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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 #4095 on: July 22, 2013, 10:16:39 AM »
http://www.antonline.com/p_23426QU-SH_1044281.htm?sID=DN

Here is a Lenovo Thinkpad they are built like a tank and as reliable as a PC will get. 734.99

Core i5 3230M / 2.6 GHz
TopSeller
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit / Windows 7 Professional 64-bit downgrade
pre-installed: Windows 7
4 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
DVD-Writer
14" wide 1366 x 768 / HD
Intel HD Graphics 4000
3G upgradable
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I have one and love it!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4096 on: July 22, 2013, 10:32:31 AM »
Here is another option, copied from SD

Dell Business Outlet has Dell Latitude 3330 Laptop (Refurbished) for $505 - $155 off with coupon code 0$JZLZ1147J$BX = $350. Shipping is free.

Note, coupon code is valid on any Latitude 3330 Laptop priced at $505.

http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/28/campaigns/dell_outlet_business_sale?c=us&l=en&s=dfb&dgc=BA&cid=250066&lid=4857832
    Select and click on the "Check Prices" button for the Latitude 3330 Laptop
    Browse and add one to cart that is priced at $505 and apply coupon code 0$JZLZ1147J$BX
    Proceed to checkout - total should be $350 with free shipping

Specs

    Intel Core i5 3337U 1.8GHz
    4GB DDR3
    64GB SSD
    13.3" 1366x768 Display
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    8X DVD +/- RW Drive
    Dell Wireless 1504 802.11g/n Single Band Wi-Fi Half Mini-card
    6-cell Battery
    Windows 7 Professional

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4097 on: July 22, 2013, 11:31:38 AM »
Interesting, I Don't remember this latitude, looking at it it looks like a Vostro 13 re-branded as Latitude. I guess thats why they fazed out the Vostro series, they're using Latitudes as Vostros

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4098 on: July 22, 2013, 11:53:28 AM »
Interesting, I Don't remember this latitude, looking at it it looks like a Vostro 13 re-branded as Latitude. I guess thats why they fazed out the Vostro series, they're using Latitudes as Vostros
More like the Vostro V130

Great Laptop, there were a few downsides to it - a little on the heavy side for an ultrabook, but this laptop was before ultrabooks were on the market.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4099 on: July 22, 2013, 02:07:22 PM »
Thanks, I've relayed the info.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4101 on: July 23, 2013, 02:15:08 PM »
I realized on my laptop that I bought from dell outlet a dead pixel on the screen,

Do you think that just like i found 1 wrong thing there might be other wrong things on this machine that I'm nit aware of and I should just return it, or I shouldn't be worried?
Bump.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4102 on: July 23, 2013, 03:13:44 PM »
Bump.
With all refurbished stuff its hard to know what the issues are.

A dead pixel is common, call/chat with Dell they should repair it or send you a replacement.

I wouldn't worry there are other things wrong for this reason

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4104 on: July 25, 2013, 04:56:11 PM »
$320 for Lenovo IdeaPad S405
Is this a good deal?  Looking for a laptop for surfing, email, and word/excel
http://outlet.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/outlet_us/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=445&Code=59342927&AID=10383968&PID=404255&SID=319681_desktop&CJURL=http%3A%2F%2Foutlet.lenovo.com%2FSEUILibrary%2Fcontroller%2Fe%2Foutlet_us%2FLenovoPortal%2Fen_US%2Fcatalog.workflow%3Aitem.detail%3FGroupID%3D445%26Code%3D59342927&PUBNAME=BensBargains.net&NID=CJ

Thanks

I just got one.  $348 after tax.  They have a 30 day return policy so I'll return it if I'm not happy or if I find a better deal.  No risk in ordering.  Also protected by Amex's return guarantee (under $400) just in case. 

Supposed to be good build quality.  Good keyboard, trackpad.  Decent screen and sound.  Good basic performance.  Only concern is that it's only 4gb RAM and the warranty is void if you open the case to upgrade.  We'll see how it runs.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4106 on: July 26, 2013, 11:28:54 AM »
At Staples - Lenovo G500s w/i5-3230M
Touchscreen for $500 after coupon http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-G500s-156-Touch-Screen-Laptop/product_62139&cmArea=CIRCULAR
Non touchscreen for $400 after coupon http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-G500s-156-Laptop/product_62138&cmArea=CIRCULAR
Coupon link: http://www.staples.com/Windows-8-Computers/cat_CL210597

The coupon erroneously comes up as expired, but I called and they can apply it over the phone.

Anyone have an opinion on the G500S?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4107 on: July 26, 2013, 12:12:47 PM »
want to use as mostly as a desk top  for e/m and web surfing -word etc., very limited travel

what do you think  about the value-- cost after all rebates approx $400 at staples , get ink 5pts plus 3 pts on ur mall


Product Details
The HP Pavilion 17-E020US has an Intel Core i3 Processor and 6GB of RAM making it an ideal entertainment computer.

    Intel® Core® i3-3110M 2.40GHz 3MB L2 Cache Processor
    6GB DDR3 SDRAM
    750GB Hard Drive
    17.3" diagonal display
    Windows 8


Laptop Screen Size    17.3"
Touch Screen Enabled    No
Laptop Style    Laptop/Notebook
Windows Select PC    No
Laptop Refurbished    No
Laptop USB Slots    (2) USB 3.0, (1) USB 2.0
Laptop Warranty    1 year limited warranty
Laptop Weight    6.39 lbs
Laptop Dimensions (L x W x H)    16.5"W x 10.5"D x 1.29"H
Laptop Battery Type    6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery
Laptop Battery Life    Up to 4 hours and 45 minutes
Laptop Webcam    True Vision HD webcam
Laptop Audio    DTS Sound+
Media Card Reader    Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards
Laptop Video Graphics    Intel® HD graphics 4000
Laptop Other ports    (1) HDMI, (1) VGA, (1) RJ45, (1) Headphone Jack
Laptop Extra Features    True Vision HD webcam, Coolsense , Protectsmart, Cyberlink, DTS sound
Laptop Operating System    Windows 8
Laptop Network Card    802.11b/g/n, Ethernet LAN
Laptop Optical Drive    DVD/RW
Laptop Memory Type    DDR3 SDRAM
Laptop Memory RAM    6GB
Laptop Use    Entertainment
Laptop Hard Drive Speed    5400RPM
Laptop Hard Drive Capacity    750GB
Bluetooth Compatibility    n/a
Laptop Display Type    HD+(3) BrightView LED-backlit display (1600 x 900)
Laptop Memory Expandable    8GB
CPU Cache    3MB L2 Cache
Laptop Processor Speed    2.40GHz
Laptop Processor Type    Intel Core i3-3110M
Laptop Color    Silver with Inprint Design

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