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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 #10590 on: January 25, 2017, 07:22:52 PM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10591 on: January 25, 2017, 07:25:49 PM »
It's listed 659 is there a code?
The one listing by Amazon

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« Reply #10592 on: January 25, 2017, 07:29:49 PM »
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/500-series/510-15-inch/?sb=:000001C9:00019D30:&cc=[:00000120:]&qty=1#WARRANTY
is this a good machine and price?
Same as the one you linked from Best Buy for like $150 cheaper! That is a nice deal.

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« Reply #10593 on: January 25, 2017, 08:03:37 PM »
Decent price? $599

HP ENVY 13-ab016nr Notebook (Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) with Windows 10

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« Reply #10594 on: January 25, 2017, 11:24:48 PM »
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.
Portability is amazing. It's light as a feather (lighter than any laptop I've ever held), tablet detaches quite easily but keyboard also folds back like other 2 in 1s, either way automatic prompt to enter tablet mode. I find it to be a fully functioning laptop when in laptop mode and a fully functioning tablet in tablet mode.
It's sturdier than I imagined in laptop mode.
Lenovo WritIt is pretty much the only software I kept from Lenovo and it works pretty well.
Pros:
Portability
Light as a feather
Bundled with keyboard and pen
Digital pen (vs. capacitive stylus)
WriteIt
Front and rear cameras
Processing power seems up to par
Windows 10 pro

Cons:
Trackpad - small, sometimes overly sensitive, other times non responsive
Only 2 USB ports - one is the charger and there other is the  pen holder. ( this helps out )
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« Reply #10595 on: January 25, 2017, 11:38:34 PM »
Portability is amazing. It's light as a feather (lighter than any laptop I've ever held), tablet detaches quite easily but keyboard also folds back like other 2 in 1s, either way automatic prompt to enter tablet mode. I find it to be a fully functioning laptop when in laptop mode and a fully functioning tablet in tablet mode.
It's sturdier than I imagined in laptop mode.
Lenovo WritIt is pretty much the only software I kept from Lenovo and it works pretty well.
Pros:
Portability
Light as a feather
Bundled with keyboard and pen
Digital pen (vs. capacitive stylus)
WriteIt
Front and rear cameras
Processing power seems up to par
Windows 10 pro

Cons:
Trackpad - small, sometimes overly sensitive, other times non responsive
Only 2 USB ports - one is the charger and there other is the  pen holder. ( this helps out )
Nice review! Enjoy the device!

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« Reply #10596 on: January 26, 2017, 12:50:09 AM »
Portability is amazing. It's light as a feather (lighter than any laptop I've ever held), tablet detaches quite easily but keyboard also folds back like other 2 in 1s, either way automatic prompt to enter tablet mode. I find it to be a fully functioning laptop when in laptop mode and a fully functioning tablet in tablet mode.
It's sturdier than I imagined in laptop mode.
Lenovo WritIt is pretty much the only software I kept from Lenovo and it works pretty well.
Pros:
Portability
Light as a feather
Bundled with keyboard and pen
Digital pen (vs. capacitive stylus)
WriteIt
Front and rear cameras
Processing power seems up to par
Windows 10 pro

Cons:
Trackpad - small, sometimes overly sensitive, other times non responsive
Only 2 USB ports - one is the charger and there other is the  pen holder. ( this helps out )
How much did you pay for it ?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10597 on: January 26, 2017, 06:19:34 AM »
Asus - Q304 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 6GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Silver $499.99 after $200 price drop from Bestbuy.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-q304-2-in-1-13-3-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i5-6gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-silver/5562402.p?skuId=5562402

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« Reply #10598 on: January 26, 2017, 06:48:31 AM »
Asus - Q304 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 6GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Silver $499.99 after $200 price drop from Bestbuy.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-q304-2-in-1-13-3-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i5-6gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-silver/5562402.p?skuId=5562402
So tempting to buy w ssd. Ram is limited though to 12 max if i were to upgrade and 6 is too little for me.

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« Reply #10599 on: January 26, 2017, 07:21:29 AM »
Save $300 on new 2016 Macbook Pro's at Bestbuy! Many to choose from.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/save-on-macbook-20170126

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« Reply #10600 on: January 26, 2017, 08:01:53 AM »
http://www.woot.com/offers/lenovo-thinkpad-yoga-11e-g3-11-6-touch-ultrabook-5?utm_source=Rakuten_mpCTw3A2ZLo&utm_medium=affiliate_1&utm_campaign=Rakuten_439085&siteID=mpCTw3A2ZLo-yhv5re8JFUkqcFpF604Bfw

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Get reliable performance from the Intel N3150 Quad-Core 1.6GHz processor
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SATA 128GB solid state drive for an amazingly smooth and fast computing experience
Enhanced viewing with the integrated Intel HD graphics
Connect to a broadband modem or router with wired Ethernet, or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the built-in 802.11ac wireless connection
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« Reply #10601 on: January 26, 2017, 08:03:07 AM »
http://www.woot.com/offers/lenovo-thinkpad-yoga-11e-g3-11-6-touch-ultrabook-5?utm_source=Rakuten_mpCTw3A2ZLo&utm_medium=affiliate_1&utm_campaign=Rakuten_439085&siteID=mpCTw3A2ZLo-yhv5re8JFUkqcFpF604Bfw

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Get reliable performance from the Intel N3150 Quad-Core 1.6GHz processor
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4GB DDR3 memory For multitasking power
SATA 128GB solid state drive for an amazingly smooth and fast computing experience
Enhanced viewing with the integrated Intel HD graphics
Connect to a broadband modem or router with wired Ethernet, or wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi signal or hotspot with the built-in 802.11ac wireless connection
Easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3s players
Up to 11.5 hours of battery life
I bought the Acer Spin 5, 13 inch last month.
Can you compare and tell me what's better?
Diff I see is the 13 inch.. and this is cheaper.

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« Reply #10602 on: January 26, 2017, 09:05:37 AM »
I bought the Acer Spin 5, 13 inch last month.
Can you compare and tell me what's better?
Diff I see is the 13 inch.. and this is cheaper.
Not sure which configuration Spin you bought, but IIRC it was the i5 with 8GB RAM and 256 SSD.

It is not "what's better?"...because all is much better...The processor is double the performance, double the RAM, and double SSD storage space.

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« Reply #10603 on: January 26, 2017, 09:07:40 AM »
Not sure which configuration Spin you bought, but IIRC it was the i5 with 8GB RAM and 256 SSD.

It is not "what's better?"...because all is much better...The processor is double the performance, double the RAM, and double SSD storage space.
So this one is double the everything and half the price... u think I should buy this one?

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« Reply #10604 on: January 26, 2017, 09:09:15 AM »
So this one is double the everything and half the price... u think I should buy this one?
No no, you got me wrong. The Spin is double everything. If you want a normal performance laptop I would not buy the Yoga.