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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, updated for holidays 2023

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13540 on: July 12, 2022, 02:36:59 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

Anyone know?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13541 on: July 12, 2022, 02:50:34 PM »
Anyone know?
Pretty good price (and device) but you can get this which is newer (newer gen CPU and discrete GPU) and cheaper https://www.ebay.com/itm/155057847210 ($1,046.99)


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13543 on: July 12, 2022, 03:32:53 PM »
Pretty good price (and device) but you can get this which is newer (newer gen CPU and discrete GPU) and cheaper https://www.ebay.com/itm/155057847210 ($1,046.99)

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« Reply #13544 on: July 12, 2022, 04:11:41 PM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13545 on: July 12, 2022, 04:15:42 PM »
Is this good value?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09VCSW1N1
I think that it is, but it's obviously above standard basic laptop (the newest gen i7, higher than FHD resolution, etc.)

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« Reply #13546 on: July 12, 2022, 08:06:53 PM »
Just to make sure you are aware, those are Chromebooks and not Windows laptops.

(A Chromebook is a device with Chrome OS instead of Microsoft Windows and cannot install the regular Windows programs.)

Am aware, thank you. Trying to get the best computer for that price point.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13547 on: July 12, 2022, 11:07:41 PM »
Am aware, thank you. Trying to get the best computer for that price point.
You gave a bunch of price points (in the links.) They're all decent options in their price range and the more expensive of them the better.

If bigger screen is a benefit for you, then this 15.6" (and a rather non-typical 8GB of RAM) for $195 is quite a good option https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09SVR7LGH?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1&_encoding=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=computer09e0-20&linkId=0ff002dfa3803f53ed7c308b0016342a&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13548 on: July 12, 2022, 11:23:30 PM »
2 pretty good deals for more expensive laptops:

HP ProBook 450 15.6 inch G9 Notebook PC Wolf Pro a powerful (latest gen i7 and a lot of RAM) business class (Windows Pro) laptop for $815.99 (after coupon code SMBNB1522)
Intel Core i7-1255U
32 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 x 16 GB)
1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080 anti-glare, 250 nits, display
https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/pdp/hp-probook-450-156-inch-g9-notebook-pc-wolf-pro-security-edition-p-6n191ua-aba-1?source=aw&subacctid=156714&subacctname=eDealinfo+USA+Inc.&adcampaigngroup=111627&awc=7168_1657682649_42ee49e8b31e8ea15c91664eda924cae&jumpid=af_gen_nc_ns&utm_medium=af&utm_source=aw&utm_campaign=eDealinfo+USA+Inc.

LG Gram 16Z90P Laptop, Ultra-Lightweight, bigger (16") and high-res (2560 x 1600) display for $1,099.99 in Prime Day deal
Intel i7-1165G7
16GB RAM
256GB SSD
22 Hour Battery
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09G3KG5GJ?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1&_encoding=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=computer09e0-20&linkId=f221cd005cac8e5f0bf53189b561b8b0&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13549 on: July 12, 2022, 11:45:50 PM »
2 pretty good deals for more expensive laptops:

HP ProBook 450 15.6 inch G9 Notebook PC Wolf Pro a powerful (latest gen i7 and a lot of RAM) business class (Windows Pro) laptop for $815.99 (after coupon code SMBNB1522)
Intel Core i7-1255U
32 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 x 16 GB)
1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080 anti-glare, 250 nits, display
https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/pdp/hp-probook-450-156-inch-g9-notebook-pc-wolf-pro-security-edition-p-6n191ua-aba-1?source=aw&subacctid=156714&subacctname=eDealinfo+USA+Inc.&adcampaigngroup=111627&awc=7168_1657682649_42ee49e8b31e8ea15c91664eda924cae&jumpid=af_gen_nc_ns&utm_medium=af&utm_source=aw&utm_campaign=eDealinfo+USA+Inc.

LG Gram 16Z90P Laptop, Ultra-Lightweight, bigger (16") and high-res (2560 x 1600) display for $1,099.99 in Prime Day deal
Intel i7-1165G7
16GB RAM
256GB SSD
22 Hour Battery
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09G3KG5GJ?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1&_encoding=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=computer09e0-20&linkId=f221cd005cac8e5f0bf53189b561b8b0&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl


How do these compare to this https://www.ebay.com/itm/155057847210

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13550 on: July 13, 2022, 12:15:04 AM »
Anyone know?

