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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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the one still available on ddms for $256 is worth the price?
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the one still available on ddms for $256 is worth the price?
Yes, it's perfect for home use if you add 4gb ram which is very easy and only costs about $30
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« Reply #9411 on: January 31, 2016, 11:18:09 AM »
Yes, it's perfect for home use if you add 4gb ram which is very easy and only costs about $30
i know the $176 is not availeble anymore but which is a better one the one for $176 or the one for $256?
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« Reply #9412 on: January 31, 2016, 11:21:58 AM »
i know the $176 is not availeble anymore but which is a better one the one for $176 or the one for $256?
176, they're basically the same just different sizes
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« Reply #9413 on: January 31, 2016, 11:23:51 AM »
176, they're basically the same just different sizes
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« Reply #9415 on: January 31, 2016, 11:26:47 AM »
how much is the cheapest i can get the $256 on amazon or elsewhere? with taxes my total is $278 so im thinking if its worth th grab TiA
Grab it
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Grab it
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« Reply #9417 on: January 31, 2016, 11:38:28 AM »
Yes, it's perfect for home use if you add 4gb ram which is very easy and only costs about $30
If you add 4 gb ram to a i3 won't it slow it down?

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If you add 4 gb ram to a i3 won't it slow it down?
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/331751176819?rmvSB=true

Acer Aspire 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop, i5-5200U 2.2GHz, 8GB Ram, 1TB HDD

$400

Was just looking at this laptop too.
Is it good for basic spreadsheets, graphics and light streaming?