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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 #14600 on: May 14, 2024, 03:11:49 PM »
https://www.costco.com/.product.1766591.html
Down to $700. The lowest price on a good quality 17inch from a normal seller in a while.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #14601 on: May 14, 2024, 07:40:05 PM »
https://www.costco.com/.product.1766591.html
Down to $700. The lowest price on a good quality 17inch from a normal seller in a while.

Came here to post this. Great price for a 17 laptop that weighs less than 3 lbs, and its a touchscreen too.
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« Reply #14602 on: May 14, 2024, 09:55:16 PM »
Now out of stock online

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« Reply #14603 on: May 14, 2024, 10:24:29 PM »
Came here to post this. Great price for a 17 laptop that weighs less than 3 lbs, and its a touchscreen too.

The latest gen is out now, and can be had for just a bit more from LG directly:
https://www.lg.com/us/laptops/lg-15z90st-g.aaw4u1-gram-laptop

Totally different specs, not sure how the processor compares. Can be had for less than $999 if you stack incentives, but I wont elaborate here nor in DMs.
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« Reply #14604 on: May 14, 2024, 10:30:04 PM »
The latest gen is out now, and can be had for just a bit more from LG directly:
https://www.lg.com/us/laptops/lg-15z90st-g.aaw4u1-gram-laptop

Totally different specs, not sure how the processor compares. Can be had for less than $999 if you stack incentives, but I wont elaborate here nor in DMs.
Thats the 15 inch

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« Reply #14605 on: May 15, 2024, 03:30:32 AM »
Now out of stock online
Well, that was an excellent price, anyway. I don't recall ever seeing a Gram 17 that cheap (barring older models from Buydig).
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« Reply #14606 on: May 15, 2024, 08:15:53 AM »
Is LG Gram a good laptop?
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« Reply #14607 on: May 15, 2024, 08:32:37 AM »
Is LG Gram a good laptop?
Two people who bought it. One happy but not ecstatic (he got 12th gen and the battery life was lacking, but only compared to my GalaxyBookPro's 17 hours), one who got an 11th gen Gram 17 and is through the moon. Both I see regularly and if there was an update I would have gotten one.
The only haaros they have is regarding the material, which is technically a metal polymer but feels like plastic. Strong and light, though. (Reviewers also commented as such. They also say that about the X1 Carbon, which I can relate to as well.)
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« Reply #14608 on: May 15, 2024, 08:34:14 AM »
Two people who bought it. One happy but not ecstatic (he got 12th gen and the battery life was lacking, but only compared to my GalaxyBookPro's 17 hours), one who got an 11th gen Gram 17 and is through the moon. Both I see regularly and if there was an update I would have gotten one.
The only haaros they have is regarding the material, which is technically a metal polymer but feels like plastic. Strong and light, though. (Reviewers also commented as such. They also say that about the X1 Carbon, which I can relate to as well.)
Thanks!
I may be on the market soon for a new 17" so I like to know what's out there. My last two were Inspirons but the second one wasn't nearly as good as the first (doesn't feel as sturdy and has some "kvetches" that sending it back to Dell for fixing didn't help at all).
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« Reply #14609 on: May 15, 2024, 08:38:29 AM »
Thanks!
I may be on the market soon for a new 17" so I like to know what's out there. My last two were Inspirons but the second one wasn't nearly as good as the first (doesn't feel as sturdy and has some "kvetches" that sending it back to Dell for fixing didn't help at all).
Best value 17 (build quality/performance/price) in the past was usually Vivobooks. Best bargain was usually direct from HP (you add RAM and upgrade processor of the cheapest model).
That is, when there aren't ridiculous Gram 17 sales.

Edit: when ready to buy, I'm happy to look around for you.
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« Reply #14611 on: May 15, 2024, 08:56:14 AM »
Best value 17 (build quality/performance/price) in the past was usually Vivobooks. Best bargain was usually direct from HP (you add RAM and upgrade processor of the cheapest model).
That is, when there aren't ridiculous Gram 17 sales.

Edit: when ready to buy, I'm happy to look around for you.
Thanks!
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #14612 on: May 15, 2024, 02:34:14 PM »
Thanks!
I may be on the market soon for a new 17" so I like to know what's out there. My last two were Inspirons but the second one wasn't nearly as good as the first (doesn't feel as sturdy and has some "kvetches" that sending it back to Dell for fixing didn't help at all).

The HP envy and LG fram are basically the only well-built options (barring some vivobooks, which a) I don't have experience with and b) I think they're a bit confusing with which models are plastic etc.)
Those run about $800 on sale.
I wouldn't get the cheaper HPs

If you may want one soon, I'd suggest trying to get one now by calling the costcos around you and asking if they have this gram still in stock. just helped a friend with that. $700 is a great price.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #14613 on: May 15, 2024, 03:19:41 PM »
Is LG Gram a good laptop?

Very happy with mine.
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« Reply #14614 on: May 15, 2024, 03:21:16 PM »
Thats the 15 inch

I did say totally different specs.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #14615 on: May 15, 2024, 07:11:13 PM »
Any suggestions on a ChromeBook under $100?
Dont need it for heavy things maybe to type here and there and to check emails.

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« Reply #14616 on: May 15, 2024, 10:53:07 PM »
Any suggestions on a ChromeBook under $100?
Dont need it for heavy things maybe to type here and there and to check emails.

Still available..

Selling the following Chromebooks all brand new in box.

4 Lenovo chromebooks at $110 each
Lenovo Chromebook S330, 14" HD, Mediatek MT8173C, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC SSD, Chrome OS, Black, 81JW0001US
https://www.walmart.com/ip/206750547

And 3 Asus chromebooks at $100 each
ASUS Chromebook CX1, 11.6" HD NanoEdge Display, Intel Celeron N3350 Processor, 32GB eMMC, 4GB RAM, Chrome OS, Transparent Silver, CX1100CNA-AS42
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« Reply #14617 on: May 15, 2024, 11:39:29 PM »
Is a chromebook good for Amadeus? Thanks

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Looking for recommendations for a laptop to get for my daughter's 18th birthday. Anticipate it will be used for seminary, college classes, spreadsheets, organization, etc. Currently have a very cheap and sluggish Chromebook. Budget of $500-$800 or so. Should I wait until next week for memorial day sales?

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« Reply #14619 on: May 20, 2024, 07:52:42 PM »
Looking for recommendations for a laptop to get for my daughter's 18th birthday. Anticipate it will be used for seminary, college classes, spreadsheets, organization, etc. Currently have a very cheap and sluggish Chromebook. Budget of $500-$800 or so. Should I wait until next week for memorial day sales?

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