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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 #4050 on: July 12, 2013, 09:51:27 AM »
I just got an email from Dell that my order will be delayed and I'll get it a few days later then originally expected,

Can I try to get any sort of compensation from them?
Has anybody gotten anything from them in the pass?
Call the order cancellation department.

If you tell them you want to cancel, you should be able to get a $50 credit to keep the order

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I emailed them about it, if that won't help I'll try the cancellation depo.

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« Reply #4052 on: July 12, 2013, 09:54:24 AM »
I emailed them about it, if that won't help I'll try the cancellation depo.
Emailing prob wont help

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Emailing prob wont help
Guess I'll just call,
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« Reply #4054 on: July 12, 2013, 10:06:57 AM »
Haha, unexpected Fedex just rang my bell and I have my laptop on my desk,
On Dell's site the estimated delivery date was 7/17, weird..

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« Reply #4055 on: July 12, 2013, 10:07:43 AM »
Haha, unexpected Fedex just rang my bell and I have my laptop on my desk,
On Dell's site the estimated delivery date was 7/17, weird..
Which laptop did you order?

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« Reply #4056 on: July 12, 2013, 10:29:25 AM »
Which laptop did you order?
Latitude E5530
i7-3540M
500GB hard drive

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« Reply #4057 on: July 12, 2013, 10:35:52 AM »
For how much?

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For how much?
$739 +tax
Donno if it's cheap or not but I needed my laptop urgent.

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For how much?


$739 +tax
Donno if it's cheap or not but I needed my laptop urgent.
Did I overpay?

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« Reply #4060 on: July 12, 2013, 11:19:53 AM »
Did I overpay?
No.

How long is the warranty for?

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« Reply #4061 on: July 12, 2013, 11:40:23 AM »
Haha, unexpected Fedex just rang my bell and I have my laptop on my desk,
On Dell's site the estimated delivery date was 7/17, weird..
It was prob the email  :P

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