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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 #3990 on: June 26, 2013, 11:44:11 AM »
My brother is looking to buy a laptop for general use. Looking to spend up to $500. Any recommendations?  Whats the best he can get for that price?

What size?
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« Reply #3991 on: June 26, 2013, 11:47:02 AM »
What size?
Size as in size of the laptop?  Of the RAM?  Etc?
He looking for a regular avg size laptop i guess. 

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« Reply #3992 on: June 27, 2013, 09:48:26 AM »
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« Reply #3993 on: June 27, 2013, 04:07:23 PM »
My brother is looking to buy a laptop for general use. Looking to spend up to $500. Any recommendations?  Whats the best he can get for that price?
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« Reply #3994 on: June 27, 2013, 04:32:19 PM »
Sorry guys really busy - will address your questions later

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« Reply #3995 on: June 27, 2013, 05:01:15 PM »
Sorry guys really busy - will address your questions later
Take your time. You're providing a free service. Thanks
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Sorry guys really busy - will address your questions later


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #3997 on: June 27, 2013, 11:22:28 PM »
Is this a good deal?
ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6-Inch Touch Laptop - $435
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009F1I1C4/ref=twister_B00B7JQQQA?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If I am considering a macbook air, what other laptops would should I look into that are not as expensive (looking for thin and light)

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« Reply #3998 on: June 27, 2013, 11:24:59 PM »
No Deal. Was selling recently for $100 less

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« Reply #3999 on: June 28, 2013, 09:29:24 AM »
Good deal IMO

Asus S400CA-RSI5T18 14" Touch Screen Laptop $399 with code: 69503
Intel® Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz, up to 2.6GHz Turbo, 3MB L3 Cache Processor plus Turbo Boost Technology. Enjoy an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
4GB Installed Memory (DDR3), expandable to 8GB
500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive + 24GB SSD Cache
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Windows® 8 (64-bit)
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« Reply #4000 on: June 28, 2013, 09:53:17 AM »
Good deal IMO

Asus S400CA-RSI5T18 14" Touch Screen Laptop $399 with code: 69503
Intel® Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz, up to 2.6GHz Turbo, 3MB L3 Cache Processor plus Turbo Boost Technology. Enjoy an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
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Yes. Good Deal for someone looking for a touch screen laptop.

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« Reply #4001 on: June 28, 2013, 09:57:38 AM »
Is this a good deal?

Coupon: 0H9Q3PQ6L3744C  for an additional $50 final price of $749.99

SYSTEM   Inspiron 15R Notebook (Inspiron 5521)   
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LCD DISPLAY   15.6 HD (720p) Touch screen with Truelife (1366x768)   
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4002 on: June 28, 2013, 10:32:43 AM »
Good deal IMO

Asus S400CA-RSI5T18 14" Touch Screen Laptop $399 with code: 69503
Intel® Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz, up to 2.6GHz Turbo, 3MB L3 Cache Processor plus Turbo Boost Technology. Enjoy an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
4GB Installed Memory (DDR3), expandable to 8GB
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Windows® 8 (64-bit)

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« Reply #4003 on: June 28, 2013, 10:37:57 AM »
Is this a good deal?

Coupon: 0H9Q3PQ6L3744C  for an additional $50 final price of $749.99
Are you looking for a touch screen laptop?

The model w/o touch screen but 1080p has been sold for around the same price (after Dell GC) for a while

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