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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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« Reply #10905 on: May 11, 2017, 02:59:19 PM »
How is this?
$399 with code SAVE270MORE
Where do you find these codes?
They really bring down the price.

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« Reply #10906 on: May 11, 2017, 04:46:42 PM »
Any good deals on a netbook - for typing (will be used for light stuff...)

https://us-store.acer.com/chromebook-11-cb3-131-c3sz

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How is this?
$399 with code SAVE270MORE

Intel® Core™ i5-7200U
8GB
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Windows 10

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/pd?oc=cai155w10p7b010c2

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If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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« Reply #10910 on: May 11, 2017, 05:41:12 PM »
Shhh

 ;) I try to hold off on my server orders for times like this. 15% on $3k+ is very, very nice.
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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;) I try to hold off on my server orders for times like this. 15% on $3k+ is very, very nice.
If the code is not on their website they may deny the CB,
That's what happens on my laptop order BF

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« Reply #10915 on: May 11, 2017, 09:02:50 PM »
I never used that site but how does posting it go against DDF rules?
It's a shopping portal
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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It's a shopping portal
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« Reply #10917 on: May 12, 2017, 12:34:23 PM »
How's this deal for a regular home laptop? Don't need fancy, just reliable that will last a few years.
HP - 17.3" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 1TB HDD $380
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-17-3-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-1tb-hdd/5723313.p??ref=199&loc=je6NUbpObpQ&acampID=1&siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-9ogerUTsfd7y9eHv3VmQrQ

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« Reply #10918 on: May 12, 2017, 01:05:52 PM »
How's this deal for a regular home laptop? Don't need fancy, just reliable that will last a few years.
HP - 17.3" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 1TB HDD $380
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-17-3-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-1tb-hdd/5723313.p??ref=199&loc=je6NUbpObpQ&acampID=1&siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-9ogerUTsfd7y9eHv3VmQrQ
It is a nice deal. (keep in mind it's 17.3 inch and not the more common 15.6)

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« Reply #10919 on: May 14, 2017, 08:42:23 PM »
looking for a cheap, new-ish macbook. Found a 2015 air for $765 on ebay (new) no tax to NY. or $800 at Bestbuy. What do people think, is this a good deal? Looking for basic browsing/streaming and some occasional Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and maybe some video editing use.
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-macbook-air-latest-model-13-3-display-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-128gb-flash-storage-silver/6443034.p?skuId=6443034&extStoreId=&ref=212&loc=1&ksid=16c3cf92-4677-4f9b-a67f-c6e0c732a5a2&ksprof_id=8&ksaffcode=pg177630&ksdevice=c&lsft=ref:212,loc:2

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook-Air-13-3-LED-Intel-Core-i5-8GB-RAM-128GB-Storage-MMGF2LL-A/172666223695