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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.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5055 on: December 27, 2013, 12:46:17 PM »
I am starting to buy laptops to sell... What is the best credit card to make the purchases on?
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Any specific amex card? (whats best for points?)

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what ever you want, the point is the warranty its sometimes worth more then points

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I am starting to buy laptops to sell... What is the best credit card to make the purchases on?
Wrong Thread.

Depends where you are purchasing from. Either Ink Bold/Plus, or Amex Biz Gold

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what would you say the average price would be for a,

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If he's looking to sell anyway, warranty doesnt seem too important. would think it would depend on whether you buy from office stores (Ink) or regular online retailers, preferably via UR web (Freedom for 1.1 plus bonus UR web points).

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@DH
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Was selling 2 weeks ago for $449

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The Inspiron 15r is a Much nicer system than the Inspiron 15

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« Reply #5067 on: December 28, 2013, 08:31:09 PM »
The inspiron 15 has a weak motherboard, it can only support up to 8GB Ram

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HP ENVY 15t Quad Laptop | Intel Core i7 | Non-Touch 15.6-inch Display $600

Brand: HP
Graphic Card: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Hard Drive Size: 1 TB
Operating System: Windows 8.1
Processor: Intel Core i7
RAM Included: 8 GB
Screen Size: 15.6 in.

http://www.costco.com/.product.100077282.html
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« Reply #5069 on: December 29, 2013, 01:03:59 AM »
HP ENVY 15t Quad Laptop | Intel Core i7 | Non-Touch 15.6-inch Display

Brand: HP
Graphic Card: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Hard Drive Size: 1 TB
Operating System: Windows 8.1
Processor: Intel Core i7
RAM Included: 8 GB
Screen Size: 15.6 in.

http://www.costco.com/.product.100077282.html
$600