (i7-1065G7 16GB 512GB NVMe SSD) $745 with code: 50OFF699
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 3.9 GHz)

Intel® Iris Plus Graphics with shared graphics memory

512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz

Dell Inspiron 14 5000 (i7-10510U 8GB 256GB SSD 14"  FHD) 2-in-1 Laptop $676 with code: 50OFF699
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.9 GHz)

Intel® UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory

256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

8GB, 8Gx1, DDR4, 2666MHz

Dell 15.6" Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 FHD Touch Laptop (i7-8565U 8GB 512GB SSD) $628 with code: FVXWLW
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U processor (1.80 GHz)

Intel® UHD Graphics 620

512 Solid State Drive (PCI-e)

8 GB DDR4
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« Reply #12224 on: February 01, 2020, 07:53:56 PM »
Bought the Dell Inspiron 15.6″ i7 256GB SSD when it was listed briefly on DansDeals.
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/notebooks/dell-inspiron-15-6-i7-256gb-ssd-just-379-99-shipped-staples/

Turned on once and realized it wasn't what I was looking for and got too busy lately to return or sell it. Available for $500 OBO.