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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 #10665 on: February 14, 2017, 10:26:13 AM »
The $199 lenovo probably runs slow right out the box, a definite waste of money.

The acer, is, well an acer (I don't like acer at all  :P) but it would be well worth the $80 more then the $199 one. On that note, you can get an almost exact match from bestbuy in a lenovo http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-110-15isk-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i3-4gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/5496140.p?skuId=5496140

the lenovo one has a 6th gen i3 and the acer has a 7th gen i3 but the chances of you noticing the difference are almost 0 if not definitely 0
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10666 on: February 14, 2017, 10:51:07 PM »
Apple MacBook Pro Computer Intel Core i5 - 13.3" Display - 4GB Memory MD101 for $799.99 shipped.

1-Year Worldwide Apple Warranty Included (MD101HNA)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook-Pro-Computer-Intel-Core-i5-13-3-Display-4GB-Memory-MD101-/401276342961?_trkparms=5373%3A0%7C5374%3AFeatured

Main Features:
Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 2.5 GHz CPU
Internal 4GB DDR3 RAM
Features 500GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
Intel HD 4000 Graphics
LED-Backlit 13.3" (33.8 cm) Display
Native 1280 x 800 Resolution
SuperDrive
Wireless 802.11n WiFi & Bluetooth 4.0
Dual USB 3.0 Ports & Thunderbolt Port

What's In The Box:
Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer
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MD101HNA w/USA Power Cord
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10667 on: February 15, 2017, 10:36:26 AM »
dell i5 - $489.99 with free shipping

+get up to $24 in dell rewards

http://deals.dell.com/mpp/productdetail/7j0


does anyone have experience with this rebate ($50 off $500+) with filler item??
https://www.retailmenot.com/rebates/online/8532278 

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« Reply #10668 on: February 15, 2017, 10:42:43 AM »
dell i5 - $489.99 with free shipping

+get up to $24 in dell rewards

http://deals.dell.com/mpp/productdetail/7j0


does anyone have experience with this rebate ($50 off $500+) with filler item??
https://www.retailmenot.com/rebates/online/8532278

I've used the rmn rebate for macys and had no problem it just takes the full 14 days to receive.
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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« Reply #10669 on: February 15, 2017, 10:45:27 AM »
I've used the rmn rebate for macys and had no problem it just takes the full 14 days to receive.
that makes this a pretty decent deal?!

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« Reply #10670 on: February 16, 2017, 08:59:57 AM »
anyone able to use Visa Checkout multiple times on yesterdays visa checkout promotion.

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« Reply #10671 on: February 16, 2017, 09:48:56 AM »
anyone able to use Visa Checkout multiple times on yesterdays visa checkout promotion.

that probably belongs here,

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=71731.msg1679454#new

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« Reply #10672 on: February 16, 2017, 11:58:03 AM »
anyone able to use Visa Checkout multiple times on yesterdays visa checkout promotion.
Yes

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« Reply #10673 on: February 16, 2017, 01:30:28 PM »
HP - 17.3" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 1TB HDD

$404 after visa checkout!

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-17-3-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-1tb-hdd/5723313.p?skuId=5723313
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« Reply #10674 on: February 16, 2017, 02:06:21 PM »
on the other side, here's a touch screen for $303 after visa checkout

HP - 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 6GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i3-6gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/5606100.p?skuId=5606100
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« Reply #10676 on: February 19, 2017, 09:30:54 AM »
Lenovo Flex 3 15.6" Full HD Touchscreen 2-in-1 Notebook Computer, Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB,

$659

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« Reply #10677 on: February 19, 2017, 11:17:25 AM »
Lenovo Flex 3 15.6" Full HD Touchscreen 2-in-1 Notebook Computer, Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB,

$659

https://www.adorama.com/le80r40011us.html
has anyone ever try a touch screen on a laptop I feel like it might be too shaky
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« Reply #10678 on: February 19, 2017, 11:21:35 AM »
has anyone ever try a touch screen on a laptop I feel like it might be too shaky
I'd say most DDFr's probably have touchscreen laptops. Welcome to the future
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