Topic Wiki

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!!


HT: Dh Data Recovery & Name Changed


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.
« Last edited by Memere on May 27, 2020, 11:50:09 PM »

Author Topic: Laptop Deals Master Thread  (Read 1945751 times)

Offline DH Data Recovery

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 4536
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 64
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5160 on: January 12, 2014, 03:54:07 PM »
The fact that's it's alienware - not even close to worth it.
Iherman not every computer and laptop you see on SD or other deal sites are a good deal.  Most of the computers you posted lately aren't even close to a deal....

Offline bb1836

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 3310
  • Total likes: 404
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 135
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5161 on: January 12, 2014, 04:30:33 PM »
is it worth it to buy the new MACBOOK pro that doesnt have a superdrive or should i just buy the old one still?......i see myself still wanting to use the cd drive...
As @davidmal says: "Likes" feed the family

Offline DH Data Recovery

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 4536
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 64
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5162 on: January 12, 2014, 04:38:55 PM »
Depends on the person. To me an optical drive shouldn't make or break the computer you can always but external USB drive for $25.

Offline bb1836

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 3310
  • Total likes: 404
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 135
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5163 on: January 12, 2014, 05:51:50 PM »
yes but an external drive would have to always be on a flat surface... lying in bed or something, and the cd will get scratched.....
As @davidmal says: "Likes" feed the family

Offline ilherman

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jun 2013
  • Posts: 8800
  • Total likes: 146
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 35
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5164 on: January 12, 2014, 06:26:57 PM »
The fact that's it's alienware - not even close to worth it.
Iherman not every computer and laptop you see on SD or other deal sites are a good deal.  Most of the computers you posted lately aren't even close to a deal....
Most of the deals I posted above are within the guidelines you wrote in the wiki.....

This one, I did a Google search and when I saw that androma camera is selling it for way more, I posted it

Also, most of the deals I post especially computer deals, are not from deal sites, I have a friend that sends me ccoupons etc... and when I see other sites are selling it for more I am posting it.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

Offline ilherman

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jun 2013
  • Posts: 8800
  • Total likes: 146
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 35
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5165 on: January 12, 2014, 06:36:54 PM »
If this is a bad deal I'll stop posting computer deals....... Seriously.
HP - Pavilion 17.3" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - $349

Intel® 4th Generation Core™ i3

DVD±RW/CD-RW

Intel® HD Graphics 4600

Windows 8
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

Offline DH Data Recovery

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 4536
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 64
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5166 on: January 12, 2014, 06:41:02 PM »
This was actually decent - it was a $29 price drop:)

Offline ilherman

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jun 2013
  • Posts: 8800
  • Total likes: 146
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 35
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5167 on: January 12, 2014, 06:43:35 PM »
This was actually decent - it was a $29 price drop:)
$399 to $349 = 29?

In any case for a 4th Generation Core™ i3 I would assume that even $399 is not a bad deal, CMIIW.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

Offline DH Data Recovery

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 4536
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 64
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5168 on: January 12, 2014, 06:44:45 PM »
$379 to $349

Offline DH Data Recovery

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 4536
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 64
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5169 on: January 12, 2014, 06:47:02 PM »
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pavilion-17-3-laptop-4gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive/2854029.p?id=1219079079760&skuId=2854029&st=2854029&cp=1&lp=1&ref=199&loc=RjWYtCqO0*M&siteID=RjWYtCqO0.M-_oiniQi2XYmF5CyHeVAcmw

deal of the day by bb $350
HP - Pavilion 17.3" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Anodized Silver
Actually.... same price:)

Offline ilherman

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jun 2013
  • Posts: 8800
  • Total likes: 146
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 35
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5170 on: January 12, 2014, 06:47:27 PM »
And when I saw that hundreds of people are buying this i3 touchscreen I thought maybe would someone here benefit as well, CMIIW. This are the last 2 deals I posted, I am really insulted that you are calling this NOT EVEN CLOSE TO A DEAL.
ASUS VivoBook 14" Touchscreen $399

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300956868689

Intel Core i3

4GB Memory

500GB HDD

Windows 8

Intel HD Graphics 3000
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

Offline DH Data Recovery

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 4536
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 64
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5171 on: January 12, 2014, 06:55:06 PM »
Honestly, this one wasn't a good deal at all. It was a 2nd gen i3 processor - the current processor is 4th gen. In the past month they had many deals on 15" and 14" i3 touchscreens for under $400. Most of them weren't that great and that's the reason I didn't post them

The fact that people purchased them is only a indicator to how much people focus on the price and not on specs and quality. Don't stop posting deals though. Sometimes I miss one or two and someone else gets them:)

Offline helpusout

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2008
  • Posts: 191
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5172 on: January 12, 2014, 07:39:08 PM »
Any good deals on i5 or higher with 6gb and 750 GB HDD?

Offline DH Data Recovery

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 4536
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 64
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5173 on: January 12, 2014, 09:12:17 PM »
How good of a deal?

Offline DH Data Recovery

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 4536
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 64
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5174 on: January 12, 2014, 09:13:12 PM »
Dell Ultrabook 11.6" $329
Not the best price but for those that need specifically small laptops this is a decent price.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/inspiron-ultrabook-11-6-touch-screen-laptop-4gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive/2843086.p?id=1219079575337&skuId=2843086&st=2843086&cp=1&lp=1