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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!!


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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 #10845 on: April 29, 2017, 10:54:08 PM »
$450 with code LT200
Inspiron 15 5000
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
8GB
256 ssd
Windows 10 Pro

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/pd?oc=cai155w10p7b012
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10846 on: April 29, 2017, 11:41:46 PM »
$450 with code LT200
Inspiron 15 5000
7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
8GB
256 ssd
Windows 10 Pro

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/pd?oc=cai155w10p7b012
Does this expire?

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« Reply #10847 on: April 29, 2017, 11:57:08 PM »
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10848 on: April 30, 2017, 05:06:15 PM »
Just went over to micro center in Patterson, and I think in going to go with a 14".  They have a lenovo flex 4, 2 in 1 for 599.99
8gb ram
256 ssd
i5 7200u 2.5ghz

How does this look?

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« Reply #10849 on: May 01, 2017, 02:16:39 PM »
$450 with code LT200
Inspiron 15 5000
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
8GB
256 ssd
Windows 10 Pro

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/pd?oc=cai155w10p7b012
was less then $450 after cash back.
as per Avromie7 this is DDMS worthy
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10850 on: May 01, 2017, 02:22:10 PM »
Good deal, for $275?

Dell Latitude E5440

Manage the everyday.
Be ready for whatever the day throws at you with an easy-to-manage 14" touch-optional laptop with the features and performance your business needs.

This unit features:

Processor: Intel Core i5 (i5-4200U) 1.60 GHzMemory: 8GBHard Drive: 500GBDisplay: 14.0" HD Anti-Glare LED Backlit (1366 x 768)OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Pro
Insane deal. whered you find that?
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10851 on: May 01, 2017, 02:25:53 PM »
Insane deal. whered you find that?
It's a refurb. Found it on that 48% off sale someone posted on Friday.

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« Reply #10852 on: May 01, 2017, 02:27:17 PM »
Insane deal. whered you find that?
probably refurbished

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« Reply #10853 on: May 01, 2017, 03:38:20 PM »
probably refurbished
It is, is it still a good deal?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10854 on: May 01, 2017, 03:49:13 PM »
It is, is it still a good deal?
If you want a refurb its a good deal.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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« Reply #10855 on: May 01, 2017, 03:51:27 PM »
If you want a refurb its a good deal.
What are the potential issues with a redurb?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10856 on: May 01, 2017, 04:02:46 PM »
was less then $450 after cash back.
as per Avromie7 this is DDMS worthy
Was a great way to get rid of a dell promotional gift card. Thanks Avromie!
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10857 on: May 01, 2017, 05:15:08 PM »
where are you guys seeing this being a refurb?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10858 on: May 01, 2017, 08:25:11 PM »
where are you guys seeing this being a refurb?

It's a refurb. Found it on that 48% off sale someone posted on Friday.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10859 on: May 01, 2017, 08:31:58 PM »
Just went over to micro center in Patterson, and I think in going to go with a 14".  They have a lenovo flex 4, 2 in 1 for $599.99
8gb ram
256 ssd
i5 7200u 2.5ghz

How does this look?

Just a bump for my question which may have been lost in the excitement. ^^