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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 #495 on: March 23, 2012, 10:10:40 AM »
Next week Staples will be selling the Dell Inspiron 15R - i5-2450M, 6GB, 500GB for $499 this is a really good overall price.

Pay with an INK Bold thru UR mall, get 9 bonus points per dollar - Worth about $75 = $425

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« Reply #496 on: March 23, 2012, 10:11:29 AM »
Next week Staples will be selling the Dell Inspiron 15R - i5-2450M, 6GB, 500GB for $499 this is a really good overall price.

Pay with an INK Bold thru UR mall, get 9 bonus points per dollar - Worth about $75 = $425

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #497 on: March 23, 2012, 10:12:53 AM »
Do u work there?
Na I work for Dell - Advertising  :P

That's a good deal, DD blog-worthy IMHO.

Yup - This is a really good price - even at $500 for these specs

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #498 on: March 23, 2012, 02:15:10 PM »
I need an laptop for fast internet browsing and for watching with a dvd anyone know of a good deal?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #499 on: March 23, 2012, 02:27:36 PM »
Next week Staples will have this Dell Inspiron 14R for sale

i3-2350M (latest i3)
6Gb Ram
500Gb HD
Bluetooth

It will be for $449 and an additional mail in $100 rebate = $349

Last time (a few weeks ago) they had this sale they were sold out right away.

Sale starts 3/25 (I think at midnight)

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #500 on: March 23, 2012, 02:31:55 PM »
Next week Staples will have this Dell Inspiron 14R for sale

i3-2350M (latest i3)
6Gb Ram
500Gb HD
Bluetooth

It will be for $449 and an additional mail in $100 rebate = $349

That same laptop that's $629 is going to be $349 AR? Brilliant, thanks!
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« Reply #501 on: March 23, 2012, 02:38:05 PM »
That same laptop that's $629 is going to be $349 AR? Brilliant, thanks!


Yes $349 - thats why it was sold out so fast last time ... I wasnt able to even bite  :P

With the INK Bold you get $70 worth of UR points... So make it $280

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #502 on: March 23, 2012, 03:12:39 PM »
Next week Staples will have this Dell Inspiron 14R for sale

i3-2350M (latest i3)
6Gb Ram
500Gb HD
Bluetooth

It will be for $449 and an additional mail in $100 rebate = $349

Last time (a few weeks ago) they had this sale they were sold out right away.

Sale starts 3/25 (I think at midnight)

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« Reply #503 on: March 23, 2012, 03:17:20 PM »
So you'll be clicking refresh at 11:59pm this motzei shabbas? :P
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Yup  ;)

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
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Yes $349 - thats why it was sold out so fast last time ... I wasnt able to even bite  :P

With the INK Bold you get $70 worth of UR points... So make it $280

Is there a limit on how many of these I can buy? Do you think it's worth buying multiples to flip locally?
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« Reply #507 on: March 23, 2012, 03:38:59 PM »
Is there a limit on how many of these I can buy? Do you think it's worth buying multiples to flip locally?
There deff is a profit line on this deal. But you will only be able to get 1 Rebate - so ...

Ebay is currently flooded with this model selling in the $500+ range (prob from last deal)

This isnt one of the hot laptops, as its a 14" ... 15.6" is more common.





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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #508 on: March 23, 2012, 03:47:39 PM »
Is there a limit on how many of these I can buy? Do you think it's worth buying multiples to flip locally?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #509 on: March 23, 2012, 04:03:29 PM »
There deff is a profit line on this deal. But you will only be able to get 1 Rebate - so ...

Ebay is currently flooded with this model selling in the $500+ range (prob from last deal)

This isnt one of the hot laptops, as its a 14" ... 15.6" is more common.
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