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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
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5020 on: December 20, 2013, 09:13:28 AM »
Nice deal http://m.tigerdirect.com/products/8279340
$100 rebate + $30 Amex

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5021 on: December 20, 2013, 09:30:27 AM »
whats the deal with this laptop? will it work fast?
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/essential/g-series/g700/?sb=:000001C9:0000EE43:&cid=us:cse:OAB9Cs:ca|Dealnews|59384584&CA_6C15C=1928994763

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5022 on: December 20, 2013, 02:15:40 PM »
Hi guys
maybe somebody can help me.
when it comes to computers or laptops i have no clue, i need a laptop just to use for surfing the internet and it should work fast, larger the screen the better, which deal should i jump on?

Thank You

You'd be surprised how "just for browsing the internet" can mean 8gb ram and an i5 processor. Believe it or not, browsing the internet can take up more RAM than running Photoshop, Illustrator and the entire MS Office suite combined.

Websites today are highly sophisticated. 2 or 3 tabs of heavy Google docs or even multiple Youtube tabs can mean using up 4gb of ram.

You also need to consider that startup time may be a factor for you, and if so, that is yet another thing to consider. An SSD and higher end processor would help with this.

Powering a big screen means more utilization of the video card and more potential battery drainage.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5023 on: December 21, 2013, 05:39:53 PM »
I am getting bh a full 700$ dollar refund for a Toshiba laptop that I bought black Friday and the hard drive was corrupt.
So now I have 700$ to spend on a laptop.
A I need the following I need a very strong computer for video editing (adobe premiere) would like it to be full HD screen good graphic card nice size screen quick processor(I'm thinking i7 4th generation but I don't know that much about it) also 8gb of ram and at least a 1 tb hard drive would like a windows 7 but If it's a windows 8 it's not the end of the world what company/computer should I get? And is it possible to get it for less than 700$? 

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5024 on: December 22, 2013, 03:00:47 PM »
$489 Lenovo IdeaPad U510 - Intel Core i5 6GB RAM 1TB HDD+24GB SSD 15.6" Ultrabook Windows 8

    Intel Core i5-3337U(1.80GHz)
    6GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD + 24GB SSD
    15.6" LED Display 1366x768, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Windows 8 64-bit (Free Upgrade to Windows 8.1)
    Internal DVD±R/RW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312446

Good deal?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5025 on: December 22, 2013, 03:03:07 PM »
$489 Lenovo IdeaPad U510 - Intel Core i5 6GB RAM 1TB HDD+24GB SSD 15.6" Ultrabook Windows 8

    Intel Core i5-3337U(1.80GHz)
    6GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD + 24GB SSD
    15.6" LED Display 1366x768, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Windows 8 64-bit (Free Upgrade to Windows 8.1)
    Internal DVD±R/RW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312446

Good deal?
or this weaker one $429 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314150
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5026 on: December 22, 2013, 03:05:37 PM »
If you use the 10% off Masterpass code it makes it a pretty good price. This is a really nice laptop but has some bad reviews, people have issues with touch pad and wireless

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5027 on: December 22, 2013, 03:08:27 PM »
If you use the 10% off Masterpass code it makes it a pretty good price. This is a really nice laptop but has some bad reviews, people have issues with touch pad and wireless
Thanks I assume your referring to the lenovo. It seems like a good machine I wonder how bad the issues are?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5028 on: December 22, 2013, 03:18:21 PM »
If you use the 10% off Masterpass code it makes it a pretty good price. This is a really nice laptop but has some bad reviews, people have issues with touch pad and wireless
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5029 on: December 22, 2013, 05:34:04 PM »
$489 Lenovo IdeaPad U510 - Intel Core i5 6GB RAM 1TB HDD+24GB SSD 15.6" Ultrabook Windows 8

    Intel Core i5-3337U(1.80GHz)
    6GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD + 24GB SSD
    15.6" LED Display 1366x768, Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Windows 8 64-bit (Free Upgrade to Windows 8.1)
    Internal DVD±R/RW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312446

Good deal?
Good Price for the specs, its a nice computer.

There are reports of issues with wireless reception, and trackpad

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5030 on: December 22, 2013, 06:26:13 PM »
Ha lol I wrote the same thing ;D

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« Reply #5031 on: December 22, 2013, 08:20:55 PM »
Ha lol I wrote the same thing ;D
Lol, I didnt read the above post :D

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5032 on: December 23, 2013, 03:36:53 AM »
I was wondering about that. I guess you both read the same reviews :)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5033 on: December 23, 2013, 08:45:35 AM »
I actually sold a few so I have first hand experience too

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« Reply #5034 on: December 23, 2013, 09:17:49 AM »
I actually sold a few so I have first hand experience too
do you recommend it ? What else would you say is in the same bracket with weight ,DVD drive , for this price ?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5035 on: December 23, 2013, 11:05:55 AM »
Very few systems come close to this one in terms of size and build for this price with a DVD drive, Asus has one that's pretty similar and on sale occasionally.

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« Reply #5036 on: December 23, 2013, 11:35:50 AM »
whis model ?
Very few systems come close to this one in terms of size and build for this price with a DVD drive, Asus has one that's pretty similar and on sale occasionally.

This one  ASUS S56CA Ultrabook - Intel Core i5 6GB RAM 750GB HDD+24GB SSD 15.6" Windows 8 (S56CA-DH51) ?

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« Reply #5037 on: December 23, 2013, 12:25:32 PM »
That's one of the models I had in mind.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5038 on: December 23, 2013, 12:42:31 PM »
Just called Dell Returns to send back my XPS 15 that I got for $599. They gave me $100 credit  to keep it. They said I can still change my mind and return it. I wonder if I call back to return if they will give me another $100.

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« Reply #5039 on: December 23, 2013, 12:58:57 PM »
Probably not, what was the specs?