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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 #4720 on: November 28, 2013, 11:44:38 AM »
would it be fair to say that in terms of value (Bang for the buck) it would be in this order:
http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/html/pbPage.PDP/Dell-Inspiron-15z-Touchscreen-Laptop/productID.288325300 Is this a good deal?
(if you got it in time)
followed by
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
folowed by
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?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4721 on: November 28, 2013, 11:58:29 AM »
Any good deals for DELL laptops tonight ?

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« Reply #4722 on: November 28, 2013, 12:24:05 PM »

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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 #4725 on: November 28, 2013, 12:46:34 PM »
Same as $269 deal posted http://www.dansdeals.com/index.php?s=dell
both Dell™ Inspiron 15 (3521)
No its not, this one is touch.

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« Reply #4726 on: November 28, 2013, 12:50:16 PM »
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 #4727 on: November 28, 2013, 12:51:34 PM »
Just wondering, does anybody here actually use the touch-screen? I've been using a touchscreen laptop of almost a year already and don't recall ever using it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4728 on: November 28, 2013, 01:02:53 PM »
Helpful with Windows 8, unless you install a start menu in which case its not that useful.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4729 on: November 28, 2013, 01:55:29 PM »
 Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p Intel Haswell Core i7 2.4GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop $769 w/ Coupon code "Y510P99DB

Features include an Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, USB 3.0, HDMI, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. Coupon expires December 1.

Doesnt seem to include SSD.


http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/?sb=:000001C9:0000EF17:&cid=us:cse:OAB9Cs:ca|Dealnews|59369999&CA_6C15C=1929812937
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4730 on: November 28, 2013, 02:12:37 PM »
not bad for this model.. this is usually the price for the 14"

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4731 on: November 28, 2013, 02:24:52 PM »
Think Ill find i7 with SSD for this price? or less?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4732 on: November 28, 2013, 02:36:05 PM »
is it worth the extra 60$ for the gateway over the 269$ dell that was posted?

thanks!
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4733 on: November 28, 2013, 02:47:48 PM »
That deal
For the dell is dead. Any other good deals for laptops today or tomorrow besides the dell in store for best buy door busters? Is it worth waiting till cyber Monday, can't wait online all night Which websites to get a good deal on cybermonday? Tia

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4734 on: November 28, 2013, 02:51:10 PM »
is it worth the extra 60$ for the gateway over the 269$ dell that was posted?

thanks!
The Gateway has a touchscreen and a faster processor but some people don't like Gateways.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4735 on: November 28, 2013, 03:03:55 PM »
The Gateway can take more RAM Upgrades as well

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4736 on: November 28, 2013, 03:18:21 PM »
The Gateway has a touchscreen and a faster processor but some people don't like Gateways.
I have the dell already (or coming after the holiday) but I'm not a touch screen guy but I need something not to expensesive yet good. Ok. Thanks.

One q. Would the gateway last shorter or now a days a typical laptop in this range is around 3 yes or so?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4737 on: November 28, 2013, 03:24:15 PM »
great deal!

Lenovo G500S
Intel i5-3230M 2.60GHz 3MB Cache Processor (3.20GHz Turbo Boost)
8GB DDR3 SDRAM Installed Memory
1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive
15.6" LED HD widescreen display (1366x768)
Windows 8
$527

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E7W2S66/?tag=cl03f-20
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4738 on: November 28, 2013, 03:27:55 PM »
great deal!

Intel i5-3230M 2.60GHz 3MB Cache Processor (3.20GHz Turbo Boost)
8GB DDR3 SDRAM Installed Memory
1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive
15.6" LED HD widescreen display (1366x768)
Windows 8
$527

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E7W2S66/?tag=cl03f-20
Lenovo-G500s

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4739 on: November 28, 2013, 03:29:54 PM »
Staples had this for over $100 cheaper..