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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.

Excellent "Laptop Buying Guide" by @dailykasha, written for Black Friday 2021, updated for holidays 2023

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #240 on: December 13, 2011, 12:29:57 PM »
Waiting on hold now for the 3rd transfer of my 2nd call; 32 minutes in now, nothing accomplished.

Get transferred to the order cancellation department, They will offer you a $25 to keep the order, Try to decline that offer and get them to give you a $40 credit... (Depending on the rep)

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #241 on: December 13, 2011, 12:43:12 PM »
Great Price!!
Is there a 15.6" HP Envy on special and how would you compare it to Dell Inspiron 15R or XPS 15?
#1. Speaker sound
#2. Battery life (6 cell- with the supposed 20% more at HP)
#3. Heating/overheating and exhaust fan turning on a lot (which usually causes a little slow down on the entire machine)

Thanks!

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #242 on: December 13, 2011, 01:21:10 PM »
Get transferred to the order cancellation department, They will offer you a $25 to keep the order, Try to decline that offer and get them to give you a $40 credit... (Depending on the rep)
They said I can't cancel because production has already begun. There's a reason they have a 1.1/10 rating on resellerratings.
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« Reply #243 on: December 13, 2011, 01:33:05 PM »
They said I can't cancel because production has already begun. There's a reason they have a 1.1/10 rating on resellerratings.
Did you speak to the cancellation department? I just did today, and I canceled an order that "was in production" - Until its being prepared for shipping you could cancel, and apparently its not - cuz then U'll get it soon

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #244 on: December 13, 2011, 03:01:11 PM »
Oddly enough, I actually just got an email that my laptop has shipped. The email states that I will receive it on 12/30, but when I tracked the package, it said its out for delivery in Brooklyn today.

Apparently my calling the Dell rep an incompetent terrorist paid dividends.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #245 on: December 14, 2011, 09:53:39 AM »
Are any of the laptops here that are not yet sold out particularly good value for money?

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« Reply #246 on: December 14, 2011, 10:17:45 AM »
Are any of the laptops here that are not yet sold out particularly good value for money?

All of them are refurb. They are selling out quickly - most of them are decent for the $$$

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #247 on: December 14, 2011, 02:36:24 PM »
Toshiba Satellite P745-S4360 14.0-Inch LED Laptop - Fusion X2 Finish in Platinum to go on special on Amazon Holiday Lightning Deals!at 3:45PM EST

wonder what the price will be .......

Product Highlights
2.2GHz Intel Core i3-2330M Dual-Core
4GB of DDR3 RAM
640GB Hard Drive
14" TruBrite LED-Backlit Display
1366 x 768 Native Resolution
SuperMulti DVD Burner
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
HDMI + VGA Ports
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #248 on: December 14, 2011, 03:43:40 PM »
There have been many excellent computer deals with the lightning deals.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #249 on: December 14, 2011, 03:48:52 PM »
its 449.99 and selling out fast!!
27% in 3 min.

it seems to me to be a good price but not a steal.
am i wrong?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #250 on: December 15, 2011, 12:02:14 PM »
Toshiba Satellite C675-S7321 on Amazon Holiday Lightning Deals! for $449.99

Product Features
2.2 GHz Intel Core i3-2330M
4 GB SO-DIMM
640 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
17.3-Inch Screen, Mobile Intel® HD graphics with 64MB-1696MB shared graphics memory
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Processor, Memory, and Motherboard
Processor: 2.2 GHz Core i3-2330M
Memory Slots: 2
Hard Drive
Size: 640 GB
Speed: 5400 rpm
Ports and Connectivity
USB 2.0 Ports: 2
Cases and Expandability
Size (LWH): 10.6 inches, 16.3 inches, 1.49 inches
Weight: 6.2 pounds
Power
Battery Type: Lithium ion
Wireless
Wireless Type: 802.11bgn

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #251 on: December 18, 2011, 08:09:17 AM »
UPDATE!!

Here is the Asus 14" Laptop at BestBuy Now for $319

Has the i3-2330m, 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #252 on: December 18, 2011, 06:21:28 PM »
UPDATE!!

Here is the Asus 14" Laptop at BestBuy Now for $319

Has the i3-2330m, 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive
link shows 349?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #253 on: December 18, 2011, 06:23:51 PM »
UPDATE!!

Here is the Asus 14" Laptop at BestBuy Now for $319

Has the i3-2330m, 4GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive


Don't forget the Amex Link Love Like offer!

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« Reply #254 on: December 18, 2011, 07:18:17 PM »
great price one of the best
seen for an i3 notebook

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« Reply #255 on: December 18, 2011, 07:50:43 PM »
link shows 349?

Too slow. Was $319.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #256 on: December 20, 2011, 08:42:53 PM »
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/790062/Lenovo-G570-4334-5VU-Laptop-Computer/
$349
Not a bad deal for a basic laptop.

Lenovo® G570 (4334-5VU) Laptop Computer With 15.6" LED-Backlit Screen & Intel® Pentium® B940 Dual-Core Processor


Extra-large 4GB memory lets you run your most demanding programs.
500GB hard drive holds thousands of songs, photos and documents.
Wireless-N (802.11n) for high-performance, cable-free networking.  Lets you access wireless networks to share files, surf the Web and exchange email. Fully compatible with 802.11b/g as well. Wired networking is supported, too.
15.6" diagonal LED-backlit display.  LED backlighting permits a thinner and more energy-efficient screen.
Plays and burns CDs and DVDs.
Memory card reader for fast, easy photo transfers.  Transfer your digital photos, music and other files from 5 types of memory cards.
Built-in webcam and microphone let you keep in touch with others via video and voice messaging.  Face recognition software provides hassle-free logins, without typing passwords.
Integrated numeric keypad speeds data entry and calculations.
Provides up to 4 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit.  The newest version of Windows makes everyday tasks simple.
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« Reply #257 on: December 20, 2011, 09:33:46 PM »
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/790062/Lenovo-G570-4334-5VU-Laptop-Computer/
$349
Not a bad deal for a basic laptop.

Lenovo® G570 (4334-5VU) Laptop Computer With 15.6" LED-Backlit Screen & Intel® Pentium® B940 Dual-Core Processor

Here is a really similar laptop - for $329
Has the B950 Processor

This Deal I mentioned earlier

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #258 on: December 28, 2011, 06:19:19 PM »
its been quiet around here for a while.......
no particularly good laptop deals?
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #259 on: December 28, 2011, 10:23:19 PM »
its been quiet around here for a while.......
no particularly good laptop deals?
:(

Basically no good deals for the past couple of days