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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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« Reply #12781 on: January 11, 2021, 10:26:49 PM »
I got this deal-
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I upgraded a lot including the best screen with touchscreen. I got it today but without the touch. On the confirmation email I don’t see touch there and now on their website they don’t give the touch option. Did anyone have the same issue?
I contacted hp and they first said that this laptop doesn't have a touch option at all, and after I pointed out that in the name it says "touch optional" they told me that I was right, but at the time of purchase there wasn't a touch option anymore... and either I can return minus 15% restocking fee or exchange (which obviously defeats the purpose of the deal..). I don't have any snapshots to prove this wrong, I just replied that its simply untrue... and they should offer me an exchange with a similar discount... what steps would be recommended at this point?

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« Reply #12782 on: January 11, 2021, 10:41:36 PM »
Thanks, no specific questions,  I just need a new laptop for basic use- office/zoom/streaming etc. And these were the 2 laptops that came up on multiple searches for top laptops under 1k
I would note that the camera on the XPS is not optimal for Zoom. In an effort to have a tiny frame, they put the camera below the screen. That makes it look like you are always looking above the camera, something that I have found frustrating. I don't Zoom enough to have it bother me, but it can probably be fixed by buying a cheap plug-in camera and mounting it above the screen.

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« Reply #12783 on: January 11, 2021, 10:43:08 PM »
Also, maybe consider this:
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Now! $809.99 With Code: 50OFF699
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« Reply #12787 on: January 24, 2021, 11:15:12 AM »
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 2-in-1 Laptop: i7-1165G7, 13.3" Touch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD $824.45!

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« Reply #12788 on: January 25, 2021, 03:32:06 PM »
I have this laptop from a previous deal.

 It's a great laptop, but whenever transferring files from one device to another or copying to my computer, or from my computer to a phone or Sd card which is in the sd card slot in the laptop it takes forever.       What can I do to speed up the process? Is it connected to the ram? Intel core? Or what's causing it to be slow? Upgrade the USB ports if that's possible?

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« Reply #12789 on: January 25, 2021, 06:07:25 PM »
if i bought the 3 year warranty from hp and sell the laptop to someone else would the buyer be able to use it? is it returnable?

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« Reply #12790 on: January 25, 2021, 08:50:30 PM »
I have this laptop from a previous deal.

 It's a great laptop, but whenever transferring files from one device to another or copying to my computer, or from my computer to a phone or Sd card which is in the sd card slot in the laptop it takes forever.       What can I do to speed up the process? Is it connected to the ram? Intel core? Or what's causing it to be slow? Upgrade the USB ports if that's possible?

https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/dell/dell-vostro-15-6-core-i5-256gb-ssd-laptop-469-shipped-320-off-coupon-369-business-platinum-cardholders/
There are multiple factors. When coping from a sd card directly to your computer's SSD what speed do you get?
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« Reply #12791 on: January 25, 2021, 09:10:49 PM »
There are multiple factors. When coping from an sd card directly to your computer's SSD what speed to you get?
I'll need to check next time I do a transfer.
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« Reply #12792 on: January 26, 2021, 04:11:50 PM »
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 2-in-1 Laptop: i7-1165G7, 13.3" Touch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD $824.45!

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« Reply #12794 on: January 26, 2021, 07:46:50 PM »
I need a few laptops with win10 Pro. I5 and 8gb ram should suffice.
Any suggestions?