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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 #3945 on: June 19, 2013, 11:33:08 AM »
thanks for being a buzzkill dude.... i missed it then
your so funny... Is only $9 more today, lol

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thanks for being a buzzkill dude.... i missed it then
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« Reply #3947 on: June 19, 2013, 03:08:00 PM »
your so funny... Is only $9 more today, lol
yeah, i'm not upset! (although i was when i missed it last time!)

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« Reply #3948 on: June 19, 2013, 08:37:31 PM »
Still looking for an i7 from BestBuy. Have rewardzones burning a whole in my pocket.  :)
I know some people who might be willing to take them off your hand for a nominal fee. PM if interested.
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« Reply #3949 on: June 19, 2013, 09:44:56 PM »
Actually - This Deal is even better!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AM7MM84/?tag=cl03f-20
I missed it, right?  :(
Which one of the remaining laptop is the best deal?
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« Reply #3951 on: June 19, 2013, 11:59:47 PM »
yeah, i'm not upset! (although i was when i missed it last time!)
I was also upset :)  Baruch Hashem, you got one now though, right? (as did I.)

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« Reply #3952 on: June 20, 2013, 01:57:13 AM »
yup! thanks DH!

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« Reply #3953 on: June 20, 2013, 11:06:30 AM »
Samsung Series 3 NP300E5C-A09US 15.6-Inch Laptop - $429
Includes $100 Amazon Gift Card

15.6-inch LED Screen (1366 x 768)
2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-3110M Processor
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB Hard Drive
Windows 8 (64-bit)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009XVGQ0K/?tag=cl03f-20

This is available now for $397 (including gift card), but it is listed as a pre-order and has no availability date.

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« Reply #3954 on: June 21, 2013, 12:24:22 AM »
Gateway NV57H94u Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM Win 7 display model $400,is this a good price?

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I know some people who might be willing to take them off your hand for a nominal fee. PM if interested.
Thanks for the offer.
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« Reply #3956 on: June 21, 2013, 11:52:57 AM »
does anyone have a screenshot of the dell i5 from amazon or receipt (you can cut out the personal info) showing the credit for the $100 amazon gc . pm i would appreciate it

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« Reply #3957 on: June 21, 2013, 12:16:29 PM »
Gateway NV57H94u Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM Win 7 display model $400,is this a good price?
link?

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« Reply #3958 on: June 21, 2013, 03:49:21 PM »
link?
he wrote "display model" i imagine there is no link to the computer for that price.

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« Reply #3959 on: June 22, 2013, 11:27:06 PM »
I have a friend who is looking for a laptop around $700 max $800 if great deal. Ideally 13.3" light computer preferably I7 but might be willing to get I5. Any good deals available right now?