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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 #3765 on: June 02, 2013, 07:51:50 PM »
Price?
Warranty?

oops. $380

It's from dell business outlet, so whatever the warranty is usually. Also, what about the previuos one I posted?
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« Reply #3766 on: June 02, 2013, 09:22:08 PM »
link?

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« Reply #3767 on: June 03, 2013, 09:19:31 AM »
Currently on eBay

Acer W8 Touch Ultrabook 14" LED Touchscreen 20GB SSD 2.7GHz 3rd i5 6GB Ram 500GB
90 Days Direct Warranty DVD±RW with Webcam & Bluetooth

Item condition: Manufacturer refurbished “SEALED Factory Package”

$509.99

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360666449121#ht_3425wt_1202

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« Reply #3769 on: June 03, 2013, 09:40:11 AM »
Thoughts on http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4903661&Sku=T71-156409 ?
Great Deal.

This model has become a popular Lenovo seller. Great price on a laptop with an i7 processor

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« Reply #3770 on: June 03, 2013, 09:53:55 AM »
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-S56CA-WH31-ASUS-15-6-Inch-Ultrabook/dp/B009RUS452

scroll down the page and click on add both to cart free amazon $50 gift card!
$461 - $50 amazon gift card

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« Reply #3772 on: June 03, 2013, 11:53:17 AM »
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-S56CA-WH31-ASUS-15-6-Inch-Ultrabook/dp/B009RUS452

scroll down the page and click on add both to cart free amazon $50 gift card!
$461 - $50 amazon gift card

i5 was available last week for $499

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« Reply #3773 on: June 03, 2013, 12:04:12 PM »
Any word on this one http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/latitude-e5530/pd?oc=slctq5sx&model_id=latitude-e5530,
And if it's worth $699?

 Processor

3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5-3230M Processor (2.6GHz, 3M cache)

Operating System

Windows 7 Professional,w XP Mode, Media, 64-bit, English

Display

15.6" HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare WLED-backlit

Memory*

4GB* DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz

Hard Drive

500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive

Video Card

Express Card

Optical Drive

8X DVD+/-RW

Security Software

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services, 30-days, MUI, Ships Fast Only

Warranty

1 Year Basic Hardware Service with 1 Year NBD Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis*

System Weight

5.25 lbs
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3774 on: June 03, 2013, 02:13:16 PM »
I don't think so. I would only buy a Dell Latitude from the outlet store, otherwise its really expensive!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3775 on: June 03, 2013, 06:14:38 PM »
Deal Alert:

Microsoft are now offering a free touch or type cover with every Surface RT or Surface Pro bought from them!!!!

I recommend the type cover.

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« Reply #3776 on: June 03, 2013, 06:20:18 PM »
I just bought a Samsung Monitor from Costco to attach to my Laptop (Pavillion G6)
Some thing simiar to this one: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-S27B350H-27-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B007A1G07O
I paid like $240. is this a good deal?
is there something better out there for me?
I only need it for work.
Spread sheets, banking sites, airlines,
I just want to stop craning my neck. nothing fancy necessary
I want to hear some opinions before I open the box
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3777 on: June 03, 2013, 07:29:10 PM »
Should I go for this, good deal?
Dell Inspiron 14z for $519

Windows 8, 64-bit,
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3317U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)
6GB Shared DDR3 Memory
500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and
32GB mSATA SSD
Intel HD Graphics
40008X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)1
4" High Definition LED Display (1366 x 768) with Truelife6-cell 44 WHr Lithium Ion BatteryIntel® Centrino® Wireless 2230, 2x2 bgn + BluetoothSkullcandy audio with WaveMaxx 4.0Integrated 10/100 Network CardChiclet Keyboard with Gesture TouchPad, ENGLISHPower cord, 125V, 3.2 feet, USDigital Delivery EnablementSRV Software for 2230 WIFI Wireless Card
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« Reply #3778 on: June 03, 2013, 07:49:42 PM »
Should I go for this, good deal?
Dell Inspiron 14z for $519

Windows 8, 64-bit,
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3317U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)
6GB Shared DDR3 Memory
500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and
32GB mSATA SSD
Intel HD Graphics
40008X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)1
4" High Definition LED Display (1366 x 768) with Truelife6-cell 44 WHr Lithium Ion BatteryIntel® Centrino® Wireless 2230, 2x2 bgn + BluetoothSkullcandy audio with WaveMaxx 4.0Integrated 10/100 Network CardChiclet Keyboard with Gesture TouchPad, ENGLISHPower cord, 125V, 3.2 feet, USDigital Delivery EnablementSRV Software for 2230 WIFI Wireless Card
How do You get it from $699 to $519 ?

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« Reply #3779 on: June 03, 2013, 07:52:50 PM »
Should I go for this, good deal?
Dell Inspiron 14z for $519

Windows 8, 64-bit,
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3317U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)
6GB Shared DDR3 Memory
500GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and
32GB mSATA SSD
Intel HD Graphics
40008X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)1
4" High Definition LED Display (1366 x 768) with Truelife6-cell 44 WHr Lithium Ion BatteryIntel® Centrino® Wireless 2230, 2x2 bgn + BluetoothSkullcandy audio with WaveMaxx 4.0Integrated 10/100 Network CardChiclet Keyboard with Gesture TouchPad, ENGLISHPower cord, 125V, 3.2 feet, USDigital Delivery EnablementSRV Software for 2230 WIFI Wireless Card

It's actually $444 if i do the dell gift card promo.
The question is if i do the promo and pay for part of the laptop with the gift cards, will I still get the amex protection?
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