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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 #12630 on: October 22, 2020, 11:17:46 PM »
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (14Ē) laptop for $899.99 from Lenovo
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12631 on: October 26, 2020, 03:02:33 PM »
Dell has forever had their Vestro line at about 50% off.
Are these considered a good deal?
And what are the pros and cons of this model?

Any input is appreciated.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12632 on: October 26, 2020, 03:46:20 PM »
Dell has forever had their Vestro line at about 50% off.
Are these considered a good deal?
And what are the pros and cons of this model?

Any input is appreciated.
Which model?


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« Reply #12634 on: October 26, 2020, 06:08:44 PM »
https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/all-deals/vostro-14-5401-laptop/spd/vostro-14-5401-laptop/cav145w10p2c4106


https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-laptops-and-notebooks/vostro-15-5501-laptop/spd/vostro-15-5501-laptop/cav155w10p2c7001p

These are just examples
I thought you were referring to a specific model because you said "this model"..
Overall those look like pretty good deals. A good deal is only good if you need that type of specs, what's your use case and price range?

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« Reply #12635 on: October 26, 2020, 06:54:19 PM »
I thought you were referring to a specific model because you said "this model"..
Overall those look like pretty good deals. A good deal is only good if you need that type of specs, what's your use case and price range?
price range is like 500-600 (dell credits)
Need something that can move fast with heavy files open, has lots of memory. And thatís it

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« Reply #12636 on: October 26, 2020, 07:39:22 PM »
Need something that can move fast with heavy files open, has lots of memory. And thatís it
You would have to be a bit more specific.

Anyway I would recommend to wait for black friday. If you need something now then get something like this: (it's a 14 inch)
https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/all-deals/vostro-14-5401-laptop/spd/vostro-14-5401-laptop/cav145w10p2c4106

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« Reply #12637 on: October 26, 2020, 07:53:19 PM »
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 for $1000. Regular price is $1800!
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« Reply #12638 on: October 26, 2020, 09:45:23 PM »
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 for $1000. Regular price is $1800!

Rakuten says 10% back.

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« Reply #12639 on: October 27, 2020, 02:05:14 PM »
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 for $1000. Regular price is $1800!
The i7 version which usually sells for $2200 is now $1200!
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« Reply #12640 on: October 27, 2020, 04:14:35 PM »
I actually have a few X1 Carbon Gen 8s (20U9005KUS) for sale. 1tb SSD, 16gb RAM, the works. Retail is $3k+, was asking $2k, but willing to let 'em go for less. Brand new in box.


https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x1/X1-Carbon-Gen-8-/p/20U9005KUS


I have one of these as well
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-t-series/ThinkPad-T14s-AMD-G1/p/20UH000CUS
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« Reply #12641 on: October 27, 2020, 04:33:11 PM »
I actually have a few X1 Carbon Gen 8s (20U9005KUS) for sale. 1tb SSD, 16gb RAM, the works. Retail is $3k+, was asking $2k, but willing to let 'em go for less. Brand new in box.


https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x1/X1-Carbon-Gen-8-/p/20U9005KUS
Except for the vPro and 4k display how is that better then this?
The i7 version which usually sells for $2200 is now $1200!

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« Reply #12642 on: October 27, 2020, 05:09:13 PM »
Except for the vPro and 4k display how is that better then this?
Screen, camera and processor. It may not be much better, but it is better to some degree. I'm just stating what I have.
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« Reply #12643 on: October 27, 2020, 05:22:02 PM »
In the market for a high-speed 17" laptop.
Min specs: 16gb ram, 500gb ssd and a i5+
Want to spend no more than $700. Can't wait till black Friday.
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« Reply #12644 on: October 27, 2020, 05:22:24 PM »
Screen, camera and processor. It may not be much better, but it is better to some degree. I'm just stating what I have.
Camera quality is the same it includes an ir alright. I would say valued at about 200 more then the other one (I'd personally prefer 1080 over 4k).

Keep in mind with the CB refund and purchase protection and extended warranty..