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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 #13520 on: June 16, 2022, 11:08:00 PM »
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15.6" FHD IPS Laptop i5-11300H GTX 1650 8GB 256GB SSD $499.97
11th Generation Intel Core i5-11300H
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15.6'' FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (120 Hz / 45% NTSC / 250 nits)
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13522 on: June 19, 2022, 01:03:59 PM »
Lenovo Legion 5, 17.3", AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 8GB, 256GB $599
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13523 on: June 21, 2022, 11:31:58 PM »
was looking for sub $200 chromebook (11-13") for my daughter, and thought about this one.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/member/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-3000-laptop/spd/inspiron-15-3510-laptop/nn3510eyzuh
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« Reply #13524 on: June 22, 2022, 10:50:06 PM »
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13525 on: July 01, 2022, 02:14:12 PM »
Nice deal if you’re looking for this combination of specs:
Asus 14” 12th-gen intel i5, 8GB RAM (soldered), 256 SSD $499.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-zenbook-14-2-8k-oled-laptop-intel-evo-platform-12th-gen-core-i5-processor-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-ponder-blue-ponder-blue/6494331.p

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« Reply #13526 on: July 03, 2022, 02:26:45 AM »
looking for a solid 14” full screen i7 16gb 256gb would consider i5 as well

$500-$600 range
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13527 on: July 03, 2022, 11:55:28 AM »
looking for a solid 14” full screen i7 16gb 256gb would consider i5 as well

$500-$600 range

what does full screen mean?
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« Reply #13528 on: July 03, 2022, 12:22:02 PM »
what does full screen mean?

Thin-/no-bezel.

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« Reply #13529 on: July 03, 2022, 12:23:47 PM »
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13530 on: July 04, 2022, 02:30:08 AM »
looking for a solid 14” full screen i7 16gb 256gb would consider i5 as well

$500-$600 range

https://www.costco.com/lenovo-ideapad-5-pro-14%22-touchscreen-laptop---amd-ryzen-5-5600u---2240-x-1400---windows-11.product.100794404.html
$649.97

It's been that price for a while, and there will likely be better deals in the next few weeks (prime day, plus more intel 12th gen laptops hitting the market), but definitely a solid option if the bezels and form factor work for you

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« Reply #13531 on: July 04, 2022, 07:13:15 AM »
https://www.costco.com/lenovo-ideapad-5-pro-14%22-touchscreen-laptop---amd-ryzen-5-5600u---2240-x-1400---windows-11.product.100794404.html
$649.97

It's been that price for a while, and there will likely be better deals in the next few weeks (prime day, plus more intel 12th gen laptops hitting the market), but definitely a solid option if the bezels and form factor work for you

But that’s not an i5 or an i7 :P

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13532 on: July 04, 2022, 09:49:53 AM »
looking for a solid 14” full screen i7 16gb 256gb would consider i5 as well

$500-$600 range

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/d/acer-spin-3-sp313-51n-78ha-133-2-in-1/92bvj237td5h

Another solid option
 $650, i7 11th gen, Iris xe, 13.3" 2560 display, 2 in 1, 16gb, 512gb.


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« Reply #13536 on: July 07, 2022, 11:03:44 PM »
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro Laptop, 15.6" OLED, i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD $589.99
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« Reply #13537 on: July 08, 2022, 03:16:30 PM »
Looking for a Lenovo Thinkpad for work purposes. Is this a good price? https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/p/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpade/e15-g2/20td00j6us

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« Reply #13538 on: July 12, 2022, 04:50:39 AM »
And now $549.97
thanks, I don't need touch screen and feel like it will drain the battery
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