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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: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #260 on: December 28, 2011, 11:25:10 PM »
Dell just released a stackable 10% off code that can be stacked with other offers at Dell home. It can be used multiple times through 1/31/12.    Code: ?6WC2NTW?3FBCC

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #261 on: December 28, 2011, 11:56:20 PM »
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+AMD+A-Series+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Matrix+Silver/2971032.p?id=1218367940866&skuId=2971032&st=L755D-S5218&cp=1&lp=1

Toshiba - Satellite Laptop / AMD A-Series Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory / 320GB Hard Drive - Matrix Silver
$399 FREE SHIPPING

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
4gb Ram
320gb HardDrive
AMD A6-3400M Quad Core (1.4GHz, 4MB Cache)
1366 x 768 15.6 LED Display

Its a very good laptop for this price.

It can handle games and graphics, not super heavy stuff but it should do just fine.

It is all from Hashem and he will continue to give!

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #262 on: December 29, 2011, 12:06:31 AM »
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+AMD+A-Series+Processor+/+15.6%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Matrix+Silver/2971032.p?id=1218367940866&skuId=2971032&st=L755D-S5218&cp=1&lp=1

Toshiba - Satellite Laptop / AMD A-Series Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory / 320GB Hard Drive - Matrix Silver
$399 FREE SHIPPING

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
4gb Ram
320gb HardDrive
AMD A6-3400M Quad Core (1.4GHz, 4MB Cache)
1366 x 768 15.6 LED Display

Its a very good laptop for this price.

It can handle games and graphics, not super heavy stuff but it should do just fine.

I don't much about laptops,  but this doesn't seem like a great deal.
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Btw wats the price when its not on sale?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #263 on: December 29, 2011, 12:11:23 AM »
I don't much about laptops,  but this doesn't seem like a great deal.
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Btw wats the price when its not on sale?

For an (entry level) quad core (albeit AMD) you cant find for cheaper. Similar models on amazon are over $500
It is all from Hashem and he will continue to give!

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #264 on: December 29, 2011, 09:21:33 AM »
Dell just released a stackable 10% off code that can be stacked with other offers at Dell home. It can be used multiple times through 1/31/12.    Code: ?6WC2NTW?3FBCC

Coupon was used up the day it came out

Thanx anyways

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #265 on: December 29, 2011, 09:27:58 AM »
I don't much about laptops,  but this doesn't seem like a great deal.
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Btw wats the price when its not on sale?

It actually is a pretty decent deal

This processor benchmarked is near the i5-2430m
It is a quad core, but each core is only 1.4ghz
(The AMD A6-3400M is better for gaming)

I would still recommend this lenovo laptop $379 - as it has the latest i3 - with 2 cores that are 2.2Ghz each

For the typical person this processor will be more productive for them

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #266 on: December 29, 2011, 10:28:18 AM »
I would still recommend this lenovo laptop $379 - as it has the latest i3 - with 2 cores that are 2.2Ghz each

For the typical person this processor will be more productive for them

I definitely need a new laptop.  My netbook's making me crazy.  Its not urgent but sooner is always nicer than later. 

Reckon this is worth jumping on, or might it be worth giving it another week or two and awaiting a better deal?
Primarily for internet browsing and word processing - not into games at all.

(This is about the price range im looking at, so if this is as good as one can expect for this money,, waiting around for a steal thats worth four times as much and only costs twice as much doesnt help me)

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #267 on: December 29, 2011, 10:51:12 AM »
I would still recommend this lenovo laptop $379 - as it has the latest i3 - with 2 cores that are 2.2Ghz each

its not available for shipping, and its not available in any stores in the vicinity of brooklyn or manhattan :(

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #268 on: December 29, 2011, 11:24:45 AM »
It actually is a pretty decent deal

This processor benchmarked is near the i5-2430m
It is a quad core, but each core is only 1.4ghz
(The AMD A6-3400M is better for gaming)

I would still recommend this lenovo laptop $379 - as it has the latest i3 - with 2 cores that are 2.2Ghz each

For the typical person this processor will be more productive for them

With turbo-charging the amd can reach 2.2ghz
It is all from Hashem and he will continue to give!

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #269 on: December 29, 2011, 01:29:43 PM »
With turbo-charging the amd can reach 2.2ghz

Yup, I forgot to mention that....
This is the reason why its rated close to the i5
But turbo only works as long as the processor is cold not hot ...

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #270 on: December 29, 2011, 02:09:04 PM »
It actually is a pretty decent deal

This processor benchmarked is near the i5-2430m
It is a quad core, but each core is only 1.4ghz
(The AMD A6-3400M is better for gaming)

I would still recommend this lenovo laptop $379 - as it has the latest i3 - with 2 cores that are 2.2Ghz each

For the typical person this processor will be more productive for them
The problem is you have to pick it up in store and its unavailable Ny/nj

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #271 on: December 29, 2011, 02:29:56 PM »
The problem is you have to pick it up in store and its unavailable Ny/nj

I know I just looked and saw that...

The toshiba deal mentioned - here is a good price.

I am not seeing any good Dell prices in the $400 range

Hopefully in a few days  ;)

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #272 on: January 03, 2012, 07:50:02 PM »
I see Lenovo.com has some doorbuster deals that look good and i want to buy one for my brother in the 450$ range but if amazing deal maybe a bit more can anyone tell me the best deal there? or if they are not great deals?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #273 on: January 11, 2012, 01:47:50 PM »
It is all from Hashem and he will continue to give!

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #274 on: January 11, 2012, 11:32:26 PM »
AMD, 1.5 GHz.
Am I wrong not to be overly excited?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #275 on: January 12, 2012, 12:02:56 AM »
AMD, 1.5 GHz.
Am I wrong not to be overly excited?

4x1.5ghz = excited 4x2.4ghz turbo charged =so excited
It is all from Hashem and he will continue to give!

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #276 on: January 12, 2012, 11:24:48 PM »
Looking for a recommendation for a new Laptop. What would be the macbook equivalent in a Windows Notebook. Similar in performance, weight, size (thin) Sleek.

Use Microsoft Office and extensive web surfing. Including videos.

Looking for speed. Don't need a large hard drive at all.

Would take a better price over a better machine.

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #277 on: January 12, 2012, 11:32:57 PM »
Looking for a recommendation for a new Laptop. What would be the macbook equivalent in a Windows Notebook. Similar in performance, weight, size (thin) Sleek.

You could either wait for the XPS 13 from Dell to come out in Feb - Here

Or maybe you might be interested in something like the Acer S Series - here
They are really slick think light and great specs. I saw in Costco for $779 the model with i5, 4gb and 320gb hard drive with 20gb ssd

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #278 on: January 12, 2012, 11:35:20 PM »
Dear Mr. Name Changed. Your amazing. Thanks for helping us all out.

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« Reply #279 on: January 12, 2012, 11:38:17 PM »
Dear Mr. Name Changed. Your amazing. Thanks for helping us all out.

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