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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 #3690 on: May 30, 2013, 12:18:15 PM »
Gimme a few, I'll find some cheap prices for u guys
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« Reply #3691 on: May 30, 2013, 12:21:00 PM »
can anybody comment on the last post?
is this a good deal?
looking for a home based laptop.
Good for surfing and watching movies-don't try and run excel or any office application i3 can't handle it


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3693 on: May 30, 2013, 01:38:48 PM »
Still looking, not seeing anything great yet for under $500. Will update soon don't worry.

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« Reply #3694 on: May 30, 2013, 01:39:57 PM »

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« Reply #3695 on: May 30, 2013, 01:42:00 PM »
Still looking, not seeing anything great yet for under $500. Will update soon don't worry.
Thanks!!

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« Reply #3697 on: May 30, 2013, 02:17:51 PM »
This is the same model I put up here 2 weeks ago for over  $100 cheaper.

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« Reply #3698 on: May 31, 2013, 01:41:02 AM »
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HP DV6T-7300 - $609!
Use Coupon Code: SVD8492

Windows 8 64
3rd generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (2.4GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
15.6-inch diagonal High Definition BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768)
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
FREE Upgrade to 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
Standard Keyboard
HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated dual array digital microphone
802.11b/g/n WLAN

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Is this a good deal, decent deal, or excellent deal?

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« Reply #3699 on: May 31, 2013, 03:40:59 AM »
Is this a good deal, decent deal, or excellent deal?

Thanks!

Yup its a nice piece but bear in mind it weighs close to 6 pounds not exactly a light load...

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« Reply #3700 on: May 31, 2013, 05:31:42 AM »
Yup its a nice piece but bear in mind it weighs close to 6 pounds not exactly a light load...
thanks Shlomo but that didn't answer whether it's a good, decent, or excellent price :)

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« Reply #3701 on: May 31, 2013, 06:04:02 AM »
thanks Shlomo but that didn't answer whether it's a good, decent, or excellent price :)
Good specs and great price for those specs-my brother just ordered one

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« Reply #3702 on: May 31, 2013, 11:16:12 AM »
@DH, any luck?

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« Reply #3703 on: May 31, 2013, 11:20:10 AM »
Have there been any deals on the x1 carbon

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« Reply #3704 on: May 31, 2013, 02:10:06 PM »
What are the downsides of the business computers ( Latitude, Vostro etc. ) vs home computers ( Inspiron ) except that it may be heavier?