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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 #4110 on: July 28, 2013, 02:30:53 PM »
looking for a laptop for photo editing. thanks

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« Reply #4111 on: July 30, 2013, 08:48:56 AM »
looking for a laptop for photo editing. thanks
I'm thinking I need an i7 and 7200 rpm hard drive?

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« Reply #4112 on: July 30, 2013, 09:18:16 AM »
I'm thinking I need an i7 and 7200 rpm hard drive?
Dedicated graphics?

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« Reply #4113 on: July 30, 2013, 10:47:06 AM »
Dedicated graphics?
Probably also an SSD
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« Reply #4115 on: July 30, 2013, 11:00:31 AM »
Probably also an SSD
A small SSD like 24GB should be enough

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« Reply #4116 on: July 30, 2013, 05:35:41 PM »
I'm looking for a NEW laptop. Either Asus or Lenova.. i5-i7. 6-8gb.. Over 3 hours of battery life. no touch screen(doesnt have to be).. I'd rather get it in windows 7 if possible.

Any deals you know?

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« Reply #4117 on: July 31, 2013, 05:33:35 AM »
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
this is the best deal I've seen in a month of daily searching. think i'll follow you on this one.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4118 on: July 31, 2013, 10:08:22 AM »
To get that price , need to use the $100  off coupon staples sends out. I bought it , have not set up yet--- last year I bought almost same computer with win 7 a 4gb  at same price --- if you buy and can wait to set up  --- do not use and watch staples for a better deal since u have 2 weeks to return if bght on ink etc -- i have found best deals from  best buy staples etc are last week and next 2 weeks  for back to school -- if use amx -- not sure  if get longer return

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4119 on: July 31, 2013, 11:21:15 AM »
Dell Outlet Home takes 25% off all Dell Outlet laptops, desktops, all-in-ones, and tablets (new, refurbished, or scratch & dent) via coupon code 6VH934WR96?K1C

The coupon works on any price range.

One example i found for a deal was the Inspiron 17 - 3721 for $456.75   
http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/SecondaryInventorySearch.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dfh&cs=22&puid=b25bf8c7

Processor: Intel Core 3rd Generation i5-3337U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.7 GHz)
Windows 7 Home Premium
Dell Outlet Inspiron 17 - 3721 Laptop
750 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
6 GB DDR3 (1x2GB + 1x4GB) 1600Mhz
8X DVD +/- RW Drive
Intel HD Graphics
$456.75   

The coupon  6VH934WR96?K1C expires Aug. 1

I am sure you can find other great deals here.
http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/?dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=561081&acd=10550055-552179-VWZrcUF3b0JDalFBQUdMSUBlUUFBQUFp
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4120 on: July 31, 2013, 11:40:35 AM »
$411.75
http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/SecondaryInventorySearch.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dfh&cs=22&puid=c292c704

Inspiron 15R - 5520

Processor: Intel Core 3rd Generation i5-3210M Processor (2.5GHz, 3M cache)
Windows 8 Pro
Dell Outlet Inspiron 15R - 5520 Laptop
750 GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
6GB DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx1+2Gx1)
8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW Drive)
Intel HD Graphics 4000

Use code 6VH934WR96?K1C for 25% off

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4121 on: July 31, 2013, 04:33:39 PM »
Dell Outlet Home takes 25% off all Dell Outlet laptops, desktops, all-in-ones, and tablets (new, refurbished, or scratch & dent) via coupon code 6VH934WR96?K1C

Outlet home coupon won't work for latitudes will it?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4122 on: July 31, 2013, 05:38:32 PM »
i was specifically looking for new HPs or Dells with these basic specs that are noted here. 17" screen, 6-8GB memory and 750-1TB HD. these are the best prices I've seen. i wonder if it's worth waiting for an August frenzy before the school year or is this it for "steals"

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« Reply #4123 on: July 31, 2013, 06:43:29 PM »
Outlet home coupon won't work for latitudes will it?
It seems like its only xps and inpirion.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4124 on: August 02, 2013, 08:50:28 AM »
This seems like a very good deal for the specs.
Lenovo Z580 Ivy Core i7 Quad 2.1GHz 16" Laptop for $649 + free shipping
Coupon code IDEADOORBUSTER
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/builder.workflow:Enter?mtm-item=:000001C9:0000EF2D:&cid=us:cse:OAB9Cs:ca|Dealnews|59384471&CA_6C15C=600003960000000220

Processor:
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3612QM Processor (2.10GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
Operating system:
Windows 8 64
Graphics:
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Memory:
8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
Display:
15.6" HD Glossy with integrated camera 1366x768
Hard Drive:
1TB 5400 RPM
Optical Drive:
DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
Battery:
6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Warranty
One year