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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)


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


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


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 #12585 on: July 27, 2020, 12:45:14 AM »
I was pointing out that it's a good deal, but there have been better ones popping up, so you should make an informed decision. :)
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12586 on: July 27, 2020, 03:25:52 PM »
Any good Dell deals on laptops just above $600 to take advantage of the Amex offer before 7.31?
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« Reply #12587 on: July 31, 2020, 10:49:23 AM »
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Laptop i5-1035G1 15.6" 1080p IPS Touchscreen 16GB, 512GB SSD $599
Intel Core i5-1035G1 1.00 GHz up to 3.60 GHz
Windows 10 Home
15.6 Full HD IPS touchscreen (1920 x 1080) multi-touch support
16GB DDR4 3200 MHz
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« Reply #12588 on: July 31, 2020, 11:16:53 AM »
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen7, 14" FHD IPS, i5-10210U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, W10 Pro $879.99 from Lenevo via eBay
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« Reply #12589 on: August 04, 2020, 11:47:06 AM »
Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop The price has dropped to $881.99 in cart
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H (12MB Cache, up to 5.0 GHz, 6 cores)
15.6 inch FHD(1920x1080) 300nits WVA Anti-Glare LED Backlit Display(non-touch), 60Hz refresh rate
Windows 10 Home
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6
16GB DDR4-2933MHz
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
Backlit Keyboard