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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 #11175 on: September 03, 2017, 02:30:31 PM »

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&oc=cai155w10p7b012c2&prg=1&VEN1=11410577-5873920-edealpc&AID=5873920&dgc=CJ&DGSeg=DHS&c=us&s=dhs&cid=198375&lid=45846&acd=12309198375458460&VEN3=820181042516097482
Use code INSPSAVEBIG it brings the price down from $749.99 to $429.99, it's an excellent deal with everything you asked for other than the graphics being just "standard".
Thanks! It looks very good.
The display is decent, but before I buy it I wanna know if there is anything similar with a nicer screen. My old laptop was a 13 inch with similar screen resolution and I was hoping for an upgrade. I would pay a little more if necessary. Otherwise I would buy this as it looks all around good.

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« Reply #11176 on: September 04, 2017, 12:28:07 PM »
I just bought this https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LHUA1NM/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1504457830&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=zenbook&dpPl=1&dpID=41WW9lGmSXL&ref=plSrch
And realized now it only had one port so I won't be able to simultaneously charge and still have port real estate,

Any significant differences between the zenbook ux330 and this one?https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&O=&Q=&ap=y&c3api=1876%2C%7Bcreative%7D%2C%7Bkeyword%7D&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0K7NBRC7ARIsAEaqLRGiOc_RAU7BplUuEbFipJJNUKti7FaVYzQlNBFSp-UN_f2qEYc8UjoaAnaMEALw_wcB&is=REG&m=Y&sku=1348416 off the cuff the only difference I see is that the 2nd is a 14" with an i7,any suggestions? Thanks
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« Reply #11177 on: September 04, 2017, 12:36:42 PM »
bump any advice?thanks!
You are probably right that the UX330 is almost the same just smaller and lighter.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11180 on: September 04, 2017, 04:08:08 PM »
https://m.costco.com/Acer-Swift-3-Laptop---Intel-Core-i5---1080p.product.100371449.html
Intel i5 7200 with 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 256 GB ssd and full HD .
A bonus is fingerprint scanner, approx 3.X (amazon says 3.3 costco 3.9) lbs .7 inch and claimed 10 hour battery.
$499 after discount but if you're a member with credit card you get $10 or $20 back (not sure).
 The real kicker is the 4 year warranty if you use the Costco cc (2 from Costco 2 from cc).
What do you guys say, should I go for this, and would you recommend this over the dell aspiron for $429.
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« Reply #11181 on: September 04, 2017, 04:49:54 PM »
https://m.costco.com/Acer-Swift-3-Laptop---Intel-Core-i5---1080p.product.100371449.html
Intel i5 7200 with 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 256 GB ssd and full HD .
A bonus is fingerprint scanner, approx 3.X (amazon says 3.3 costco 3.9) lbs .7 inch and claimed 10 hour battery.
$499 after discount but if you're a member with credit card you get $10 or $20 back (not sure).
 The real kicker is the 4 year warranty if you use the Costco cc (2 from Costco 2 from cc).
What do you guys say, should I go for this, and would you recommend this over the dell aspiron for $429.
I don't have an answer. But to keep in mind: Acer is considered somewhat a lower tier manufacturer, and it is only 14"

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« Reply #11182 on: September 05, 2017, 09:42:06 AM »
My hard disk of HP is broken. Many files lost. are there any ways  to recover it?

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My hard disk of HP is broken. Many files lost. are there any ways  to recover it?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11184 on: September 08, 2017, 01:07:19 AM »

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&oc=cai155w10p7b012c2&prg=1&VEN1=11410577-5873920-edealpc&AID=5873920&dgc=CJ&DGSeg=DHS&c=us&s=dhs&cid=198375&lid=45846&acd=12309198375458460&VEN3=820181042516097482
Use code INSPSAVEBIG it brings the price down from $749.99 to $429.99, it's an excellent deal with everything you asked for other than the graphics being just "standard".
Does that coupon still work? Trust tried and did not work.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11185 on: September 08, 2017, 03:01:33 AM »
What is the better choice between these 2 computers? Or something else to recommend in this ball park?

https://m.costco.com/.product.100362802.html?&EMID=jobid

https://m.costco.com/HP-Pavilion-15-cc023cl-Touchscreen-Laptop---intel-Core-i5.product.100358110.html

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« Reply #11186 on: September 08, 2017, 01:02:46 PM »
Looking for a tablet recommendation for my grandmother who wants to "follow the news"  :-\
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11187 on: September 08, 2017, 02:39:31 PM »
Looking for a laptop or AIO desktop in $600-$900 range for kids school work, online school (I guess that would be similar to video chat?)  and some basic work...spreadsheets browsing etc.
Hows this one?
https://www.costco.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-5000-Series-2-in-1-Touchscreen-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---1080p.product.100354851.html

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« Reply #11188 on: September 10, 2017, 12:59:32 AM »
Looking for a laptop or AIO desktop in $600-$900 range for kids school work, online school (I guess that would be similar to video chat?)  and some basic work...spreadsheets browsing etc.
Hows this one?
https://www.costco.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-5000-Series-2-in-1-Touchscreen-Laptop---Intel-Core-i7---1080p.product.100354851.html
It is a very good device, and worth the price (if you are willing to spend it, that is...)

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« Reply #11189 on: September 10, 2017, 08:31:17 PM »
Does that coupon still work? Trust tried and did not work.

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