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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 #540 on: April 02, 2012, 03:36:27 PM »
Dell Vostro $519

Dell Latitude $534

Both have i3 processor, 2GB Ram, Windows 7 Pro with XP Mode

I'm not sure if it would come out cheaper to buy a cheaper laptop and install XP yourself (if you buy a genuine copy ;))


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« Reply #541 on: April 02, 2012, 06:13:14 PM »
My dad needs a netbook running Windows XP.
Any recommendations?
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« Reply #542 on: April 02, 2012, 06:25:36 PM »
Sorry ...

I posted a good deal on a Netbook from Staples Acer $299

I would say get it and install Win XP

Here Is Refurb netbooks form All4Celular at cheap prices, they are refurb... and I dont think have Win XP

Here is a Dell 11z (12" screen) wasn't avail for a while, just noticed it today. Its for $299 - has mobile i3 processor

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So are there any netbooks for sale today with XP installed?
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« Reply #544 on: April 02, 2012, 07:01:50 PM »
So are there any netbooks for sale today with XP installed?
I haven't seen... Its deff not to common come accross - XP is 12 Years old

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If you come across any (even refurb) please post.
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Dell i5 just came today. I would like to thank Name Changed for the informative posts and the 50 off coupon. Hopefully I can return the favor some day!
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #548 on: April 11, 2012, 03:01:13 AM »
Dell Has a 17R (17.3") Laptop on sale for $549

Specs:
i5-2450M
6GB Ram
750GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth
HDMI
Wireless Display

The Price is $599 - $50 off coupon (PM me for it, I have plenty as of now)

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Dell has the same laptop - with 1TB hard drive - on sale now for $650.
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« Reply #549 on: April 11, 2012, 03:13:29 AM »
Dell has the same laptop - with 1TB hard drive - on sale now for $650.
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I have plenty of $50 off coupons if anyone needs.

IMHO its more worth saving the $50 and get the 750GB one

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #550 on: April 11, 2012, 12:33:14 PM »
I have plenty of $50 off coupons if anyone needs.

IMHO its more worth saving the $50 and get the 750GB one
for sure. 250gb of storage isn't worth $50

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #551 on: April 18, 2012, 02:42:32 PM »
I am looking for a good deal on a 14' or 15' laptop, not more than $300 or $400, excluding warranty.  I would also like a 3 year warranty.  I don't need a fancy laptop, I will mainly be using it for hulu, occasional basic computer gaming, and Citrix to remotely access my work network at home.  Any suggestions?

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« Reply #552 on: April 22, 2012, 03:36:36 PM »
Office Depot Has a Lenovo G570 for $329

Specs:
Processor - B960 - 2.2GHz Dual Core
4GB Ram
320GB Hard Drive
15.6" Screen

Good Laptop for someone looking for something in this price range for light use

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #553 on: April 22, 2012, 05:22:47 PM »
BestBuy Has a Dell 14R for $449

Specs:
Processor - i5-2450M
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
14" Screen
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« Reply #554 on: April 22, 2012, 07:36:48 PM »
BestBuy Has a Asus 14" Laptop for $329

I posted this deal earlier ... the price always goes up and down ... The lowest I have seen it for is $349

Specs:
Specs:
Processor - i3-2330M
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
14" Screen

Its is a basic laptop, has only 2 USB ports (1 3.0) VGA Port  and SD reader

Its a great price for i3 processor