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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.

Excellent "Laptop Buying Guide" by @dailykasha, written for Black Friday 2021
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13100 on: October 23, 2021, 08:59:53 PM »
Same deal with 256GB $499.99 Deal starts May 31 at 11:00 AM EST

Inspiron 15 Laptop $499.99
11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz)
Windows 10 Home
Intel Iris Xe Graphics with shared graphics memory
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
12GB, DDR4, 3200MHz

I know that this is an old post, but just FYI, there is a reason Dell lower end laptops cost less than others.  I have had this for a number of months.  It has lousy battery life, ineffective backlighting for its keyboard (unless you type in complete darkness), the number keys are constantly off, and it boots slowly.  My five year old Asus, with weaker tech, is better.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13101 on: October 23, 2021, 09:45:46 PM »
I know that this is an old post, but just FYI, there is a reason Dell lower end laptops cost less than others.  I have had this for a number of months.  It has lousy battery life, ineffective backlighting for its keyboard (unless you type in complete darkness), the number keys are constantly off, and it boots slowly.  My five year old Asus, with weaker tech, is better.

Out of curiosity, did you buy that one? or a similar one?


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« Reply #13103 on: October 24, 2021, 04:50:52 AM »
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you didn't post both links
If you saw on SD, read all the opinions there.

Legufoy, imho, the basic specs are good for the price, but personally I'd never get the lowest end HP (or Dell or Lenovo). It's usually worth paying an extra $150 or wtvr to get the next tier up. screen will be better, battery will be better, it will be lighter, and will just last longer.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13104 on: October 24, 2021, 03:05:36 PM »
selling new in box https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/ayf4
didnt use it ever BRAND NEW
$279.99 + tax on DELL.COM
selling for $250 OBO
lakewood or brooklyn pickup only not worthwhile to ship it
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« Reply #13105 on: October 24, 2021, 04:03:33 PM »
Out of curiosity, did you buy that one? or a similar one?

That one

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13106 on: October 25, 2021, 12:07:33 AM »
Posted before, dropped $30 in price
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/member/productdetail/b0ga $436.10 (after you scroll down and decline monthly support)
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« Reply #13107 on: October 28, 2021, 03:35:09 PM »
Hi, is there any difference between these 2 laptops besides from the amount of SSD storage?
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/b1y2
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/b3bw
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« Reply #13108 on: October 28, 2021, 04:05:32 PM »
Hi, is there any difference between these 2 laptops besides from the amount of SSD storage?
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/b1y2
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/b3bw
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« Reply #13109 on: October 28, 2021, 04:13:25 PM »
Yes
Thanks for answering! which one should I go for? Or should I wait out for a better deal on black Friday?

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« Reply #13110 on: October 28, 2021, 04:26:56 PM »
Thanks for answering! which one should I go for? Or should I wait out for a better deal on black Friday?
Of those two the second is a no brainer.

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« Reply #13113 on: November 02, 2021, 01:33:59 PM »
looking for a very simple laptop.

 https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/new-inspiron-15-3000-laptop/spd/inspiron-15-3510-laptop/nn3510eyzuh#ratings_section

Is this to cheap a laptop? anyone have this?

This has a celeron or a pentium "silver" processor. Enough said.
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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« Reply #13116 on: November 05, 2021, 09:14:33 AM »
This has a celeron or a pentium "silver" processor. Enough said.
Well, at least it's not 'paper,' 'wood,' or 'earthenware.'  ;)

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« Reply #13117 on: November 07, 2021, 04:31:39 PM »
@YG it should be possible to get tax refunded once approved
Thanks @Yo ssi!
I chatted a couple of times and was told that once tax is paid it cannot be refunded.
Then I called and was told the same thing.
The second time I called the rep took care of it no problem and told me it would be refunded within about a week. Which it was.

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« Reply #13118 on: November 07, 2021, 04:59:27 PM »


Interesting! That makes sense, thank you for clarifying.



The part I was really curious about was the fact that Antonline are selling this model all over the place, and seem to be the one and only vendor selling it. כדלקמן

Antonline is one of Microsofts largest "distributors".

They also know exactly how the buying groups work and try to make it beneficial for them to buy - as long as it's possible for the to do so (I haven't seen thier deals recently so I suppose they had to stop what they were doing).

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« Reply #13119 on: November 10, 2021, 05:06:51 PM »
XPS 13 (9305) for $636
13.3" 1920x1080 Full HD InfinityEdge Non-Touch display
11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 Quad-Core / 8 Thread Processor (Intel EVO Platform)
8GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4x RAM (soldered)
256GB, M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive SSD
https://www.dell.com/en-us/member/shop/dell-laptops/xps-13-laptop/spd/xps-13-9305-laptop
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