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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: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #300 on: January 17, 2012, 10:56:02 PM »
im looking for that lenovo or i would pay a little more for a dell, anything doing?

That Lenovo isnt avail anymore

a few post back There is a 14" asus with an i3 - now the price is $379 - still a good deal

Sorry no dell deals these days  :(

Unless you are looking to spend more money on a XPS

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #301 on: January 17, 2012, 10:57:38 PM »
ok lets see who can try to help me find a laptop i need
nothing fancy, just need it to surfe the net, shopping, itunes,
does not need alot of memory maybe store some photos ( we have 2 other computer in the house)
i do watch some stuff on hulu or something, so it needs  to be a 15" screen
i will be buying it with american express card so ill get extra year of warrnty.
someplace that ships to my house in ny

oh the main thing do not want to spend total of more then on or about of $450 wth that tax

thanks for all your help

The Acer mentioned a few post ago will suit ur needs.

or

Also Here is a Dell N5040 from Bestbuy - it has the lastest i3-2350M and 4GB ram, 500GB Hard Drive for $399
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #304 on: January 17, 2012, 11:31:41 PM »
thanks so much, what do you think of this one?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+-+Black/4602746.p?id=1218493899803&skuId=4602746&st=4602746, 4602027, 4602819_&cp=1&lp=1

and they are asking me to buy insurance, doesnt dell come with 1 year, and then amex will take over?

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« Reply #305 on: January 18, 2012, 09:06:59 AM »
thanks so much, what do you think of this one?

Toshiba

and they are asking me to buy insurance, doesnt dell come with 1 year, and then amex will take over?

The spec of this toshiba are not as good as the Acer from Office Max ... even though I think toshiba is a better laptop than Acer - here the specs are worse ... so ... ur pick

Regarding Amex warranty - as long as a product has a manufacturer warranty Amex will extend it for a year

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #306 on: January 18, 2012, 10:24:30 AM »
and what do you think of the dell at best buy?
and is it a problem if the model is discontiued?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #307 on: January 18, 2012, 08:25:09 PM »
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #308 on: January 19, 2012, 12:57:35 PM »
http://sellout.woot.com/
looks like a good deal for a tablet. Anyone have an opinion?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #309 on: January 19, 2012, 02:39:09 PM »
looking for a good working notebook / netbook 10 inches, for a decent price. I have no clue about all the surrounding stuff. Could anybody recommend a decent working one for a decent price?
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http://sellout.woot.com/
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #311 on: January 19, 2012, 02:52:34 PM »
and what do you think of the dell at best buy?
and is it a problem if the model is discontiued?

I think the Dell from Bestbuy is a good price.

This model is not discontinued - its the n5040
The N5030 was discontinued

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thanks. can it be updated? otherwise is it a good buy? Im looking for something basic at a good price.

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« Reply #313 on: January 19, 2012, 03:32:03 PM »
thanks. can it be updated? otherwise is it a good buy? Im looking for something basic at a good price.

Seems like cant be upgraded. But I dont know for sure

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #314 on: January 19, 2012, 05:21:56 PM »
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_detail.do?product_code=A1J23AV
this is what i got at the end at hp for 399 plus i found a coupon 25TECHBARG  which took off 25$ from total. and of course it had free shippin.