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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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« Reply #3930 on: June 19, 2013, 12:05:55 AM »
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« Reply #3932 on: June 19, 2013, 12:57:55 AM »
Actually - This Deal is even better!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AM7MM84/?tag=cl03f-20
Does this have resale value?
(I'm not sure yet if i'm going to need this, but I want to order before its sold out)

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« Reply #3933 on: June 19, 2013, 12:58:31 AM »
Still looking for an i7 from BestBuy. Have rewardzones burning a whole in my pocket.  :)
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« Reply #3934 on: June 19, 2013, 01:20:50 AM »
Thanks! i have been waiting for just this type of deal for the last 2 months!

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Got the deal. Thanks DH Data..

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ordered one thanks dh data
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« Reply #3937 on: June 19, 2013, 07:02:14 AM »
Thanks! i have been waiting for just this type of deal for the last 2 months!
A month ago this was on sale for $350...

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A month ago this was on sale for $350...
And now he got it for $359 :)

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« Reply #3939 on: June 19, 2013, 07:23:27 AM »
if I return can I keep gift card?
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« Reply #3940 on: June 19, 2013, 07:48:07 AM »
if I return can I keep gift card?

Now that's a good question!!

L'choireh you can try. Nothing to lose. Worst case scenario they'll make you return the GC. No?

GCs can be returned cant they?
In the item description is doesn't say they can't, but it doesn't say they can either.
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« Reply #3941 on: June 19, 2013, 07:57:54 AM »
Mmmmmm

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Amazon.com Gift Cards and Third-Party Gift Cards aren't returnable or refundable, except as required by law

Think one could run into trouble trying this if absolutely not interested in laptop?  Think there is a worse possible scenario then having them return laptop and deducting the $100 of the GC off the refund?

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« Reply #3942 on: June 19, 2013, 08:05:37 AM »
Mmmmmm

Think one could run into trouble trying this if absolutely not interested in laptop?  Think there is a worse possible scenario then having them return laptop and deducting the $100 of the GC off the refund?
Great idea. I think Dan should post it on the main site.  :P

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« Reply #3943 on: June 19, 2013, 08:09:56 AM »
Well, I tried it. In the confirmation email they charge 100 for the GC and 359.99 for the LT so presumably if the LT is returned only that amount would be refunded.
Canceling.

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« Reply #3944 on: June 19, 2013, 11:01:16 AM »
A month ago this was on sale for $350...
thanks for being a buzzkill dude.... i missed it then