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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 #7920 on: April 15, 2015, 12:21:50 PM »
Shouldn't this help solve that problem ?
for $1000 you should get more than that
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7921 on: April 15, 2015, 12:28:44 PM »
for $1000 you should get more than that
Agreed but was curious..

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7922 on: April 15, 2015, 02:37:47 PM »
Agreed but was curious..

Thanks for the input

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7923 on: April 15, 2015, 07:21:58 PM »
how is this deal for a Dell Outlet Refurb XPS 15 - 9530 - $979 + Tax

Processor Processor: Intel Core 4th Generation i7-4712HQ Processor (6M, up to 3.3GHz)
Operating System Windows 8.1
Hard Disk Drive 1 TB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
32G SSDR mSATA Card
Memory 16 GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2) Memory
Laptop Screen 15.6 inch LED Backlit Touch Display with Truelife and QHD+ resolution (3200 x 1800) with Camera
Video NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB GDDR5
Base Dell Outlet XPS 15 - 9530
Software Upgrade Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
Windows 8.1 64BIT
Windows 8.1 64BIT
Office Software Office 365 - 1 Month Trial (Internet access required to install & activate)
Web Camera Integrated Webcam
Laptop Battery 61 WHr, 6-Cell Battery (integrated)
Network Interface Card Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 + Bluetooth 4.0
Keyboard English Keyboard
Hardware Upgrade 130W AC Adapter
NFC (Near Field Communications)
Palmrest
Palmrest with Touchpad
Power Cord
XPS Badge

Great Processor, great hi res screen, very sleek machine but I wouldn't pay that much for refurb unless it had longer warranty.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7924 on: April 15, 2015, 09:12:37 PM »
Great Processor, great hi res screen, very sleek machine but I wouldn't pay that much for refurb unless it had longer warranty.

It has 1 yr phone / on site I believe, I think amex would extend for another year as well.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7925 on: April 16, 2015, 12:21:56 AM »
It has 1 yr phone / on site I believe, I think amex would extend for another year as well.
The question is, what draws you to this laptop?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7926 on: April 16, 2015, 02:33:16 AM »
Decent deal.
Take note that the Hard Drive is the slower 5400 rpm.
Thank you

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7927 on: April 16, 2015, 09:08:32 AM »
The question is, what draws you to this laptop?

Creature of habit, a certain member of my household has a dying XPS 15z which has suited its purpose for years and I think the newer model would be a happy upgrade.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7928 on: April 16, 2015, 09:14:57 AM »
I think amex would extend for another year as well.
Even if its refurbished ?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7929 on: April 16, 2015, 09:24:10 AM »
Even if its refurbished ?

Looks like they will extend the original warranty, not sure how much time would be left on that if purchased.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7930 on: April 16, 2015, 11:10:47 AM »
Ends 4/22. Lenovo has the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex2 14 - 59423166 4th Generation Core i7 1080p 14" Laptop (Black) on sale for $509 with free shipping. Has 6-hour battery life and a multi-touch display that goes back 300 degrees but not the full 360 (flat) like the Yoga.

Lenovo Flex 2 (14 inch)
Processor:4th Generation Intel Core i7-4510U Processor (2.00GHz 1600 MHz 4MB)
Operating system:Windows 8.1 64
Graphics:Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Memory:8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
Display:14.0" FHD LED 10-Point Multitouch (1920x1080)
Hard Drive:Hybrid 500GB 5400 RPM+8GB SSHD
Battery:4 Cell 32 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion
Network Card:Lenovo BGN Wireless
Bluetooth:Bluetooth Version 4.0
Warranty:One year
Keyboard:Backlit AccuType
Link: http://shop.lenovo.com/perksoffer/us/en/laptops/lenovo/flex-series/flex-2-14/?sb=:000001C9:00011EDA:?affinity=perksoffer&passcode=CPNJEPP&nxjid=6550063279&AID=10383968&PID=404255&SID=423037_desktop&CJURL=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.lenovo.com%2Fperksoffer%2Fus%2Fen%2Flaptops%2Flenovo%2Fflex-series%2Fflex-2-14%2F%3Fsb%3D%3A000001C9%3A00011EDA%3A%3Faffinity%3Dperksoffer%26passcode%3DCPNJEPP%26nxjid%3D6550063279&PUBNAME=BensBargains.com&NID=CJ
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7931 on: April 16, 2015, 11:12:10 AM »
Ends 4/22. Lenovo has the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex2 14 - 59423166 4th Generation Core i7 1080p 14" Laptop (Black) on sale for $509 with free shipping. Has 6-hour battery life and a multi-touch display that goes back 300 degrees but not the full 360 (flat) like the Yoga.

Intel Core i7-4510U 2.0GHz, 8GB DDR3, 500GB/8GB SSHD
14" (1920x1080) touchscreen, Intel HD Graphics 4400
802.11b/g/n, BT 4.0, 4-cell Li-ion battery, Windows 8.1 x64
Link?
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7932 on: April 16, 2015, 11:14:55 AM »
sorry just did

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7933 on: April 16, 2015, 01:48:19 PM »
Ends 4/22. Lenovo has the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex2 14 - 59423166 4th Generation Core i7 1080p 14" Laptop (Black) on sale for $509 with free shipping. Has 6-hour battery life and a multi-touch display that goes back 300 degrees but not the full 360 (flat) like the Yoga.

Lenovo Flex 2 (14 inch)
Processor:4th Generation Intel Core i7-4510U Processor (2.00GHz 1600 MHz 4MB)
Operating system:Windows 8.1 64
Graphics:Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Memory:8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
Display:14.0" FHD LED 10-Point Multitouch (1920x1080)
Hard Drive:Hybrid 500GB 5400 RPM+8GB SSHD
Battery:4 Cell 32 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion
Network Card:Lenovo BGN Wireless
Bluetooth:Bluetooth Version 4.0
Warranty:One year
Keyboard:Backlit AccuType
Link: http://shop.lenovo.com/perksoffer/us/en/laptops/lenovo/flex-series/flex-2-14/?sb=:000001C9:00011EDA:?affinity=perksoffer&passcode=CPNJEPP&nxjid=6550063279&AID=10383968&PID=404255&SID=423037_desktop&CJURL=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.lenovo.com%2Fperksoffer%2Fus%2Fen%2Flaptops%2Flenovo%2Fflex-series%2Fflex-2-14%2F%3Fsb%3D%3A000001C9%3A00011EDA%3A%3Faffinity%3Dperksoffer%26passcode%3DCPNJEPP%26nxjid%3D6550063279&PUBNAME=BensBargains.com&NID=CJ
Looks like 649 to me..

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7934 on: April 16, 2015, 01:58:43 PM »
Anyone know of a good deal for a laptop in the 450-600$ range that would be fast and good for business work (i will buy a warranty hopefully so it doesn't need to be top of the line in sturdiness but i would like it to work well)