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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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« Reply #13740 on: February 09, 2023, 03:52:10 AM »
Zephyrus G14 now $1100. Probably will sell out as the next year's model is on the way in.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-zephyrus-14-wqxga-120hz-gaming-laptop-amd-ryzen-9-16gb-ddr5-memory-amd-radeon-rx-6700s-1tb-pcie-4-0-ssd/6494638.p?skuId=6494638&intl=nosplash
Ryzen 9 6900HS (a 45W TDP tweaked by AMD to run at 35W with almost the same power)
16GB DDR5
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Radeon 6700S (runs somewhere between 3060 TI and 3070 in games, but like the 3070 in graphics work)
14" with great color range and 2560x1600
3.66 lbs
More than 9 hours of light use on battery

Review on this exact model here: https://www.ultrabookreview.com/55035-asus-zephyrus-g14-ga402rj-review/

This is for someone who needs tons of raw power but doesn't want to compromise on portability/battery life and is willing to use a 14" screen to accomplish that. It is wild overkill for things like Photoshop, but nevertheless sells itself even to those people because the portability and battery life are unmatched at this price. (To be fair, there are cheaper, more portable models capable of Photoshop - but they will struggle at intense workloads and this computer won't. If you want a portable Photoshop computer but don't want to spend this much, PM me.)
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13741 on: February 13, 2023, 09:23:11 AM »
Lenovo Ideapad 3 14" 11th gen i3 for $250. Only in person at a Micro Center.
i3-1115G4/8GB RAM/256GB SSD

Should be great for office work. Easy to get into if you need to upgrade. (4GB RAM is soldered, and 4GB is replaceable.)

https://www.microcenter.com/product/663100/lenovo-ideapad-3-14-laptop-computer-grey?sku=540187&utm_source=20230213_Desktop_Notebook_R7492&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=R7492&MccGuid=66827EF8-22DA-480C-8A69-CA249D556EE5
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13742 on: February 13, 2023, 02:33:12 PM »
Lenovo Ideapad 3 14" 11th gen i3 for $250. Only in person at a Micro Center.
i3-1115G4/8GB RAM/256GB SSD

Should be great for office work. Easy to get into if you need to upgrade. (4GB RAM is soldered, and 4GB is replaceable.)

https://www.microcenter.com/product/663100/lenovo-ideapad-3-14-laptop-computer-grey?sku=540187&utm_source=20230213_Desktop_Notebook_R7492&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=R7492&MccGuid=66827EF8-22DA-480C-8A69-CA249D556EE5

Note the awful 220 nit TN screen

Still a good deal


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13744 on: February 14, 2023, 01:14:25 AM »
Note the awful 220 nit TN screen
Still a good deal
Yes, which is one reason why this is only for office work.

Is this a good deal? Supposedly 55% off
Seems a bit much, actually. Business pricing is always sky high for corporate buyers, and then they have humongous sales off for everyone else as standard. This doesn't seem to be out of the ordinary at all.
Good computer, though...
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13745 on: February 18, 2023, 07:08:51 PM »
Lenovo is having a Presidents’ Day sale. Are either of these small laptops worth buying ? Only needed for simple use only, browsing internet casually, paying bills etc.

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/p/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad11e/thinkpad-11e-(5th-gen)/20lqs06t00

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/p/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad11e/thinkpad-yoga-11e-(5th-gen)/20lms0a200

I don’t need the touch screen (especially on an 11inch monitor) and don’t plan on using it much, but my old laptop is over 6 years old and super slow…

Are either of these worthy of being posted on the main dd site?  There are other cpus on sale but these are the cheapest budget laptops…

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13748 on: February 20, 2023, 02:25:36 AM »

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« Reply #13749 on: February 20, 2023, 06:34:22 AM »
Got this thirdhand (Notebookcheck to SD to BuyDig).
$800 for 16" LG Gram with i5-P. Manages decent (10H) battery life despite 12th gen processor (the previous gen 15.6" managed several hours more), weighs 2.62lbs. Anyone needing a portable laptop with a large screen for office work - this is a decent amount off the normal $1000 average sale price.

https://www.buydig.com/shop/product/LG16Z90Q
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« Reply #13750 on: February 21, 2023, 02:58:41 AM »

$20 more expensive direct from dell, which should come out cheaper if you have Amex offers, amex credits, cashback portals, etc.

Now on sale again for $279 https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/g3an

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« Reply #13751 on: February 21, 2023, 04:12:42 AM »
Now on sale again for $279 https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/g3an
Get it while you can. You won't be happy with the battery life of the next gen Intel processors.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13752 on: February 21, 2023, 05:23:57 AM »
Thinkpad T14s G2 (11th gen Intel) w 16GB RAM for $735.
Get this if you don't have enough control over your environment and need something almost indestructible. It also isn't that heavy and has a decent 8+ hours of battery. Also normally costs at least a few hundred more (but not the $2700 they claim it costs).
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/p/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpadt/thinkpad-t14s-g2/20wms1d000

Review (i7 version): https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T14s-G2-Intel-review-A-very-good-business-laptop-despite-the-16-9-format.548662.0.html
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« Reply #13753 on: February 21, 2023, 05:53:50 AM »
Aspire 5 15.6" with Ryzen 5 5th gen - $390 at Amazon. Don't get it if you can get a discount off that Dell above, but if you can't, this is worth the extra money.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09J1MXS2Z/ (Mods: please fix the link.)
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13755 on: February 21, 2023, 03:15:28 PM »
  I3 Versus Micro Cenetr  I5 ?

woops my bad, I mixed up conversations.
Yeah, the i5 is still $20 more at dell

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13756 on: February 25, 2023, 01:54:39 PM »
13" Inspiron, 11th gen Intel, with some really good prices. It is rare to find 13" laptops this cheap. Obviously you can throw in your Dell discounts. Should we bring this to Dan's attention?
1-2 $350 for i5 11320H or 11300H, 8GB soldered RAM (no upgrade) and 512GB SSD.
3 $450 ups the resolution and the RAM to 16GB (still soldered). I would go for this one.
$500 for i7 but totally not worth it (also only 8GB RAM).
4 $550 gets you the i7, the 16GB, the better screen, and throws in the MX450 dedicated graphics. PM me if you think this might be for you.

1-2
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/g73g
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/g73f

3
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/g73e

4
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/g73i
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13757 on: February 25, 2023, 07:04:31 PM »
13" Inspiron, 11th gen Intel, with some really good prices...

The part that speaks to me here is the metal chassis, thunderbolt, and larger battery, over the plastic 15 inch models.

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« Reply #13758 on: February 25, 2023, 08:15:22 PM »
What's the difference between 1 and 2?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13759 on: February 26, 2023, 01:27:27 AM »
13" Inspiron, 11th gen Intel, with some really good prices. It is rare to find 13" laptops this cheap. Obviously you can throw in your Dell discounts.

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