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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 #12645 on: October 27, 2020, 05:26:33 PM »
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..
I don't disagree. I got what I got. Keep in mind you will be paying tax when buying direct though.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12646 on: November 01, 2020, 12:02:05 AM »
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 15 Gaming Laptop i5-9300HF, 15.6" 1080p IPS, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, GTX 1650 $419.99
Windows 10 Home
9th Generation Intel Core i5-9300HF (up to 2.3 GHz, 4 cores)
15.6" FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
8GB DDR4 RAM 2400MHz
256GB NVMe SSD
Backlit Keyboard

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« Reply #12647 on: November 01, 2020, 12:05:12 AM »
If getting otzar hachochma with meforshei haotzer, what are the specs I need in a laptop and at what point would getting any more specs be pointless?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12648 on: November 01, 2020, 03:44:05 AM »
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.
If you happen to see something, please think of me and post it

this is $1100, so significantly higher. but it's a very good 17 inch, might want to consider it... https://www.costco.com/lg-gram-17-in.-laptop,-10th-gen-intel-core-i7,-16gb-ram,-512gb-ssd.product.100536334.html.

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« Reply #12649 on: November 01, 2020, 03:47:15 AM »
If getting otzar hachochma with meforshei haotzer, what are the specs I need in a laptop and at what point would getting any more specs be pointless?

Screen must be 1080p, IPS, and not too dim. You are using it to read all day....
I have an otzar, but I'm not sure if its a cpu heavy program or ram hog.

You can try this, great price, mediocre power. screen is an ips though. If you don't like it, or it's too slow, return.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-ideapad-3-15-laptop-intel-core-i3-1005g1-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-platinum-grey/6426707.p
$300

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« Reply #12650 on: November 01, 2020, 09:00:40 AM »
Screen must be 1080p, IPS, and not too dim. You are using it to read all day....
I have an otzar, but I'm not sure if its a cpu heavy program or ram hog.

You can try this, great price, mediocre power. screen is an ips though. If you don't like it, or it's too slow, return.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-ideapad-3-15-laptop-intel-core-i3-1005g1-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-platinum-grey/6426707.p
$300
Would more gb ram or higher gb ssd or i5 and higher make it any better/faster or is it waste of money for my needs?

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« Reply #12651 on: November 02, 2020, 11:07:08 AM »
Would more gb ram or higher gb ssd or i5 and higher make it any better/faster or is it waste of money for my needs?
Don’t need more then i3, 8gb for otzar hachochma

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12652 on: November 02, 2020, 06:29:55 PM »
Don’t need more then i3, 8gb for otzar hachochma
Even meforshei haotzar? It loads slowly...

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12653 on: November 02, 2020, 07:16:39 PM »
Whats better?

9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H

Or

10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10300H

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12654 on: November 02, 2020, 07:23:07 PM »
Whats better?

9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H


Or

10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10300H

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12655 on: November 03, 2020, 09:15:56 AM »
Whats better?

9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H

Or

10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
Use this site if you ever need to compare CPU's (your examples are loaded, but you can compare any CPU):
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i7-9750H-vs-Intel-i5-10300H/3425vs3646

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« Reply #12658 on: November 09, 2020, 12:02:49 PM »
Can any of the experts tell me if the latter is worth $100 more?

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/xps-15-laptop/spd/xps-15-7590-laptop/xn7590ebrns

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/xps-15-laptop/spd/xps-15-7590-laptop/xn7590edlds
The first one has a 4k display with 512GB storage the 2nd has 1TB and a regular 1080p display
I would go with option #1

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