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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: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #480 on: March 13, 2012, 09:20:04 AM »
Now I could confirmed that this Inspiron 15R with camera gets the $100 Credit

I just got the email form American Express:

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Congratulations! By using your synced American Express® Card ending in 41006, you
saved $100.00 on your purchase at Dell Inc.. Expect a statement credit in 3-5 days.

I have the priced locked in at $599 for as long as this offer is valid.

If anyone else still wants this deal PM me, I could order it for you.

It will be thru my dell account, as I have the dell quote tied to my account.

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #481 on: March 13, 2012, 10:26:28 AM »
Now I could confirmed that this Inspiron 15R with camera gets the $100 Credit

I just got the email form American Express:

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Congratulations! By using your synced American Express® Card ending in 41006, you
saved $100.00 on your purchase at Dell Inc.. Expect a statement credit in 3-5 days.

I have the priced locked in at $599 for as long as this offer is valid.

If anyone else still wants this deal PM me, I could order it for you.

It will be thru my dell account, as I have the dell quote tied to my account.

This is with using the coupon, correct?

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« Reply #482 on: March 13, 2012, 10:32:03 AM »
Correct. At the $599 Price.

The only down is that you cant go thru UR mall, cuz I go to Dell.com/quote and then it adds it to my cart. I have tried to go to UR mall and then to dell and get it from my cart - But I have not got the bonus points like that :(

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« Reply #483 on: March 13, 2012, 10:35:25 AM »
Correct. At the $599 Price.

The only down is that you cant go thru UR mall, cuz I go to Dell.com/quote and then it adds it to my cart. I have tried to go to UR mall and then to dell and get it from my cart - But I have not got the bonus points like that :(

K. Thanx for your help and data points.  I actually ordered it yesterday already but I didn't use the coupon.  I planned on calling to get it only after tge amex credit posts.
Now that I see that amex will give the credit even if the coupon was added, ill call dell today to add it on.

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« Reply #484 on: March 13, 2012, 10:42:08 AM »
K. Thanx for your help and data points.  I actually ordered it yesterday already but I didn't use the coupon.  I planned on calling to get it only after tge amex credit posts.
Now that I see that amex will give the credit even if the coupon was added, ill call dell today to add it on.
You prob wont be able to actually add it, They will just give you a $50 Credit ...

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can you post that link again.. the one for 292 dol??..... thanks :)

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can you post that link again.. the one for 292 dol??..... thanks :)
The Dell 15R - Linky

It wont be active for too much longer... Its not avail from dell main site, only thru this link
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Any good laptop deals?
« Reply #487 on: March 15, 2012, 03:23:04 PM »
Looking for a good deal on a 13.3-14" laptop?

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« Reply #488 on: March 18, 2012, 09:47:11 PM »
Seems like a pretty good deal:

AMD Quad-Core A6-3420M 2.4GHz
6GB DDR3
640GB Hard Drive
15.6" 1366x768 HD BrightView LED-backlit display
AMD Radeon HD 6520G Discrete-Class Graphics w/ HDMI
SuperMulti DVD burner
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2x USB 3.0 Ports
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http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-dv6-6C10US-156-Laptop/product_424329

$400 after rebates.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #489 on: March 18, 2012, 10:55:40 PM »
Dell is currently running a promo - Called mystery coupon that they emailed out coupons that were either 15% 25% or 35% off.

I have called a rep, and w/o a coupon got price quotes on products for 25% off.

Note: The coupons is only on laptops/computers of $599 or more, and excludes the XPS 13

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #490 on: March 22, 2012, 06:29:05 PM »
I payed for the dell computer 567.58 and  camera 70.51 with name changed's deal.
I complained that Del split my order, and this was their response:


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« Reply #491 on: March 22, 2012, 07:16:35 PM »
Great!!  :)

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« Reply #492 on: March 22, 2012, 09:31:44 PM »
I got them to refund $50 from my order. Not as easy as they told me it would be but they did do it in the end
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #494 on: March 23, 2012, 10:06:57 AM »
Next week Staples will be selling the Dell Inspiron 15R - i5-2450M, 6GB, 500GB for $499 this is a really good overall price.

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