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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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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11400 on: December 19, 2017, 09:44:36 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15.6″ HD Laptop – 7th Generation i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB Solid State Drive $429.99

use promo code INSP429 for $330 discount

http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/cty/pdp/spd/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/cai155w10p7b012c2

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I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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« Reply #11404 on: December 27, 2017, 05:07:08 AM »
DDMS post:Dell Inspiron 7000 Core i7 15.6″ FHD Infinity-Edge Laptop With 256GB SSD For $649.99 Shipped After $310 Off
What are the main difference between this and the XPS 15? XPS 15 slimmer and faster?
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« Reply #11405 on: December 27, 2017, 06:51:15 AM »
DDMS post:Dell Inspiron 7000 Core i7 15.6″ FHD Infinity-Edge Laptop With 256GB SSD For $649.99 Shipped After $310 Off
What are the main difference between this and the XPS 15? XPS 15 slimmer and faster?
Speed I highly doubt there can be any difference if you are talking about the XPS 15 with exact same internals.

The XPS is slimmer and lighter, sleeker, better battery life, better sharper display, and somewhat better build quality. Also, the XPS has a Thunderbolt port which can come in handy for certain things.

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« Reply #11406 on: January 03, 2018, 12:47:07 PM »
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor
8GB, 2400MHz, DDR4
512GB Solid State Drive
15.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Truelife LED-Backlit Display,
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

$899.99 - $320.00 off w/coupon HOLIDAY579 = $579.99


http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/cty/pdp/spd/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/cai155w10p7b013c2
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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« Reply #11407 on: January 03, 2018, 07:21:26 PM »
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor
8GB, 2400MHz, DDR4
512GB Solid State Drive
15.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) Truelife LED-Backlit Display,
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

$899.99 - $320.00 off w/coupon HOLIDAY579 = $579.99


http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/cty/pdp/spd/inspiron-15-5566-laptop/cai155w10p7b013c2
Looking for something like this, but from Best Buy. If you see anything, please share :)

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« Reply #11409 on: January 07, 2018, 06:08:45 PM »
Anyone ever hear of Discounts Super Store? They have prices $100-300 cheaper than BB's current sale prices.


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11411 on: January 08, 2018, 12:34:53 AM »
Could days old but Seems like pretty good deal to me on a refurbished HP Spectre 16gb ram, ssd, 4K, maybe the experts could weigh in:
https://www.adorama.com/ihpt6t09uar.html?sdtid=11129431&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905

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« Reply #11412 on: January 08, 2018, 02:46:31 PM »
BB has 4 laptops on sale that are SSD, i3-i5, 4GB-8GB ram and 128-256GB harddrives ranging from $550-700. Are those normal prices for these specs, or if I wait for the right sale, I'll get the same specs for much less?


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11414 on: January 15, 2018, 12:56:25 PM »
Inspiron 15 5000
7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
Windows 10 Home
8GB Memory
256GB Solid State Drive
Just $649.99
After $190 price drop and code 50off699
http://deals.dell.com/productdetail/umu
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