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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:

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!!


HT: Dh Data Recovery & Name Changed


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 #10635 on: February 02, 2017, 10:19:25 AM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-15-BA079DX-15-6-Touch-Laptop-AMD-A10-9600P-2-4GHz-6GB-1TB-Windows-10-/262623000113?rpp_cat_id=5000006407

Found this but wondering how dual-core AMD compares against i3, i5, etc?
2.4Ghz?
I need one soon as my desktop died 2 weeks ago....grrrrr!

a) this one is a quad core amd
b) this is a refurb and that it probably the reason for the price
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10636 on: February 02, 2017, 10:35:00 AM »
a) this one is a quad core amd
b) this is a refurb and that it probably the reason for the price
I understand it's a quad-core AMD & refurb but wondering how quad-core AMD stacks up against i3, i5, etc.
Is it similar, worse, etc?
Is AMD less than i3, i5, etc?
Thanks!

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« Reply #10637 on: February 02, 2017, 12:09:37 PM »

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« Reply #10638 on: February 02, 2017, 12:57:05 PM »
This AMD I'd compare to about an i5.
Surprised you'd rank it that high

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10639 on: February 06, 2017, 03:18:06 AM »
Now only $509.99

New Dell Inspiron 15.6" Touch Intel i7-6500U 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB Backlit Kbd Win 10

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Dell-Inspiron-15-6-034-Touch-Intel-i7-6500U-2-5GHz-8GB-1TB-Backlit-Kbd-Win-10-/282344132023?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10640 on: February 06, 2017, 07:49:35 AM »
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-110-15isk-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i3-4gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/5496140.p?skuId=5496140

$249.99

•15.6" display
•6th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-6100U mobile processor
•4GB system memory for basic multitasking
•1TB hard drive for ample file storage space
•Intel® HD Graphics 520
•Weighs 5.07 lbs. and measures 0.9" thin
•Bluetooth 4.0 interface syncs with compatible devices
•1 USB 3.0 port maximizes the latest high-speed devices
•HDMI output expands your viewing options
•Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer
•Wireless network connectivity
•Full keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad
•Additional port
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10641 on: February 06, 2017, 12:36:21 PM »
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10642 on: February 06, 2017, 12:37:29 PM »
Shared HT! Is that the first one?
The first time two members share a HT? Nah, have seen it quite a few times.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10643 on: February 06, 2017, 01:25:51 PM »
Shared HT! Is that the first one?
Bought one to replace my aging eMachine desktop.
Will use this w/external monitor, mouse & keyboard.
Good enough for my browsing & e-mail.  Surprised only 145 sold.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10644 on: February 07, 2017, 11:41:33 AM »
Lenovo Ideapad 700 15.6" IPS Full HD Laptop Core i5-6300HQ 12GB RAM 1TB HDD

$549.99 from Adorama via Ebay DD


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Ideapad-700-15-6-IPS-Full-HD-Laptop-Core-i5-6300HQ-12GB-RAM-1TB-HDD-/391693823119?hash=item5b32c56c8f:g:1ogAAOSwopRYk6mB
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10645 on: February 07, 2017, 01:30:42 PM »

6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.10 GHz) / Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit, English / 8GB, 1600MHz, DDR3L; up to 16GB / 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive / AMD Radeon R5 M335 4GB DDR3 / 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display / Tray load DVD Drive

Click here: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-5559-laptop/pd?oc=smi155w7ph2372C2

Add to cart, and use this coupon: EXTRA190

Brings price down to $549
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10646 on: February 07, 2017, 08:45:13 PM »
6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.10 GHz) / Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit, English / 8GB, 1600MHz, DDR3L; up to 16GB / 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive / AMD Radeon R5 M335 4GB DDR3 / 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display / Tray load DVD Drive

Click here: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-5559-laptop/pd?oc=smi155w7ph2372C2

Add to cart, and use this coupon: EXTRA190

Brings price down to $549
this seems like a better deal if you want a larger screen I think same specs as you have there but this screen is 17.3"
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-17-5759-laptop/pd?oc=smi175w7pb2436C2
use code SAVE330MORE  to bring price down to 589
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« Reply #10648 on: February 08, 2017, 10:26:01 AM »
WOW!!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lenovo-ideapad-310-15.6-Laptop-Windows-10-AMD-A10-9600P-Processor-12GB-RAM-1TB-Hard-Drive/54947076

$349

You don't usually find 12gb ram at this price and certainly not at walmart! Plus the A10 makes this a very good deal.

  • AMD A10-9600P processor 2.30GHz (with Max Turbo Speed of 3.20GHz)
  • 12GB DDR4 SDRAM system memory
  • 1TB SATA hard drive
  • 4 hours of battery life
  • AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10649 on: February 08, 2017, 12:20:07 PM »
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.