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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 #3795 on: June 04, 2013, 03:10:12 PM »
I have a few $40 promo dell gift cards that I wouldn't mind selling or trading. Pm me if you're interested

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« Reply #3796 on: June 04, 2013, 03:18:18 PM »
This coupon gets it down to $519: 30FMBN5VQ4S920

Are you sure it works??

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3797 on: June 05, 2013, 10:06:31 AM »
Looks Like a Price Mistake!

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E431 62775GU - $606!!!
14"
i7-3840QM 2.8GHz
16GB
250GB SSD
DVD
W7Pro+W8Pro

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00CXVN0IS/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new


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« Reply #3798 on: June 05, 2013, 10:16:31 AM »
Looks Like a Price Mistake!

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E431 62775GU - $606!!!
14"
i7-3840QM 2.8GHz
16GB
250GB SSD
DVD
W7Pro+W8Pro

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00CXVN0IS/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new
Look at the seller. Wouldn't touch it
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3799 on: June 05, 2013, 10:17:42 AM »
Looks Like a Price Mistake!

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E431 62775GU - $606!!!
14"
i7-3840QM 2.8GHz
16GB
250GB SSD
DVD
W7Pro+W8Pro

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00CXVN0IS/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Thanks!
Deal is even better that it's Windows 7.

What's Amazon's policy on price mistakes?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3800 on: June 05, 2013, 10:20:22 AM »
Look at the seller. Wouldn't touch it

Read the feedbacks, not that bad.

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« Reply #3801 on: June 05, 2013, 10:22:37 AM »
Read the feedbacks, not that bad.
I have no doubt this will happen. Not worth the time and effort


"The wrong item was sent because it was incorrectly posted on Amazon. The picture of the product I purchased was the wrong picture so I didn't get what I ordered."
Jason P., April 5, 2013
Seller Response: Once we realized there was an error in the Amazon page we provided the customer with a return shipping label and processed a full refund. We apologize again for the wrong item being shipped and any inconvenience that caused you.
Date: April 25, 2013

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3802 on: June 05, 2013, 10:28:57 AM »
Besides for that. This item is definitely categorized.

There is no such Lenovo Model "E431 62775GU" with those specs.

The other seller selling it has manually upgrade the components.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3803 on: June 05, 2013, 10:30:06 AM »
just Googled  it and its coming up

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3804 on: June 05, 2013, 10:32:21 AM »
the q is will you get it , or they can send u a different one and say that the pic was not there , like the other time they did it ?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3805 on: June 05, 2013, 12:11:22 PM »
Are you sure it works??

It worked for me when I tried it. (I didn't purchase the laptop, but I was able to enter that code and it showed up with the discount)

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« Reply #3806 on: June 05, 2013, 12:41:50 PM »
Ok My advice is Don't get it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3807 on: June 05, 2013, 12:44:18 PM »
Here's a Good Buy

http://www.rakuten.com/prod/hp-probook-c6z37ut-15-6-notebook-intel-core-i5-3210m-4-gb-ram-500-gb/242783002.html

Use Promo Code: SUMMER for 30x Rakuten Points!

This is the HP Probook series with win 7 Pro.
Good durable albeit heavy laptop

(Ship to Jersey and change to basic shipping for free shipping)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3808 on: June 05, 2013, 12:45:05 PM »
@HD Data recovery
because i might get wrong product, or because some other reason
BTW, I ordered already. Question is should I work on canceling

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« Reply #3809 on: June 05, 2013, 12:46:02 PM »
I canceled, because I doubt you will get it, and I don't know that its worth the hastle