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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 #3675 on: May 29, 2013, 08:26:27 PM »
an i-3 is not going to freeze and shut down, its processing power , and from your comments im gonna assume that you don't need it and an i-5 is overkill for u and a waste of money

Strongly disagree. If you can get an i5 for near the same price as an i3 you absolutely go for it. Your needs may change fast and you dont want to go looking for a new computer then. And Lenovo is currently building superior products to Dell.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3676 on: May 29, 2013, 08:29:29 PM »
Better processor is never a waste of money in my experience, especially not i5. If the laptop doesn't break it will work well for longer than an i3.

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« Reply #3677 on: May 29, 2013, 08:35:46 PM »
Strongly disagree. If you can get an i5 for near the same price as an i3 you absolutely go for it. Your needs may change fast and you dont want to go looking for a new computer then. And Lenovo is currently building superior products to Dell.
do u know what kind of stuff u need to do in order to NEED an i-5?

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« Reply #3678 on: May 29, 2013, 08:44:50 PM »
I don't believe Lenovo is Building better than Dell. Certain Lenovo are better and certain Dells are better. I don't thing the lenovo G series is better than the Inspiron R series. Dell latitude is as good as anything out there right now

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« Reply #3679 on: May 29, 2013, 08:45:56 PM »
@bh101 - anyone using qb right now can use i5. Windows expands very fast and keeps using more and more resources

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« Reply #3680 on: May 29, 2013, 09:11:04 PM »
So what's a good Dell i5 for a decent price?


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« Reply #3681 on: May 29, 2013, 10:19:12 PM »
Gimme a few, I'll find some cheap prices for u guys

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« Reply #3682 on: May 29, 2013, 10:36:49 PM »
Gimme a few, I'll find some cheap prices for u guys
Thanks so much.

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« Reply #3683 on: May 30, 2013, 12:36:12 AM »
Thanks so much.
+1 ( my laptop just went dead when my coffee took a walk on it :'( )

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« Reply #3684 on: May 30, 2013, 12:41:43 AM »
+1 ( my laptop just went dead when my coffee took a walk on it :'( )
My condolences :'(

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« Reply #3685 on: May 30, 2013, 01:06:22 AM »

Essential G580 Laptop - 59381082 - Dark Brown
Price: $999.00
Sale price: $999.00
After eCoupon: $649.00
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Operating System
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Display
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Graphics
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Memory
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Battery
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Bluetooth
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Usually I would always suggest a thinkpad over aG series but with these kind of specs on a thinkpad you'd be looking at over 1600 before a sale...
This seems to have it all for a pretty great price it's i7 but you maybe able to drop it to i5 and it comes with windows 8 if your going to stick with w8 keep the i7 if your using w7 go with an i5 and save you more money. An i3 is never recommended the threading needed to just maintain w7 let alone w8 would eat up 3/4 of your processing power. Laptops are only as good as there specs reputation and customer service and in those last two categories Lenovo takes dell to town. 
Nothing to talk about when one has tech support in India and one has in Atlanta plus dells future is uncertain with the whole stock sell off...

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« Reply #3686 on: May 30, 2013, 01:11:40 AM »
If I'm not mistaken Lenovo tech support is in india as well for the G series and most machines other than the thinkpad lines, and Dell biz support is US based as well. Also with Del you can use chat support which is ime the best support out there at this time for a home machine.
The G series for me is equal to the dell home machines, really nothing special quality, or design...

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Dell Inspiron 13z 13.3-Inch Notebook for 399.99
« Reply #3687 on: May 30, 2013, 09:32:25 AM »
$399.99 for Dell Inspiron 13z 13.3-Inch Notebook with i3
Processor, 6GB RAM, and 500GB Hard Drive Free Shipping!!

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« Reply #3688 on: May 30, 2013, 11:14:27 AM »
can anybody comment on the last post?
is this a good deal?
looking for a home based laptop.
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« Reply #3689 on: May 30, 2013, 11:22:39 AM »
Available @ newegg for $359 - Nice laptop, No cd drive