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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:

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.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3632 on: May 26, 2013, 10:13:14 PM »
was an AMD E1 processor so didn't miss much imo

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« Reply #3633 on: May 26, 2013, 10:51:27 PM »
Any good deals for i3? Prefer $300 or less?
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« Reply #3636 on: May 27, 2013, 08:23:07 AM »
I am looking for a cheAp laptop with window 7 and a 15-17 inch screen. Anyone with recommendations?

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« Reply #3637 on: May 27, 2013, 08:30:41 AM »
how's this one? http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-K55N-DS81-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B00B7K11MI/

also noticed that there's no info in the wiki about Asus

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« Reply #3638 on: May 27, 2013, 09:16:04 AM »
how's this one? http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-K55N-DS81-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B00B7K11MI/

also noticed that there's no info in the wiki about Asus
AMD Processor. :(

Not such a good deal

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« Reply #3639 on: May 27, 2013, 01:42:37 PM »
I'm looking to spend a max of $500. preferably at least i5. Looking for something decent that will last a few years. If you know of any deals over the next few days, please post. Thanks!

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« Reply #3642 on: May 27, 2013, 03:14:11 PM »
IntelŪ PentiumŪ dual-core processor B960
This laptop has been this price for about a week.

B960 isnt terrible. Its the step below i3.

For people looking to spend under $300 this is a decent deal.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3643 on: May 28, 2013, 09:20:19 AM »
Is this a decent deal at all;
http://moofi.woot.com/offers/dell-latitude-14-core-i3-laptop-w-ssd-4

(Still trying to find a Win7 deal...)
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3644 on: May 28, 2013, 10:24:10 AM »
Is this a decent deal at all;
http://moofi.woot.com/offers/dell-latitude-14-core-i3-laptop-w-ssd-4

(Still trying to find a Win7 deal...)
refurbished ? Don't think it's so great