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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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« Reply #11731 on: August 21, 2018, 05:58:30 PM »
I feel like in terms of the 15 inch 2 in 1 variety this is a very good deal. i5 processor 1.6 ghz,  and great resolution

https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/5420909/Lenovo-Flex-5-Laptop-156-Touch/?cm_mmc=PLA-_-Google-_-Laptops-_-5420909&gclid=CjwKCAjw8O7bBRB0EiwAfbrTh9pQ8cNO_M9gtOowwnEP9FqAh4f5JYvaqGWEKEtMxQ-3oGocO_XMnxoC5VwQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
It is. But if only it would've had a 512 GB ssd instead of the TB HDD... Sigh...

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« Reply #11732 on: August 21, 2018, 10:00:09 PM »
If only...

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« Reply #11733 on: September 03, 2018, 03:42:38 PM »
Any deals today on a laptop for business use or any suggestions of one to get?

Looking for:
SSD
12GB Ram
i7 8th Gen.
15"

Price range up to $700 or so.

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« Reply #11734 on: September 03, 2018, 04:47:21 PM »
Any deals today on a laptop for business use or any suggestions of one to get?

Looking for:
SSD
12GB Ram
i7 8th Gen.
15"

Price range up to $700 or so.
Seconded.

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« Reply #11736 on: September 03, 2018, 06:04:37 PM »
Is this good?

Only issue is there is no number pad.....

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/flex-series/Lenovo-ideapad-FLEX-5-1570/p/81CA000GUS?IPromoID=LEN324079#tab-currentmodels
Seems good...
Only 8gb ram.

Any second opinions?

Can the storage be upgraded from 256gb?

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« Reply #11738 on: September 03, 2018, 07:17:17 PM »
At 379 is this a great deal?

Is this really a 330s?

Walmart does not list the integrated graphics card, but on lenovo's site the "S" is for a graphics card...

No full HD Screen.
See this review on walmart:
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Buyer beware. There is false advertising on this Lenovo 330s. There is nothing about the display in the specs, but the overview section specifically states “Featuring full high-definition resolution on a wide-angle IPS display edged with razor-thin 5.9 mm bezels.“ I ordered two, and they are neither an IPS display, nor full HD (meaning 1920 x 1080 resolution). Instead they have a cheap TFT with 1366 x 768 resolution and poor viewing angles. I confirmed this by calling Lenovo and giving them the serial numbers. Just realize what your getting for the price.
And it is confirmed by Lenovo in the comments.

I don't think you can upgrade the RAM.
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« Reply #11739 on: September 03, 2018, 08:25:44 PM »
It is. But if only it would've had a 512 GB ssd instead of the TB HDD... Sigh...

Is that still a good deal if you change the HDD for the Samsung 500 SSD at $89? (labor day sale at amazon)

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« Reply #11740 on: September 03, 2018, 08:34:10 PM »
Is that still a good deal if you change the HDD for the Samsung 500 SSD at $89? (labor day sale at amazon)
Yes, though not as good.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11741 on: September 05, 2018, 06:06:13 PM »
how is this deal?

15" i5-8300H, 8GB, 256GB SSD, GTX 1050 4GB

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-G3-15-3579-15-6-Gaming-i5-8300H-8GB-256GB-SSD-GTX-1050-4GB-W10H

Ebay has 10% bucks today, effective price becomes $700 for a new laptop, off of $850+

Would the GPU help with Lightroom?

They also have the same one for $685 ($616 after the rebate) with the 1tb hybrid drive, is this the far better deal?

Ebay Offer link

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11742 on: September 06, 2018, 09:50:31 PM »
Huawei MateBook D 14" FHD Touch, Ryzen 5 2500U 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Radeon Vega 8

640 on ebay

thoughts?

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« Reply #11743 on: September 06, 2018, 10:09:06 PM »
Huawei MateBook D 14" FHD Touch, Ryzen 5 2500U 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Radeon Vega 8

640 on ebay

thoughts?
Could do better for that price

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« Reply #11744 on: September 07, 2018, 09:02:10 AM »
Could do better for that price

Any examples? Looking for a 14 inch