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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 #765 on: July 08, 2012, 04:52:59 PM »

as just going to ask about this offer...

is there anyway to get it cheaper?tax?

is it a good machine?
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #766 on: July 08, 2012, 07:23:17 PM »
Here Bestbuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Its for $330 - Instore pick up, but you could order online.

Specs:
i3-2350m
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth

This price likely wont last. Its a great price for the specs.


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DEAD for brooklyn area

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #768 on: July 08, 2012, 10:08:59 PM »
Here Bestbuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Its for $330 - Instore pick up, but you could order online.

Specs:
i3-2350m
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth

This price likely wont last. Its a great price for the specs.

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possible to price match?  staples?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
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DEAD for brooklyn area
says free shipping now

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says free shipping now
where does it say that?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
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where does it say that?

On the Bestbuy site above the price.

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #773 on: July 09, 2012, 12:04:34 AM »
On the Bestbuy site above the price.
which is above "sold out"

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #774 on: July 09, 2012, 12:06:28 AM »
which is above "sold out"

Mine doesnt say sold out. You can pick it up from the store, but it seems like the shipping option is greyed out.

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #775 on: July 09, 2012, 12:08:54 AM »
but no store got it   doesnt allow adding to cart...

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #776 on: July 09, 2012, 12:11:11 AM »
but no store got it   doesnt allow adding to cart...

It shows availability in Yonkers and Mount Vernon, and does let you add it. Try using the link posted above by Name Changed.

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #777 on: July 09, 2012, 12:13:28 AM »
I got one as well, thank you @Name Changed!!!

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
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then how do i get it from mt vernon or yonkers

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #779 on: July 09, 2012, 04:30:27 AM »
says free shipping now
It always said free shipping, but once in your cart there was no option for shipping.

Often with Bestbuy it will come avail for shipping again ... but seems like all the stores are being sold out.