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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 #4660 on: November 26, 2013, 04:07:38 PM »
two more for your consideration- they're both AMD's but both claim to be touchscreen.
Please advise between the aforementioned toshiba for $260+tx AC code 64888

http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-15-e065nr-156-Laptop/product_319008 $250+tx AC code 64888 STAPLES DETAILS CLAIM IT'S A TOUCHSCREEN, BUT I DOUBT IT IS
http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-15-N020US-15-inch-Touch-Screen-Laptop/product_275819 $330+tx AC code 64888
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4661 on: November 26, 2013, 04:12:31 PM »
Here's a cheap Toshiba http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-C55-A5384-15-inch-Laptop/product_276395 only $260+tx after coupon code 64888 at staples.
opinions?
Is it better than yesterdays dell? It shows 2.5ghz yesterdays was 1.8. Does it make sense to return yesterdays any buy this?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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« Reply #4662 on: November 26, 2013, 04:28:50 PM »
Aren't the Toshiba's very bad in battery life?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4663 on: November 26, 2013, 04:31:14 PM »
Here's a cheap Toshiba http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-C55-A5384-15-inch-Laptop/product_276395 only $260+tx after coupon code 64888 at staples.
opinions?

thank you! I had an amex offer on my card for $25 back $75 or more so made the deal even sweeter!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4665 on: November 26, 2013, 04:37:21 PM »
Aren't the Toshiba's very bad in battery life?
Is this an issue

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« Reply #4666 on: November 26, 2013, 05:03:43 PM »
Does anyone know if i pay part via gift cards and part via amex, will i still have extended warranty?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4667 on: November 26, 2013, 05:08:47 PM »
Does anyone know if i pay part via gift cards and part via amex, will i still have extended warranty?
Upto the dollar amount charged to your Amex.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4668 on: November 26, 2013, 05:09:04 PM »
What about this i5 computer for $380 ($480 - $100 coupon code 6488)?

http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-L55-A5385-15-inch-Laptop/product_276396

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« Reply #4669 on: November 26, 2013, 05:11:45 PM »
Upto the dollar amount charged to your Amex.
Thanks

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4670 on: November 26, 2013, 05:15:13 PM »
thank you! I had an amex offer on my card for $25 back $75 or more so made the deal even sweeter!
deal was for staples?

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Is this a good deal?

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Looks good!
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my deal went Front Page! (Dan didn't give the HT, but I don't mind) glad everyone enjoyed!
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« Reply #4679 on: November 27, 2013, 08:47:43 AM »
Just wanted to say thanks to ydbe for the great tip on the Staples laptops deal!

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