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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 #4125 on: August 04, 2013, 06:26:22 PM »
Looking for good laptop 300 - 400 dollars,
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« Reply #4126 on: August 04, 2013, 06:33:52 PM »
can you please be a bit lot more specifc

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« Reply #4127 on: August 04, 2013, 06:37:27 PM »
can you please be a bit lot more specifc
A Laptop for basic internet, Microsoft Word, Pictures, Videos , Music.
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« Reply #4128 on: August 04, 2013, 07:02:16 PM »
A Laptop for basic internet, Microsoft Word, Pictures, Videos , Music.

LOOK AT MY POST JULY 26 AND 31--- IN THIS SUNDAY'S CIRCULAR

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« Reply #4129 on: August 04, 2013, 07:54:13 PM »
LOOK AT MY POST JULY 26 AND 31--- IN THIS SUNDAY'S CIRCULAR
This? http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-17-E020US-173-Entertainment-Laptop/product_63895
How do you get a $100 coupon?
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« Reply #4130 on: August 04, 2013, 09:24:06 PM »
This? http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-17-E020US-173-Entertainment-Laptop/product_63895
How do you get a $100 coupon?

They e/m it to me and i assume "everyone" who is signed up for staples rewards ---sign up , just go to staples site ---- if u do not get by thurs  - let me know an if i get one i will send to u --if ---u plan on buying 

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« Reply #4131 on: August 04, 2013, 10:17:59 PM »
They e/m it to me and i assume "everyone" who is signed up for staples rewards ---sign up , just go to staples site ---- if u do not get by thurs  - let me know an if i get one i will send to u --if ---u plan on buying
I found the coupon
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« Reply #4132 on: August 04, 2013, 10:21:16 PM »
@Namechanged, What do you think about this http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-17-E020US-173-Entertainment-Laptop/product_63895,  + a $100 coupon?
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« Reply #4133 on: August 05, 2013, 09:15:35 PM »
Looking for a 17 inch laptop. Pref with windows 7.
Will be used for browsing and some light photo editing with the occasional use of the DVD player.

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« Reply #4134 on: August 06, 2013, 08:48:22 AM »
http://www.woot.com/offers/asus-vivotab-rt-32gb-tegra-3-tablet

Any thoughts?

For relatively light work.
Word processing and browsing.

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« Reply #4135 on: August 06, 2013, 09:13:50 AM »
Or this?
Asus K55A-WH51 15.6" Notebook, Intel Core i5-3210M, 6GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, Intel HD Grapics Media Accelerator, Window 8 Home Premium (64-bit) - Reconditioned

$408 on rakuten

Good value?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4136 on: August 06, 2013, 10:42:59 AM »
Looking for a 14" laptop or smaller for school stuff (microsoft office, internet, school specific downloadable programs) Anyone know of something good out there?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4137 on: August 06, 2013, 01:20:48 PM »
As I mentioned many many times before, I dont recommend refurb laptops

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« Reply #4138 on: August 06, 2013, 11:45:13 PM »
Thanks.
Same goes for reconditioned?

(My replacement iPhone was reconditioned. Genius bar guy tried to explain the diff between refurb and recon when I asked but I didn't get it)

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