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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:

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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« Reply #720 on: June 25, 2012, 10:01:23 AM »
Just wondering if this is a good for simple browsing, and video streaming. I would say 90% of usage would be online.

http://www.staples.com/HP-g6-2123-us-156-Notebook/product_932008&cmArea=CIRCULAR
Lower end processor. Would be fine for you. Its a fair price for the specs - no major deal

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Thanks. Do you know of anything better for what I need?

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« Reply #724 on: June 26, 2012, 01:36:27 PM »
Still a great deal for an i3 Laptop

True, just depends also on where you rank Toshiba on the list.

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« Reply #727 on: June 28, 2012, 09:11:05 AM »
not bad but I'm not a big fan of Lenovo
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Me neither but the specs look too good.

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Looking for something similar to a macbook air but should have a dvd drive any ideas?

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Vaio Z1.
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Vaio Z1.
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What would be a decent price for that?

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What would be a decent price for that?
It hasn't been made in ~1.5 years.  Good luck even finding it.
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« Reply #734 on: June 28, 2012, 10:36:09 PM »
Looking for something similar to a macbook air but should have a dvd drive any ideas?
Dell came out with an Inspiron 14z That is an ultrabook with a DVD Drive

@Dan - I agree you laptop is an amazing laptop, but its not practical to recommend it to anyone - as its pricey and specs are not up to date anymore - as its about 2 years old