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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 #4580 on: November 24, 2013, 12:40:39 PM »
If he's anything like me, 25-50
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« Reply #4581 on: November 24, 2013, 12:42:45 PM »
 :D that's one more tab

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« Reply #4582 on: November 24, 2013, 12:48:10 PM »
My bil is getting a dell laptop. Should he get dell warrantee or use Amex warrantee?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4583 on: November 24, 2013, 03:06:27 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
thnx so much but my FIL doesn't want windows 8
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4585 on: November 24, 2013, 03:56:31 PM »
thnx so much but my FIL doesn't want windows 8
Very easy to switch to Windows 7 these days. You also can install a Start menu which makes it look exactly like Windows 7.

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« Reply #4587 on: November 24, 2013, 05:08:21 PM »
Very easy to switch to Windows 7 these days. You also can install a Start menu which makes it look exactly like Windows 7.
and how would I go about that? ( downgrading a windows 8 laptop to 7 )
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« Reply #4588 on: November 24, 2013, 06:19:58 PM »
Download Windows OS. Create DVD install etc. Not difficult.  I'll try to make a thread for it if I have a chance.

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« Reply #4589 on: November 24, 2013, 07:14:15 PM »
Download Windows OS. Create DVD install etc. Not difficult.  I'll try to make a thread for it if I have a chance.

Thanks for being so kind,
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4590 on: November 24, 2013, 08:26:34 PM »
If he's anything like me, 25-50
50 is generally out of my range. I would say 20-40, but many are RAM intensive, such as FB, a few gmails, and airlines
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« Reply #4591 on: November 25, 2013, 02:42:20 AM »
Download Windows OS. Create DVD install etc. Not difficult.  I'll try to make a thread for it if I have a chance.

Love to switch too

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« Reply #4592 on: November 25, 2013, 07:19:59 AM »
Download Windows OS. Create DVD install etc. Not difficult.  I'll try to make a thread for it if I have a chance.
Everything should be easy except for machines that have SecureBoot or the like enabled, and to navigate a user through the bios is not simple.  (Each vendor has a different setup).
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« Reply #4593 on: November 25, 2013, 10:57:55 AM »
Gateway NV570P10u Touchscreen Laptop - $399

15.6-inch HD touchscreen
Intel Core i5-3337U
4 GB memory/500 GB HDD
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« Reply #4594 on: November 25, 2013, 11:54:21 AM »
lenevo I3 349.99. Good deal  or wait for a better one?

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-G500-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B00CRXZUCQ

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« Reply #4595 on: November 25, 2013, 11:59:29 AM »
Decent price

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« Reply #4596 on: November 25, 2013, 03:00:30 PM »
If u work for a living, why kill urself working?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4597 on: November 25, 2013, 03:31:45 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 - $449

Use Coupon: HF08ZLDCXJM19W

15.6" Screen
i5-4200U 4th Generation Processor
6GB Ram
750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
DVD RW Drive
Windows 8 64Bit

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4598 on: November 25, 2013, 03:33:21 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 - $449

Use Coupon: HF08ZLDCXJM19W

15.6" Screen
i5-4200U 4th Generation Processor
6GB Ram
750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
DVD RW Drive
Windows 8 64Bit

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dnpcc204h&cs=19&c=US&l=EN&vw=list&dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-600263-
Gotta post the Win 7 instructions with a deal like this one :)
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4599 on: November 25, 2013, 03:34:26 PM »
Really not that difficult - Will start soon.