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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 #4680 on: November 27, 2013, 10:42:52 AM »
Toshiba Satellite L55-A5385 Laptop - $379

Use Coupon: 64888

Core i5 3337U
6GB DDR3
500GB HDD
15.6" 1366x768 LED
Windows 8

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If you didn't use the staples coupon yet - I would use it for this over the i3, it's a nicer laptop and well worth $100 more for an i5
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4681 on: November 27, 2013, 12:05:44 PM »
Thanks DH!

In for the i5.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4682 on: November 27, 2013, 12:14:53 PM »

If you didn't use the staples coupon yet - I would use it for this over the i3, it's a nicer laptop and well worth $100 more for an i5
even if you used the coupon just make another account

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4683 on: November 27, 2013, 01:04:35 PM »
http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-15-l521x/pd?oc=DNCWX15BW7

Use code L5NQDD$WD96PWL

Dell XPS 15 Ultrabook
3rd gen i5 3.2 GHz
6GB RAM
500GB 7200rpm + 32GB SSD
NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GT 630M with 1GB GDDR5 VRAM
15.6 LED Backlit Display with Truelife and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080)
DVDR, BT, 9 cell batt

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4684 on: November 27, 2013, 01:17:14 PM »
http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-15-l521x/pd?oc=DNCWX15BW7

Use code L5NQDD$WD96PWL

Dell XPS 15 Ultrabook
3rd gen i5 3.2 GHz
6GB RAM
500GB 7200rpm + 32GB SSD
NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GT 630M with 1GB GDDR5 VRAM
15.6 LED Backlit Display with Truelife and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080)
DVDR, BT, 9 cell batt

$599

Just saw that. Decent deal, but I'd prefer a Haswell for laptops, especially with the higher resolution screen.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4685 on: November 27, 2013, 01:17:19 PM »
Tempting. Missing a touch screen, otherwise has what I want. Hmmmm....
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4686 on: November 27, 2013, 01:19:54 PM »
http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-15-l521x/pd?oc=DNCWX15BW7

Use code L5NQDD$WD96PWL

Dell XPS 15 Ultrabook
3rd gen i5 3.2 GHz
6GB RAM
500GB 7200rpm + 32GB SSD
NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GT 630M with 1GB GDDR5 VRAM
15.6 LED Backlit Display with Truelife and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080)
DVDR, BT, 9 cell batt


$599

is this way better than the other machines?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4687 on: November 27, 2013, 01:28:59 PM »
I was able to use the staples coupon twice. I checked out as a guest and I used two separate browsers.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4688 on: November 27, 2013, 01:39:26 PM »
Toshiba Satellite L55-A5385 Laptop - $379

Use Coupon: 64888

Core i5 3337U
6GB DDR3
500GB HDD
15.6" 1366x768 LED
Windows 8

Link

If you didn't use the staples coupon yet - I would use it for this over the i3, it's a nicer laptop and well worth $100 more for an i5

I know this is a tough question . But if I don't need till mid march early april do you think its wise
to wait , or jump on this ?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4689 on: November 27, 2013, 01:44:25 PM »
If anyone wants amazon lighting laptop from main site I have in cart and can buy laptop its 350? PM me through DDF
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4690 on: November 27, 2013, 02:16:55 PM »
is this way better than the other machines?

Just ordered this! I also wanted a haswell but for the price I grabbed this any deals on xps 13 or xps 14

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Amazon $100 off coupon code 64888 Refresh
« Reply #4691 on: November 27, 2013, 03:39:14 PM »
On the Staples $100 off coupon code 64888:

If you want to use the code to buy more than one machine - just clear your browser's cache and cookies and you are in business...

Happy Thanksgiving to all! :o

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Re: Amazon $100 off coupon code 64888 Refresh
« Reply #4692 on: November 27, 2013, 03:52:19 PM »
On the Amazon Staples $100 off coupon code 64888:

If you want to use the code to buy more than one machine - just clear your browser's cache and cookies and you are in business...

