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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 #5085 on: December 31, 2013, 01:32:50 AM »
This is a great deal and will probably sell out in the morning, would have been perfect if it was a touchscreen (and not refurb  ::)): http://sellout.woot.com/offers/toshiba-17-3-full-hd-core-i7-laptop-3

Toshiba P75-A7200B 17.3" Full-HD 1080P Laptop, Intel Core i7-4700MQ Quad-Core, 750GB SATA, 8GB DDR3L, Win8 backlit (and good) keyboard - for $549.99 with 90 day warranty

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« Reply #5086 on: December 31, 2013, 01:17:38 PM »
This is a great deal and will probably sell out in the morning, would have been perfect if it was a touchscreen (and not refurb  ::)): http://sellout.woot.com/offers/toshiba-17-3-full-hd-core-i7-laptop-3

Toshiba P75-A7200B 17.3" Full-HD 1080P Laptop, Intel Core i7-4700MQ Quad-Core, 750GB SATA, 8GB DDR3L, Win8 backlit (and good) keyboard - for $549.99 with 90 day warranty
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« Reply #5087 on: December 31, 2013, 01:35:00 PM »
Is this a good deal? It's an i5 for $260
Its a 1st Gen i5

Latitudes are good laptops, but this is old. I wouldn't buy it.

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« Reply #5088 on: December 31, 2013, 02:58:10 PM »
Hot Price!

Dell Inspiron 15R Notebook PC - $425.99!! (Plus Shipping)
After $80 Rebate and additional $25 Rebate (Expires Today) when you add $1 Clearance item

3rd generation Intel Core i5-3337U 1.8GHz
8GB DDR3
1TB HDD
DVDRW
15.6 in. Display
Windows 8

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« Reply #5089 on: December 31, 2013, 04:50:42 PM »
Hot Price!

Dell Inspiron 15R Notebook PC - $425.99!! (Plus Shipping)
After $80 Rebate and additional $25 Rebate (Expires Today) when you add $1 Clearance item

why ?
its says 1 or more items

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Dell Inspiron 15R Intel Core i5-3337U ULV 15.6in Laptop (8GB/1TB) $425.99AR
« Reply #5090 on: December 31, 2013, 05:05:10 PM »
I Believe DH posted this already, I have broken it down with links to everything.

TigerDirect has the Dell Inspiron 15R Intel Core i5-3337U ULV Dual-Core 15.6" Notebook Computer for a low $449.99 after rebate. $8-$11 Shipping. Tax in FL, GA, ID, IL, NC, SD, TX. Get additional savings below:

EXPIRING TODAY. TigerDirect is offering $25 back rebate on orders that include Clearance items $100+ (Exp 12/31). To be eligible for this rebate, add a $1 Clearance Item. Final price will be $425.99 after rebate.

SPECS: 15.6" 1366x768 LED multi-touchscreen; Intel Core i5-3337U ULV 1.8GHz (Turbo Boost to 2.6GHz) Dual-Core Ivy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD burner; 802.11n + bluetooth; Windows 8; HDMI; webcam; 6-cell battery; 1yr warranty

Item Link ---> Link

$80  rebate Exp 1/4/14 ----> http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/rebates/TD-12652%20US.PDF

Clearance Item Link -----> Link

$25.00 Off $100.00 Rebate Link ----> http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/campaigns/promo/indexPromoDecember.asp
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Re: Dell Inspiron 15R Intel Core i5-3337U ULV 15.6in Laptop (8GB/1TB) $425.99AR
« Reply #5091 on: December 31, 2013, 05:08:29 PM »
I believe this was posted in the laptop deal thread by dh,and even it's iff different please post in the right thread (free shipping with shoprunner)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5092 on: December 31, 2013, 05:08:31 PM »
You need to add min 1 item from clearance.

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Re: Dell Inspiron 15R Intel Core i5-3337U ULV 15.6in Laptop (8GB/1TB) $425.99AR
« Reply #5093 on: December 31, 2013, 05:11:36 PM »
You forgot some arrows on the topic... ;)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5094 on: December 31, 2013, 05:15:49 PM »
I searched the model number before I posted and nothing came up......
next time just look in the laptop deal master thread which is were your post was moved to, and what's up with those arrows?

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« Reply #5095 on: December 31, 2013, 05:17:01 PM »
next time just look in the laptop deal master thread which is were your post was moved to, and what's up with those arrows?

Have something against arrows?
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« Reply #5096 on: December 31, 2013, 05:19:39 PM »
Have something against arrows?
nope got nothing against the arrows was just wondering

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« Reply #5097 on: December 31, 2013, 05:26:22 PM »
nope got nothing against the arrows was just wondering


ar·row  [ar-oh] noun - a linear figure having a wedge-shaped end, as one used on a map or architectural drawing, to indicate direction or placement.

I was indicating direction to the link , that's exactly why I put it there ;-)

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« Reply #5098 on: December 31, 2013, 05:50:26 PM »

ar·row  [ar-oh] noun - a linear figure having a wedge-shaped end, as one used on a map or architectural drawing, to indicate direction or placement.

I was indicating direction to the link , that's exactly why I put it there ;-)
I really appreciate it! I hate to read an article and can't figure out where to click on the link... it's so annoying, I can keep up clicking the whole article till I finally click on the link, sometimes i even click on the top of the post which refers me to the same post again... really annoying this thing they have to make something so people should be able to see what is a link and what is not

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Re: Dell Inspiron 15R Intel Core i5-3337U ULV 15.6in Laptop (8GB/1TB) $425.99AR
« Reply #5099 on: December 31, 2013, 06:46:25 PM »
I Believe DH posted this already, I have broken it down with links to everything.

TigerDirect has the Dell Inspiron 15R Intel Core i5-3337U ULV Dual-Core 15.6" Notebook Computer for a low $449.99 after rebate. $8-$11 Shipping. Tax in FL, GA, ID, IL, NC, SD, TX. Get additional savings below:

EXPIRING TODAY. TigerDirect is offering $25 back rebate on orders that include Clearance items $100+ (Exp 12/31). To be eligible for this rebate, add a $1 Clearance Item. Final price will be $425.99 after rebate.

SPECS: 15.6" 1366x768 LED multi-touchscreen; Intel Core i5-3337U ULV 1.8GHz (Turbo Boost to 2.6GHz) Dual-Core Ivy Bridge; 8GB RAM; 1TB HDD; DVD burner; 802.11n + bluetooth; Windows 8; HDMI; webcam; 6-cell battery; 1yr warranty

Item Link ---> Link

$80  rebate Exp 1/4/14 ----> http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/rebates/TD-12652%20US.PDF

Clearance Item Link -----> Link

$25.00 Off $100.00 Rebate Link ----> http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/campaigns/promo/indexPromoDecember.asp

Should read "multi-touch touchpad" - huge difference.