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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 #13160 on: November 20, 2021, 08:27:15 PM »
Inspiron 15 3000 4gb still available at a new link
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/member/productdetail/bc86


This one not bad too.
Can order and return if a better deal comes up in the next week, which is likely

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13161 on: November 21, 2021, 12:31:04 AM »
Hello, I am looking for the cheapest decent laptop that I can find that will be used for one thing only, the desktop version of Microsoft Word.  Screen size can be 10"-15". Specs are not important as long as it can run regular desktop version of Word. Any suggestions?  TY to all.

Here are two more low powered laptops

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-14-0-laptop-intel-celeron-n4020-4gb-memory-64gb-emmc-star-black-star-black/6449519.p?skuId=6449519 $198
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-galaxy-book-go-14-0-led-screen-qualcomm-snapdragon-7c-gen-2-processor-4gb-memory-128gb-emmc-silver/6466552.p?skuId=6466552

What have you been using till now? what happened to it?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13162 on: November 21, 2021, 01:28:38 AM »
Hello, I am looking for the cheapest decent laptop that I can find that will be used for one thing only, the desktop version of Microsoft Word.  Screen size can be 10"-15". Specs are not important as long as it can run regular desktop version of Word. Any suggestions?  TY to all.
Specs are not important since you said you want a decent...

While those laptops are cheap, they will most likely be nerve wrecking to use, even for Word.

This for $400 is pretty good https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/bf1x

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« Reply #13163 on: November 21, 2021, 07:54:26 AM »
Specs are not important since you said you want a decent...

While those laptops are cheap, they will most likely be nerve wrecking to use, even for Word.

This for $400 is pretty good https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/bf1x
is this recommended over the others in this range from Dell ?

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« Reply #13164 on: November 21, 2021, 10:25:23 AM »
is this recommended over the others in this range from Dell ?
Post links to them so someone can compare. This is basic good specs.

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« Reply #13165 on: November 21, 2021, 03:09:52 PM »
is this recommended over the others in this range from Dell ?
Most of the recent links in this thread were posted in response to someone who wanted the cheapest laptop he could get to run word. Or some others who need a bunch of machines for work, price being a big factor.

What do you want a laptop for?
I wouldn't recommend anything from the lowest dell tier.
Imoshol that $400 laptop is plastic, has no USB c, is on the heavier side, mediocre battery, no fingerprint reader, no back-lit keyboard. Not sure about the screen.
Good for the price, but I'd recommend going up to $500-600 and getting a step or two up.
For example
https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/5052629/Lenovo-IdeaPad-nbsp5-Laptop-156-Screen/#priceSection $500

Likely will be better deals over the week

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« Reply #13166 on: November 21, 2021, 04:32:47 PM »
Most of the recent links in this thread were posted in response to someone who wanted the cheapest laptop he could get to run word. Or some others who need a bunch of machines for work, price being a big factor.

What do you want a laptop for?
I wouldn't recommend anything from the lowest dell tier.
Imoshol that $400 laptop is plastic, has no USB c, is on the heavier side, mediocre battery, no fingerprint reader, no back-lit keyboard. Not sure about the screen.
Good for the price, but I'd recommend going up to $500-600 and getting a step or two up.
For example
https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/5052629/Lenovo-IdeaPad-nbsp5-Laptop-156-Screen/#priceSection $500

Likely will be better deals over the week
the original pricr is 688 its on sale now.
plus i can use 200 dell credit from amex

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13167 on: November 21, 2021, 09:28:55 PM »
MSI Sword 17.3" Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 11th Gen 11800H 16GB 512GB SSD GeForce RTX 3050 Ti $999.99
Intel Core i7 11th Gen 11800H 2.4GHz Processor (up to 4.6 GHz, 8-Cores)
Windows 10 Home
17.3" Full HD Thin Bezel IPS 144Hz Display
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6
16GB DDR4-3200MHz RAM
512GB Solid State Drive
2x2 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + Bluetooth 5.1

ASUS TUF Gaming A17 17.3" Gaming Laptop AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 16GB 512GB SSD GeForce RTX 3050 Ti $999.99
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 3.0GHz Processor (up to 4.4 GHz, 8-Cores)
Windows 10 Home
17.3" Full HD Anti-Glare IPS 144Hz Display
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6
16GB DDR4-3200MHz RAM
512GB Solid State Drive
2x2 Wireless LAN Wifi 6 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.1
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13168 on: November 22, 2021, 05:13:44 PM »
Samsung - Galaxy Book Pro 360 15.6" AMOLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Evo Platform Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Mystic Navy

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-galaxy-book-pro-360-15-6-amoled-touch-screen-laptop-intel-evo-platform-core-i7-16gb-memory-1tb-ssd-mystic-navy/6457790.p?skuId=6457790

Black Friday Deal - Save $500

The previous price was $1,499.99

Your price for this item is $999.99

There are some open box ones (including Geek Squad Certified) available for even less

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« Reply #13169 on: November 22, 2021, 09:41:45 PM »

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lenovo-Ideapad-Slim-7i-Pro-14-0-Intel-Core-i5-11300H-16GB-256GB-NVMe-TLC-SSD-Intel-Iris-Xe-Graphics-Windows-11-Home-Slate-Grey-82QT000QUS/661718571
This is a solid deal on a premium laptop. If I understand correctly, it gets the Ideapad label instead of the Yoga label because its not a 2in1 and isn't touchscreen. The storage is only 256gb. No fingerprint reader.

Now $700

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13170 on: November 23, 2021, 05:18:06 PM »
Hi all,

i am looking for a black friday laptop deal a good powerful business work laptop that is sleek with i5 or i7 and 512g but want to spead the most 799

are the microsoft surface pro good? what about levono? or samsung?

let me know thank you

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« Reply #13171 on: November 23, 2021, 05:28:36 PM »
the original pricr is 688 its on sale now.
plus i can use 200 dell credit from amex
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/member/productdetail/bc82
Currently $569. Supposedly going up in price for the next sale.
For $170 more than the other one, you get 16gb ram, better proccesor, metal build, backlit keyboard.

Not a necessarily a deal if you actually pay $569, but if you have the amex $200 credit/10% off, good deal.

Can order it and return if you find a better one

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« Reply #13172 on: November 23, 2021, 06:54:45 PM »
Any thoughts on these two ? Looking for a basic laptop for basic use email browsing etc.

https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/big5


https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/bc2c

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« Reply #13173 on: November 23, 2021, 07:51:03 PM »
Is this a good deal?
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/member/productdetail/bc82

Need something that runs FAST, with ability for multi-tasking and many programs open at once.

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« Reply #13174 on: November 23, 2021, 07:59:07 PM »
Staples has a Lenovo for $650.  I can't link to it.  Anyone familiar with it's value?  Thanks.


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« Reply #13175 on: November 23, 2021, 08:27:59 PM »
Is this a good deal?
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/member/productdetail/bc82

Need something that runs FAST, with ability for multi-tasking and many programs open at once.
And what about this? Is this a better deal?
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/member/productdetail/bf1v

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« Reply #13177 on: November 24, 2021, 11:46:14 AM »

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