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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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im looking for a new lap top
« Reply #5175 on: January 12, 2014, 10:21:30 PM »
hi. im an architecture student studying in israel. i am looking for a new laptop with a good graphics card, 8gb ram and 15.6 inch screen. if anyone has heard of a good deal please let me know.

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Re: im looking for a new lap top
« Reply #5176 on: January 12, 2014, 10:25:20 PM »
There's a thread dedicated to laptop deals.
Search before you open a new thread:)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5177 on: January 12, 2014, 10:36:08 PM »
How good of a deal


500 dollar price range ?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5178 on: January 13, 2014, 04:22:14 AM »
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
Is it smarter to get a tablet over such a ultra book , or not at all?

And what processor is this one?
Can I expect better deals within next two moths?

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« Reply #5180 on: January 13, 2014, 02:30:49 PM »
This?

Seems ok to me, waiting for DH Data Guy's opinion

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5181 on: January 13, 2014, 02:33:29 PM »
HP Pavilion x2 13-P120NR 13.3-Inch Convertible Touchscreen Laptop
HP for $599


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« Reply #5182 on: January 13, 2014, 03:02:56 PM »
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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« Reply #5183 on: January 13, 2014, 03:09:16 PM »
How bad is this for a low end Laptop?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834101329
Very Bad.

Celeron Processor, 2GB Ram = Paper Weight

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5184 on: January 13, 2014, 03:57:52 PM »
This?
Good Price, even for 3rd gen. No optical drive for those that still care

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« Reply #5185 on: January 13, 2014, 07:18:29 PM »
Good Price, even for 3rd gen. No optical drive for those that still care

Not available for shipping or pickup. Anything comparable

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5186 on: January 13, 2014, 07:55:24 PM »
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-17-3737/pd?oc=dncwd226h   $549 with coupon code WD0RTDJWM4QC1F

Is this any good? Windows 8, 64-bit, English
New Inspiron 17, 3737
4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200U processor (3M Cache, 1.6 GHz)
6GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx1 + 2GBx1)
750GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
17.3 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD+ resolution (1600 x 900)
Dell Wireless-N + Bluetooth 4.0
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5187 on: January 13, 2014, 08:49:34 PM »
Been this price for the past few weeks. Not good enough to be a deal. It's more like the standard price...

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5188 on: January 14, 2014, 12:08:37 PM »
Lenovo ThinkPad S431 (20AX000MUS) - $650

Lenovo ThinkPad 14" Ultrabook

Intel Core i7-3687U 2.1GHz
8GB RAM RAM
500GB HDD+24GB SSD
No Optical Drive
Windows 7 Pro
9 Hour Battery Life
Backlit Keyboard
Fingerprint Reader

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390746849171

The Lenovo ThinkPad Series are known to be very Hi-End Durable Laptops
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5189 on: January 14, 2014, 12:11:50 PM »

Is this a really good price?
I am really looking for a smaller laptop- but if its a great deal I don't mind replacing my "bigger" one...

Also, I never bought a laptop from eBay- is that a good idea?