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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 #10500 on: January 12, 2017, 08:14:11 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M18YU9I/?tag=cl03f-20&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Vs.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B017OF71Z0?ref=olp_product_details
Yisrael Tech, can I get your expert opinion on this?
bit the bullet on the miix 700.
Will report back after I take it for a spin. The main reason I chose the miix 700 is because I will either be using it at my desk or walking through a facility while taking notes.
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« Reply #10501 on: January 13, 2017, 07:10:52 AM »
Dell - Inspiron 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 6GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black for $349.99 after $150 price drop from Bestbuy.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i5-6gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/5588602.p?skuId=5588602

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« Reply #10502 on: January 13, 2017, 07:17:18 AM »
Apple MacBook Pro MLUQ2LL/A or MLL42LL/A 13.3-inch Laptop (2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 256GB Retina Display) for $1,299 with $100 price drop from Amazon / Bestbuy.

https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MacBook-MLL42LL-13-3-inch-dual-core/dp/B01LTHXA7M

2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
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« Reply #10503 on: January 13, 2017, 08:48:07 AM »
I am looking for a portable device (laptop , tablet) to be able to handle multiple browser tabs up to 50 tabs at a time. Just to save amex offers l, would a cromebook work for that? Or any recommendation?

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« Reply #10504 on: January 13, 2017, 09:31:06 AM »
Dell - Inspiron 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 6GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black for $349.99 after $150 price drop from Bestbuy.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i5-6gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/5588602.p?skuId=5588602
Does best buy have any coupons to make this deal sweeter!

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« Reply #10505 on: January 13, 2017, 10:08:09 AM »
I am looking for a portable device (laptop , tablet) to be able to handle multiple browser tabs up to 50 tabs at a time. Just to save amex offers l, would a cromebook work for that? Or any recommendation?
bit the bullet on the miix 700.
Will report back after I take it for a spin. The main reason I chose the miix 700 is because I will either be using it at my desk or walking through a facility while taking notes.
I can let you know in a couple of weeks how this one's doing
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« Reply #10506 on: January 13, 2017, 10:10:37 AM »
I can let you know in a couple of weeks how this one's doing
How much was it ? Product link ?

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« Reply #10507 on: January 13, 2017, 10:12:56 AM »
How much was it ? Product link ?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B017OF71Z0?ref=olp_product_details
looks like $572 now. I paid $564 free 2 tay shipping prime
ETA: got shipping confirmation as I was responding
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« Reply #10508 on: January 13, 2017, 10:17:23 AM »
I am looking for a portable device (laptop , tablet) to be able to handle multiple browser tabs up to 50 tabs at a time. Just to save amex offers l, would a cromebook work for that? Or any recommendation?

50 tabs would need a larger screen size, a larger screen size isn't so portable  ;)
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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« Reply #10509 on: January 13, 2017, 10:24:44 AM »
50 tabs would need a larger screen size, a larger screen size isn't so portable  ;)
I have done 30 tabs on a galaxy tab s2

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« Reply #10510 on: January 13, 2017, 11:00:47 AM »
Does best buy have any coupons to make this deal sweeter!

You can buy gift cards in GFS section to save a bit.

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« Reply #10511 on: January 17, 2017, 08:55:17 AM »
Looking for a deal on a laptop with i5 processor.
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Seems like a good price for this laptop coming out, or am I wrong? 
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