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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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If anyone wants a very cheap HP:

http://www.sears.com/hp-pavillion-15.6inch-intel-core-i3-2310m-2.1/p-SPM4763280901P?sid=IAx20050830x000545&aff=Y

Theres an additional 50$ rebate.
I saw this earlier today, I didnt notice there is a rebate. After the rebate, its a create price!

Where did you see the rebate? I didnt see it on the Sears site

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I saw this earlier today, I didnt notice there is a rebate. After the rebate, its a create price!

Where did you see the rebate? I didnt see it on the Sears site

http://h30014.www3.hp.com/offers/us/pdf_printable_coupon/22352_hp_1c12_notebook_webcleans_hires_prod_2.pdf

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What do you think about this?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=17121.0

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What do you think about this?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=17121.0
Its a really good price for the specs.

Its not the slickest laptop, but seems to be a decent build.

Are you specifically looking for a 14" laptop?




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« Reply #681 on: June 14, 2012, 10:18:30 AM »
Here BestBuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Specs:
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« Reply #682 on: June 15, 2012, 01:36:27 AM »
Hey I'm looking for a laptop with an i5 processor or equivalent and at least 4gb RAM I like dell but it doesn't need to be. I want to spend up to $550, also (and I'm kinda embarrassed of this... But the Missus would preferr a colored shell)
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« Reply #683 on: June 15, 2012, 01:57:52 AM »
Hey I'm looking for a laptop with an i5 processor or equivalent and at least 4gb RAM I like dell but it doesn't need to be. I want to spend up to $550, also (and I'm kinda embarrassed of this... But the Missus would preferr a colored shell)
Any ideas? Thanks a million

Dell consumer laptops often come in color options, or you can just buy a skin (which will actually give you more options).

This one is $529 after coupon G4NJVZ8N4980CF. For $30 extra you can get it in red or bronze.

There's also this HP option which comes out to $555 in purple ($25 option), after coupon SAVE20HP.
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« Reply #684 on: June 15, 2012, 02:42:00 AM »
Its a really good price for the specs.

Its not the slickest laptop, but seems to be a decent build.

Are you specifically looking for a 14" laptop?





I just need s/t which is somewhat portable to move around the house, and is faster than my Acer which I cant stand.

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« Reply #685 on: June 15, 2012, 08:52:16 AM »
Hey I'm looking for a laptop with an i5 processor or equivalent and at least 4gb RAM I like dell but it doesn't need to be. I want to spend up to $550, also (and I'm kinda embarrassed of this... But the Missus would preferr a colored shell)
Any ideas? Thanks a million
Next week staples will have a Dell 15R for sale for $499 and it comes with a free switchable lid

Specs:
i5-2450M
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive

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Staples will have this HP dm4-3050US 14" for $479 - has an i5 and 6GB ram

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« Reply #686 on: June 15, 2012, 09:01:42 AM »
@Reuven
Staples will have this HP dm4-3050US 14" for $479 - has an i5 and 6GB ram

Thanks a ton! I'll read some reviews, but till I do, what's your thought on it?
Also, Staples is great due to the 5x Ink Bold, plus up to another 2x through UR, or 5% cash back, so its a savings of another 12%. Finally, I'll try a $25 off coupon to bring it down further.

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Thanks a ton! I'll read some reviews, but till I do, what's your thought on it?
Also, Staples is great due to the 5x Ink Bold, plus up to another 2x through UR, or 5% cash back, so its a savings of another 12%. Finally, I'll try a $25 off coupon to bring it down further.
I don't think a $25 coupon will work, as usually when its on sale there already is "dollars off" coupons.

It is a good laptops.

The price of $479 is amazing for the specs. The 7x extra points makes it a steal. Its like $60 in points cuz you get points on $529 - as there is a $50 rebate. So its like $420 for a 14" i5 laptops.


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« Reply #688 on: June 17, 2012, 04:15:16 AM »
I don't think a $25 coupon will work, as usually when its on sale there already is "dollars off" coupons.

It is a good laptops.

The price of $479 is amazing for the specs. The 7x extra points makes it a steal. Its like $60 in points cuz you get points on $529 - as there is a $50 rebate. So its like $420 for a 14" i5 laptops.



Bought it...
Hopefully I'll get 5.5% cb plus 5x points which should lower the cost to around $410 after the rebate.

Out of curiosity, why wouldn't this rebate also apply?
https://www.stapleseasyrebates.com/promocenter/staples/select_form.html

B/c this product has US, and the rebate doesn't mention that?

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« Reply #689 on: June 17, 2012, 09:02:30 AM »
Looks like I was too slow - out of stock