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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 #4065 on: July 12, 2013, 12:57:21 PM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4066 on: July 12, 2013, 01:01:21 PM »
No.

How long is the warranty for?
I'm not sure, i think 1 year
Outlet or new?
New from outlet

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4067 on: July 12, 2013, 01:02:38 PM »
You werent ripped off compared to standard pricing for this model. I would've gobe with the e6XXX Series latitudes as the all have 3yr warranties

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« Reply #4068 on: July 12, 2013, 01:10:28 PM »
You werent ripped off compared to standard pricing for this model. I would've gobe with the e6XXX Series latitudes as the all have 3yr warranties
Didnt know this, goto see if im in the mood of doing a return,
BTW i noticed 1 pixel on the screen is blue, you can rarely realize it and it doesnt really bother me, "but" if i can take advantage of it then why not  ;), could i?   

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4069 on: July 12, 2013, 05:55:26 PM »
Yes, pretty good price
my bil just bought one from wallmart in lakewood its on sale for 400 pls 20 tx

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4070 on: July 14, 2013, 11:31:18 AM »
I'm looking for a laptop, 13" - 15" screen - I mostly run Quickbooks and Microsoft Office on it with a lot of internet browsing.
Any good deals out there? Looking to spend $300-$400 range

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« Reply #4071 on: July 14, 2013, 11:32:52 AM »
my bil just bought one from wallmart in lakewood its on sale for 400 pls 20 tx
Yup, I saw them on clearance in Walmart like 3 weeks ago.


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« Reply #4073 on: July 14, 2013, 03:23:21 PM »
can anyone comment on this?

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« Reply #4074 on: July 14, 2013, 03:27:39 PM »
can anyone comment on this?
If you are looking for an ultrabook its a decent deal.

A simailar model with i7 and 256GB SSD was selling on eBay - Adoram for $729.99, but they are sold out now.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4076 on: July 14, 2013, 06:57:54 PM »
Is this a good deal?
http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-C55-A5285-156-Laptop/product_49562

Don't forget to mention that you can get for $300 with this code: 24181 if bought today.

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« Reply #4077 on: July 14, 2013, 07:03:11 PM »
Thats why I asked if it was a good deal

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« Reply #4078 on: July 14, 2013, 09:53:37 PM »
For $300 its a good price

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4079 on: July 16, 2013, 08:15:06 PM »
i found a dell inspiron 15 15.6"  Intel Core i3-3227U, 6GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive for $399.99 shiped. can anyone tell me if this is s good deal? here is the link http://www.samsclub.com/sams/inspiron-15-3521-intel-core-i3-3227u/prod9590067.ip?sprodId=prod9590067