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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: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9480 on: February 11, 2016, 01:34:10 PM »
 im confused :-\ after all this said is that deal from ddms a good deal?
im so not familiar with this different kinds of laptops TIA
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« Reply #9481 on: February 11, 2016, 01:43:30 PM »
im confused :-\ after all this said is that deal from ddms a good deal?
im so not familiar with this different kinds of laptops TIA
Write what your needs and budget are, and maybe someone will answer you.

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« Reply #9482 on: February 11, 2016, 01:48:10 PM »
Write what your needs and budget are, and maybe someone will answer you.
im looking for a decent laptop to sell on amazon a few hours a day, and i dont wana spend too much, is this for me? good priced?
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« Reply #9483 on: February 14, 2016, 02:44:22 PM »
How is this for $479?

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« Reply #9484 on: February 15, 2016, 12:32:22 PM »
Bh has daily deal today for dell i5 laptop at $359 instead of $499.

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« Reply #9486 on: February 15, 2016, 04:39:25 PM »
+1 would like to know
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« Reply #9487 on: February 15, 2016, 04:47:05 PM »
i see there are 3 laptop deals now on ddms im not very familiar with laptops, can someone pls tell me which of that 3 is the best deal? TiA

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« Reply #9488 on: February 15, 2016, 06:34:47 PM »
i see there are 3 laptop deals now on ddms im not very familiar with laptops, can someone pls tell me which of that 3 is the best deal? TiA
Either the $349 or $359 models seem to be ok. I don't see any real difference between them. Do you prefer Dell or HP? Do you prefer Ebay or B&H?

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« Reply #9489 on: February 15, 2016, 09:20:09 PM »
Either the $349 or $359 models seem to be ok. I don't see any real difference between them. Do you prefer Dell or HP? Do you prefer Ebay or B&H?
I don't prefer anything, im clueless when it comes to laptops, what would u get?

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« Reply #9490 on: February 15, 2016, 09:21:52 PM »


http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/83982
how is it comparable to this one from adorama? I ordered it last week and got it already but if the ones from today are a better deal I would return it

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« Reply #9491 on: February 15, 2016, 09:24:47 PM »
I don't prefer anything, im clueless when it comes to laptops, what would u get?
I personally prefer Dell, but there's an advantage to buying from Ebay, that you can get Ebay gift cards at a discount, or at Staples for 5x with Ink, but others would say to buy a computer on an Amex card, because of the protections it offers, so it depends on what you want to do. BTW I'm not a real expert on computers (just slightly less clueless than you  ::)), hopefully one of the real experts can chime in...

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« Reply #9492 on: February 15, 2016, 09:30:02 PM »
how is it comparable to this one from adorama? I ordered it last week and got it already but if the ones from today are a better deal I would return it
They're quite similar, but today's models have twice the amount of storage, so if that's important to you, and you don't mind the hassle of returning and setting up a new PC, then go for it. If you don't know how much storage you need, look at your current PC (if you have one) to help gauge your needs.

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« Reply #9493 on: February 15, 2016, 09:35:27 PM »
They're quite similar, but today's models have twice the amount of storage, so if that's important to you, and you don't mind the hassle of returning and setting up a new PC, then go for it. If you don't know how much storage you need, look at your current PC (if you have one) to help gauge your needs.
thanks so much for your reply! storage is not so important to me, im just thinking that if for same price i can get 1 TB instead of 500 gb maybe i should change it, but from the other side returning is a hassle..

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« Reply #9494 on: February 15, 2016, 09:38:51 PM »
thanks so much for your reply! storage is not so important to me, im just thinking that if for same price i can get 1 TB instead of 500 gb maybe i should change it, but from the other side returning is a hassle..
Yep... You should also consider Dell vs. Lenovo.