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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 #315 on: January 19, 2012, 07:46:16 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.

Which processor did you get - the B940 ?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #316 on: January 19, 2012, 09:52:20 PM »
yeah i did get the B940

 Intel(R) Pentium(R) B940 Processor (2.00 GHz, 2MB L3 Cache)

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #317 on: January 19, 2012, 11:59:14 PM »
Took this off another site so i cant personally vouch for them. 
    25% off Dell Latitude E5520 Laptops Coupon Code: "DHR43Q6Q7D93F5"
    20% off any Dell E5420 Laptop Coupon Code: "TTKQFT3HFZRL20"
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    20% off any Dell OptiPlex 990 Desktop Coupon Code: "?FVC$M57R$MMFX"
    20% Alienware Laptops Coupon Code: "V?3NR68R74T81X"

    25% off Inspiron 14z, Inspiron Duo or Inspiron Mini Laptops Coupon: "7LF?F8F32L62F?"

    20% off XPS 14z & 15z Laptops Coupon Code: "R4N5HWB1MM5N9G"

    20% off Inspiron R Laptops (14r, 15r, 17r) Coupon: "SLZFJFHSPBKKVV"

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Looking for a laptop in the $600 +/- range... any thoughts?
« Reply #318 on: January 20, 2012, 12:19:09 AM »
I'm looking for a laptop in the $600 +/- range... I'd be willing to pay up to $900 if I think I'm convince I need it.
The main thing I'm looking for is speed and portability. That means it can't be 17 inches and I want at least and i5 or i7 processor. I'll probably end up adding the RAM myself so there's no need for the laptop to come with lots of ram.

I'm open to any deals you might have heard of, but have my eye on the following laptop
Lenovo G570 43348PU 15.6-Inch
Its on amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005NHP21C/ for $577

Any thoughts on that particular model? any suggestions for a better model or better price?

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Re: Looking for a laptop in the $600 +/- range... any thoughts?
« Reply #319 on: January 20, 2012, 12:42:25 AM »
I just noticed what seems to be a better deal on lenovo itself

The price is the same, but the specs are slightly better....

Any thoughts?
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Re: Looking for a laptop in the $600 +/- range... any thoughts?
« Reply #320 on: January 20, 2012, 01:12:20 AM »
how bout u move over to this thread here. Welcome!

p.s. whats up with ur location?!

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #321 on: January 20, 2012, 01:21:56 AM »
Thanks! I didn't want to move the thread HERE since this thread seems dedicated to finding the cheapest laptop out there, while I'm more intent on finding one that is efficient.

Regarding my location, I'm here. who says a virtual reality is any less "real" than a physical one  ;D
But seriously, I never got the point in giving out personal information on a public forum.... even if it's as insignificant as you location, whats the point?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #322 on: January 20, 2012, 01:27:44 AM »
Thanks! I didn't want to move the thread HERE since this thread seems dedicated to finding the cheapest laptop out there, while I'm more intent on finding one that is efficient.

Regarding my location, I'm here. who says a virtual reality is any less "real" than a physical one  ;D
But seriously, I never got the point in giving out personal information on a public forum.... even if it's as insignificant as you location, whats the point?
i see what ur saying but ur kinda asking a similar question, and u want the cheapest most efficient one. well we try sticking to one thread as much as possible so the forums dont get cluttered!

you're right, u should be careful of your personal info on public forum, but this is allowed!

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Re: Looking for a laptop in the $600 +/- range... any thoughts?
« Reply #323 on: January 20, 2012, 08:51:21 AM »
I just noticed what seems to be a better deal on lenovo itself

The price is the same, but the specs are slightly better....

Any thoughts?

Great Deal for the price - This has the latest i5 processor. (2.5ghz)
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #324 on: January 23, 2012, 12:42:37 AM »
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006H4U9CM/?tag=cl03f-20

$650
13" screen
core i5 2.66ghz

really thin

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #325 on: January 24, 2012, 02:11:07 PM »
any opinion on this one?
Dell Inspiron Laptop / Intel® Core™ i3 Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive for $430 at best buy

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« Reply #326 on: January 24, 2012, 02:14:23 PM »
any opinion on this one?
Dell Inspiron Laptop / Intel® Core™ i3 Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive for $430 at best buy
This laptop has been mentioned a little earlier in this thread.

It has the latest i3 Processer. IMHO it is worth the price

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #327 on: January 24, 2012, 02:24:41 PM »
This laptop has been mentioned a little earlier in this thread.

It has the latest i3 Processer. IMHO it is worth the price
cool thanks for posting so quickly

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #328 on: January 24, 2012, 02:28:23 PM »
Last week it was selling on Bestbuy.com for $399

You gotta grab the deal when it comes out.

I see it a lot with laptops that Bestbuy sell - right when they list them on their site it could be at a low price. Usually this price gets higher-ed  a few days later...

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #329 on: January 24, 2012, 02:31:09 PM »
Last week it was selling on Bestbuy.com for $399

You gotta grab the deal when it comes out.

I see it a lot with laptops that Bestbuy sell - right when they list them on their site it could be at a low price. Usually this price gets higher-ed  a few days later...
definitely the case. I had that with a laptop I recently bought there . It was posted here and by the time I bought it it went up by $20