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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 #5205 on: January 14, 2014, 11:18:44 PM »
http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-S55-A5295-156-Laptop/product_49556

Is this decent? Im concerned about the screen resolution. I am reading the reviews that say its not good, any input?

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« Reply #5206 on: January 15, 2014, 09:49:36 AM »
HP - 15.6" Laptop - 4GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - Intel® Core™ i3-3120M Processor - Black Licorice $329

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/15-6-laptop-4gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive-intel-174-core-8482-i3-3120m-processor/2430014.p?id=1219072705933&skuId=2430014&st=hp%20laptops&cp=1&lp=1

DH, from now on I am asking you first... is this any good? Sounds decent to me.
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« Reply #5207 on: January 15, 2014, 10:13:25 AM »
 :D :D
Yea its OK. I hate the very flimsy plasticy feel of this laptop but the price for specs is fine

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« Reply #5209 on: January 15, 2014, 06:49:19 PM »
HP ENVY 15t-j100 Quad Edition Notebook PC - $634

Use Coupon Code: SAVE15HP

4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor
Windows 8.1 64
Intel® HD Graphics
8GB DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm)
No Internal DVD or CD Drive
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
Up to 9 hours and 30 minutes

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/E2E34AV?HP-ENVY-15t-j100-Quad-Edition-Notebook-PC-ENERGY-STAR-

This is the replacement to the older HP DV6T Series, its sleeker and lighter and longer battery life although they don't come with an optical drive. The 8GB Ram is one Dimm which is great for adding additional ram in the other slot.

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« Reply #5210 on: January 16, 2014, 12:06:43 PM »
Great Price after Amex 5-10% Statement Credit!
3% discount credited to your American Express statement on every eligible dollar spent up to $500, 5% discount for every eligible dollar spent above $500 and up to $1,500 and 10% discount on every eligible dollar spent above $1,500 and up to $30,000, per calendar year, per Card account.
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« Reply #5211 on: January 16, 2014, 12:40:31 PM »
Yea forgot - they decided to make it a little more confusing, because G-d knows this Points & CC Game was a little too simple ::) ::) ::)

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« Reply #5213 on: January 16, 2014, 04:10:25 PM »
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« Reply #5215 on: January 16, 2014, 05:55:28 PM »
Just saw this a few hours ago... They really can't get rid of this one, it goes on sale every 2 weeks:)
Its a very nice looking laptop, I posted it a few times in the past

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« Reply #5216 on: January 16, 2014, 06:11:04 PM »
Just saw this a few hours ago... They really can't get rid of this one, it goes on sale every 2 weeks:)
Its a very nice looking laptop, I posted it a few times in the past

to be clear, this is a little different than the previous great deal, which was a 4th Gen i5 for 499, this is similar (great screen) but only 3rd Gen i5 (previous deal still sold out: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Acer-Aspire-V5-573P-6896-Touchscreen-Laptop-Intel-Core-i5/productID.288024500?siteID=XDbotxbyEF4-DzWlGtIIdPjT_UoDLGLDkg). there was also a 4th gen i7 for 599 for a bit.

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« Reply #5217 on: January 16, 2014, 06:34:32 PM »
Just saw this a few hours ago... They really can't get rid of this one, it goes on sale every 2 weeks:)
Its a very nice looking laptop, I posted it a few times in the past
Nice looking but thats about it.

I have been using one of these for a few weeks (customer return) and I really disliked it. Its a cheap build, and just isn't par to a decent Dell or HP.

Using it really felt like using a lower end laptop.

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« Reply #5218 on: January 16, 2014, 10:45:18 PM »
Nice looking and good display...  Even the look feels like they're cheating you - it looks like aluminum but in reality other than the outside cover, everything else feels like plastic and it's surprisingly heavy.

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« Reply #5219 on: January 16, 2014, 10:55:55 PM »
HP Notebook 15-J053CL 15.6" Intel Core i7 4700MQ (2.40GHz) 1TB HDD 12GB Memory $549

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Notebook-15-J053CL-15-6-Intel-Core-i7-4700MQ-2-40GHz-1TB-HDD-12GB-Memory-/301069331125?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item4619216ab5

The fact that it is refurbished kills the deal? (its factory refurbished)

 
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