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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.

Excellent "Laptop Buying Guide" by @dailykasha, written for Black Friday 2021
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5340 on: February 04, 2014, 09:01:44 PM »
Please remove the referral link!
don't know how and it gives 5% cb

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5341 on: February 04, 2014, 09:14:15 PM »
don't know how and it gives 5% cb
I have NP with that, its just against the forum rules.  :)
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5342 on: February 04, 2014, 10:55:00 PM »
Paging JJ1000 .....

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5343 on: February 04, 2014, 11:46:34 PM »
Just go directly to Lenovo and search for that laptop and it should come up without the referral link

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5344 on: February 05, 2014, 10:04:40 AM »
is this a good deal?

DELL Inspiron 15 (i15RV-8526BLK) Intel Core i5 4200U (1.60GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD 15.6" Notebook Windows 8
Intel 4th Gen i5 CPU, 6GB Memory, 750GB HDD

$499.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834300155


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5345 on: February 05, 2014, 10:19:23 AM »
is this a good deal?

DELL Inspiron 15 (i15RV-8526BLK) Intel Core i5 4200U (1.60GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD 15.6" Notebook Windows 8
Intel 4th Gen i5 CPU, 6GB Memory, 750GB HDD

$499.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834300155


not as good add the one wildcard posted

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5346 on: February 05, 2014, 10:22:54 AM »
i dont have a wildcard code

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5347 on: February 05, 2014, 10:41:08 AM »
Completely dif system. This is the lower end inspiron 15 vs Inspiron 15R which is a much better and nicer system

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« Reply #5348 on: February 05, 2014, 10:43:39 AM »
is this a good deal?

DELL Inspiron 15 (i15RV-8526BLK) Intel Core i5 4200U (1.60GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD 15.6" Notebook Windows 8
Intel 4th Gen i5 CPU, 6GB Memory, 750GB HDD

$499.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834300155
It was $479.99 Last week

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5349 on: February 05, 2014, 10:58:35 AM »
Completely dif system. This is the lower end inspiron 15 vs Inspiron 15R which is a much better and nicer system

i need something just for basic home use, does it make much of a difference between these two?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5350 on: February 05, 2014, 11:14:11 AM »
Woot.com is selling some laptops today.
http://www.woot.com/plus/tip-top-laptops
most are refurb but some aren't. If you can find a good deal, enjoy.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5351 on: February 05, 2014, 11:25:30 AM »
Is this worth it?


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5353 on: February 05, 2014, 03:38:41 PM »
HP ProBook 14 In. Business Traveler Notebook PC (6450b) (Third-Party Refurbished). Free Returns.
http://touch.groupon.com/deals/gg-hp-probook-14-in-notebook-pc-6450b
$289 for a i5.


Lenovo ThinkPad W510 15.6" Notebook with a 128GB SSD and a Core i7 Processor (4389-AB8) (Refurbished). Free Returns.
http://touch.groupon.com/deals/gg-lenovo-thinkpad-w510-notebook
$469
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If u work for a living, why kill urself working?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5354 on: February 05, 2014, 03:58:02 PM »
is this a good deal?

DELL Inspiron 15 (i15RV-8526BLK) Intel Core i5 4200U (1.60GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD 15.6" Notebook Windows 8
Intel 4th Gen i5 CPU, 6GB Memory, 750GB HDD

$499.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834300155


I can sell you new-in-the-box inspirons 15R 8GB 1TB 15.6" Notebooks Windows 8 Intel 4th Gen i5 for $599

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5355 on: February 05, 2014, 04:20:31 PM »

I can sell you new-in-the-box inspirons 15R 8GB 1TB 15.6" Notebooks Windows 8 Intel 4th Gen i5 for $599
sry but i need my amex assurance :)

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« Reply #5356 on: February 05, 2014, 05:01:08 PM »
sry but i need my amex assurance :)

purchased on amex

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5357 on: February 06, 2014, 08:57:23 AM »
I know we're against refurbished here. But is this something to consider?
http://1sale.com/electronics/computers-tablets/hp-elitebook-14/?ref=cj

HP 14" EliteBook 8440P Notebook w/ Intel Core i7, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, NVidia Graphics, Wi-Fi & Windows 7 Pro $319

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5358 on: February 06, 2014, 11:40:39 AM »
Dell Inspiron 15R - $699

Intel Core i7
8GB Memory
1TB HDD
15.6" TouchScreen
Windows 8

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8556906&CatId=4935

Not Bad for i7 4th Gen with touchscreen

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5359 on: February 06, 2014, 12:26:27 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15R - $699

Intel Core i7
8GB Memory
1TB HDD
15.6" TouchScreen
Windows 8

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8556906&CatId=4935

Not Bad for i7 4th Gen with touchscreen
Is it OOS? I don't see it