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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 #660 on: June 06, 2012, 10:05:59 PM »
If anyone is looking for a ultra book 13", bensoutlet has one for the past while, http://bensoutlet.com/products/acer-aspire-s-series

$599 + free ship (obviously refurb - 1saleday-refurb)
Dual-Core i5 Processor,
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Not a bad deal if you dont mind refurb.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #661 on: June 07, 2012, 04:49:48 PM »
You don't need to use your chase cc to get the UR points.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #664 on: June 08, 2012, 04:30:18 PM »
Anyone else looking forward to the new macbook air?
rumored to come out in a few days!!!

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #665 on: June 08, 2012, 05:01:57 PM »
Anyone else looking forward to the new macbook air?

I think you're on the wrong site for that.
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« Reply #666 on: June 08, 2012, 05:29:09 PM »
I think you're on the wrong site for that.
I am pretty sure Dan is a fan of the air.

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« Reply #667 on: June 08, 2012, 05:42:38 PM »
I am pretty sure Dan is a fan of the air.

I don't know where you get that from:

I fail to see why anyone but an Apple Fanboi would buy the 13" Macbook Air over the Sony Z.

The only thing Dan might appreciate about the MBA is its looks:

I hate Apple for not putting an removable battery on the Macbook Air...that is the hottest most crippled laptop I've ever seen.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #668 on: June 08, 2012, 06:29:32 PM »
I am pretty sure Dan is a fan of the air.

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« Reply #669 on: June 08, 2012, 06:33:19 PM »
Is that sarcasm?
Nope. thought i saw him write somewhere that he would buy it if it had a removable battery. O well, cant find it.


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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #670 on: June 08, 2012, 06:36:50 PM »
Whats a good substitute for a sony z?
I am looking for a really portable laptop With a back-lit keybored and good battery life.\

Looking to pay up to 1000

Any suggestions ( any way to get a sony z for cheaper?)

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #671 on: June 08, 2012, 06:38:08 PM »
I don't think there is another apple fan on here (apart from me ;))

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« Reply #672 on: June 09, 2012, 09:52:36 PM »
I don't think there is another apple fan on here (apart from me ;))
I love my MBA
Wish they'd make a 15" version.
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« Reply #673 on: June 10, 2012, 12:17:32 PM »
Nope. thought i saw him write somewhere that he would buy it if it had a removable battery. O well, cant find it.

I don't think so... You probably misread the post I quoted.

Whats a good substitute for a sony z?
I am looking for a really portable laptop With a back-lit keybored and good battery life.\

Looking to pay up to 1000

Any suggestions ( any way to get a sony z for cheaper?)

Toshiba R series (as in R835 or newer version thereof). Sony Zs can be had for less than $1k, but there's no way to predict when it'll happen so I wouldn't count on it.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #674 on: June 11, 2012, 07:56:30 PM »
Anybody know of a great deal for a netbook laptop (9-11")?
found anything good?