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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 #3810 on: June 05, 2013, 12:51:59 PM »
It seems that the Lenovo on amazon is not there anymore for $606

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« Reply #3811 on: June 05, 2013, 01:08:04 PM »
Prob sold out, he only had 135 pieces

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« Reply #3813 on: June 05, 2013, 01:12:41 PM »
What do you think about this?
http://www.microcenter.com/product/412561/Inspiron_15z_156_Ultrabook_-_Moon_Silver
Intel Core i3-3217U Processor 1.8GHz
Microsoft Windows 8
6GB DDR3-1600 RAM
500GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
32GB Solid State Drive
Intel HD Graphics 4000
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3-in-1 Media Card Reader
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Bluetooth
15.6" HD Widescreen Display

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« Reply #3814 on: June 05, 2013, 02:11:48 PM »
What do you think about this?
http://www.microcenter.com/product/412561/Inspiron_15z_156_Ultrabook_-_Moon_Silver
Intel Core i3-3217U Processor 1.8GHz
Microsoft Windows 8
6GB DDR3-1600 RAM
500GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive
32GB Solid State Drive
Intel HD Graphics 4000
8x DVDRW Drive
3-in-1 Media Card Reader
10/100 Network
Intel Centrino Wireless 2230
Bluetooth
15.6" HD Widescreen Display

Price isn't bad but stay away from from an i-3 if your running windows especially windows 8 since its so heavy and big.

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« Reply #3815 on: June 05, 2013, 02:47:21 PM »
Price isn't bad but stay away from from an i-3 if your running windows especially windows 8 since its so heavy and big.
I don't know why you would say that. i3 is a decent processor and it comes with 32gb cache as well.

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I'm new here can someone tell me how to start a new topic?

He's kidding around with you. New members tend to start whole new threads/topics before searching for a better place to poise their questions.
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He's kidding around with you. New members tend to start whole new threads/topics before searching for a better place to poise their questions.
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« Reply #3824 on: June 05, 2013, 05:28:14 PM »
I don't know why you would say that. i3 is a decent processor and it comes with 32gb cache as well.
Comman knowledge, windows threading is too heavy for i-3 never go lower then i-5 you won't be able to handle much.