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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 #4940 on: December 05, 2013, 08:34:00 PM »
success! rep claims I will be getting a credit $123.02. Not sure how she got to that number.. but not complaining :)

Credit just came through on AMEX! Net total (after price adj and Amex offer -$25 when spend $100)=135.04!!
Thanks to OP and the one who shred the price adjustment!!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4941 on: December 05, 2013, 10:44:15 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15z Touchscreen Laptop - $499
[Includes Additional $25 Bonus Gift Card]

15.6-inch HD touchscreen
Intel Core i5-3337U
6 GB memory/500 GB HDD + 32 GB SSD
Up to 7 hours battery life

Was available on Black Friday for $399 but sold out instantly. Nice Slim Laptop.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4942 on: December 05, 2013, 11:08:21 PM »
What is the screen resolution?

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« Reply #4943 on: December 05, 2013, 11:22:44 PM »
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4944 on: December 06, 2013, 10:13:39 AM »
Credit just came through on AMEX! Net total (after price adj and Amex offer -$25 when spend $100)=135.04!!
Thanks to OP and the one who shred the price adjustment!!
nice

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4945 on: December 07, 2013, 11:33:34 AM »
TODAY DEC  7 ONLY $199
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/11-6-touch-screen-laptop-4gb-memory-320gb-hard-drive/2032043.p?id=1219068383589&skuId=2032043&st=december-7-computing-deals&cp=1&lp=1

Asus - 11.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - 4GB Memory - 320GB Hard Drive - Black
Model: X200CA-HCL1104G
SKU: 2032043
ENERGY STAR Certified
Windows 8
Technical details: Intel® Celeron® processor; 11.6" display; 4GB memory; 320GB hard drive
Special features: Bluetooth; touch screen; HDMI output
Note: DVD/CD drive not included

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4946 on: December 07, 2013, 12:27:21 PM »
TODAY DEC  7 ONLY $199
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/11-6-touch-screen-laptop-4gb-memory-320gb-hard-drive/2032043.p?id=1219068383589&skuId=2032043&st=december-7-computing-deals&cp=1&lp=1

Asus - 11.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - 4GB Memory - 320GB Hard Drive - Black
Model: X200CA-HCL1104G
SKU: 2032043
ENERGY STAR Certified
Windows 8
Technical details: Intel® Celeron® processor; 11.6" display; 4GB memory; 320GB hard drive
Special features: Bluetooth; touch screen; HDMI output
Note: DVD/CD drive not included
is this a good deal for a netbook?
Also its sold out online by now.
If u work for a living, why kill urself working?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4947 on: December 07, 2013, 12:57:00 PM »
is this a good deal for a netbook?

Yes.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4948 on: December 07, 2013, 02:10:16 PM »
TODAY DEC  7 ONLY $199
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/11-6-touch-screen-laptop-4gb-memory-320gb-hard-drive/2032043.p?id=1219068383589&skuId=2032043&st=december-7-computing-deals&cp=1&lp=1

Asus - 11.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - 4GB Memory - 320GB Hard Drive - Black
Model: X200CA-HCL1104G
SKU: 2032043
ENERGY STAR Certified
Windows 8
Technical details: Intel® Celeron® processor; 11.6" display; 4GB memory; 320GB hard drive
Special features: Bluetooth; touch screen; HDMI output
Note: DVD/CD drive not included
Looks very good! thanks

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4949 on: December 07, 2013, 03:19:28 PM »
is this a good deal for a netbook?
Also its sold out online by now.
Yes
It is not sold out

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4950 on: December 08, 2013, 01:10:45 AM »
Dell Inspiron 15z Touchscreen Laptop - $499
[Includes Additional $25 Bonus Gift Card]

15.6-inch HD touchscreen
Intel Core i5-3337U
6 GB memory/500 GB HDD + 32 GB SSD
Up to 7 hours battery life

Was available on Black Friday for $399 but sold out instantly. Nice Slim Laptop.
Thanks, ordered.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4951 on: December 08, 2013, 01:13:03 AM »
Dell Inspiron 15z Touchscreen Laptop - $499
[Includes Additional $25 Bonus Gift Card]

15.6-inch HD touchscreen
Intel Core i5-3337U
6 GB memory/500 GB HDD + 32 GB SSD
Up to 7 hours battery life

Was available on Black Friday for $399 but sold out instantly. Nice Slim Laptop.
got it for the 399.
how much difference does the hybrid drive make for speed? (as compared to the effect of the processor/ram in general)

also, any idea what the webcam quality is on it?

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« Reply #4952 on: December 08, 2013, 02:20:36 AM »
got it for the 399.
how much difference does the hybrid drive make for speed? (as compared to the effect of the processor/ram in general)

also, any idea what the webcam quality is on it?
A pure SSD would be much faster access times.  With a hybrid, the system "learns" which files you access the most and will place them on the SSD portion.  For sure faster than a regular SATA, but not nearly as fast as a SSD.

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Asus X401U-BE20602Z 14in AMD E2-1800 Laptop (4GB/500GB) $219.99
« Reply #4953 on: December 08, 2013, 12:32:07 PM »
Best Buy has the Asus X401U-BE20602Z 14in AMD E2-1800 Laptop (4GB/500GB) for $219.99 + Free Shipping

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/14-laptop-4gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive/8850089.p?id=1218914354022&skuId=8850089&st=X401U-BE20602Z&cp=1&lp=1

UPDATE: Looks like it is currently out of stock for shipping and only available for store pickup, but keep checking as that can change at any time.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4954 on: December 08, 2013, 01:21:40 PM »
Best Buy has the Asus X401U-BE20602Z 14in AMD E2-1800 Laptop (4GB/500GB) for $219.99 + Free Shipping

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/14-laptop-4gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive/8850089.p?id=1218914354022&skuId=8850089&st=X401U-BE20602Z&cp=1&lp=1

UPDATE: Looks like it is currently out of stock for shipping and only available for store pickup, but keep checking as that can change at any time.
What would be the Intel equivalent to this processor?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4955 on: December 08, 2013, 01:27:24 PM »
Without checking exactly I would say its on the level of an Intel Celeron Processor

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4956 on: December 08, 2013, 02:56:18 PM »
Need a laptop up to 600$ 

Big screen. Touch. At least an i5

Any ideas?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4957 on: December 08, 2013, 02:57:34 PM »
Need a laptop up to 600$ 

Big screen. Touch. At least an i5

Any ideas?
Is that Gateway that was on sale, good enough?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4958 on: December 08, 2013, 03:12:15 PM »
Need a laptop up to 600$ 

Big screen. Touch. At least an i5

Any ideas?
How about the Dell 15z

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4959 on: December 08, 2013, 03:27:45 PM »
thanks so much!

sorry for the repost.

Is that Gateway that was on sale, good enough?
its for a friend who just became a rabbi out of town, so i said ill help him out finding a laptop.
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