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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 #12735 on: November 29, 2020, 03:19:50 PM »
Click the link :)
that’s what did. But you wish I know how to read this :)

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« Reply #12736 on: November 30, 2020, 12:32:26 AM »
Any recommendations for the best laptop $440 will buy?
Class collected money for a Rebbe's chanukah gift.
14 to 17 inch display is ok.

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« Reply #12737 on: November 30, 2020, 12:34:58 AM »
So far far I found this.
https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-5000-laptop/spd/inspiron-15-5505-laptop
Has anyone seen anything better around?
The HP custom built laptops won't arrive in time for chanukah.

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« Reply #12738 on: November 30, 2020, 01:03:50 AM »
So far far I found this.
https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-5000-laptop/spd/inspiron-15-5505-laptop
Has anyone seen anything better around?
The HP custom built laptops won't arrive in time for chanukah.
& what makes you think the dell will arrive in time? Dell moves really slowly.
Chaya L.

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« Reply #12739 on: November 30, 2020, 01:04:37 AM »
Ok...so any other recommendations?

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« Reply #12740 on: November 30, 2020, 01:09:04 AM »
& what makes you think the dell will arrive in time? Dell moves really slowly.
Yup...you're right. They won't promise arrival before December 17. So I'm back to square one... Anyone find anything good?

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« Reply #12741 on: November 30, 2020, 01:49:17 AM »
looking for 17" not apple!, wife is in collage so she watches alot of videos...
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« Reply #12743 on: November 30, 2020, 08:25:13 AM »
looking for 17" not apple!, wife is in collage so she watches alot of videos...
tia
Maybe this (now $399) with the $40 upgraded display to FHD:
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-17z-5nv50av-1?source=aw&subacctid=156714

A more beefed-up model is this one https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/notebooks/hp-17-3-core-i7-laptop-just-483-99-519-99-plus-add-40-upgrades-get-warranty-rebate-290-cyber-monday-savings/?t but I'd say you absolutely need to upgrade to FHD display (and to 12 GB of RAM and SSD with Optane.)
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« Reply #12744 on: November 30, 2020, 09:29:40 AM »
Maybe this (now $399) with the $40 upgraded display to FHD:
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-17z-5nv50av-1?source=aw&subacctid=156714

A more beefed-up model is this one https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/notebooks/hp-17-3-core-i7-laptop-just-483-99-519-99-plus-add-40-upgrades-get-warranty-rebate-290-cyber-monday-savings/?t but I'd say you absolutely need to upgrade to FHD display (and to 12 GB of RAM and SSD with Optane.)
thanks!

what's this stuff all about?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12745 on: November 30, 2020, 09:36:57 AM »
Maybe this (now $399) with the $40 upgraded display to FHD:
https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-17z-5nv50av-1?source=aw&subacctid=156714

A more beefed-up model is this one https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/notebooks/hp-17-3-core-i7-laptop-just-483-99-519-99-plus-add-40-upgrades-get-warranty-rebate-290-cyber-monday-savings/?t but I'd say you absolutely need to upgrade to FHD display (and to 12 GB of RAM and SSD with Optane.)
Does this sound good?
256 GB Intel® SSD + 16 GB Intel® Optane™ memory
17.3" diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 (up to 4.7 GHz, 12 MB L3 cache, 4 cores) + Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
12 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB, 1 x 8 GB)
HP 3 year w/Accidental Damage

$656.98 + TAX

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12746 on: November 30, 2020, 09:53:10 AM »
thanks!

what's this stuff all about?
Several Wi-Fi and Bluetooth types. Obviously take the 3rd option if it's free to add (not sure it's worth the $20 for the even more advanced one, but maybe.)
Does this sound good?
256 GB Intel® SSD + 16 GB Intel® Optane™ memory
17.3" diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080)
Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 (up to 4.7 GHz, 12 MB L3 cache, 4 cores) + Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
12 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB, 1 x 8 GB)
HP 3 year w/Accidental Damage

$656.98 + TAX
I think it does.

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« Reply #12747 on: November 30, 2020, 11:10:43 AM »
In this price range this is m best option correct?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12748 on: November 30, 2020, 12:17:37 PM »
Who is the intended user of the 2-1 laptop/tablet?  Wondering whether there is a real benefit over a laptop.  Just as a toy?

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« Reply #12749 on: November 30, 2020, 01:13:48 PM »
Can someone knowledgeable please inform if this laptop is very adequate for graphic design and video editing (Adobe Creative Suite / Premiere Pro)?
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-p/thinkpad-p14s/p/20S5S01700
It's going down to $999.99 tonight as a doorbuster. Looks like a great deal.

Processor
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10610U Processor with vPro (1.80 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64

Display Type
14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits

Memory
16 GB DDR4 2667MHz (Soldered)

Hard Drive
512 GB PCIe SSD

Warranty
1 Year Depot or Carry-in

Graphics
NVIDIA Quadro P520 2GB

Camera
IR & 720p HD

Fingerprint Reader
Yes

Keyboard
Backlit - US English

Wireless
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 5.1 with vPro