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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 #4820 on: December 01, 2013, 09:40:21 AM »
Looking for a laptop just for word processing (and a few emails a week)
Go cheap.
http://goo.gl/KM8N0H
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4821 on: December 01, 2013, 10:08:57 AM »
Idk In my opinion never buy less than i3 no matter what you use it for.  At least a pentium but you can get i3 now for 300 or so...  Don't be to cheap doesn't pay

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4822 on: December 01, 2013, 11:14:19 AM »
I posted Hp direct for $20 more with better specs and you get back Amex statement credit as well
Not clear to me if this one has opticàl drive? Where is Amex HP credit?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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« Reply #4823 on: December 01, 2013, 12:14:58 PM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4824 on: December 01, 2013, 12:36:30 PM »
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-split-2-in-1-13-3-touch-screen-laptop-4gb-memory-128gb-solid-state-drive-modern-silver/1799161.p?id=1219064720472&skuId=1799161

is this a good deal at $500


Product Features
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4010Y processor

Features a 3MB L3 cache and 1.3GHz processor speed.
Intel® Core™ i3 processor

Features smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing. Intel® HD graphics provide extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it.
4GB DDR3L SDRAM

For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
Note: Optical drive not included

Compatible with optional external recordable CD/DVD drives (not included).
13.3" LED-backlit high-definition touch screen

With IPS technology and 1366 x 768 resolution presents content in stunning clarity and makes navigation simple.
128GB solid state drive

Offers spacious storage. Also includes 50GB of lifetime Box Cloud storage.
Intel® HD Graphics 4400

Deliver lush images. HDMI output offers flexible connectivity.
Built-in front-facing HP TrueVision high-definition webcam

Along with integrated dual microphones with noise cancellation makes it easy to video chat with family and friends.
Multiformat digital media reader on base

Supports Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard formats; also supports microSD format.
1 USB 3.0 port and 1 USB 2.0 port

For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
Built-in high-speed 1x1 wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)

Lets you connect to the Internet without wires.
Bluetooth interface

Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.
2-in-1 design

Allows use as a laptop or a tablet.
Weighs 4.9 lbs. and measures just 0.9" thin

For easy portability. A full-size, island-style keyboard enables comfortable typing.
Silky soft-touch paint in modern silver

Offers a stylish look.
Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit operating system preinstalled

Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.

Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Centrino, Core, Viiv, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4826 on: December 01, 2013, 12:42:45 PM »
Showing for $729

I bought it last night for $500 for my sister who is an MD and wants to use a 2-in-1 in the hospital but I'm not sure if I should return it
$500 was the BF pricing

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4827 on: December 01, 2013, 03:04:43 PM »
For those who got in o the Staples deals:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/37096/comment-page-2#comment-395052

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Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4828 on: December 01, 2013, 03:07:18 PM »
For those who got in o the Staples deals:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/37096/comment-page-2#comment-395052

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I don't really understand.
Why should they give me $133 back?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4829 on: December 01, 2013, 03:08:44 PM »
I don't really understand.
Why should they give me $133 back?
Current price is 279.99 (though sold out) less the $100 coupon used last week.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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« Reply #4830 on: December 01, 2013, 03:11:05 PM »
Current price is 279.99 (though sold out) less the $100 coupon used last week.
Ahh. And a $30 instant rebate?
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« Reply #4831 on: December 01, 2013, 04:27:52 PM »
For those who got in o the Staples deals:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/37096/comment-page-2#comment-395052

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They're telling me this:
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Our price match policy states: When calculating a price match, we’ll deduct any available Staples coupons, Staples rebates (instant, easy or mail-in) and manufacturer rebates from the Staples price to arrive at a net price.
And that I paid then, total, less than the current price.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4832 on: December 01, 2013, 05:13:22 PM »
I think this is a great deal! I pulled the trigger on this one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vizio-14-Ultrabook-Intel-i3-HD-Notebook-SSD-Windows-7-Unibody-Laptop-CT14-A0/310769212398?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item485b49dbee

People have bad reviews on trackpad and maybe even keyboard, but I have a wireless mouse I can use, so no biggie.
It's also Refurbished and Factory Sealed.

Here's the specs:
Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz
4GB DDR3
128GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics 4000
14" 1600x900 LED
WiFi N
1x HDMI
2x USB 3.0
Up to 7-hour Battery Life
Windows 7 Premium
Unibody Design
3.39 lbs. - 13.30” x 0.20” x 0.67”

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4833 on: December 01, 2013, 05:16:23 PM »
I bought it last night for $500 for my sister who is an MD and wants to use a 2-in-1 in the hospital but I'm not sure if I should return it
$500 was the BF pricing

I would probably want this

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4834 on: December 01, 2013, 06:53:15 PM »
Looking for good deal in $300 range if you come across please share, thanks

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4835 on: December 01, 2013, 07:05:47 PM »
Looking for good deal in $300 range if you come across please share, thanks
Look two posts up

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4836 on: December 01, 2013, 07:12:00 PM »
Look two posts up
I'm hesitant to purchase refurbished.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4837 on: December 01, 2013, 07:13:12 PM »
Look two posts up
DDF is very anti refurbished. :(
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4838 on: December 01, 2013, 08:58:19 PM »
Looking for good deal in $300 range if you come across please share, thanks
Here's a new one:
Asus VivoBook 11.6" Touchscreen Notebook, Core i3, 500GB HDD, 4GB Ram
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-VivoBook-11-6-Touchscreen-Notebook-Core-i3-500GB-HDD-4GB-Ram-Pink-/331074427243?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item4d1592d96b

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