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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 #12675 on: November 13, 2020, 10:41:11 AM »
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-ideapad-3-15-laptop-intel-core-i3-1005g1-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-platinum-grey/6426707.p?skuId=6426707
Don't have experience with gateway but this laptop is $300 and slightly better specs....

Thanks! You have experience with that lenovo?

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« Reply #12676 on: November 15, 2020, 12:24:27 AM »
Thanks! You have experience with that lenovo?

A bit. I bought the previous model for a friend, it was terrible. The screen in particular was just painful to use. This model a friend picked up and I played with it a bit. It's a budget laptop, but at least a usable one. Screen is decent, build isn't terrible, power under the hood is ok. I didn't test, but battery life is likely bad.

Buy it, return if you don't like it :)

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« Reply #12677 on: November 15, 2020, 12:50:05 AM »
https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-5000-laptop/spd/inspiron-15-5505-laptop#configurations_section


Ryzen 7 starts at $629. code SAVE10 or SAVE10AFF will drop it to $567. if you use an Amex business with the 10% offer that's $511.
The Ryzen 5 starts at $499. the above codes don't work for it. amex business drops it $450. The 10% code for new email sign up or 20% mailer codes probably work though I haven't confirmed.

Both are decent.
Inspiron 15 5000 Series 5505
Windows 10 Home 64-bit English
8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 3200MHz
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2x2 (Gig+) + Bluetooth 5
4-Cell Battery, 53WHr (Integrated)
Silver Backlit Keyboard, English US


Fingerprint reader, type c with PD and DP. One extra Ram slot

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« Reply #12678 on: November 15, 2020, 11:16:10 AM »
A bit. I bought the previous model for a friend, it was terrible. The screen in particular was just painful to use. This model a friend picked up and I played with it a bit. It's a budget laptop, but at least a usable one. Screen is decent, build isn't terrible, power under the hood is ok. I didn't test, but battery life is likely bad.

Buy it, return if you don't like it :)
Thanks!

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« Reply #12679 on: November 17, 2020, 07:07:30 AM »
goes live 11/18 11am ET. https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/6c9j
$429 (sale happened a bunch of times)

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« Reply #12680 on: November 21, 2020, 08:27:11 PM »
Dell XPS 13-7390 Laptop i7-10510U, 13.3" FHD, 16GB, 256GB SSD $832.99 With Code: EXTRA100
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.9 GHz, 4 cores)
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« Reply #12681 on: November 23, 2020, 09:40:40 AM »
Acer Aspire 5 Laptop i7-1165G7, 15.6" FHD, 12GB, 512GB SSD $699.99
11th Generation Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.70GHz, 4 cores)
Windows 10 Home
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) LED-backlit IPS Display
12GB, DDR4
512GB NVMe SSD
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« Reply #12683 on: November 23, 2020, 02:00:53 PM »
Lenovo - IdeaPad 3 15" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5-1035G1 - 12GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum Grey $349.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/6426712.p

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« Reply #12684 on: November 23, 2020, 03:05:36 PM »
Lenovo - IdeaPad 3 15" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5-1035G1 - 12GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum Grey $349.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/6426712.p
Anyone with any experience/opinions with this laptop?

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« Reply #12685 on: November 23, 2020, 03:08:27 PM »
Anyone with any experience/opinions with this laptop?
Worth the price

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« Reply #12686 on: November 23, 2020, 03:26:18 PM »
Worth the price
Goes nicely with the amex 25off offer.

Any opinion/experience with the screen?

I bought the acer aspire 3 deal from Walmart and the screen was too yellowish for me

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« Reply #12687 on: November 23, 2020, 03:35:01 PM »
Goes nicely with the amex 25off offer.

Any opinion/experience with the screen?

I bought the acer aspire 3 deal from Walmart and the screen was too yellowish for me
It's a low quality screen, I haven't actually seen it but if your picky try out or get something better.

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« Reply #12688 on: November 23, 2020, 06:14:34 PM »
Lenovo - IdeaPad 3 15" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5-1035G1 - 12GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum Grey $349.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/6426712.p
Any opinion/experience with the screen?
15.6" 1366 x 768 (HD resolution)

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« Reply #12689 on: Yesterday at 10:04:52 AM »
HP Pavilion 14-ce3065st 14" Notebook, Intel i5, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 $399.99 ($679.99) https://www.staples.com/hp-pavilion-14-ce3065st-14-notebook-intel-i5-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-windows-10-13q78ua-aba/product_24441411?storeId