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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 #5220 on: January 16, 2014, 11:50:46 PM »
IMO Yes. I find that a 1 year warranty isn't even long enough for a new laptop...

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Anyone want to buy me a wedding gift I need a laptop :P

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Anyone want to buy me a wedding gift I need a laptop :P
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looking for a windows 7 laptop around $500
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Woot is having a deal in a NEW laptop, anyone know if it's worth it?   Www.Woot.com

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looking for a windows 7 laptop around $500
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I have some Dell inspiron 15 laptops with i3 processor for $365. Pm if interested.

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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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From any (online) store??

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« Reply #5231 on: January 20, 2014, 09:04:06 PM »
My sister is looking for a very simple computer, laptop or desktop, for a very simple budget. I told her that don't know much but that I'd try to find out.
She has no memory requirements, and she said that any speed should be fine, as long as it's not old and super slow. So we're talking real basic.

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« Reply #5232 on: January 20, 2014, 09:04:51 PM »
My sister is looking for a very simple computer, laptop or desktop, for a very simple budget. I told her that don't know much but that I'd try to find out.
She has no memory requirements, and she said that any speed should be fine, as long as it's not old and super slow. So we're talking real basic.

What's the best deal out there for someone really looking for the best price available as the main factor?
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What is she planning on using it for? Maybe a chromebook would work for her.
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« Reply #5233 on: January 20, 2014, 09:16:05 PM »
What is she planning on using it for? Maybe a chromebook would work for her.
She's a teacher - I guess lesson plans, schoolwork, etc...
Do you always need to be online to use? Are they all small?

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« Reply #5234 on: January 20, 2014, 09:23:12 PM »
I didn't see any great deals right now, if your in Brooklyn I have the Dell inspiron 15 with an i3 processor for $350!  Brand new -  I have 13 left and more coming in soon.