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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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« Reply #5401 on: February 14, 2014, 10:21:41 AM »
Aside for the price which looks really good, anyone have experience with this lsaptop?

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/HP-ENVY-TouchSmart-15-j052nr-Touchscreen-Laptop/productID.291670300

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« Reply #5403 on: February 14, 2014, 11:27:23 AM »
Amazing Price. Didn't p[ost it because it showed OOS early this morning already

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« Reply #5406 on: February 15, 2014, 12:39:51 PM »
that link doesn't work
Works for me.

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« Reply #5407 on: February 15, 2014, 01:08:31 PM »
Amazing Price. Didn't p[ost it because it showed OOS early this morning already
didn't get it because it was 10 min before shkiah as I closed my computer that I noticed it

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« Reply #5408 on: February 15, 2014, 05:06:18 PM »
Brand New, in-the-box:

Inspiron 15R - touchscreen - 8 GB, 1 TB 15.6"- windows 8

$599 (tax included)

For sale.

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« Reply #5409 on: February 15, 2014, 06:41:07 PM »
Brand New, in-the-box:

Inspiron 15R - touchscreen - 8 GB, 1 TB 15.6"- windows 8

$599 (tax included)

For sale.
what processor

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« Reply #5410 on: February 15, 2014, 06:51:30 PM »
Dell Inspiron i15RMT-5124sLV 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop - $399! Hot!!!

Use Coupon: 15943

4th gen Intel Core i5-4200U 3M Cache, up to 2.6GHz Processor with Turbo Boost 2.0
6GB Memory DDR3L
500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
15.6" HD (1366x768) Touch Display
DVD+/-RW Drive
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1MP capable webcam with digital microphone
Waves MaxxAudio
6-Cell Battery
Dimensions: 14.80" (W) x 10.20”(D) x 1.07” (D) (5.84 lbs.)
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« Reply #5411 on: February 15, 2014, 06:54:14 PM »
Dell Inspiron i15RVT-6195BLK 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop - $299 Hot!!!
Use Coupon: 15943

4th gen Intel Core i3-4010U 3M Cache, 1.7GHz Processor
4GB Memory DDR3
500GB Hard Drive
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2 speakers with Waves MaxxAudio
4-Cell Battery
Dimensions: 14.80” (W) x 10.20” (D) x 1.07” (H) (
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« Reply #5412 on: February 15, 2014, 06:58:13 PM »
Toshiba S55-A5295/A5188 - $499 After Rebate
$50 Rebate
Use Coupon: 15943

Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Turbo Boost 2.0
12GB DDR3 Memory
1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive
15.6" diagonal display 1366 x 768
DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
One Touch Function Keys, Premium Raised Tile LED backlit Keyboard with 10-Keypad
HD Webcam and Microphone
DTS Studio Sound™
4 cell lithium ion battery: Up to 3.7 hours of battery life
5.3 lbs.
Windows 8
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« Reply #5413 on: February 15, 2014, 07:36:22 PM »
Dell Inspiron i15RVT-6195BLK 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop - $299 Hot!!!
Use Coupon: 15943

4th gen Intel Core i3-4010U 3M Cache, 1.7GHz Processor
4GB Memory DDR3
500GB Hard Drive
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DVD+/-RW Drive
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1.0 MP capable w/digital microphone
2 speakers with Waves MaxxAudio
4-Cell Battery
Dimensions: 14.80” (W) x 10.20” (D) x 1.07” (H) (
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it shows $549.99 and near the coupon code it says "Coupon not applied: Minimum order total requirement has not been met."

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« Reply #5414 on: February 15, 2014, 07:37:02 PM »
Toshiba S55-A5295/A5188 - $499 After Rebate
$50 Rebate
Use Coupon: 15943

Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Turbo Boost 2.0
12GB DDR3 Memory
1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive
15.6" diagonal display 1366 x 768
DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
One Touch Function Keys, Premium Raised Tile LED backlit Keyboard with 10-Keypad
HD Webcam and Microphone
DTS Studio Sound™
4 cell lithium ion battery: Up to 3.7 hours of battery life
5.3 lbs.
Windows 8
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What's the graphic card on it?

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« Reply #5415 on: February 15, 2014, 07:42:14 PM »
Toshiba S55-A5295/A5188 - $499 After Rebate
$50 Rebate
Use Coupon: 15943

Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Turbo Boost 2.0
12GB DDR3 Memory
1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive
15.6" diagonal display 1366 x 768
DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
One Touch Function Keys, Premium Raised Tile LED backlit Keyboard with 10-Keypad
HD Webcam and Microphone
DTS Studio Sound™
4 cell lithium ion battery: Up to 3.7 hours of battery life
5.3 lbs.
Windows 8
1 Year warranty

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its a third gen according to amazon
So what is better? 4th i7 with 8gb ram lenovo y510 or this 3rd i7 with 12gb?

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« Reply #5416 on: February 15, 2014, 07:50:54 PM »
I already posted that! And ht isn't kb

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5417 on: February 15, 2014, 07:51:15 PM »
it shows $549.99 and near the coupon code it says "Coupon not applied: Minimum order total requirement has not been met."
You need to remove the coupon and add again

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« Reply #5418 on: February 15, 2014, 07:51:51 PM »
Anything with windows 7? Similar specs to the 499 deal would be great

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« Reply #5419 on: February 15, 2014, 07:52:50 PM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.