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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 #9495 on: February 15, 2016, 10:06:33 PM »
Yep... You should also consider Dell vs. Lenovo.
in which way? is dell better then Lenovo?

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« Reply #9496 on: February 15, 2016, 10:13:45 PM »
in which way? is dell better then Lenovo?
I like Dell's extended warranty and service, but I have no experience with Lenovo.

http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/laptop-brand-ratings

Also Google Dell vs Lenovo...
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9499 on: February 17, 2016, 01:30:56 PM »
i bought a lenovo ideapad laptop from adoroma via ebay daily deals it said that itts coming with a 1 year warranty, were is that warranty? i dont see any warranty in the box?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9500 on: February 17, 2016, 08:51:26 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 7000
 i7-6700HQ
8GB
8GB+1TB SSHD
Orig price is $1049.99 - $350 w/ code "T$1048B2Q72KHB" = $699.99
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-7559-laptop/pd?oc=dndnpw5716hr&l=en&s=dhs
(it might show 899.99 but that reflects only $150 off, the coupon code above is $350)

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« Reply #9502 on: February 21, 2016, 02:25:38 PM »
http://www.staples.com/Dell-Inspiron-i5558-2147BLK-15-6-LCD-Intel-i3-1TB-6GB-Windows-10-Notebook/product_1738546

vs.

http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-G50-Touch/product_2072241

Which one should I get
I got the Lenovo for $329. It arrived today. Lighter than I thought it would be and no back lit keyboard but for a i5 and touchscreen I did ok! Price now is back at $499

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9503 on: February 25, 2016, 09:26:24 PM »
I bought the Lenovo Flex3 1580.
Model Name 80R4
 15.6" from Costco at $874.99 -$175 Rebate plus tax. (Item #704496)
Is that a good deal or bad.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9504 on: February 27, 2016, 07:22:37 PM »
HP - 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black
$279 Best Buy via eBay.

http://r.ebay.com/rcsTbg

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9505 on: February 27, 2016, 08:29:06 PM »
HP - 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black
$279 Best Buy via eBay.

http://r.ebay.com/rcsTbg
thanks! Just purchased it. can you upgrade the ram?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9506 on: February 27, 2016, 08:53:35 PM »
HP - 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black
$279 Best Buy via eBay.

http://r.ebay.com/rcsTbg
OOS anyway it seems like it's refurbished

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9508 on: February 28, 2016, 10:35:41 PM »
The Lenovo  is better. Only drawback is the 4gb RAM which if you can upgrade would be great.
It's worth too much.

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