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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 #12962 on: June 22, 2021, 04:36:03 PM »
Acer Swift 3 Thin & Light 14'' FHD IPS Laptop Ryzen 7-4700U, 8GB, 512GB SSD $499
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« Reply #12963 on: June 24, 2021, 11:20:53 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HN1WDWZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

good for the price?
(It's good to write the price at the time of asking. You're probably referring to the $319 Prime Day deal.)

No. It's just NOT GOOD period. A 4 GB RAM laptop nowadays is a sin to buy...

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« Reply #12964 on: June 30, 2021, 10:22:14 AM »
How important is it to have 4-year Pro support for dell if I am purchasing with Amex? is pro support any better?

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« Reply #12965 on: July 02, 2021, 01:06:02 AM »
How important is it to have 4-year Pro support for dell if I am purchasing with Amex? is pro support any better?

Depends how much you pay for it, depends how much you're paying for the laptop.

My view is the 2/3 years amex is plenty for warranty issues. What you might want to buy is accidental damage protection. I think prosupport plus or whatever includes it.

a $1k computer, paying $350 for four years accidental damage insurance, makes sense to me. a $600 machine, and $450 for for four years, does not make sense.

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« Reply #12966 on: July 03, 2021, 11:08:08 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 5410 14" FHD Laptop i7-11370H 16GB 512GB $661.49  With Code: WEEKEND10
11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.8GHz)
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« Reply #12967 on: July 04, 2021, 02:01:43 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 5410 14" FHD Laptop i7-11370H 16GB 512GB $661.49  With Code: WEEKEND10
11th Generation Intel Core i7-11370H Processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.8GHz)
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Is this the 15W H processor?

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« Reply #12970 on: July 05, 2021, 08:26:55 PM »
Not worth it. Old processor. Can get new specs for $50 more.


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« Reply #12972 on: July 08, 2021, 07:40:48 AM »
Any good deals on a corei5 or i7 laptop with ssd storage, 8 or more ram.

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Dose someone knows from some dell coupons ?

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« Reply #12978 on: July 16, 2021, 02:34:46 PM »
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gateway-15-6-FHD-Ultra-Slim-Notebook-Intel-Core-i5-1035G1-16GB-RAM-256GB-SSD-Tuned-THX-Audio-Webcam-HDMI-Fingerprint-Scanner-Cortana-Windows-10-Home-/225790553?

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$399

It's a good price for the specs given current inflated prices due to parts shortages. I'm considering the same one and I haven't found anything for the same value at this price point.

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