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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 #5360 on: February 06, 2014, 12:30:55 PM »
Is it OOS? I don't see it
Oh found it here http://m.tigerdirect.com/email/wem4012.asp
Will I be able to get a hp or lenovo with the same specs for this price?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5361 on: February 06, 2014, 01:57:31 PM »
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

I believe that is a first generation i7 so it doesn't seem like a good deal

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5362 on: February 09, 2014, 09:22:42 AM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5363 on: February 09, 2014, 11:47:36 AM »
For $800??? No way!!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5364 on: February 09, 2014, 03:51:28 PM »
For $800??? No way!!

Whoops.... Saw $405 was to lazy to read the rest

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5365 on: February 09, 2014, 03:57:55 PM »
I'm looking for a laptop for travel Don't need great specs as I use it primarily for remote login and a cloud based system just need a fast and reliable system.  Not looking to spend too much, Any ideas?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5366 on: February 10, 2014, 06:39:34 AM »
Get a crome book

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5367 on: February 10, 2014, 09:21:49 PM »
Get a crome book
if you're buying it for logmein don't get the Chromebook I have the Chromebook and I've tried using logmein and it's not good not worth it. For other reasons it's worth it but not for logmein

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« Reply #5368 on: February 10, 2014, 09:24:57 PM »
Get a crome book
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I would not suggest a Chromebook.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5369 on: February 10, 2014, 09:43:05 PM »
if you're buying it for logmein don't get the Chromebook I have the Chromebook and I've tried using logmein and it's not good not worth it. For other reasons it's worth it but not for logmein

I use Chrome Remote Login so hopefully this wont be a problem

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I would not suggest a Chromebook.
Bad experience?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5370 on: February 10, 2014, 11:15:42 PM »
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I would not suggest a Chromebook.
It's  still very messy. The concept is good but it's not developed enough

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5371 on: February 10, 2014, 11:22:07 PM »
It's  still very messy. The concept is good but it's not developed enough

in your opinion I'm still better off getting a cheap laptop?

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« Reply #5372 on: February 10, 2014, 11:31:32 PM »
in your opinion I'm still better off getting a cheap laptop?
what will you be using it for?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5373 on: February 10, 2014, 11:35:29 PM »
Work which is all based in the clouds and remote login to my desktop, my biggest concern is speed as i need to work fast sometimes

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5374 on: February 11, 2014, 04:02:42 AM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5375 on: February 11, 2014, 07:09:03 AM »
Lenovo offers Lenovo Z710 4th Generation Intel Core 17.3" Laptop for $549 (reg. $929) after code with free shipping.


Apply Code: D2BVALENTINES

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http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/z-series/z710/?sb=:000001C9:0000FBDE&AID=10383968&PID=5874355&CJURL=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.lenovo.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Flaptops%2Fideapad%2Fz-series%2Fz710%2F%3Fsb%3D%3A000001C9%3A0000FBDE&PUBNAME=Lanuta+LLC&NID=CJ
The link you put is to a secure hard drive

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5377 on: February 11, 2014, 07:27:22 AM »

The link you put is to a secure hard drive

My link works perfectly fine for the laptop

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« Reply #5378 on: February 11, 2014, 08:23:50 AM »
My link works perfectly fine for the laptop
Could be on the cell phone it was a problem

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5379 on: February 11, 2014, 08:24:46 AM »
If im buying a lenovo and I wanna do video editing on my laptop what is better y or z series?