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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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« Reply #12105 on: October 18, 2019, 02:47:15 PM »
Try the MX and you'll never go back.
+1 I convinced about 30 people to get it on prime day all said it was worth every penny.

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« Reply #12106 on: October 18, 2019, 03:40:16 PM »
People who only fly Y also don't understand why anyone would pay for J :)
Good thing I only spoiled myself a few times.

  And thanks @Dan for the mouse, will go ahead and order one.
    I knew there was a good mouse out there!

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« Reply #12107 on: October 19, 2019, 08:08:30 PM »
Good thing I only spoiled myself a few times.

  And thanks @Dan for the mouse, will go ahead and order one.
    I knew there was a good mouse out there!

 Btw how's MR JONES knee ?
 It's been many years since 5th grade in Rabbi Miesles class playing that baseball game in Cain Park!
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 I'm sure that coach loved you!
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Wait, you grew up in Cleveland?
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« Reply #12108 on: October 19, 2019, 08:55:55 PM »
Wait, you grew up in Cleveland?
Not quite, it's regards from an old classmate of Dan's who I met in Toronto, Canada over the 1st days.
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« Reply #12109 on: October 19, 2019, 09:38:03 PM »
Not quite, it's regards from an old classmate of Dan's who I met in Toronto, Canada over the 1st days.
Well that makes more sense...
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« Reply #12110 on: October 31, 2019, 06:28:25 PM »
I am looking for a basic 13"/14" lightweight laptop with which I can travel easily (it being in a carryon).
Graphics are not important to me. 

Should I wait for Black Friday or is this one good?
$129: Lenovo 14" HD Laptop-64GB SSD,$GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro - After $170 off 

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« Reply #12111 on: October 31, 2019, 07:10:22 PM »
looks pretty good; If I were you I would buy it now.

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« Reply #12112 on: October 31, 2019, 07:33:16 PM »


I am looking for a basic 13"/14" lightweight laptop with which I can travel easily (it being in a carryon).
Graphics are not important to me. 

Should I wait for Black Friday or is this one good?
$129: Lenovo 14" HD Laptop-64GB SSD,$GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro - After $170 off

If your budget is $150 then go for this, otherwise get a laptop that will cost around $300-$500 depending on deals and specs.
Most smartphones these days are more powerful then this.
Also 64gb hard drive is very small, most people call 256 a minimum.

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« Reply #12113 on: October 31, 2019, 07:42:51 PM »
How about just for word and basic surfing no heavy usage, should go for this?

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« Reply #12114 on: October 31, 2019, 10:23:34 PM »

If your budget is $150 then go for this, otherwise get a laptop that will cost around $300-$500 depending on deals and specs.
Most smartphones these days are more powerful then this.
Also 64gb hard drive is very small, most people call 256 a minimum.
In what way?

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« Reply #12115 on: October 31, 2019, 10:36:48 PM »
In what way?
Processor is pathetic, most smartphones have more cores and a higher benchmark.
4gb is very low for a laptop, especially at 1666mhz, phones are running similar speeds and most phones have 4gb or more.
64gb is very low for a laptop for a phone its usually good enough. Windows pro uses officially 16gb but actually around 8gb or less. Also counting in the drive is actually closer to 57gb, doesn't give you breathing room if you download anything.

The only good things about that laptop is the price and the screen is actually FHD not HD.

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« Reply #12116 on: October 31, 2019, 10:37:47 PM »
How about just for word and basic surfing no heavy usage, should go for this?
Pushing it, but if you can't go higher then go for it. Just warning you it will be slow especially updating or downloading.

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« Reply #12117 on: October 31, 2019, 11:59:00 PM »
Pushing it, but if you can't go higher then go for it. Just warning you it will be slow especially updating or downloading.
What do I need to look for in a laptop if I keep TONS of webpages open on a regular basis?  I know it is not good, but it is what it is. 

I use the computer for reading webpages and youtube items, downloading information (but not movies), word processing, and storing everything.
What specs would be recommended for me?

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« Reply #12118 on: November 01, 2019, 11:25:28 AM »
What do I need to look for in a laptop if I keep TONS of webpages open on a regular basis?  I know it is not good, but it is what it is. 

I use the computer for reading webpages and youtube items, downloading information (but not movies), word processing, and storing everything.
What specs would be recommended for me?

for a basic laptop these days, 8th gen (higher is good but harder to find) i5, 8gb ram, 256gb SSD, FHD screen.
Usually most people want more storage, but stick to an SSD since it makes a huge difference.
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/3abi this is a laptop with the specs i would start off with, dont need 10th gen i5, 8th or 9th is pretty good. its not a great price, you can find better.

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« Reply #12119 on: November 01, 2019, 01:34:38 PM »
Looking for a good deal on a fast laptop for the receptionist in our office. Any recommendations?