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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 #4880 on: December 02, 2013, 07:14:50 PM »
Microsoft Store Link
Samsung ATIV Book 6 NP680Z5E-X02 Touchscreen Laptop for $729
15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen
Intel Core i7-3635QM
8 GB memory/1 TB HDD
Up to 5 hours battery life
Looks really nice, very mixed reviews though

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4881 on: December 02, 2013, 07:16:36 PM »
Don't see the specs, but that looks like regular price to me
added the specs (price is before the extra discount) 705.59 from 1239.99 is reg price?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4882 on: December 02, 2013, 07:20:56 PM »
Looks really nice, very mixed reviews though
Most of the negative reviews I've seen were bloatware
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4883 on: December 02, 2013, 07:26:44 PM »
Is there any way of getting the dell doorbuster sale honored? Like te $499 laptop that started at 6pm?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4884 on: December 02, 2013, 07:38:24 PM »
So im pretty sure this is a great deal....I was snooping around the dell website when i noticed an employee/student discount option on the bottom...clicked on it and said i was a member of something vague...wasnt sure what i needed to be a member of until it gave me the option of a few things...one was AARP and one AAA...i am an AAA member so i clicked it and joined, there are all these member deals and discounts! right away a 10% off for this laptop showed up... also as a member you get a 5% of your purchace back in the form of an egift card.
I was also able to get the doorbuster deal for $10 less as members always get the lowest price, and will receive an e-gift card for that too, oh yeah members also get free 2 day shipping!
What do the experts think?

i just checked the regular access site...dont even see this model on it...i7...3.0GHz...touchscreen- and there are other member only deals as well...i really thought i had a great one...
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4885 on: December 02, 2013, 08:42:51 PM »
was available earlier today for $629

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4886 on: December 02, 2013, 08:57:56 PM »
wow, thats 50 off, really good!....didnt go on til recently but this is what's now...i was able to get the doorbuster for $489 (small $10 member pays the lowest price discount) free 2 day expedited shipping  and will be getting a gift card for 5% of the price i paid...i really dont know much about this stuff...is this a decent deal i should keep? any advice would be wonderful and appreciated :) this is the info on my receipt:

Inspiron 15 (3537) BTX
6GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx1 + 2GBx1)
Dell Chiclet Keyboard with Multi-touch Touchpad, US English
Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400
Software for Dell Wireless-N + Bluetooth 4.0
500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Windows 8, 64-bit, English
8X DVD+/-RW Drive Tray Load
Dell Wireless-N + Bluetooth 4.0
E5 Power Cord (PH)
Documentation, English
1 Year Limited Warranty
No Warranty, Year 2 and 3
Warranty Support, Initial Year
Dell Hardware Limited Warranty, Initial Year
Dell Limited Hardware Warranty Plus In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis, Initial Year
Premium Phone Support, 90 days
System Driver, 5537
Placemat (Eng/French/Dutch/Brazil Portugese/Spain)
Retail Registration 2.0
Retail Label, Dell, RETURNPOL
65 WHr, 6-Cell Battery
ESTAR 5.0
4th Generation Intel Core i5-4200U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)
POD Label
LCD Back Cover - Black (Touch Screen)
Packaging : Brown Box for Touch
Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials DVD
PocketCloud, Standard, Digital Delivery, Inspiron, XPS; English
CFI Not Included
Palmrest Sticker for Touch : English
15.6 inch LED Backlit Touch Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768)
Software: Microsoft Office 2013 Trial, MUI
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McAfee Live Safe 30 Day Trial

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4887 on: December 02, 2013, 08:59:36 PM »
was available for $449 earlier as well irrc

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4888 on: December 02, 2013, 09:01:50 PM »
on dell? strange, they had it before 6pm? it was the 6pm doorbuster at 499...guess not a good deal then?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4889 on: December 02, 2013, 09:07:16 PM »
I think you had the ability to add coupon thru chat

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4890 on: December 02, 2013, 09:11:49 PM »
oooh...what coupon? im gonna try to add it!! that would be awesome-thanks!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4891 on: December 02, 2013, 09:17:41 PM »
Crazy. My best Black Friday deal in years
I was refunded $121.48 ($113.00 + tax). I don't know what is the basis of this amount but I have no complaints :D
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4892 on: December 02, 2013, 10:07:43 PM »
Lenovo G510
4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor
8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
1TB 5400 RPM
Windows 8.1 64
5.6" LED-backlit HD display (1366 x 768)
$599.00

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4893 on: December 02, 2013, 10:14:35 PM »
oooh...what coupon? im gonna try to add it!! that would be awesome-thanks!

Pretty sure $489 was after all coupons.  And it sold out quickly - by 6:30.  I tried to get the discount via chat and came up empty.  I'd say it's a good deal for an i5 touch.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4894 on: December 02, 2013, 10:17:08 PM »
Could be don't remember, either way its an inspiron 15 which is pretty weak. Rather get the Inspiron 15r that's available now Non touch for $449 after coupon. Much better machine

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4895 on: December 02, 2013, 11:24:31 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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success! rep claims I will be getting a credit $123.02. Not sure how she got to that number.. but not complaining :)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4896 on: December 02, 2013, 11:57:19 PM »
success! rep claims I will be getting a credit $123.02. Not sure how she got to that number.. but not complaining :)
Chat? Phone?
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 #4897 on: December 03, 2013, 02:03:00 AM »
Chat? Phone?

Chat. I tried the phone route first but was unsuccessful so took a shot at the chat option...
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4898 on: December 03, 2013, 02:52:10 AM »
Chat? Phone?
Got it over the phone although only $80

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4899 on: December 03, 2013, 02:53:13 AM »
have this dell i bought and i dont need it. still in box. i will return it if no one wants it, i got it on this deal, PLUS i paid for it with my amex, so technically u can have 2 yr warranty. i paid 292.60 after taxes. i will sell it for that price as well.


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