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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 #12090 on: September 23, 2019, 02:02:13 PM »
Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, 14″ FHD Ultraportable Laptop

is this a great deal?
Price ? Link?
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« Reply #12091 on: September 23, 2019, 02:28:04 PM »
No, this is a $500 (which is still "way" in the "budget" territory.) So it is a good deal for what it is (and if you are not willing to spend like $700 or more I see no reason not to take it), and of course you should not expect all "premium" things in it.

1x1 is standard WiFi. (And I do not think it is easy to swap, if possible.)
So for $328 ordered!
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« Reply #12092 on: September 23, 2019, 02:29:20 PM »
Price ? Link?
He is refferring to the one on DDMS https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/notebooks/lenovo-thinkpad-t490-core-i7-512gb-ssd-16gb-ram-14-fhd-ultraportable-laptop-just-949-shipped/

IMHO it is a great device (though I'd appreciate it getting a newer processor... the newest gen is already available), and a good deal.

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« Reply #12096 on: October 02, 2019, 07:32:22 PM »
He is refferring to the one on DDMS https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/electronics/notebooks/lenovo-thinkpad-t490-core-i7-512gb-ssd-16gb-ram-14-fhd-ultraportable-laptop-just-949-shipped/

IMHO it is a great device (though I'd appreciate it getting a newer processor... the newest gen is already available), and a good deal.
Anything better for the price?
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« Reply #12097 on: October 03, 2019, 12:16:29 AM »
Anything better for the price?
"better" is a vague term... While you might find something with better specs one might say (and possibly rightfully) that in general, the ThinkPad model is a better built-quality.

This Dell for $939.00 is not bad CPU and Graphics are probably a bit better than the ThinkPad) https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-laptops-and-notebooks/new-vostro-14-5490-laptop/spd/vostro-14-5490-laptop/cav145w10p1c4108?prg=1&VEN1=12383016-600263-&cjevent=b28205b7e59311e981fa005b0a24060c&dgc=BF&DGSeg=BSD&cid=198376&lid=45675&acd=12309198376456750&VEN3=812004997321990118

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« Reply #12098 on: October 16, 2019, 06:13:14 PM »
Any decent computer mouse you guys recommend?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12102 on: October 18, 2019, 02:23:12 PM »
He said decent, not very expensive!! What's wrong with any Logitech mouse??
These work great too...
https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Computer-Mouse-Side/dp/B003NR57BY/
I'll splurge on a mouse, knowing that I'll love it vs any random mouse on the market.
 I can buy and if I don't like it, back it goes.
 But talking to someone who uses a computer mouse quite often I'm sure I can take his word on this one.

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« Reply #12103 on: October 18, 2019, 02:29:23 PM »
Try the MX and you'll never go back.
Possibly, but I've always been happy with a  good old fashioned Logitech mouse... But If you say it's worth it, I'm sure it is!!
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« Reply #12104 on: October 18, 2019, 02:43:58 PM »
Possibly, but I've always been happy with a  good old fashioned Logitech mouse... But If you say it's worth it, I'm sure it is!!
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