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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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cheap Laptops from best buy
« Reply #4005 on: June 30, 2013, 05:18:11 PM »
Best buy has a Dell laptop 4gb ram 320gb harddrive for 269 or an hp 4gb ram 500Gb harddrive  and comes with mouse keyboard sleeve and free kaspersy virus protection for 6 months For 300 sorry i DONT have the link but you can access them via Bradsdeals get it while they last

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Re: cheap Laptops from best buy
« Reply #4006 on: June 30, 2013, 05:25:05 PM »
Best buy has a Dell laptop 4gb ram 320gb harddrive for 269 or an hp 4gb ram 500Gb harddrive  and comes with mouse keyboard sleeve and free kaspersy virus protection for 6 months For 300 sorry i DONT have the link but you can access them via Bradsdeals get it while they last

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Inspiron+15.6%22+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive/8786054.p?id=1218893506517&skuId=8786054&st=8786054&cp=1&lp=1
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Re: cheap Laptops from best buy
« Reply #4007 on: June 30, 2013, 05:45:00 PM »
Thanks Alexsei

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Re: cheap Laptops from best buy
« Reply #4008 on: June 30, 2013, 05:54:54 PM »
Best buy has a Dell laptop 4gb ram 320gb harddrive for 269 or an hp 4gb ram 500Gb harddrive  and comes with mouse keyboard sleeve and free kaspersy virus protection for 6 months For 300 sorry i DONT have the link but you can access them via Bradsdeals get it while they last

Intel celeron processor.

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Re: cheap Laptops from best buy
« Reply #4009 on: June 30, 2013, 06:59:06 PM »
wrong thread... correct thread is
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11287.0

besides it is a very bad deal >:(

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4010 on: June 30, 2013, 07:05:35 PM »
Looks like a nice deal. 3rd Gen i7 Acer for $499 + shipping

http://www.costco.com/Acer-Aspire-V3-Laptop%2c-Intel-Core-i7-3632QM-2.2GHz.product.100054292.html
might look like a good deal, but not that hot $30 shipping + tax...
is like $565 total
besides the i7 other specs are weak..4gb ram 500gb hard drive etc..

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4011 on: June 30, 2013, 10:05:47 PM »
Is this a good deal?
IdeaPad Y410p - $849

- Use $500 off Lenovo Coupons USPY416627
- FREE SHIPPING.

Specs:
- 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
- 14.0" HD+ Glossy LED Backlit with integrated camera 1600x900
- 1TB 5400 RPM+24GB SSD
- 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4012 on: June 30, 2013, 11:02:15 PM »
Is this a good deal?
IdeaPad Y410p - $849

- Use $500 off Lenovo Coupons USPY416627
- FREE SHIPPING.
Yes good deal, Lenovo always runs these prices. For the specs its a good deal.

The Y400 with a 720p screen is $749

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4013 on: June 30, 2013, 11:11:06 PM »
Yes good deal, Lenovo always runs these prices. For the specs its a good deal.

The Y400 with a 720p screen is $749
Does that include the i7 4th generation?

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« Reply #4014 on: June 30, 2013, 11:12:20 PM »
Does that include the i7 4th generation?
The Y400 has the 3rd Gen

There isnt too great of a difference in benchmark, however the 4th gen should get better battery life

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4016 on: July 01, 2013, 08:35:39 AM »
Asus 17.3'' i5 proccessor 4gb ram 750 harddrive for 499 from rakuten

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Asus 17.3'' i5 proccessor 4gb ram 750 harddrive for 499 from rakuten
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