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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: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11820 on: November 26, 2018, 01:53:48 PM »
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=98627.0;topicseen this is a good deal
I saw a better deal on Friday. Not sure where.
Otherwise still a good deal for this laptop.

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« Reply #11821 on: November 26, 2018, 10:03:11 PM »
Great price!
Vostro 15 3000
Starting price $898.57 | Now- $499

7th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, Windows 10 Pro, 8GB memory* & 1TB hard drive*, 1 Year ProSupport Included

http://ecampaigns.dell.com/T/v4000001674fe646ec99638a6e966f4578/6a85b9bc8d854ff40000021ef3a0bcd0/6a85b9bc-8d85-4ff4-bd0a-a312442837cf

Is this a good price for the specs?

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« Reply #11823 on: November 28, 2018, 04:38:30 PM »
do yourself a favor and get soemthing with an i3 or i5 and 8 gb ram. you're going to spend a lot of time contemplating life otherwise
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11824 on: November 29, 2018, 05:06:33 PM »
Looking for a fast photo editing laptop. Was leaning toward the Microsoft surface book 2  15"/512 gb. ($2,899)
Is this comparable?
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1342535-REG/apple_mptv2ll_a_15_4_macbook_pro_with.html
Cons I see so far: doesn't convert to tablet, no sd slot, screen ratio
adorama has this surface book 2 now for 2439, down from 2899. (Backordered though)

Also - if anyone knows of a good protector/case for the 15", I'm looking for one.

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« Reply #11825 on: December 04, 2018, 04:05:36 PM »
Best dell laptop? I wanna get something better than the Inspiron 5000, feel like they are a junk. Do dell laptops last longer than 2 years nowadays? Or can you please recommend a brand laptop that's fairly priced and strong/long lasting. Looking to spend around $500-$600. Tnx!
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« Reply #11826 on: December 05, 2018, 02:10:54 AM »
do yourself a favor and get soemthing with an i3 or i5 and 8 gb ram. you're going to spend a lot of time contemplating life otherwise
So what would you recommend for a Dell Laptop i5 and priced around $400 and less?
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« Reply #11828 on: December 05, 2018, 03:02:35 PM »
This is a 13.3 inch. Unless you need portability and for travel you shouldn't take something so small.
Why not?  Is it not as durable or will die sooner?

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« Reply #11829 on: December 05, 2018, 06:31:47 PM »
Why not?  Is it not as durable or will die sooner?
It is just quite small and you for a normal laptop a bigger one is much better.

Also usually the small ones are more expansive for the same specs.

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« Reply #11830 on: December 05, 2018, 08:34:14 PM »
maybe this?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Inspiron-15-6-Touch-Screen-Laptop-Intel-Core-i5-8GB-Memory-256G/202517064448  /  https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-256gb-solid-state-drive-black/6299821.p?skuId=6299821&ref=199&loc=isIkAyUyNbM&acampID=1&siteID=isIkAyUyNbM-kqucAMuL_4y9WKg4ITR67g  (@Dan can change to the right referral link)
Something like this is perfect, but would rather have a dvd attached to the computer vs having a USB and connecting one when needed.

 Are those without the Dvd drive slimmer then those with a cd drive?
 Just a pain to have to carry the DVD attachment wherever and whenever I would think that I may need it.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11831 on: December 05, 2018, 08:43:48 PM »
https://deals.dell.com/work/productdetail/1r6c

8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
Windows 10 Pro
8GB Memory
256GB Solid State Drive
14.0" (1920 x 1080)
Thin, lightweight laptop with a 14” display, premium design and impressive performance for professionals seeking style and mobility.

$559.00

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #11832 on: December 05, 2018, 10:09:01 PM »
Something like this is perfect, but would rather have a dvd attached to the computer vs having a USB and connecting one when needed.

 Are those without the Dvd drive slimmer then those with a cd drive?
 Just a pain to have to carry the DVD attachment wherever and whenever I would think that I may need it.
Slimmer and lighter. Dvds have gone the way of floppy disks for the most part

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« Reply #11833 on: December 05, 2018, 10:52:00 PM »
Slimmer and lighter. Dvds have gone the way of floppy disks for the most part
Nowadays it is not even about slimness etc. It is just that a very large part of new releases do not have one, so looking for one with it limits your options overall and certainly to find good new stuff and/or deals.

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« Reply #11834 on: December 05, 2018, 10:58:29 PM »
Not sure I'm posting this on the proper forum. I'm a newbie...

I purchased 2 laptops and am not sure which to keep.

Can you please provide an opinion - both were roughly $300 and will be used for basic programs nothing fancy. If you want to recommend another machine - please do:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lenovo-ideapad-320-15-6-Laptop-AMD-A12-9720P-Quad-Core-Processor-8GB-RAM-1TB-Hard-Drive-DVDRW-Windows-10-Platinum-Grey-80XS00EJUS/891666061

https://www.costco.com/HP-14%22-Laptop---Intel-Core-i3---1080p.product.100461207.html