Topic Wiki

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!!


HT: Dh Data Recovery & Name Changed


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.
« Last edited by Memere on May 27, 2020, 11:50:09 PM »

Author Topic: Laptop Deals Master Thread  (Read 1977605 times)

Offline dudeman

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 118
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9585 on: March 30, 2016, 09:19:24 AM »
What's the difference between ssd and sshd?

Offline avromie7

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 6222
  • Total likes: 872
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 6
    • View Profile
  • Location: Lakewood
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9586 on: March 30, 2016, 09:52:07 AM »
What's the difference between ssd and sshd?
SSD is a solid state drive, SSHD is a regular hard drive with a small solid state drive
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

Offline dudeman

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 118
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9587 on: March 30, 2016, 11:42:30 AM »
SSD is a solid state drive, SSHD is a regular hard drive with a small solid state drive
Does that make it faster than a reg hard drive?

Offline avromie7

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 6222
  • Total likes: 872
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 6
    • View Profile
  • Location: Lakewood
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9588 on: March 30, 2016, 11:43:37 AM »
Does that make it faster than a reg hard drive?
Much faster
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

Offline dudeman

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 118
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9589 on: March 30, 2016, 12:22:39 PM »
Much faster
Even the sshd is faster than the reg?

Offline avromie7

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 6222
  • Total likes: 872
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 6
    • View Profile
  • Location: Lakewood
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9590 on: March 30, 2016, 12:31:39 PM »
Even the sshd is faster than the reg?
Yes
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

Offline ushdadude

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 4670
  • Total likes: 165
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: Long Island
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9591 on: March 30, 2016, 05:42:09 PM »
Any recommendations?

I need a laptop running windows for travel. Should be light. Not so much heavy computing (internet explorer and some office). Hoping to keep it under 300.
Trolls will always post stupid replies

Offline ushdadude

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2013
  • Posts: 4670
  • Total likes: 165
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
    • View Profile
  • Location: Long Island
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9592 on: March 30, 2016, 06:49:01 PM »
Any recommendations?

I need a laptop running windows for travel. Should be light. Not so much heavy computing (internet explorer and some office). Hoping to keep it under 300.

A little over budget but is this a good deal for what I need?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-surface-3-10-8-intel-atom-64gb-silver/4218100.p?id=1219708495684&skuId=4218100

or
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-13-7359-laptop/pd?oc=fndnw5010h&model_id=inspiron-13-7359-laptop&dgc=BA&cid=296390&lid=5667435&acd=12309220253215840&ven3=266702922599336633
« Last Edit: March 30, 2016, 06:52:25 PM by ushdadude »
Trolls will always post stupid replies

Offline springles

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 1954
  • Total likes: 40
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 6
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9593 on: March 31, 2016, 11:51:40 AM »
Any recommendations?

I need a laptop running windows for travel. Should be light. Not so much heavy computing (internet explorer and some office). Hoping to keep it under 300.
looking for the same

Online dovy2

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 1874
  • Total likes: 40
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9594 on: March 31, 2016, 12:26:14 PM »
seems like a solid deal..

Inspiron 15 7000 Series 2-in-1 PC + Free 2TB External Hard Drive for $514


from the specs..
IntelR i5-6200U
256GB Solid State Drive
3 USB ports
backlit keyboard
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-7568-laptop/pd?oc=smi157nw10ps005dah&model_id=inspiron-15-7568-laptop&l=en&s=bsd&dgc=BF&cid=22740&lid=4279737

Offline dudeman

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 118
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9595 on: April 01, 2016, 09:03:30 AM »
seems like a solid deal..

Inspiron 15 7000 Series 2-in-1 PC + Free 2TB External Hard Drive for $514


from the specs..
IntelR i5-6200U
256GB Solid State Drive
3 USB ports
backlit keyboard
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-7568-laptop/pd?oc=smi157nw10ps005dah&model_id=inspiron-15-7568-laptop&l=en&s=bsd&dgc=BF&cid=22740&lid=4279737
Coming up $849

Online dovy2

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 1874
  • Total likes: 40
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9596 on: April 01, 2016, 09:10:19 AM »
Coming up $849
Yesterday's news is old on these forums

Offline dudeman

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 118
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9597 on: April 07, 2016, 09:17:37 AM »
What is an Intel  m3 processor?

Offline SearchGuy

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 6214
  • Total likes: 186
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 102
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn exodus

Offline username

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 4290
  • Total likes: 420
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 11
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: C Heights
  • Programs: ┌──────────────────┐ │───> Ữ₴ΣЯИΛΜӘ <─── │ └──────────────────┘
Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9599 on: April 07, 2016, 11:09:58 AM »
how do i change mine to 50?
Profile/Account Settings/Look and Layout
^^^