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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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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12255 on: March 13, 2020, 12:32:06 AM »
In the market for an ultraportable.

Hows this deal:

https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-spectre-laptop-13t-4fj31av-1

Any other deals out there that I should consider? I need <3 lbs, i5 or higher with usb C charging.

Trying to keep this below $800
Dell has the XPS 13 2019 version, touch i5-10 8GB, on sale for <$800 with code LTXPSRTAFF. 2 day free shipping. One of the best reviewed laptops of all time.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/xps-13-laptop/spd/xps-13-7390-laptop/xn7390dsreRT?AID=1225267&cjevent=4e46deab64e311ea8297006c0a24060f&gacd=9694607-23736398-5750457-266319267-127795103&dgc=af&VEN1=12578053-1225267-4e0bf7a264e311eab670b68119af0b0a0INT&dclid=CNDyo-LOlugCFVYLDAodfsMEaA

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« Reply #12256 on: March 16, 2020, 12:50:19 AM »
Looking for an ultra slim laptop factory refurbished is fine

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« Reply #12257 on: March 22, 2020, 03:38:03 PM »
Looking for a desktop replacement that can handle telehealth video well. It would be plugged in to power, keyboard, and monitor 95% of the time (can also get external webcam). Don't care much for size, screen quality, touch, or weight, mostly looking for something that can last, has good specs that can handle video well (or that I can upgrade ram/HD), and is well priced 500-1k. TIA!

P.S. I think the Acer Nitro posted earlier wouldve probably been good but its OOS. still doing research up for suggestions.
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« Reply #12259 on: March 26, 2020, 05:46:21 PM »
Looking for a 13-14" laptop I the $500-$700 range
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« Reply #12260 on: March 26, 2020, 06:14:18 PM »
Looking for a 13-14" laptop I the $500-$700 range
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Find someone reselling the black Friday deal

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« Reply #12261 on: March 27, 2020, 12:56:43 AM »
Looking for a 13-14" laptop I the $500-$700 range
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Acer Aspire 5, 14" Full HD, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U, 8GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Windows 10 Home $569
Display: 14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen LED-backlit Display
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« Reply #12263 on: April 02, 2020, 11:05:38 PM »
Any good chromebook deals out there? Need to add to my device count with all the home schooling and working from home going on.

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« Reply #12266 on: April 05, 2020, 03:21:52 PM »
There appears to be a severe shortage of Chromebooks right now


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« Reply #12268 on: April 08, 2020, 01:54:55 PM »
LENOVO IdeaPad S340 Laptop, 15.6" Screen, Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD $579.99!

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« Reply #12269 on: April 08, 2020, 03:01:51 PM »
LENOVO IdeaPad S340 Laptop, 15.6" Screen, Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD $579.99!

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