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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 #3840 on: June 06, 2013, 10:08:04 PM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350809906593 - $399

Good Price for 14" Laptop with SSD
Is this an ultrabook?
no specs listed other than in title on ebay page.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3841 on: June 07, 2013, 01:42:44 PM »
Wal Mart has a refurbished Gateway laptop that comes with a printer, case and flash drive for $288! It comes with free shipping to your house!

Also - you can upgrade your laptop, printer etc for a bit more cost each..

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« Reply #3842 on: June 09, 2013, 07:54:39 PM »
"להסתובב זה לא אומר להיות חופשי"

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« Reply #3843 on: June 09, 2013, 08:07:55 PM »
Good?
This Laptop has been sold in the $300-$350 range over the past few weeks

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« Reply #3844 on: June 09, 2013, 08:09:31 PM »
This Laptop has been sold in the $300-$350 range over the past few weeks
Thanks.
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« Reply #3845 on: June 09, 2013, 11:07:56 PM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3846 on: June 09, 2013, 11:09:03 PM »
Also is it worth buying with a ib over an Amex because of the warranty

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« Reply #3847 on: June 09, 2013, 11:10:15 PM »
looking for a deal on a i3 any ideas. just for light use at home. tia

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« Reply #3848 on: June 09, 2013, 11:16:18 PM »
http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-C855-S5350-156-Laptop/product_984635
Seems like a good deal. Any input
Rather get i3 - its pretty much same price. This isn't cheap at all

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« Reply #3849 on: June 09, 2013, 11:17:34 PM »
Do you know of any good deals on an i3

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3850 on: June 09, 2013, 11:27:22 PM »
Didn't see anything really great but even this is a better buy imo

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/101023/HP-Pavilion-g6-2237us-Laptop-Computer/

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3851 on: June 10, 2013, 06:44:13 AM »
HP Ivy Bridge Core i7 Quad 2.3GHz 16" Blu-ray Laptop $604.99
Coupon code "NEWPC150"
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/31592/
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3852 on: June 10, 2013, 10:09:08 AM »
HP Ivy Bridge Core i7 Quad 2.3GHz 16" Blu-ray Laptop $604.99
Coupon code "NEWPC150"
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/load_configuration.do?destination=review&config_id=7979047
Just purchased this laptop
I took out the blue ray and upgraded to 1tb and backlit keyboard
Any thought on the quality of the computer?
Is this considered a very good deal?

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« Reply #3853 on: June 10, 2013, 10:20:54 AM »
Just purchased this laptop
I took out the blue ray and upgraded to 1tb and backlit keyboard
Any thought on the quality of the computer?
Is this considered a very good deal?
IMHO this is an amazing deal.

I do not think I ever saw this model with the dedicated graphics at this price.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3854 on: June 10, 2013, 10:30:59 AM »
Need the experts pick.
1 - Has to be from BestBuy
2 - Main use is surfing and MS Office. Use Access a lot but not what you would call large databases
3 - Fast - i7?
4 - Have 17 in display now but could settle for less
5 - Touch pad must have scroll bars
6 - Would like it for 1k or less but if necessary could go higher
7 - Anything that you think would be nice features
8 - Not in a great hurry but if you see a nice deal today I will jump on it
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