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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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« Reply #12510 on: June 30, 2020, 12:21:24 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..
Why does a graphic designer need 1T? Curious
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« Reply #12511 on: June 30, 2020, 12:23:21 AM »
Dont want a MacBook. I'll look at Lenovo
It's a business class laptop almost every major corporation distributes them to employees but consumer stores /websites seldom stock them.

Direct from lenovo it's around 2k but it's probably the only windows laptop where the design rivals Macbooks where there is actual thought put in by the designers to make a nice laptop.
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« Reply #12512 on: June 30, 2020, 12:24:31 AM »
It's a business class laptop almost every major corporation distributes them to employees but consumer stores /websites seldom stock them.

Direct from lenovo it's around 2k but it's probably the only windows laptop where the design rivals Macbooks where there is actual thought put in by the designers to make a nice laptop.
Thanks, looking around I'm only seeing them at 512 ssd not the 1T I'm looking for

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« Reply #12513 on: June 30, 2020, 12:25:42 AM »
Why does a graphic designer need 1T? Curious
I have no idea, it's not for myself. I'm thinking maybe to do some video editing...

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« Reply #12514 on: June 30, 2020, 02:49:49 AM »
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?
+1 my Lenovo x1 cost 2k and some of the best dollars I ever spent. Dollar for dollar it puts MacBook to shame
Thanks, looking around I'm only seeing them at 512 ssd not the 1T I'm looking for
This probably doesn't exist, and with cloud storage is totally unnecessary

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« Reply #12515 on: June 30, 2020, 03:32:03 AM »
Since I just went through this, I can tell you that it was mentioned upthread that Inspiron is poor build quality.
as per the wiki it depends on the model

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« Reply #12516 on: June 30, 2020, 09:02:44 AM »
+1 my Lenovo x1 cost 2k and some of the best dollars I ever spent. Dollar for dollar it puts MacBook to shameThis probably doesn't exist, and with cloud storage is totally unnecessary
Where did you pick up the carbon x1? See.s like they are only really sold to companies?
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« Reply #12517 on: June 30, 2020, 10:02:46 AM »
Where did you pick up the carbon x1? See.s like they are only really sold to companies?
Straight from Lenovo. It was a couple of generations / years ago.
You can buy from the guys companies buy from. I'll look up who I did that with a while back

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« Reply #12518 on: June 30, 2020, 12:01:33 PM »
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..
Unless your editing 4k videos (or 8k :) ) you probably don't need that high specs and focus more on some good graphics, and a good display is important.
Also a tip: use portable SSDs for storing your files and save yourself the need for 1TB.
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« Reply #12519 on: June 30, 2020, 12:41:53 PM »
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..

Dell G7 15 7500 Laptop $1,466.10  With Code: STAND4SMALL
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H (12MB Cache, up to 5.0 GHz, 6 cores)
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080)
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looking for i5 or higher, ssd, at least 15.6 inch screen- preferably larger.
best would be on dell so i can use the $200 credit
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« Reply #12521 on: June 30, 2020, 05:11:22 PM »
looking for i5 or higher, ssd, at least 15.6 inch screen- preferably larger.
best would be on dell so i can use the $200 credit
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« Reply #12523 on: July 01, 2020, 02:14:27 AM »
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/mpp/productdetail/4upt
Whatís the difference between these three laptops going on sale next week? I canít figure it out and would like to buy one of them, unless is there something better?
Inspiron 15 7000 Laptop $605
Inspiron 15 5000 Laptop $435
Inspiron 17 3000 Laptop $655

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« Reply #12524 on: July 01, 2020, 08:45:13 AM »
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
My initial thoughts on this:

Absolutely love the look and the solid build.
The display and sound are a pleasure.
I like the touch screen but there is something lacking with the tablet mode. It doesn't quite work as a tablet.
Not completely satisfied with the response time. Not sure if it's the i5 processor or the 8gb ram. But the next step up would have taken me north of $1,000 so I'll live with it.
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