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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 #5190 on: January 14, 2014, 12:25:16 PM »
You posted this dell earlier

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=2843086&st=2843086&cp=1&lp=1&pid=1219079575337

What is the amd a6-1460 processor equivalent to? Is it good (fast)??
Is that a good deal? 

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« Reply #5191 on: January 14, 2014, 12:28:59 PM »
Laptop is being sold by Adorama - not ebay.

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« Reply #5192 on: January 14, 2014, 12:33:35 PM »
You posted this dell earlier

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=2843086&st=2843086&cp=1&lp=1&pid=1219079575337

What is the amd a6-1450 processor equivalent to? Is it good (fast)??
Is that a good deal?
Old 1st generation i3 maybe.
Not a great deal. Its only good for those looking specifically for very small 11.6" netbooks.

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« Reply #5193 on: January 14, 2014, 12:53:16 PM »
Old 1st generation i3 maybe.
Not a great deal. Its only good for those looking specifically for very small 11.6" netbooks.
Do you recommend  this over a tablet??

My wife wants something very lightweight- mainly to take to school to view class sideshows...

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« Reply #5196 on: January 14, 2014, 01:59:04 PM »
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ativ-book-4-15-6-laptop-6gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive/9041061.p?id=1218974707060&skuId=9041061&st=categoryid$abcat0502000&cp=1&lp=9

Is that decent?
Nice laptop, good specs.

Good price for this laptop. Its not a hot deal though (if thats what you are looking for)

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« Reply #5197 on: January 14, 2014, 02:00:00 PM »
Nice laptop, good specs.

Good price for this laptop. Its not a hot deal though (if thats what you are looking for)
Price isn't crazy, but its decent
Lol. We said the same thing :)

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« Reply #5198 on: January 14, 2014, 02:00:26 PM »
I need to buy something today or tomorrow, and I cant seem to find anything better priced at these specs

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« Reply #5199 on: January 14, 2014, 02:00:35 PM »
Nice laptop, good specs.

Good price for this laptop. Its not a hot deal though (if thats what you are looking for)
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« Reply #5201 on: January 14, 2014, 03:32:23 PM »
Repost! DH posted it a few hours agao, and now you have a answer to your question as well :)
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Repost! DH posted it a few hours agao, and now you have a answer to your question as well :)
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« Reply #5204 on: January 14, 2014, 04:51:55 PM »
Benchmarked as similar to i3-3217 + AMD = No Deal