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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 #4701 on: November 28, 2013, 12:29:23 AM »
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834257640
is this a good deal?
if not does anyone know of a good deal
i need a good 2.something ghz 6-8 ram with alot of memory and if it could be hp even better

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4703 on: November 28, 2013, 12:29:59 AM »
http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/html/pbPage.PDP/Dell-Inspiron-15z-Touchscreen-Laptop/productID.288325300 Is this a good deal?
IMO, yes.  The touch and ssd make it a good deal.  Depending on your intended use, a RAM upgrade might be a good idea.

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« Reply #4704 on: November 28, 2013, 01:06:20 AM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4705 on: November 28, 2013, 01:15:29 AM »
Any of these worth it?

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« Reply #4706 on: November 28, 2013, 01:38:26 AM »
IMO, yes.  The touch and ssd make it a good deal.  Depending on your intended use, a RAM upgrade might be a good idea.
Whats weong with the RAM?
Better deal than the $378 Toshiba?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4708 on: November 28, 2013, 05:23:52 AM »
Gateway NV570P10u Touchscreen Laptop - Now $329!!!

15.6-inch HD touchscreen
Intel Core i5-3337U
4 GB memory/500 GB HDD
Up to 4 hours battery life
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4709 on: November 28, 2013, 06:08:10 AM »
staples Coupon: 64888
($100 off)
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4710 on: November 28, 2013, 07:10:25 AM »
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 #4711 on: November 28, 2013, 09:27:48 AM »
Gateway NV570P10u Touchscreen Laptop - Now $329!!!

15.6-inch HD touchscreen
Intel Core i5-3337U
4 GB memory/500 GB HDD
Up to 4 hours battery life
RAM expandable?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4714 on: November 28, 2013, 10:27:14 AM »
Thanks.
Do you find that Gateway is as bad as he's making it out to be?
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/37178/comment-page-1#comment-388154
Its a low end laptop.

I dont know if its as bad as he is making it sound, but I personally would not buy one for myself.

This deal for the specs is amazing, and for someone not looking to spend a lot on a laptop, this is an amazing deal

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4715 on: November 28, 2013, 10:33:07 AM »
Thanks.
Do you find that Gateway is as bad as he's making it out to be?
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/37178/comment-page-1#comment-388154
he compares it to an Acer but I have an Acer basic laptop from more than 3 years ago and I am happy with it

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« Reply #4716 on: November 28, 2013, 10:36:37 AM »
he compares it to an Acer but I have an Acer basic laptop from more than 3 years ago and I am happy with it
IMO Acer is better than Gateway

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4717 on: November 28, 2013, 11:06:18 AM »
Its a low end laptop.

I dont know if its as bad as he is making it sound, but I personally would not buy one for myself.

This deal for the specs is amazing, and for someone not looking to spend a lot on a laptop, this is an amazing deal
Would you say its better than "Dell Inspiron 15 Core i3 Laptop For Just $269.99 Shipped After $194 Off Instantly!". Bought one of those. Don't wanna spend lotta money. Is it kidai to return and get this??
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4718 on: November 28, 2013, 11:22:16 AM »
Would you say its better than "Dell Inspiron 15 Core i3 Laptop For Just $269.99 Shipped After $194 Off Instantly!". Bought one of those. Don't wanna spend lotta money. Is it kidai to return and get this??

Where did u get the dell I3 for 269?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4719 on: November 28, 2013, 11:24:03 AM »
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.