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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 #11415 on: January 15, 2018, 07:31:36 PM »
How good of a deal is this?
Inspiron 15 5000
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8GB Memory
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Just $649.99
After $190 price drop and code 50off699
http://deals.dell.com/productdetail/umu

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« Reply #11416 on: January 16, 2018, 09:19:51 PM »
Looking for a good deal on a 12"-14" laptop or convertible.

i5 processor or better.

Must have TPM.

Prefer SSD.

Suggestions?
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« Reply #11417 on: January 17, 2018, 07:16:56 AM »
Price range?

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« Reply #11418 on: January 17, 2018, 07:32:54 AM »

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« Reply #11419 on: January 17, 2018, 07:58:58 AM »
Is this a good deal? Should i be worried about it being refurb? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F372191297169
Yes, a good device/deal. Refurbished is obviously not new...but I wouldn't worry.

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« Reply #11420 on: January 17, 2018, 03:03:30 PM »
looking for a good deal on a house use laptop, meaning i dont need it for business. anything out there?

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« Reply #11421 on: January 17, 2018, 03:04:48 PM »
looking for a good deal on a house use laptop, meaning i dont need it for business. anything out there?
Depending on your price range, but this Is decent:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-vivobook-max-x541na-15-6-laptop-intel-pentium-4gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive-chocolate-black/6029900.p?skuId=6029900
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« Reply #11422 on: January 18, 2018, 02:35:09 PM »
would go even bit higher for a great deal.

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« Reply #11423 on: January 22, 2018, 02:40:03 PM »
still looking, anyone?

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« Reply #11424 on: January 22, 2018, 10:27:19 PM »
What is your max price?

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« Reply #11425 on: January 23, 2018, 03:19:37 PM »
$500, Not looking to spend only if neccesary. Thanks a ton

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« Reply #11426 on: January 23, 2018, 06:56:49 PM »
$500, Not looking to spend only if neccesary. Thanks a ton
I'd suggest this one for $449: https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/426878/HP-Pavilion-Laptop-156-Screen-8th

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« Reply #11428 on: January 24, 2018, 06:10:54 PM »
Any thing good?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071HM2W81/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
HP 15-inch Laptop, Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Windows 10 (15-bs030nr, Gray)

2017 HP ProBook 450 G4 15.6" Business Ultrabook: Intel 7th Core i7-7500U | 1TB HDD | 8GB DDR4 | (1920x1080) FHD | DVD | Back-lit | Windows 10 Pro (774.99)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XY3PTX4/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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« Reply #11429 on: January 24, 2018, 07:06:25 PM »
Any thing good?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071HM2W81/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
HP 15-inch Laptop, Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Windows 10 (15-bs030nr, Gray)

2017 HP ProBook 450 G4 15.6" Business Ultrabook: Intel 7th Core i7-7500U | 1TB HDD | 8GB DDR4 | (1920x1080) FHD | DVD | Back-lit | Windows 10 Pro (774.99)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XY3PTX4/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Not bad, but 1st one is just like the one I linked 2 posts before, and mine was $50 cheaper and a newer gen i5 CPU.