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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 #12870 on: March 10, 2021, 02:19:05 PM »
Where is the thread of someone selling a barely used laptop? Might even be new..

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« Reply #12871 on: March 10, 2021, 03:09:35 PM »
Where is the thread of someone selling a barely used laptop? Might even be new..
Me?

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« Reply #12872 on: March 10, 2021, 05:36:06 PM »
Can you give me insight into why? I'll explain the main reason why I like my current XPS so much.

I use my computer heavily. I open it, close it, transport it, drop it, etc a lot. The small, hard shell is extremely durable, and any any other computer I've owned would never last through the abuse I put my computer through all the time. I don't even think that an XPS 15 would last me. That is my main reason to lean specifically towards the XPS 13.
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« Reply #12875 on: March 10, 2021, 07:21:54 PM »
Your silence is deafening, Yo ssi.
I would say wait. (For multiple reasons (feel free to ask them(I may or may not respond)))
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Nevertheless here goes:
There are quite a few reasons but I believe the biggest one is, due to the new macbooks with Apple's M1 chips, which coming in at $999 are really driving the prices down (it's more powerful than your xps). And additionally Intel has something in the works IINM.

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« Reply #12876 on: March 10, 2021, 07:28:14 PM »
;)

Nevertheless here goes:
There are quite a few reasons but I believe the biggest one is, due to the new macbooks with Apple's M1 chips, which coming in at $999 are really driving the prices down (it's more powerful than your xps). And additionally Intel has something in the works IINM.
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« Reply #12877 on: March 17, 2021, 01:56:05 PM »
XPS 13.3" 7390 FHD i7-10710U, 16GB, 512GB SSD $799.99 With Code: 250offXPS
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10710U Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 6 cores)
Windows 10 Pro
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13.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge Non-Touch Display
16GB, LPDDR3, 2133MHz, Integrated
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Backlit Keyboard
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« Reply #12878 on: March 19, 2021, 03:44:19 AM »
XPS 13.3" 7390 FHD i7-10710U, 16GB, 512GB SSD $799.99 With Code: 250offXPS
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10710U Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 6 cores)
Windows 10 Pro
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16GB, LPDDR3, 2133MHz, Integrated
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« Reply #12879 on: April 06, 2021, 10:14:33 AM »
Did anyone get any of the Gateway laptops that were posted on DDMS? I need a laptop in the $300~400 range and this is $350 with a ryzen 5 and 8gb ram or $419 with an i5 and 16gb ram. Seems like a great deal but wanted to make sure the laptops work...

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« Reply #12880 on: April 06, 2021, 10:14:55 PM »
Did anyone get any of the Gateway laptops that were posted on DDMS? I need a laptop in the $300~400 range and this is $350 with a ryzen 5 and 8gb ram or $419 with an i5 and 16gb ram. Seems like a great deal but wanted to make sure the laptops work...

no comment on the gateway but two options in that range
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Flex-5-14-FHD-Convertible-AMD-Ryzen-3-4300U-4GB-RAM-128GB-SSD-Graphite-Grey-Windows-10S-81X2000HUS/829136096

https://www.dell.com/en-us/member/shop/cty/pdp/spd/inspiron-14-5402-laptop/nn5402ejnwh?cartitemid=068600ae-3450-4cd5-98ef-152f034f3981&ref=carconfigedittitle&configurationid=d22c4f35-9669-4e78-93eb-30f2b338f9f5 (minus email signup and amex 10%)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12881 on: April 06, 2021, 10:19:38 PM »
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/mpp/productdetail/86mi
a bit past your budget $489 before codes

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12882 on: April 06, 2021, 10:36:04 PM »
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/mpp/productdetail/86mi
a bit past your budget $489 before codes

Oof that just gave me buyers remorse

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« Reply #12883 on: April 06, 2021, 11:33:52 PM »

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« Reply #12884 on: April 11, 2021, 10:30:34 AM »
Do you have any codes?

Just seeing this now.
https://www.dell.com/en-us/lp/dell-coupons-codes?~ck=mn scroll all the way down and click sign me up to subscribe to emails. After about a half hour you'll get a 10% off code (first order only)

Most American express business cards have a 10% off offer. Business platinum has a $100 dell credit.