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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 #4560 on: November 21, 2013, 08:48:20 PM »
ASUS S56CA Ultrabook - $450

Use Coupon Code: EMCWWWS23

15.6" Screen
Windows 8
Intel Core i5
6GB RAM
750GB HDD+24GB SSD
1 Year Accidental Damage Coverage

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This is a nice Ultrabook that includes an Optical Drive (Most UltraBooks don't have a DVD Drive)
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4561 on: November 21, 2013, 08:49:15 PM »
I believe that one expired a few days ago.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4562 on: November 21, 2013, 08:50:34 PM »
Btw the Vizio that I posted a few days ago from Tiger Direct dropped to $699

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4563 on: November 21, 2013, 09:40:41 PM »
I believe that one expired a few days ago.
I ordered it. However, its very nice and slim. But its a little slow, meaning when I put in say Amazon.com it takes about 2 seconds to load. Where can I know if its a internet connection problem, or something is wrong with the laptop?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4564 on: November 21, 2013, 09:53:21 PM »
Vizio CT15-A5 - Ultrabook $799

Intel Core i7 4GB Memory 256GB SSD 15.6" Ultrabook Windows 8

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8667875&CatId=3989

This is a great price for this Model - They usually sell for about this price refurbished

Be advised: Ram cannot be upgraded. I also had a client complain that its missing the Home & End keys.
$699
I believe save anther $20 checking out with v.me
No optical drive, correct? RAM not upgradeable. No touch screen.
I think I'll still pass
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4565 on: November 22, 2013, 07:38:31 AM »

1.7Ghz proc. I'd like something faster.
Btw the Vizio that I posted a few days ago from Tiger Direct dropped to $699
4GB is less than what my chrome alone usually uses. If not upgradeable its not an option for me
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4566 on: November 22, 2013, 10:42:32 AM »
Acer Aspire E1-530-4416 - $249
Use Coupon: NAFBF1122DB2

Intel Pentium 2117U(1.80GHz)
4GB Memory
500GB HDD
15.6" Notebook
Windows 8 64-Bit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314237

Good Price for Cheap Laptop

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4567 on: November 22, 2013, 11:38:37 AM »
Acer Aspire E1-530-4416 - $249
Use Coupon: NAFBF1122DB2

Intel Pentium 2117U(1.80GHz)
4GB Memory
500GB HDD
15.6" Notebook
Windows 8 64-Bit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314237

Good Price for Cheap Laptop
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4568 on: November 23, 2013, 04:26:46 PM »
decent price
$349 + tax

HP 2000-2d65NR 15.6-Inch Laptop
Intel Core i3-3110M 2.4 GHz (3 MB Cache)
4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD graphics 4000
Windows 8, 4.5-hour battery life

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ETA:
Seems like it only has USB 2 not USB 3.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4569 on: November 23, 2013, 09:56:39 PM »
From Dell Outlet
Use this 25% off code CWQV$BX2Q00GLG

Inspiron 14z Ultrabook
Certified Refurbished - SA
Processor   Processor: Intel Core 3rd Generation i7-3537U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz)
Operating System   Windows 8
Hard Disk Drive   500 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
Memory   8 GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (2x 4GB)
Laptop Screen   14 inch High Definition LED Display (1366 x 768) with Truelife
Media Bay   8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Video   Intel HD Graphics
Base   Dell Outlet Inspiron 14z Ultrabook
System Color   Moon Silver
Laptop Battery   6 Cell Lithium-Ion Primary Battery
Network Interface Card   Intel Centrino Wireless 2230, 2x2 bgn + Bluetooth
Web Camera   1.0 MP HD Camera with MIC
Keyboard   Dell Chiclet Keyboard w/ Multi-touch Touchpad
Hardware Upgrade   125V Power Cord
   32 GB SSDR mSATA Full Card
   90W AC Adapter
   No WWAN Option
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4570 on: November 23, 2013, 10:24:13 PM »
Acer Aspire E1-530-4416 - $249
Use Coupon: NAFBF1122DB2

Intel Pentium 2117U(1.80GHz)
4GB Memory
500GB HDD
15.6" Notebook
Windows 8 64-Bit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314237

Good Price for Cheap Laptop
how do these (pentium) compare to (low-power) i3? is it shayach to get an i3 for these kinds of prices? later this week?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4571 on: November 23, 2013, 10:26:03 PM »
I assume i3 will probably be going for about $275-$325

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4572 on: November 23, 2013, 10:27:07 PM »
I assume i3 will probably be going for about $275-$325
Do you think I'll find an i7, touchscreen, backlit keyboard, 8 gb ram, ssd hard drive for under $600?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4573 on: November 23, 2013, 10:31:49 PM »
and how do the processors compare?
(pentium? regular i3? low power?)
I was under the impression it's not worth looking at anything below i3. are pentium worth looking at?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4574 on: November 24, 2013, 07:28:59 AM »
decent price
$349 + tax

HP 2000-2d65NR 15.6-Inch Laptop
Intel Core i3-3110M 2.4 GHz (3 MB Cache)
4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD graphics 4000
Windows 8, 4.5-hour battery life

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Seems like it only has USB 2 not USB 3.

Price jumped to $431
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4575 on: November 24, 2013, 12:22:15 PM »
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
bump he's getting a lil desperate any ideas ?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4576 on: November 24, 2013, 12:32:02 PM »
Here's an idea - wait a few more days. Unless he's desperate in which case just buy anything

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4577 on: November 24, 2013, 12:36:32 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 - i3 Processor - $349

http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3521/pd?oc=fncwc201h&model_id=inspiron-15-3521

Use Coupon: GB$W15CB6N?7VQ

This is decent price right now but will most likely drop over the weekend

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4578 on: November 24, 2013, 12:37:11 PM »
1.7Ghz proc. I'd like something faster.4GB is less than what my chrome alone usually uses. If not upgradeable its not an option for me

How many tabs do you usually have open?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4579 on: November 24, 2013, 12:38:17 PM »
If he's anything like me, 25-50