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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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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #630 on: June 04, 2012, 04:02:17 PM »
How about this one? any good?!

www.amazon.com/dp/B005UBT7PS/?tag=cl03f-20

Plus get an $100 amazon gift card for free (see under special offers and promotions). So total will be $750 plus tax.

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« Reply #631 on: June 04, 2012, 04:47:03 PM »
How about this one? any good?!

www.amazon.com/dp/B005UBT7PS/?tag=cl03f-20

Plus get an $100 amazon gift card for free (see under special offers and promotions). So total will be $750 plus tax.
If you would be paying tax - BandH.com sells this model for $799, no sales tax out of NY


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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #632 on: June 04, 2012, 06:12:59 PM »
Anybody know of a great deal for a netbook laptop (9-11")?

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« Reply #633 on: June 04, 2012, 06:33:16 PM »
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« Reply #634 on: June 04, 2012, 06:34:48 PM »
Anybody know of a great deal for a netbook laptop (9-11")?
posted a few posts earlier from staples an acer for $250 - deff a really good price for a netbook with those specs.

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« Reply #635 on: June 04, 2012, 06:43:56 PM »
posted a few posts earlier from staples an acer for $250 - deff a really good price for a netbook with those specs.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #636 on: June 04, 2012, 06:45:50 PM »
Toshiba - 14" Satellite Laptop, 6GB Ram, 750GB Hard Drive, Color Platinum + Free 8x8 Photobook  $499.99

Intel Core i3-2350M 2.3GHz Sandy Bridge dual-core processor,
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« Reply #637 on: June 04, 2012, 08:28:25 PM »
Is This a good Deal?
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Is This a good Deal?
Its a fair deal.
The processor is an AMD, its semi-comparable to an i3, it is a quad core and has a turbo boost.
I personally would stick with the i3.

It has 1-Year Accidental Damage Protection - which is a big bonus.


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« Reply #639 on: June 05, 2012, 09:39:31 AM »
Its a fair deal.
The processor is an AMD, its semi-comparable to an i3, it is a quad core and has a turbo boost.
I personally would stick with the i3.

It has 1-Year Accidental Damage Protection - which is a big bonus.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #640 on: June 06, 2012, 12:39:44 PM »
@name changed, any GREAT deals on buy.com shopping marthon today? I'm waiting for a great deal.

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« Reply #641 on: June 06, 2012, 01:40:18 PM »
@name changed, any GREAT deals on buy.com shopping marthon today? I'm waiting for a great deal.
Do you know what the qualifications for an eligible item is?

Cuz if any item is eligible than you could easily purchase anything and make a profit ... with 5x UR points + spend on a SPG, + 20% Buy.com points should make at least $100 on a iPad 3

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #642 on: June 06, 2012, 02:49:30 PM »
Acer Aspire AS5749-6492 15.6" LCD Notebook, Intel Core i3-2350M, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium (Gray) - $349
good deal?

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Acer Aspire AS5749-6492 15.6" LCD Notebook, Intel Core i3-2350M, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium (Gray) - $349
good deal?
Yes its a good.
If you are able to get 20% back from Buy.com - its a steal!

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« Reply #644 on: June 06, 2012, 03:15:19 PM »
Yes its a good.
If you are able to get 20% back from Buy.com - its a steal!
how would I do that?