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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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« Reply #5100 on: December 31, 2013, 06:47:05 PM »
the rebate are no where to be found on the website that they say to go to , sounds a little tricky to me ::)

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« Reply #5102 on: January 01, 2014, 03:18:20 AM »
HP - ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook Touch-Screen 15.6" Laptop - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Modern Silver for $399
from bestbuy -deal of the day.

Is this a good laptop? Is this a good deal?

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« Reply #5103 on: January 01, 2014, 07:41:42 AM »
HP - ENVY TouchSmart Sleekbook Touch-Screen 15.6" Laptop - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Modern Silver for $399
from bestbuy -deal of the day.

Is this a good laptop? Is this a good deal?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/envy-touchsmart-sleekbook-touch-screen-15-6-laptop-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive/9268057.p?id=1219007786803&skuId=9268057&st=9268057&cp=1&lp=1

I would stay away from AMD processors (and chipsets) due to overheating issues. The Intel Core I Series would be a better choice and you can probably find a Core I3 laptop in that price range.  However, if you are REALLY counting pennies don't go for anything less than a Pentium Dual Core Processor, (NO CELERONS!)
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the rebate are no where to be found on the website that they say to go to , sounds a little tricky to me ::)
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« Reply #5105 on: January 01, 2014, 01:04:01 PM »
I would stay away from AMD processors (and chipsets) due to overheating issues. The Intel Core I Series would be a better choice and you can probably find a Core I3 laptop in that price range.  However, if you are REALLY counting pennies don't go for anything less than a Pentium Dual Core Processor, (NO CELERONS!)

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Is this a good deal?

http://bit.ly/1aoIU1m

$2,400 sounds a bit steep...  ;D

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60MB Hard drive kills the deal, I would get min 120MB ;D

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Is this a good deal?

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$2,400 sounds a bit steep...  ;D
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The best part: "powerhouse that will handle high-speed applications such as Microsoft Windows"  :o

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60MB Hard drive kills the deal, I would get min 120MB ;D

Doesn't look like they have that option, but for an extra 700 bucks they will throw in the 20mhz high speed processor.

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At least it's not AMD... :-P

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