I don't know much about them, but note it's an E series Thinkpad. Most people who use old thinkpads are familiar with the T line which is supposed to be much better. https://www.reviewgeek.com/119825/whats-the-difference-between-lenovos-many-laptop-models/#autotoc_anchor_0

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13551 on: July 13, 2022, 12:23:41 AM »
Is this good value?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09VCSW1N1
Good value, but only midrange build quality. If I'm spending $1k I'd possibly wait for a yoga or envy sale. IMHO
is it worth $170 over this? https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/p/laptops/thinkbook/thinkbook-series/thinkbook-14p-g2-ach/20yn000lus $830 after codes BFIJTHINKOFFER SUPERTHINKJULY

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13552 on: July 13, 2022, 12:36:05 AM »

How do these compare to this https://www.ebay.com/itm/155057847210
Thinkpad line would supposed to be more reliable hardware.

But the HP is both cheaper and has more RAM, and the LG is a bigger and higher-res screen and lightweight.

So they're all better in different things.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13553 on: July 13, 2022, 01:13:52 AM »
How good or bad are these machines? Looking for basic one that does typing and web surfing for adult kids.

(adding prices to your links)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B087YW8FQB $115
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XL4JHXR $150
These you posted are 11 inch. very little reason for adults to get an 11 inch cb.
other 11 inches to consider: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Samsung-Chromebook-4-11-6-Intel-Celeron-N4020-4GB-RAM-32GB-SSD-Chrome-OS-Platinum-Titan-XE310XBA/153097702 $119
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-chromebook-3-11-6-hd-laptop-celeron-n4020-4gb-memory-64gb-emmc-onyx-black/6500335.p?skuId=6500335 $79


https://www.costco.com/asus-14%22-c423na-chromebook---intel-celeron-n3350---1080p.product.100743739.html $130
https://www.costco.com/asus-14%22-c424ma-chromebook---intel-celeron-n4020---1080p.product.100807283.html $150
These 14 inch Asus are similar. I think it's worth $20 more for the better CPU and larger storage (though you don't really need storage on a cb)

https://www.costco.com/hp-14%22-chromebook-bundle---intel-celeron---1080p---bonus-sleeve-%2526-wireless-mouse.product.100793916.html $169.97
https://www.costco.com/hp-14%22-chromebook-bundle---intel-celeron---1080p---bonus-sleeve-%2526-wireless-mouse.product.100853396.html $200
These 14 inch HP are similar, I don't think it's worth $30 more for the larger storage

If bigger screen is a benefit for you, then this 15.6" (and a rather non-typical 8GB of RAM) for $195 is quite a good option https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09SVR7LGH
Looks good, especially 8gb ram. Has a N3350 cpu, not the newest or greatest even in celeron.
https://www.newegg.com/acer-cb315-3ht-c5d3/p/2S3-0008-003H8 $120 newegg
https://www.target.com/p/acer-315-15-6-chromebook-intel-celeron-n4020-1-1ghz-4gb-ram-64gb-flash-chrome-manufacturer-refurbished/-/A-84139757 $150 target
Pros vs the amazon asus: touchscreen, N4020 cpu, $50-80 cheaper. Cons: Refurbished, 4gb ram.

A cheaper 14 inch to consider: https://www.walmart.com/ip/seort/699229913 $89 only HD/720p screen.

Tachlis, I'd get this:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-acer-chromebook-spin-514-laptop-convertible-14-full-hd-touch-ryzen-3-3250c-gb-ddr4-memory-64gb-emmc-flash-memory/6447818.p?skuId=6447818
$200 FHD touch, Ryzen 3 cpu (step up from all the celerons) and Nicer sleeker build

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EDIT: added another 11 inch
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13554 on: July 13, 2022, 01:15:04 AM »
Thinkpad line would supposed to be more reliable hardware.

But the HP is both cheaper and has more RAM, and the LG is a bigger and higher-res screen and lightweight.

