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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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« Reply #10425 on: January 08, 2017, 12:30:31 AM »
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« Reply #10432 on: January 09, 2017, 07:29:55 AM »
Lenovo
IdeaPad Miix 700 - 12" 2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet (Intel  M5-6Y54, 12 8GB SDRAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10
Vs.
Acer
Spin 5, 13.3" Full HD Touch, Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, Convertible
Vs.
ASUS TP301UA 13.3" Ultra Slim 2in1 Full HD Touch Laptop i5 6GB RAM 256GB SSD

Any opinions?
I'm in the market for a 2 in 1 with a $500 budget. I'm willing to go over the budget somewhat for a considerably better machine.  I need it to be light and easy to use as both a computer and a tablet. I prefer if it has stylus writing capabilities.
This will be used for work : Google docs and sheets plus multiple chrome tabs (15) at any given moment, Google drive (desktop & online) , and Pdfsam. These are the programs that I use all at once on a regular basis.
While I'm leaning towards the Lenovo, I'm concerned that the M5 processor will not be sufficient.
Any recommendations are greatly appreciated
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« Reply #10433 on: January 09, 2017, 12:32:37 PM »
Can any of the experts opine as to whether this is a good deal? I purchased this last week from the Dell Outlet when they were running a clearance sale.

Dell Latitude E7270 - Dell Outlet New

Processor: Intel Core 6th Generation i5-6200U Processor (Dual Core, up to 2.80 GHz, 3M Cache, 25W)
Windows 10 Pro
256GB SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive
8GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
12.5 inch FHD (1920x1080) Anti-Glare LCD
Intel HD Graphics
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Dell Outlet Latitude E7270 Ultrabook

Price - $539.10 ($586.95 after tax)

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« Reply #10434 on: January 09, 2017, 01:02:08 PM »
Can any of the experts opine as to whether this is a good deal? I purchased this last week from the Dell Outlet when they were running a clearance sale.

Dell Latitude E7270 - Dell Outlet New

Processor: Intel Core 6th Generation i5-6200U Processor (Dual Core, up to 2.80 GHz, 3M Cache, 25W)
Windows 10 Pro
256GB SATA Class 20 Solid State Drive
8GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Memory
12.5 inch FHD (1920x1080) Anti-Glare LCD
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Dual Band Wireless 8260 (802.11ac) w/ Bluetooth
Primary 4-cell 55W/HR Battery
3-year warranty
Dell Outlet Latitude E7270 Ultrabook

Price - $539.10 ($586.95 after tax)
Is it a new one? If it is then it certainly is a great deal. The price is about what a used/refurbished goes for.

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« Reply #10435 on: January 09, 2017, 02:39:18 PM »
Is it a new one? If it is then it certainly is a great deal. The price is about what a used/refurbished goes for.
The listing said "Dell Outlet New" and, upon opening, it seems to be brand new. Any thoughts on how this compares to some of the other small screen model deals that have been posted on here (Spin 5, IdeaPad Miix 700, etc.)?

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« Reply #10436 on: January 09, 2017, 03:23:20 PM »
The listing said "Dell Outlet New" and, upon opening, it seems to be brand new. Any thoughts on how this compares to some of the other small screen model deals that have been posted on here (Spin 5, IdeaPad Miix 700, etc.)?
The IdeaPad Miix 700 has a low-power processor which is not as good as an i5. The Spin 5 isn't as small (12.5" vs. 13.3") but is a bit lighter and is a convertible. But Dell is supposed to be generally better built.

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« Reply #10437 on: January 09, 2017, 06:07:30 PM »
The IdeaPad Miix 700 has a low-power processor which is not as good as an i5. The Spin 5 isn't as small (12.5" vs. 13.3") but is a bit lighter and is a convertible. But Dell is supposed to be generally better built.
Is the M5 considerably slower than the I5?
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« Reply #10438 on: January 09, 2017, 06:10:58 PM »
Is the M5 considerably slower than the I5?
Most m5 processors I've looked at were considerably slower, this one is not significantly slower.
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« Reply #10439 on: January 09, 2017, 06:22:25 PM »
Lenovo
IdeaPad Miix 700 - 12" 2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet (Intel  M5-6Y54, 12 8GB SDRAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10
Vs.
Acer
Spin 5, 13.3" Full HD Touch, Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, Convertible
Vs.
ASUS TP301UA 13.3" Ultra Slim 2in1 Full HD Touch Laptop i5 6GB RAM 256GB SSD

Any opinions?
I'm in the market for a 2 in 1 with a $500 budget. I'm willing to go over the budget somewhat for a considerably better machine.  I need it to be light and easy to use as both a computer and a tablet. I prefer if it has stylus writing capabilities.
This will be used for work : Google docs and sheets plus multiple chrome tabs (15) at any given moment, Google drive (desktop & online) , and Pdfsam. These are the programs that I use all at once on a regular basis.
While I'm leaning towards the Lenovo, I'm concerned that the M5 processor will not be sufficient.
Any recommendations are greatly appreciated
Most m5 processors I've looked at were considerably slower, this one is not significantly slower.
so if portability and writing capabilities are important to me, I should go with the Lenovo Miix
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