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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 #3855 on: June 10, 2013, 10:40:00 AM »
Had the exact model, purchased it a few months ago, had such problems with it.... had to send it back to HP twice for repairs and it still doesn't function properly.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3856 on: June 10, 2013, 12:47:50 PM »
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
code: newpc150 doesn't seem to be working

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3858 on: June 10, 2013, 01:02:01 PM »
code: newpc150 doesn't seem to be working
I just tried it and it worked

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« Reply #3859 on: June 10, 2013, 01:28:28 PM »
Gotta be over $900 I believe for it to work

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« Reply #3860 on: June 10, 2013, 01:38:03 PM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3861 on: June 10, 2013, 01:53:10 PM »
The 17" with 2yr warranty is also a great hot price

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« Reply #3862 on: June 11, 2013, 12:54:34 AM »
« Last Edit: June 11, 2013, 11:09:40 AM by Dan »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3863 on: June 11, 2013, 11:04:02 AM »
Is this worth anything seems like a good deal
No deal.
 ConditionRefurbished
« Last Edit: June 11, 2013, 11:09:46 AM by Dan »

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« Reply #3864 on: June 11, 2013, 11:20:40 AM »
No deal.
 ConditionRefurbished
Even though its factory refurbished and comes with a year warranty?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3866 on: June 11, 2013, 11:31:24 AM »
Opinion on here is no refurbished..
 http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=8890508&cmp=RMX&ky=1vqvUDdwFJToQgiQMcLLGQtY9FMdNFzN7&pid=1218931036140
Nice deal for those who need  laptop now-otherwise if its not urgent best is to wait until September at this point when there are new deals and a new intel chip to bring down prices.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3867 on: June 11, 2013, 12:01:06 PM »
Just seemed to me that with windows 8 it's much easier with a touch screen. Although that does seem like a great deal.

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« Reply #3868 on: June 11, 2013, 01:21:33 PM »
Whats the point of touch on a standard size laptop?

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« Reply #3869 on: June 11, 2013, 01:23:07 PM »
Nice deal for those who need  laptop now-otherwise if its not urgent best is to wait until September at this point when there are new deals and a new intel chip to bring down prices.
The new processor is already out - prices didn't really drop yet, and it isn't that much faster on many oif the models.