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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 #12885 on: April 11, 2021, 11:52:43 PM »
EVOO Ultra-Thin Laptop 15.6 FHD, i7-6660U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Black $299
EVOO Ultra-Thin Laptop 15.6 FHD, i7-6660U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Blue $299
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« Reply #12886 on: April 15, 2021, 10:51:15 AM »
I bought one of these a few months back because the specs look great, the thing was garbage, startup was super slow and the whole thing was crashing on me with the most basic of uses. Perhaps I got a lemon, but just putting a word of caution out there, that sometimes if it's too good to be true it's because it isn't.

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« Reply #12887 on: April 15, 2021, 03:12:00 PM »
I bought one of these a few months back because the specs look great, the thing was garbage, startup was super slow and the whole thing was crashing on me with the most basic of uses. Perhaps I got a lemon, but just putting a word of caution out there, that sometimes if it's too good to be true it's because it isn't.

There's a reason it's $299....
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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« Reply #12888 on: April 16, 2021, 11:46:09 AM »
is the amex/dell 10% still available? I cant seem to find it on my rewards. I used it a month ago so perhaps it has since expired?

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« Reply #12889 on: April 17, 2021, 11:53:12 PM »
is the amex/dell 10% still available? I cant seem to find it on my rewards. I used it a month ago so perhaps it has since expired?

Expires 4/26

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« Reply #12892 on: April 21, 2021, 08:26:24 PM »
The Dell deals posted by Dan are Windows Home.  How big a deal is that?

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The Dell deals posted by Dan are Windows Home.  How big a deal is that?
About 25% off ;)

For most people no difference.

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For some reason email signup at dell is not giving me a 10% off code. Any ideas what's going on? tried a few different emails, making an account first, etc.

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For some reason email signup at dell is not giving me a 10% off code. Any ideas what's going on? tried a few different emails, making an account first, etc.
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« Reply #12896 on: April 22, 2021, 08:51:10 PM »

Dell XPS 13 9305 13.3" FHD Touch Laptop i7-1165G7 16GB 512GB SSD $1,099.99
With Code: 50OFF699
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16GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x Memory Onboard
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
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« Reply #12897 on: April 25, 2021, 05:44:20 PM »

Dell XPS 13 9305 13.3" FHD Touch Laptop i7-1165G7 16GB 512GB SSD $1,099.99
With Code: 50OFF699
11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.7 GHz)
Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
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512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
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Upgrade to an FHD touch display for free
  • 13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge Touch Display + $100.00 $0.00

Took long enough to get to DDMS

Now 1,077.99

Smashing deal IMHO.

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« Reply #12898 on: April 27, 2021, 11:32:34 PM »
I'm am looking for a laptop in the range of $300-400. It will be primarily used to upload videos to youtube. Any suggestions?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12899 on: April 27, 2021, 11:56:09 PM »
How about a chromebook?