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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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« Reply #330 on: January 25, 2012, 11:17:44 AM »
Iam looking to buy a new Desktop computer, i will use it mostly for internet.
please advise with any good deals. thanks

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #331 on: January 30, 2012, 01:14:16 AM »
HP laptop i5-2430M with Turbo boost 2.0
14"
4gb ram
640 gb hd
$450

Is this a good deal? I can't seem to find it online but its advertised in my local staples circular.  Item # Dm4-2191/ 410603.


Maybe we can even apply this coupon
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13576.0

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #332 on: January 30, 2012, 08:36:21 AM »
HP laptop i5-2430M with Turbo boost 2.0
14"
4gb ram
640 gb hd
$450

Is this a good deal? I can't seem to find it online but its advertised in my local staples circular.  Item # Dm4-2191/ 410603.

Great deal.

Seems that its a local deal - as online the price is $699

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #333 on: January 30, 2012, 12:50:48 PM »
Which area is this?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #334 on: January 30, 2012, 01:04:10 PM »
Which area is this?
You can use this link to check if your store has it.

SKU: 410603

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« Reply #335 on: January 30, 2012, 01:08:44 PM »
Which area is this?

Nj. Specifically lkwd.

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #336 on: January 30, 2012, 01:18:21 PM »
I posted about this a while ago. I am busy searching a lot, but I am not finding anything.
Can anyone recommend a 10 inch netbook / notebook in the $300 range, thats work good and is decent.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #337 on: January 30, 2012, 02:55:23 PM »
You can use this link to check if your store has it.

SKU: 410603


The link says that it's available in the store, but doesn't say the price - whether 450 or 699.

Any idea whether it classifies as 'clearance' to be eligible for the coupon?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #338 on: January 31, 2012, 01:52:25 PM »
HP laptop i5-2430M with Turbo boost 2.0
14"
4gb ram
640 gb hd
$450

Maybe we can even apply this coupon
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13576.0

Would anybody know if some ram could be added, how much, and is it complicated?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #339 on: January 31, 2012, 02:36:54 PM »
btw when ordering from hp you should know that it takes a good 3 weeks, i didnt know when i ordered mine, they call it customzed, i cant wait it should arrive.

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« Reply #340 on: January 31, 2012, 02:55:15 PM »
Would anybody know if some ram could be added, how much, and is it complicated?
Yes, you should be able to add ram. and it is really simple


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« Reply #341 on: January 31, 2012, 02:55:58 PM »
btw when ordering from hp you should know that it takes a good 3 weeks, i didnt know when i ordered mine, they call it customzed, i cant wait it should arrive.
Depends on the system. On the page before ordering it'll say the estimated ship date

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #342 on: January 31, 2012, 05:10:25 PM »
How does HP compare to Dell Asus Accer and Toshiba?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #343 on: January 31, 2012, 10:31:39 PM »
There hasn't been any really good priced dell laptop in the past few weeks ...
But, below is one I just got today

Here is a Dell 15R - i5, 6GB, 640GB for $525

The price is $599 - $50 - $25 both with one time use stackable coupons. If you want PM me


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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #344 on: February 14, 2012, 06:07:22 PM »
What do you guys think of this deal? Anything comparable (15" screen, comparable specs, same or better build quality etc) for cheaper?
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