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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 #9105 on: November 29, 2015, 02:59:23 AM »
How can one compare the 329 lenovo to the 399 Microsoft deal? Both on DDMS

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9106 on: November 29, 2015, 06:42:05 AM »
BACK IN STOCK $399

Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition Full HD Touchscreen Core i5 Laptop: $399
-15.6″ Full HD LED touchscreen with Truelife (1920 x 1080)
-10-finger multi-touch support
-Intel Core i5-4210U up to 2.70 GHz
-8GB RAM
-1TB Hard Drive
-Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
-CD/DVD Burner
-SD card reader
-HD webcam
-802.11a/b/g/n/ac
-Bluetooth 4.0
-Signature Edition PC: No Junkware or 3rd party trialware


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Kicking myself for missing this. Any ideas as to weather it will come back around on "cyber Monday"?

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« Reply #9107 on: November 29, 2015, 08:04:34 AM »


How can one compare the 329 lenovo to the 399 Microsoft acer deal? Both on DDMS

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« Reply #9108 on: November 29, 2015, 01:17:41 PM »
Here are the specs for the Lenovo on DDMS
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/79640

Processor   5th Gen Intel Core i5-5200U (3M Cache, 2.2GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0 (2.7GHz)
Operating System   Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Display   15.6" HD (1366x768), glare, 200 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, 500:1 contrast ratio
Memory   4GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L, non-parity, dual-channel capable, 2 x 204-pin SO-DIMM socket, 16GB max
Webcam   1.0-megapixel, 720p HD camera, fixed focus
Storage   500GB, 5400 RPM
Optical Drive   DVD Burner, fixed, not removable
Keyboard   AccuType keyboard, 6-row, spill-resistant, multimedia Fn keys, numeric keypad
Fingerprint Reader   None
Touchpad   One-piece multi-touch touchpad
Audio Support   HD audio, Dolby Advanced Audio v2 certified / stereo speakers, 1.5W x 2 / monaural microphone, combo audio/mic jack
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth   Yes
Ethernet   Ethernet (RJ45)
USB   1x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
Card Reader   2-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC)
Audio Ports   Combo audio/microphone jack
VGA Port   Yes
HDMI Port   Yes
Battery   Li-Ion 4-cell (32Wh) Up to 4 hours
Case Color   Ebony
Dimensions (WxDxH)   15.1 x 10.4 x 1.0" (384 x 265 x 25mm)
Weight   5.5 lbs (2.5kg)
Mfr #   80KR0016US
SKU   LE80KR0016US

Any expert opinions on this?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9109 on: November 29, 2015, 01:32:55 PM »
Bought the $399 DDMS from microsoft, I want to change it with the $299 DDMS from BestBuy, just pay the price differance.

PM for more info.
I bought the Dell from Microsoft for $399, but I want the  Dell from BestBuy for $299. Anyone willing to change?
(i ordered the $299 from bestBuy but the order got canceled, i think due to my Amex being blacklisted by them, & till it got canceled it was OOS)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9110 on: November 29, 2015, 08:00:02 PM »
Lenovo ThinkPad 11e 11.6"  $200 after $50 mail in rebate.

11.6" Screen
AMD Radeon R3AMD A-Series Processor
500GB Drive

http://www.adorama.com/LE20ED000EUS.html?hotlink=t&svfor=5m&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=cj_552179&cvosrc=affiliate.cj.552179

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9111 on: November 30, 2015, 02:20:28 AM »
Asus 15.6 core 5th generation core i5 6GB RAM 1TB HD - $399.99 shipped from PC Richard
http://www.pcrichard.com/Asus/Asus-15-6inch-Intel-Core-i5-Dual-Core-Processor-Notebook-with-Windows-10/R556LARH51WX.pcrp

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9112 on: November 30, 2015, 02:31:12 AM »
Asus 15.6 core 5th generation core i5 6GB RAM 1TB HD - $399.99 shipped from PC Richard
http://www.pcrichard.com/Asus/Asus-15-6inch-Intel-Core-i5-Dual-Core-Processor-Notebook-with-Windows-10/R556LARH51WX.pcrp
This or the 8gb ram from newegg with amd 10?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9113 on: November 30, 2015, 04:29:05 AM »
Isn't dual core petty for a laptop? My phone is octa...

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #9114 on: November 30, 2015, 06:52:23 AM »
Isn't dual core petty for a laptop? My phone is octa...
There are so many factors that affect processor performance, how many cores is just one of them. iinm dual core with hyper threading is standard
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 #9115 on: November 30, 2015, 08:11:43 AM »
Asus 15.6 core 5th generation core i5 6GB RAM 1TB HD - $399.99 shipped from PC Richard
http://www.pcrichard.com/Asus/Asus-15-6inch-Intel-Core-i5-Dual-Core-Processor-Notebook-with-Windows-10/R556LARH51WX.pcrp
Can someone please weigh in on this,
Is it a good machine?
Is it a good deal?

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« Reply #9116 on: November 30, 2015, 08:20:17 AM »
There are so many factors that affect processor performance, how many cores is just one of them. iinm dual core with hyper threading is standard
Would you recommend this machine at this price?

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« Reply #9117 on: November 30, 2015, 08:23:12 AM »
Would you recommend this machine at this price?
8gb is ideal and can be upgraded for probably another $30, doesn't seem to be touchscreen which is very useful in Windows 10
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 #9118 on: November 30, 2015, 08:24:38 AM »
how is this for $129 Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7TE500BW) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3W19MO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

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« Reply #9119 on: November 30, 2015, 08:47:15 AM »
8gb is ideal and can be upgraded for probably another $30, doesn't seem to be touchscreen which is very useful in Windows 10
Thanks