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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:

Spectre - Top of the line personal (dragonfly is the top of the line for business) - lightest laptops, and beautiful!

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 #12495 on: June 29, 2020, 07:08:19 PM »
You should be fine, 8GB RAM isn't the most ram but good for quite a bunch of chrome tabs, and it's a solid build thin and light, and average price (perhaps considered good these days).
My most demanding use is probably connecting to my desktop remotely. Is 8gb good for that?
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« Reply #12496 on: June 29, 2020, 07:08:23 PM »
Similar price and specs. Which one wins?

1. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1558822-REG/lenovo_81x1000aus_i5_1035g1_8gb_512gb.html

2. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-envy-x360-2-in-1-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-256gb-ssd-natural-silver/6403434.p?skuId=6403434
Their different screen sizes but I'd definitely go with the hp. (Only advantage of Lenovo is the double the amount of storage)
My most demanding use is probably connecting to my desktop remotely. Is 8gb good for that?
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« Reply #12497 on: June 29, 2020, 07:09:36 PM »
Why not this one?
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B086226DDB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_uqN-Eb28G3N8M
Goes in and out of stocks you have to look out for it but when it's in stock it's $599. It's much better
How is that processor?
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« Reply #12498 on: June 29, 2020, 07:17:59 PM »
How is that processor?
More or less the same I believe, but I think overall the HP is the better laptop, @El Capitan what do you say?

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« Reply #12499 on: June 29, 2020, 07:21:58 PM »
More or less the same I believe, but I think overall the HP is the better laptop, @El Capitan what do you say?
in general AMD has been doing wayyyy better than intel the last few years. And this is gen 4 which is next level. Incomparable to core i5
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« Reply #12500 on: June 29, 2020, 07:22:41 PM »
in general AMD has been doing wayyyy better than intel the last few years. And this is gen 4 which is next level. Incomparable to core i5
in terms of build quality I honestly don't know though
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« Reply #12501 on: June 29, 2020, 07:48:46 PM »
is this a good deal?  (honestly im looking for cheaper)

 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-15-6-7000-2-in-1-4k-uhd-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-geforce-mx250-512gb-ssd-32gb-optane-black/6373032.p?skuId=6373032

im looking to buy a laptop and need at least a 15'' screen, i need to be fast responsive and i dont know anything about the specs and stuff.
i have this meshugaas that it has to be Dell (i dont know why but i think its more of a brand name then others and therefore they're better, am i wrong?)
i will greatly appreciate if someone can help me out

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« Reply #12502 on: June 29, 2020, 08:16:35 PM »
is this a good deal?  (honestly im looking for cheaper)

 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-inspiron-15-6-7000-2-in-1-4k-uhd-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-geforce-mx250-512gb-ssd-32gb-optane-black/6373032.p?skuId=6373032

im looking to buy a laptop and need at least a 15'' screen, i need to be fast responsive and i dont know anything about the specs and stuff.
i have this meshugaas that it has to be Dell (i dont know why but i think its more of a brand name then others and therefore they're better, am i wrong?)
i will greatly appreciate if someone can help me out
Since I just went through this, I can tell you that it was mentioned upthread that Inspiron is poor build quality.
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« Reply #12503 on: June 30, 2020, 12:05:23 AM »
Since I just went through this, I can tell you that it was mentioned upthread that Inspiron is poor build quality.
what did you end up buying?

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« Reply #12504 on: June 30, 2020, 12:06:43 AM »
Since I just went through this, I can tell you that it was mentioned upthread that Inspiron is poor build quality.
Anyone want to update the wiki? Currently says YMMV
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« Reply #12505 on: June 30, 2020, 12:07:34 AM »
what did you end up buying?
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/h...silver/6403434.p?skuId=6403434

I need it asap, don't have time to wait around for a deal
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« Reply #12506 on: June 30, 2020, 12:10:28 AM »
I'm looking for a laptop atleast
i7, 16gb, 1T SSD.
Being used for an aspiring graphics designer. Any recommendations?
I'm thinking probably a gaming laptop..

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« Reply #12508 on: June 30, 2020, 12:15:36 AM »
I'm looking for a laptop atleast
i7, 16gb, 1T SSD.
Being used for an aspiring graphics designer. Any recommendations?
I'm thinking probably a gaming laptop..
Macbook? Did you look into the Lenovo x1 Carbon Extreme?

I've also been looking but I cant seem to figure out where business class laptops are sold?
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« Reply #12509 on: June 30, 2020, 12:16:43 AM »
Macbook? Did you look into the Lenovo x1 Carbon Extreme?

I've also been looking but I cant seem to figure out where pros by laptops
Dont want a MacBook. I'll look at Lenovo