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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 #13600 on: September 20, 2022, 01:07:02 PM »
Looking for a hp laptop in price range of 1000-1500. Any good deals?
you could be helped better if you would write what you need it for or what specs you want.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13601 on: September 20, 2022, 11:17:56 PM »
Currently have https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/pdp/hp-pavilion-aero-13z-be000-laptop-pc-2r1x0av-1 but looking to upgrade since this model has an issue with the Wifi card.

Looking for a solid business laptop to run many browser windows and some excel, word etc. Need something fast, and high quality at a decent price. I won't buy HP again, so anything other than HP. I would prefer a bigger screen this time around, 15 inch or so.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13602 on: September 20, 2022, 11:36:44 PM »
Currently have https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/pdp/hp-pavilion-aero-13z-be000-laptop-pc-2r1x0av-1 but looking to upgrade since this model has an issue with the Wifi card.

Looking for a solid business laptop to run many browser windows and some excel, word etc. Need something fast, and high quality at a decent price. I won't buy HP again, so anything other than HP. I would prefer a bigger screen this time around, 15 inch or so.

Not commenting on the rest, but if you haven't yet, try a USB wifi adapter. Eg https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07PB1X4CN/. For $13 its worth a shot. Apparently changing to an Intel wifi card may fix it, but that's a slightly more involved upgrade.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13603 on: September 29, 2022, 09:19:32 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 3000 FHD Laptop i3-1115G4 8GB 256GB $299.99
11th Gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 (6 MB cache, 2 cores, 4 threads, up to 4.10 GHz Turbo)
Windows 11 Home (S mode)
Intel UHD Graphics
15.6", FHD 1920x1080, 60Hz, Non-Touch, AG, WVA, LED-Backlit, Narrow Border
256GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe, SSD
8GB, 1 x 8GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13606 on: November 01, 2022, 04:14:05 PM »
Gateway 15.6″ Ultra Slim Core i3 128GB SSD Notebook With Carrying Case & Wireless Mouse For $149 From Walmart After Black Friday Savings
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/walmart/gateway-15-6-ultra-slim-core-i3-128gb-ssd-notebook-carrying-case-wireless-mouse-149-walmart-black-friday-savings/

Worthwhile as a backup laptop for travel?

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« Reply #13607 on: November 01, 2022, 04:24:45 PM »
Gateway 15.6″ Ultra Slim Core i3 128GB SSD Notebook With Carrying Case & Wireless Mouse For $149 From Walmart After Black Friday Savings
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/walmart/gateway-15-6-ultra-slim-core-i3-128gb-ssd-notebook-carrying-case-wireless-mouse-149-walmart-black-friday-savings/

Worthwhile as a backup laptop for travel?

NO! no, no, no I cannot believe a laptop with 4GB was posted. A $149 carrying case and mouse with a free paperweight.
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13608 on: November 01, 2022, 04:27:28 PM »
NO! no, no, no I cannot believe a laptop with 4GB was posted. A $149 carrying case and mouse with a free paperweight.

Tx - Maybe you should let ppl on the DDMS know.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13609 on: November 01, 2022, 04:34:07 PM »
NO! no, no, no I cannot believe a laptop with 4GB was posted. A $149 carrying case and mouse with a free paperweight.

This guy says it perfectly  ;D



If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13610 on: November 01, 2022, 04:34:35 PM »
What are the odds of seeing something ~$300 from Dell or HP in the coming month with an i5 and at least 8GB of RAM?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13611 on: November 01, 2022, 04:52:46 PM »
Gateway 15.6" Ryzen 7, 512gb ssd 8gb ram
Only $249. That seems like a good deal to me and a much better choice then the one posted on DDMS.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13612 on: November 01, 2022, 05:16:26 PM »
What are the odds of seeing something ~$300 from Dell or HP in the coming month with an i5 and at least 8GB of RAM?

I'm not a prophet, but odds are pretty good that there will be.
Last year there was https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/hp/hp-15z-15-6-laptop-just-334-99-shipped-215-black-friday-savings-256gb-ssd-fhd-just-364-99/ (technically not i5, Ryzen 5)
The question is if anything else matters to you, like FHD resolution, metal build, decent battery, backlit keyboard, usb c charging, screen size, etc etc. And if you'd buy something from Lenovo, asus or acer.

Personally I'd prepare to go up in budget. Or look at something better build but with an i3.

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« Reply #13613 on: November 01, 2022, 05:20:03 PM »
I'd be buying a bunch of them for use in a nursing home. Better build would be nice, of course, and an i3 would probably be enough for my needs - it's running just one web-based application. But nurses tend to be hard on the laptops.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13614 on: November 01, 2022, 11:00:09 PM »
Looking for a basic i3 15 inch screen.  Can I get one u dear 200$

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« Reply #13617 on: November 02, 2022, 10:12:35 PM »
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/p/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpadc/thinkpad-c13-yoga-chromebook-enterprise/20uxs06900

Is this a good deal with code THINKC13EXTRA bringing it down to $150?
NO! no, no, no I cannot believe a laptop with 4GB was posted. A $149 carrying case and mouse with a free paperweight.

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