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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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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #735 on: June 28, 2012, 11:35:58 PM »
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #736 on: June 28, 2012, 11:50:42 PM »
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=vaio+z12&hl=en&client=firefox-a&cid=8333231511341440569&os=sellers
Def a nice piece!
But for that price i would add a little more and go towards the new macbook pro with retina display

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #737 on: June 28, 2012, 11:57:03 PM »
Def a nice piece!
But for that price i would add a little more and go towards the new macbook pro with retina display
Those computers have nothing to do with one another.
The Vaio Z1 was the last ultra-portable (13", 3 pounds) that had everything built-in that you could possibly want (i7, dedicated GPU, internal DVD, removable battery, awesome backlit fullsize keyboard, SSD, etc...)
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #738 on: June 28, 2012, 11:59:37 PM »
Those computers have nothing to do with one another.
The Vaio Z1 was the last ultra-portable (13", 3 pounds) that had everything built-in that you could possibly want (i7, dedicated GPU, internal DVD, removable battery, awesome backlit fullsize keyboard, SSD, etc...)
Dont forget 1920 fhd screen :D

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #739 on: June 29, 2012, 12:19:38 AM »
Those computers have nothing to do with one another.
The Vaio Z1 was the last ultra-portable (13", 3 pounds) that had everything built-in that you could possibly want (i7, dedicated GPU, internal DVD, removable battery, awesome backlit fullsize keyboard, SSD, etc...)
Agreed

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #740 on: June 29, 2012, 12:21:54 AM »
Dell came out with an Inspiron 14z That is an ultrabook with a DVD Drive

Would i get the 100 off from amex on this one?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #741 on: June 29, 2012, 01:42:24 AM »
Dell came out with an Inspiron 14z That is an ultrabook with a DVD Drive

Thanks a million! Got the inspiron 14z i5 for $718 total
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« Reply #742 on: June 29, 2012, 08:45:34 AM »
Thanks a million! Got the inspiron 14z i5 for $718 total
And 2 year amex  spg warranty
My Pleasure :D

When you receive it, please post your review.

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #743 on: July 01, 2012, 01:29:08 PM »
Anyone see any good netbook deals lately?
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #744 on: July 02, 2012, 06:53:57 PM »
any comments on this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200483
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seems like a great deal at first but i think the i3 is misleading...
should i just stick with asus/acer/(gateway?) netbooks for $250-300?
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #745 on: July 02, 2012, 08:46:11 PM »
this looks good aside from the AMD processor. What da ya say?
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/551347/Toshiba-Satellite-L755D-S5163-Laptop-Computer/

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #746 on: July 02, 2012, 10:27:47 PM »
any comments on this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200483
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seems like a great deal at first but i think the i3 is misleading...
should i just stick with asus/acer/(gateway?) netbooks for $250-300?
if the 'i3' from newegg is nit worthwhile should i just stick with
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-Espresso-Black-10.1-Aspire-One-AOD270-1410-Netbook-PC-with-Intel-Atom-Dual-Core-N2600-Processor-and-Windows-7-Starter/19756224
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #747 on: July 03, 2012, 12:27:12 PM »
Hi guys
There is an Ink promo 10 X points er dollar plus the 5 ULTIMATE rewards I get for buying through UR
mall at Office Depot . This woud aso help with my spend but I could make the spend without it .

There is a Toshiba for $429 and another with I5 intel for $ 579

For a non gaming user woud either of these be a god deal considering the 15 Points per dollar.

All I do is surf the web, MS Office , Fidelity active trader pro . I like to run a lot of windows at a time

Thanks

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/551347/Toshiba-Satellite-L755D-S5163-Laptop-Computer/

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #748 on: July 04, 2012, 01:15:29 PM »
My Pleasure :D

When you receive it, please post your review.
Arrived yesterday its sleek and very nice feel to it. its fast too
But I need to play around with it more

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #749 on: July 04, 2012, 01:21:50 PM »
Hi guys
There is an Ink promo 10 X points er dollar plus the 5 ULTIMATE rewards I get for buying through UR
mall at Office Depot . This woud aso help with my spend but I could make the spend without it .

There is a Toshiba for $429 and another with I5 intel for $ 579

For a non gaming user woud either of these be a god deal considering the 15 Points per dollar.

All I do is surf the web, MS Office , Fidelity active trader pro . I like to run a lot of windows at a time

Thanks

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/551347/Toshiba-Satellite-L755D-S5163-Laptop-Computer/
For light use a AMD is fine, but an i3 is more piratical.

With the 15x points it comes out at an amazing price. There prob will be a sale on an i3 at office depot before the 10x points ends

Arrived yesterday its sleek and very nice feel to it. its fast too
But I need to play around with it more
Thnx

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