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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 #3900 on: June 13, 2013, 01:38:31 PM »
Add options of $100 to get over $899 then use coupon NEWPC150
 http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/E4T17AV?aid=38293&pbid=iH2PRtf/I7g&AOID=35252&siteid=iH2PRtf_I7g-W8.0VzrsKHxxo9tNu4pfng

How long so these coupons last?

The specs are perfect for me, price seems pretty right with the coupon.

I was hesitant because my wife's old acer laptop is a 15.6" screen and big and heavy, but I checked out the specs of a 14" idea pad and it weighs in at 4.9lb, and this envy is rated at 4-5 lb maybe its lighter for its size and ok.

Thoughts?

.... Checked best buy but they don't have this envy body in stock so I can't go touch an feel.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3901 on: June 13, 2013, 01:55:35 PM »
any idea what Lenova's warranty on refurbished laptops from the outlet is?
Usually 1 year

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« Reply #3902 on: June 13, 2013, 04:44:11 PM »
Not sure, but you hve to be persistent here sometimes.

Well, in that case:

This will most likely replace the dv6 series and will go down to similar pricing

Any idea when its likely to go down?  Think it'll get better than this?

Add options of $100 to get over $899 then use coupon NEWPC150
 http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/E4T17AV?aid=38293&pbid=iH2PRtf/I7g&AOID=35252&siteid=iH2PRtf_I7g-W8.0VzrsKHxxo9tNu4pfng

I'd be planning to add that value of options anyway.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3903 on: June 13, 2013, 04:52:35 PM »
HP ENVY 15t-j000 Quad Edition Notebook PC
E4T17AV
 
Windows 8 64
4th generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M Graphics with 2048MB of dedicated video memory - $70
15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768)
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
No Additional Office Software
No additional security software
6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
No Internal DVD or CD Drive
Backlit Keyboard -$30
HP TrueVision HD Webcam w/ integrated digital mic
802.11b/g/n WLAN

TOTAL PRICE $749

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3904 on: June 13, 2013, 05:32:43 PM »
HP ENVY dv6t $699

3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor 2.4GHz
6MB L3  Cache
12GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive
Fingerprint Reader
http://www.costco.com/HP-Envy-dv6t-Quad-Laptop%2C-Intel%C2%AE-Core%E2%84%A2-i7-3630QM-2.4GHz.product.100039667.html?&EMID=B2C_2013_0613_JuneMVM

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3905 on: June 14, 2013, 02:28:38 AM »
HP ENVY dv6t $699

3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor 2.4GHz
6MB L3  Cache
12GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive
Fingerprint Reader
http://www.costco.com/HP-Envy-dv6t-Quad-Laptop%2C-Intel%C2%AE-Core%E2%84%A2-i7-3630QM-2.4GHz.product.100039667.html?&EMID=B2C_2013_0613_JuneMVM
regular price nowadays

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3906 on: June 14, 2013, 03:10:27 AM »
:(

I am looking for a NON-regular price; a HOT price...

Anybody see anything??

Thanks! Good Shabbos.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3907 on: June 16, 2013, 08:28:46 PM »
As far as I can see the only HP laptops with IPS monitors are the Spectre ultrabooks.
I saw mention on some other forums of the Envy having IPS monitors but aside from the Spectre I don't see any mention of it on HPs website even as an upgrade option.
Is it takke only the Spectre that has IPS?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3909 on: June 17, 2013, 02:47:59 PM »
It says its i7 2 cores.
I was told i7 is by definition quad core??

Incorrect info?

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« Reply #3912 on: June 18, 2013, 08:31:14 AM »
This seems decent... Any thoughts?
http://www.rakuten.com/retail/product.asp?sku=249618780
Yes, price is good for these specs.

I am not familiar with this exact model.

It has Win 7 for those that prefer it

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« Reply #3914 on: June 18, 2013, 10:45:23 AM »
This seems decent... Any thoughts?
http://www.rakuten.com/retail/product.asp?sku=249618780
was $800 yesterday! + $100 rakuten points