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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:

Spectre - Top of the line personal (dragonfly is the top of the line for business) - lightest laptops, and beautiful!

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.

Excellent "Laptop Buying Guide" by @dailykasha, written for Black Friday 2021, updated for holidays 2023

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4540 on: November 20, 2013, 06:35:46 PM »
Interested in selling for $585?
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« Reply #4541 on: November 20, 2013, 09:07:16 PM »
You're joking right ;D ;D

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« Reply #4542 on: November 20, 2013, 09:13:22 PM »
My new xps 12 the touch screen stopped working!! Any ideas

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« Reply #4543 on: November 20, 2013, 09:18:35 PM »
How new? What stopped working? Would you rather repair or return?

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« Reply #4544 on: November 20, 2013, 09:22:04 PM »
How new? What stopped working? Would you rather repair or return?

i opened it today. it worked earlier but now it wont

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« Reply #4545 on: November 20, 2013, 09:39:52 PM »
gotta be more specific than that...

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« Reply #4546 on: November 20, 2013, 09:46:26 PM »
gotta be more specific than that...

It seems like i may have turned it off somehow. IS there an On/OFF switch This windows 8 is really confusing.

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« Reply #4547 on: November 21, 2013, 01:42:03 AM »
Hate on the Celeron all you want, but this one actually scores right between the AMD Phenom II P840 Triple-Core and the Intel Core i7 U 640 @ 1.20GHz on benchmark. I'd say a pretty solid deal for $230 shipped!

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« Reply #4548 on: November 21, 2013, 09:00:07 AM »
Firstly you're comparing it to very old processors, second the link is broken, third I worked with some celeron processors on Windows 8 and they were really slow!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4550 on: November 21, 2013, 10:27:51 AM »
Looking for a laptop for my FIL he wants to spend around 300 needs it for regular everyday use like email and light work and he wants windows 7 or xp (but not 8) and it should b pretty quick (he doesn't need a crazy fast one just can't b slow). Any ideas? Tnx
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4552 on: November 21, 2013, 11:06:02 AM »
Not bad:)

I picked up an i7 15" Touchscreen with 16gb ram earlier for about $550
Was it a 3rd gen i7 or 4th gen?
How does the 3rd gen i7 compare to the 4th gen i3, i5, and i7?

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« Reply #4554 on: November 21, 2013, 11:21:18 AM »
Was it a 3rd gen i7 or 4th gen?
How does the 3rd gen i7 compare to the 4th gen i3, i5, and i7?

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3rd Gen. Difference between 3rd gen i7 and 4th Gen i7 is very small according to the benchmarks I've seen

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« Reply #4556 on: November 21, 2013, 07:42:27 PM »
Ok, I'm getting desperate.

I've been looking for the following:

Light
15"
i5 or i7 2.5ghz+
8GB RAM (if price allows for DIY upgrade I'm fine with that)
SSD+HD or at the least a hybrid
Optical drive preferred but not needed
Bluetooth

At this point I guess I can wait until Black Friday, but I really need to get something soon
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Why not the Newegg deal from yesterday?
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