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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 #8940 on: November 13, 2015, 11:39:34 AM »
Still a little cheaper with an HP EPP for those willing to go that route.  A little googling will show how to get an account.  I don't believe coupons work, but it starts at $398.49.

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« Reply #8941 on: November 13, 2015, 12:38:48 PM »
 HP Intel Core i5 2.7GHz 6GB Ram 1TB HD  $489.99 via eBay Daily Deals  http://goo.gl/F03UPL

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anyone has the amex hp offer that they didn't use and are willing to share. please pm

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« Reply #8943 on: November 13, 2015, 02:06:27 PM »
anyone has the amex hp offer that they didn't use and are willing to share. please pm
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« Reply #8944 on: November 15, 2015, 10:16:09 PM »
Good deal! 629.99
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/371481582361?rmvSB=true

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Looking for a amex offer to buy the hp for a shul, please pm
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« Reply #8946 on: November 16, 2015, 11:58:16 AM »
Good deal! 629.99
Lenovo ThinkPad E550 15.6", Intel i7, 8GB RAM 500GB HDd
http://www.ebay.com/itm/371481582361?rmvSB=true

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It says price is $749.99 now. And even at $629 is it such a good deal? Unless the build quality is excellent due to it being a business machine..

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Any good deals for a good basic Laptop (selling on Amazon) in the $500 range?

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« Reply #8948 on: November 16, 2015, 02:35:03 PM »
Any good deals for a good basic Laptop (selling on Amazon) in the $500 range?

For a basic/budget laptop this is a great deal for $330:  http://www.amazon.com/F555LA-AB31-15-6-inch-Full-HD-Laptop-Windows/dp/B011KFQASE
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« Reply #8949 on: November 16, 2015, 02:41:12 PM »
Any deals on small screen laptops ?

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« Reply #8951 on: November 16, 2015, 03:21:48 PM »
That's a little too basic...

What specs are you looking for then?

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I don't know what he wants but I am looking for something in the $400 range that can handle microsoft office, internet etc. nothing too heavy.  the main concern is that it should be reliable and last a few years.  As such I am thinking that less than an i5 is probably a bad idea.
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« Reply #8953 on: November 16, 2015, 05:07:21 PM »
I don't know what he wants but I am looking for something in the $400 range that can handle microsoft office, internet etc. nothing too heavy.  the main concern is that it should be reliable and last a few years.  As such I am thinking that less than an i5 is probably a bad idea.
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If you are willing to install an SSD an i3 will be just fine.
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« Reply #8954 on: November 16, 2015, 06:03:00 PM »
Any deals on small screen laptops ?

Saw this on SD, it's a great deal on a 13.3" 2-in-1 for $560:  http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-13-s128nr-13-3-Inch-Full-HD/dp/B014X4UAUI

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