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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!!


HT: Dh Data Recovery & Name Changed


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 #12195 on: December 04, 2019, 07:49:21 AM »
Thanks for the quick response. Maybe I don't realize what I'm missing out on since I currently have 1080p on my XPS 15. Even on your XPS 13 you notice the difference of 4k? I'm glad to hear it, because some people say it's overkill even for an XPS 15 and causes scaling issues and drains the battery needlessly.
I have a 4k  15" HP spectre.
It is amazing to look at, and noticably sharper than 1080p

There are scaling issues though... Many apps just don't look right, especially older ones.
For example: Adobe acrobat 11 looks blurry and fuzzy.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12198 on: December 05, 2019, 02:58:57 PM »
HOT!
HP Pavilion 14" Laptop, Intel Core i5, 8GB 1TB for $339 from Staples!

https://www.staples.com/hp-pavilion-14-ce2068s-6me71ua-aba-14-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory/product_24393910

They had advertised this for $369 for black friday/cyber monday and just dropped the price another $30!
This is a much higher quality machine than the basic non branded entry level HP laptops. The case is metal instead of cheap bendable plastic. These usually go for much more.

This one from my previous post is also still live:
Acer Aspire 3 15.6" Notebook, FULL HD SCREEN, Intel i3, 4GB Memory, 1TB HD, for $220 from staples!

www.staples.com/acer-aspire-3-a315-53-30n0-notebook-intel-i3-4gb-memory-windows-10/product_24422064

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« Reply #12199 on: December 05, 2019, 03:03:09 PM »
HOT!
HP Pavilion 14" Laptop, Intel Core i5, 8GB 1TB for $339 from Staples!

https://www.staples.com/hp-pavilion-14-ce2068s-6me71ua-aba-14-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory/product_24393910

They had advertised this for $369 for black friday/cyber monday and just dropped the price another $30!
This is a much higher quality machine than the basic non branded entry level HP laptops. The case is metal instead of cheap bendable plastic. These usually go for much more.
Doesn't have an SSD. So maybe this (also newer-gen i5, as well as some Optane) for $369 is a better option https://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-14-Laptop-Intel-10th-Gen-Core-i5-1035G1-8GB-SDRAM-256GB-SSD-16GB-Intel-Optane-memory-Natural-Silver-14-dq1039wm/569648772?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_xts1MhQf1xyJRi-wUx0Mo382Ukn39KzC0QmJ0A0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_10577&clickid=xts1MhQf1xyJRi-wUx0Mo382Ukn39KzC0QmJ0A0

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12200 on: December 05, 2019, 07:51:56 PM »
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/hp-15-ef0875ms-laptop/90gc7ffpbnxd?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

• 15.6-inch HD touchscreen
• AMD Ryzen 7
• 12GB memory/256GB SSD
• AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics

$399
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12201 on: December 06, 2019, 11:49:37 AM »
Dell Inspiron 14" Full HD Touchscreen 2-in-1 Intel Core i7 8GB RAM 256GB SSD
Direct from Microsoft eBay Outlet Store $549.00
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Inspiron-14-Full-HD-Touchscreen-2-in-1-Intel-Core-i7-8GB-RAM-256GB-SSD/254318534018

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12202 on: December 06, 2019, 01:04:27 PM »
HP 15-dy1751ms Laptop (10th Gen Intel Core i5) $399.00
• 15.6-inch HD touchscreen
• Intel Core i5-1035G1
• 8GB memory/512GB SSD
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/hp-15-dy1751ms-laptop-10th-gen-intel-core-i5/8tcfj4dq3s3g?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12203 on: December 08, 2019, 12:39:02 PM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12204 on: December 10, 2019, 02:47:24 PM »
https://www.rakuten.com/shop/dell/product/nn5593dssdh/ - Dell Inspiron, 10th gen i5, 15.6-inch FHD(1920x1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display Narrow Border, 256gb SSD, Intel® UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory, 8 GB, 1 x 8 GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz, this should have the backlit keyboard

$449.99 sold directly from Dell PLUS 25% back in Rakuten points ($112.25) which lichora expires today...selling directly from Dell website for $650 https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/new-inspiron-15-5000-laptop/spd/inspiron-15-5593-laptop/nn5593dssdh

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« Reply #12206 on: December 11, 2019, 12:57:17 PM »
https://www.rakuten.com/shop/dell/product/nn5593dssdh/ - Dell Inspiron, 10th gen i5, 15.6-inch FHD(1920x1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch Display Narrow Border, 256gb SSD, Intel® UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory, 8 GB, 1 x 8 GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz, this should have the backlit keyboard

$449.99 sold directly from Dell PLUS 25% back in Rakuten points ($112.25) which lichora expires today...selling directly from Dell website for $650 https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/new-inspiron-15-5000-laptop/spd/inspiron-15-5593-laptop/nn5593dssdh

OOS and better deal/specs than the one just posted on DDMS...makes you wonder who the "deal" is for :)

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« Reply #12207 on: December 11, 2019, 01:29:28 PM »
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s, 13.3” FHD, i5 8265U, 8GB DDR, 256GB SSD $419.99
Processor:   8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 8265U 1.60GHz, up to 3.90GHz with Turbo
Graphics Processing:   Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620   
RAM Size:   8GB DDR4 2400MHz
Hard Drive Capacity:   256GB SSD

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« Reply #12208 on: December 11, 2019, 09:12:42 PM »
https://www.newegg.com/p/1TS-000D-078N7 - HP 14" FHD Home & Business Laptop 10th Gen Core i5-1035G4, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 4 Core up to 3.70 GHz, Backlit, USB-C, Iris Plus Graphics, Bluetooth 5.0, HDMI 1.4b 4K Output, 1920x1080, Win 10 - $489

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #12209 on: December 17, 2019, 12:57:49 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-G3-15-6-Gaming-Laptop-i5-8300H-8GB-RAM-1TB-HHD-GTX-1050Ti-4GB/293234640093?_trkparms=5373%3A0%7C5374%3AFeatured - Dell G3 15.6" Gaming Laptop i5-8300H 8GB RAM 1TB HHD GTX 1050Ti 4GB - 8th Gen i5-8300H - 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution - Waves MaxxAudio - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB - Windows 10 Home