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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 #12720 on: November 26, 2020, 10:35:00 PM »
Agreed 1000% Why are they still selling 4GB machines??
1000%

Is it for people who don't know better?
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12721 on: November 26, 2020, 11:18:56 PM »
HP 15.6" HD Laptop i5-1035G1 12GB 256GB SSD $379.99 With Code: OCTB5GOO
Intel Core i5-1035G1 (1.0 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
Intel UHD Graphics
Windows 10 Home
12GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM
15.6" diagonal HD SVA BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD

Upgrade
15.6" diagonal FHD SVA anti-glare micro-edge WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080) = $417.99
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« Reply #12722 on: November 26, 2020, 11:43:24 PM »
Any good deals on a 14" mainly for school work and light editing.

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« Reply #12724 on: November 27, 2020, 01:25:54 AM »
Any good deals on a 14" mainly for school work and light editing.
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Congratulations Charly on your first post EVER after SEVEN years of membership!
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Congratulations Charly on your first post after SEVEN years!

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« Reply #12727 on: November 27, 2020, 02:07:12 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
update: # 2 went on sale today for BF at $1299 so I have 3 dell Amex Credits to use (I have 2 BPs and I swapped credits with someone from Jan- June so that is $675 credit, plus I sold my 4th credit for $180, I have the dell 10 % amex offer for the rest as well so I got this pretty sick laptop for like $450 after tax!!

Plus their might be a mysterious 12% coming back to me from somewhere  ;) so about $300 total!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12730 on: November 29, 2020, 09:53:09 AM »
I know I'm late to the party, but here are my 2 cents:
$1,322.99 for 1TB SSD,  1920 x 1080  IPS 100% sRGB 500-Nits display
$1,420.99 for 512gb SSD 3840 x 2160 OLED 100% DCI-P3 400-Nits display

I personally don't think a 4k screen is better at all, and in fact you lose battery life off it. so #1 is better 1tb>512gb 500nits>400nits.

the extra $100 may be worth it for the rest of the screen upgrades. DCI-P3 is more color coverage than sRGB, and OLED has better viewing angles and deeper blacks than IPS. The hit the oled takes in brightness is not bad, 400 nits is plenty.

I'd go for the cheaper, and again, I really think 4k screens on laptops are overkill. you'll probably scale it up to 150% anyway so you can read anything on it.
@Chuchum Ainer
Both of these laptops only have a 9th generation I7 while there is the 11th generation out already, how do they compare?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12731 on: November 29, 2020, 02:43:17 PM »
@Chuchum Ainer
Both of these laptops only have a 9th generation I7 while there is the 11th generation out already, how do they compare?
can someone with expertise please chime in?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12732 on: November 29, 2020, 02:53:22 PM »
@Chuchum Ainer
Both of these laptops only have a 9th generation I7 while there is the 11th generation out already, how do they compare?
It's a i7-9750H with 6 cores, currently the 11th gen didn't make a 6 core yet, but there is a 10th gen one.

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-9750H-vs-Intel-Core-i7-1165G7/m766364vsm1195374

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« Reply #12733 on: November 29, 2020, 03:15:30 PM »
It's a i7-9750H with 6 cores, currently the 11th gen didn't make a 6 core yet, but there is a 10th gen one.

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-9750H-vs-Intel-Core-i7-1165G7/m766364vsm1195374
so I understand that itís way better then the standard 11th generation I7, correct?

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« Reply #12734 on: November 29, 2020, 03:17:24 PM »
so I understand that itís way better then the standard 11th generation I7, correct?
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