Happy Thanksgiving to all! :o

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4693 on: November 27, 2013, 04:10:10 PM »
http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-15-l521x/pd?oc=DNCWX15BW7

Use code L5NQDD$WD96PWL

Dell XPS 15 Ultrabook
3rd gen i5 3.2 GHz
6GB RAM
500GB 7200rpm + 32GB SSD
NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GT 630M with 1GB GDDR5 VRAM
15.6 LED Backlit Display with Truelife and FHD resolution (1920 x 1080)
DVDR, BT, 9 cell batt

$599
coupon no longer available  :'(

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Staples has Lenovo G500s 15.6" Laptop w/ i5-3230M, 8GB, 1TB, Windows 8 ~ $379.99
« Reply #4694 on: November 27, 2013, 04:20:10 PM »
Lenovo G500s 15.6" Laptop w/ i5-3230M CPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Intel HD 4000 and Win 8 ~ $479.99 - $100.00 using coupon code 64888 = $379.99

http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-59380376-G500s-156-Laptop/product_62138

15.6" LED Back-lit LCD HD Screen (1366 x 768)
Intel Core i5-3230M 3rd Gen 2.6GHz Processor (Up to 3.2Ghz and 3MB Cache)
1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive
8GB DDR3 Memory
HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 Ports and 1 USB 2.0 Port
Windows 8
4 Cell Battery (Up to 5 Hours)
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4695 on: November 27, 2013, 04:24:54 PM »
Thank you EJB! Staples is correct!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4696 on: November 27, 2013, 04:34:51 PM »
Lenovo G500s 15.6" Laptop w/ i5-3230M CPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Intel HD 4000 and Win 8 ~ $479.99 - $100.00 using coupon code 64888 = $379.99

http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-59380376-G500s-156-Laptop/product_62138

15.6" LED Back-lit LCD HD Screen (1366 x 768)
Intel Core i5-3230M 3rd Gen 2.6GHz Processor (Up to 3.2Ghz and 3MB Cache)
1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive
8GB DDR3 Memory
HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 Ports and 1 USB 2.0 Port
Windows 8
4 Cell Battery (Up to 5 Hours)
5.51 Pounds
1 Year Warranty
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NewEgg BlackFriday
« Reply #4697 on: November 27, 2013, 05:09:41 PM »
NewEgg launched its BlackFriday deals at 13:00 today...Already found some sweet deals:

They are heavily promoting special early morning deals on Thursday and Friday that will go to e-mail blast subscribers.

(http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/latest/index-landing.aspx to join list)

One example I found:

Black Friday Door Buster ASUS VivoBook S400CA Ultrabook - Intel Core i5 4GB RAM 500GB HDD+ 24GB SSD 14" Touchscreen Windows 8 (S400CA-RSI5T18)

http://promotions.newegg.com/nepro/13-5789/index.html?cm_sp=TabStore_Black-Friday-Main--_-nepro%2f13-5720-_-http%3a%2f%2fpromotions.newegg.com%2fnepro%2f13-5720%2f1000x120.jpg&icid=222040

Use promo code NAFBF1124DB1 for $220 off

Happy Hunting!
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4698 on: November 27, 2013, 05:13:43 PM »
Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 - $387
Use Coupon: NAFSM1127

15.6" Notebook
Windows 8
Intel Core i5 4200U(1.60GHz)
4GB Memory
500GB HDD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314150

Not bad for 4th Gen i5

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Re: NewEgg BlackFriday
« Reply #4699 on: November 27, 2013, 05:15:05 PM »
NewEgg launched its BlackFriday deals at 13:00 today...Already found some sweet deals:

They are heavily promoting special early morning deals on Thursday and Friday that will go to e-mail blast subscribers.

(http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/latest/index-landing.aspx to join list)

One example I found:

Black Friday Door Buster ASUS VivoBook S400CA Ultrabook - Intel Core i5 4GB RAM 500GB HDD+ 24GB SSD 14" Touchscreen Windows 8 (S400CA-RSI5T18)

http://promotions.newegg.com/nepro/13-5789/index.html?cm_sp=TabStore_Black-Friday-Main--_-nepro%2f13-5720-_-http%3a%2f%2fpromotions.newegg.com%2fnepro%2f13-5720%2f1000x120.jpg&icid=222040

Use promo code NAFBF1124DB1 for $220 off

Happy Hunting!
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