So they're all better in different things.

250 nits is a little low on a $800+ laptop. Unless used docked or wtvr

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13555 on: July 13, 2022, 04:51:08 PM »
Is this good value?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09VCSW1N1

If anyone was looking at this, this is very similar but has a better CPU, double the storage but slower SSD, DDR5 vs DDR4, and an integrated graphics card

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-Plus-7420-Laptop/dp/B09YBS4TVK


Good value, but only midrange build quality. If I'm spending $1k I'd possibly wait for a yoga or envy sale. IMHO

How would you say build quality compares to this?


HP ProBook 450 15.6 inch G9 Notebook PC Wolf Pro a powerful (latest gen i7 and a lot of RAM) business class (Windows Pro) laptop for $815.99 (after coupon code SMBNB1522)
Intel Core i7-1255U
32 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 x 16 GB)
1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080 anti-glare, 250 nits, display
https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/pdp/hp-probook-450-156-inch-g9-notebook-pc-wolf-pro-security-edition-p-6n191ua-aba-1?source=aw&subacctid=156714&subacctname=eDealinfo+USA+Inc.&adcampaigngroup=111627&awc=7168_1657682649_42ee49e8b31e8ea15c91664eda924cae&jumpid=af_gen_nc_ns&utm_medium=af&utm_source=aw&utm_campaign=eDealinfo+USA+Inc.


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13556 on: July 13, 2022, 05:42:00 PM »
How would you say build quality compares to this?

Inspiron build quality is pretty bad, so the ProBook (a business line device) it most likely better build quality.

But the again you get - as he said - a worse display (both the 250 nits brightness and the resolution which the dell has high-res.)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13557 on: July 15, 2022, 10:47:11 AM »
Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro Laptop i5-11300H, 16" 2.5K QHD IPS, 512GB SSD, MX450 $530
11th Gen Intel i5-11300H (3.1GHz, 4 Core, 8 Thread Processor)
Windows 11 Home
16" 2.5K QHD IPS Display (2560 x 1440)
NVIDIA GeForce MX450 Graphics
8GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
512GB NVMe SSD

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« Reply #13558 on: July 21, 2022, 03:27:28 PM »
Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro Laptop i5-11300H, 16" 2.5K QHD IPS, 512GB SSD, MX450 $530
11th Gen Intel i5-11300H (3.1GHz, 4 Core, 8 Thread Processor)
Windows 11 Home
16" 2.5K QHD IPS Display (2560 x 1440)
NVIDIA GeForce MX450 Graphics
8GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
512GB NVMe SSD
Available https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lenovo-Ideapad-5i-Pro-Laptop-i5-11300H-GeForceMX450-8GB-512GB-Windows-11-16-inch-82L9006DUS/1997807531

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13559 on: August 10, 2022, 06:48:14 PM »
I am in search of a new laptop Looking for a decent deal for standard usage, 15.6"+ display, 500+ GB SSD.

Here are some options I put together from around the web and would appreciate it if any mavens here can give some input.

Lenovo Ideapads:

Ideapad 5 Pro 82L500F5US 16-inch 2.5K QHD display, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 8GB 3200MHz DDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD $470

Ideapad 1 ~ 82R4002PUS 15.6" FHD Touch-Screen (nice but wouldn't pay more for touch), AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, 12GB 3200MHz DDR4, 512GB M.2 QLC SSD $580

IdeaPad 5 ~ 82FG015XUS 15.6" FHD, i5-1135G7, 16GB DDR4, 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD $600


Acer 15.6" Aspire 5 Multi-Touch Notebook i7-1165G7, 12GB DDR4, 512GB SSD $630


Costco (= 2 year warranty[?])

HP 17-cn1063cl 17.3" IPS Anti-Glare FHD, i5 -1155G7, 12GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, but old 802.11 WiFi, $500

ASUS VivoBook S712UA 17.3" IPS LED-Backlit Anti-Glare FHD, Ryzen 7-5700U, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB(!) PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, $650


I don't know much about build quality, would love to hear if there are any that stand out.
Any of these very good deals? Any good deals going on that are better than any of the above?

Would love to hear your thoughts. TIA!