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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 #11191 on: September 10, 2017, 08:51:44 PM »
".איזהו חכם, הלומד מכל אדם"

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Any suggestions for laptop in 500 range. Minimum i5 and 8gb ram. If possibility ssd also

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Any suggestions for laptop in 500 range. Minimum i5 and 8gb ram. If possibility ssd also
https://costco.com/Acer-Swift-3-Laptop---Intel-Core-i5---1080p.product.100371449.html

$500 if you're a Costco member, 5% more if not.

Processor & Memory:
Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor at 2.5GHz
8GB DDR4 SDRAM

Drives:
256GB Solid State Drive
No Optical Drive

Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
Graphics & Video:
14" LED-backlit Widescreen FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) Display
Intel® HD 620 Integrated Graphics

No touchscreen, though.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11194 on: September 10, 2017, 10:00:42 PM »
https://costco.com/Acer-Swift-3-Laptop---Intel-Core-i5---1080p.product.100371449.html

$500 if you're a Costco member, 5% more if not.

Processor & Memory:
Intel Core i5-7200U Processor at 2.5GHz
8GB DDR4 SDRAM

Drives:
256GB Solid State Drive
No Optical Drive

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
Graphics & Video:
14" LED-backlit Widescreen FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) Display
Intel HD 620 Integrated Graphics

No touchscreen, though.
Ty. What's the minimum I'll need to spend to get that in dell or hp?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11195 on: September 11, 2017, 10:23:31 AM »
Im looking to purchase a laptop for my sister as she starts college.... something simple doenst have to be anything special. Any good deals out there?

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« Reply #11196 on: September 11, 2017, 11:37:46 AM »
Im looking to purchase a laptop for my sister as she starts college.... something simple doenst have to be anything special. Any good deals out there?

How about this?

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-15-6-laptop-amd-a6-series-4gb-memory-amd-radeon-r4-500gb-hard-drive-black/5828200.p
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11198 on: September 11, 2017, 03:40:16 PM »
Is this worth anything?
https://www.adorama.com/dei53681024g.html?sdtid=10496004&emailprice=t&sterm=3NV3JjxAlzUTVM4X9n3u5111UkmzbuwGvUqc280&kbid=62905
It is definitely worth something, but it depends on what you are looking for. (This is 13.3 inch but not super portable.)

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« Reply #11199 on: September 12, 2017, 09:34:56 AM »
Any suggestions for something portable? Anything under 800 is fine. Would want 16 gb ram and touchscreen. Thanks

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11200 on: September 12, 2017, 09:44:26 AM »
And ssd

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« Reply #11201 on: September 12, 2017, 09:55:27 AM »
Any suggestions for something portable? Anything under 800 is fine. Would want 16 gb ram and touchscreen. Thanks
An expandable i5 with 8GB and 256 SSD should be fine, and will likely be cheaper than looking for 16GB.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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« Reply #11202 on: September 12, 2017, 10:05:01 AM »
eBay.com/itm/372063489809
https://www.adorama.com/dei53681024g.html?

This is $600 new from a reputable seller. For $120 you can buy 2*8GB DDR4 RAM sticks, and for $720 you'll have a relatively portable 13.3" Dell Inspiron i7-6500 with an SSD and 16GB RAM.

You can buy a flex 5 for $600 from staples (14", i5-7200, 1080, 256 SSD, 8GB DDR4) and do the same thing.

You can do better than this; I'm just giving examples.
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« Reply #11203 on: September 12, 2017, 10:09:40 AM »
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 I7579-0028GRY - 15.6" FHD Touch - 7th Gen i5-7200U - 8GB - 256GB SSD - Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MAY3ZFM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_8O-Tzb4DA5CS8

Seems like a good deal, cheaper then Best Buy

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« Reply #11204 on: September 12, 2017, 10:14:54 AM »
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.