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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 #10890 on: May 07, 2017, 02:21:01 PM »
A nice deal, especially for someone anyhow looking for a 2-in1.

HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 15-bk193ms Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC, 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen, Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB memory/1TB HDD

https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/HP-Pavilion-x360-Convertible-15-bk193ms-Signature-Edition-2-in-1-PC/productID.5073652200

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10891 on: May 07, 2017, 04:32:01 PM »
Thinking of getting the above and setting it up with a monitor and keyboard/mouse for in office use, and I'll have the ability to take home, would that work?

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« Reply #10892 on: May 07, 2017, 04:57:19 PM »
Thinking of getting the above and setting it up with a monitor and keyboard/mouse for in office use, and I'll have the ability to take home, would that work?
Why not? Just like any laptop.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10893 on: May 08, 2017, 03:32:17 PM »
A nice deal, especially for someone anyhow looking for a 2-in1.

HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 15-bk193ms Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC, 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen, Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB memory/1TB HDD

https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/HP-Pavilion-x360-Convertible-15-bk193ms-Signature-Edition-2-in-1-PC/productID.5073652200
Some very bad reviews are scaring me off. Anything else available today?
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« Reply #10894 on: May 08, 2017, 11:18:37 PM »
For someone that wants something powerful. This is a really powerful laptop and for relatively cheap:

Dell Inspiron 5000 Gaming Intel Core i7-7700HQ (which is a Quad-Core) 15.6" Anti-Glare 1080p Laptop w/ 512GB SSD, 4GB GTX 1050 & 16GB RAM

$879.99 and free shipping
After coupon 50OFF699 at checkout

http://deals.dell.com/productdetail/b6a?prg=1&VEN1=12578053-3796334-1c2f2679-db2e-47dd-a5b5-890d89284820&AID=3796334&DGC=CJ&DGSeg=DHS&CID=198375&LID=45846&ACD=12309198375458460&VEN3=112203605424576753

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10895 on: May 10, 2017, 01:01:27 AM »
is this a great deal?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1301273-REG/

2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core
32GB DDR4 RAM | 1TB PCIe SSD
15.6" 3840 x 2160 Infinity Edge Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
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« Reply #10896 on: May 10, 2017, 01:22:36 AM »
is this a great deal?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1301273-REG/

2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core
32GB DDR4 RAM | 1TB PCIe SSD
15.6" 3840 x 2160 Infinity Edge Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
SD Media Card Reader
802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
USB 3.0 | HDMI | Thunderbolt 3
Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
Of course it is! For someone that wants this kind of premium device.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10897 on: May 10, 2017, 02:20:27 AM »
is this a great deal?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1301273-REG/

2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core
32GB DDR4 RAM | 1TB PCIe SSD
15.6" 3840 x 2160 Infinity Edge Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
SD Media Card Reader
802.11ac Dual-Band Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
USB 3.0 | HDMI | Thunderbolt 3
Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
Price $1599.95
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10898 on: May 10, 2017, 07:49:04 AM »
Dell 15.6" XPS 15 9550 Multi-Touch Notebook for $1,699 shipped from B&H. Sells for $400+ more at other retailers.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1301273-REG/dell_xps_15_9550_13333slv_xps_i7_6700hq_32gb_1tb_ssd_gtx960_windows_10_15_6_touch.html

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core
32GB DDR4 RAM | 1TB PCIe SSD
15.6" 3840 x 2160 Infinity Edge Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
SD Media Card Reader
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Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)

Now $1,599.95.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10899 on: May 10, 2017, 09:41:26 PM »
My wife's MBP of 7 years just died tonight. I'm looking for a basic home laptop than can handle mostly web browsing and streaming but also occasional work from home on adobe creative suite software (photoshop, indesign, etc.). I would consider a Macbook Air but I think a PC with buying another Adobe CS6 still comes out cheaper.
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« Reply #10900 on: May 10, 2017, 10:26:21 PM »
My wife's MBP of 7 years just died tonight. I'm looking for a basic home laptop than can handle mostly web browsing and streaming but also occasional work from home on adobe creative suite software (photoshop, indesign, etc.). I would consider a Macbook Air but I think a PC with buying another Adobe CS6 still comes out cheaper.
Any good recs? I think she probaly needs an i3 or i5 with 4-8gb ram (not sure). TIA!
At least 8gb if she's using cs

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« Reply #10901 on: May 10, 2017, 11:33:50 PM »
My wife's MBP of 7 years just died tonight. I'm looking for a basic home laptop than can handle mostly web browsing and streaming but also occasional work from home on adobe creative suite software (photoshop, indesign, etc.). I would consider a Macbook Air but I think a PC with buying another Adobe CS6 still comes out cheaper.
Any good recs? I think she probaly needs an i3 or i5 with 4-8gb ram (not sure). TIA!
How is this?
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Intel® Core™ i5-7200U
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« Reply #10902 on: May 11, 2017, 01:37:56 AM »
Can't find the model number on dell site. Is this same one on Best Buy link
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10903 on: May 11, 2017, 01:59:21 AM »
Any good deals on a netbook - for typing (will be used for light stuff...)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #10904 on: May 11, 2017, 12:52:59 PM »
http://store.hp.com/us/en/ConfigureView?catalogId=10051&urlLangId=&langId=-1&storeId=10151&catEntryId=1553152&quantity=1&color=Jack+Black
$374.99 Plus Amex offer
Spec Summary

    Jack black
    Windows 10 Home 64
    Intel® Core™ i3-7100U (2.4 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) + Intel® HD Graphics 620
    8GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 8GB)
    15.6" diagonal HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
    128 GB M.2 SSD
    Office Software Trial
    Security Software Trial
    3 cell 31 WHr Lithium-ion Battery
    No Internal ODD
    Full-size island-style keyboard
    HP Webcam with Digital Microphone (Jack Black)
    802.11b/g/n (1x1)