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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 #13000 on: August 16, 2021, 01:04:19 PM »
anyone with experience with the Lenovo 14" IdeaPad Flex 5 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Laptop, or any other 500-700 flex laptop

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13001 on: August 17, 2021, 02:04:52 AM »
anyone with experience with the Lenovo 14" IdeaPad Flex 5 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Laptop, or any other 500-700 flex laptop

I have the flex 5 14". Make sure you know your model's specific specifications.


Mine is i5 10th gen, 16 gb ram, 512ssd
It's great. Good battery, weight is good, works well.

Drawbacks are the screen (on mine) is FHD 250 nits ips 45% ntsc. Which translates to decent, but not in very well lit rooms or outside, not great for photo editing.
It's also not as premium a feel as the yoga lines.

Price wise, at $700 or under, I'm pro. Over that, find a yoga.

Hope that helps

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« Reply #13002 on: August 17, 2021, 01:18:35 PM »

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« Reply #13003 on: August 22, 2021, 01:04:04 AM »
$379

ASUS VivoBook 15 F513 Thin and Light Laptop, 15.6" FHD Display, Intel Core i3-1115G4 Processor, 8GB Memory, 256GB PCIe Solid State Drive, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, Windows 10 in S Mode
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« Reply #13004 on: August 22, 2021, 06:08:47 PM »
anyone with experience with the Lenovo 14" IdeaPad Flex 5 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Laptop, or any other 500-700 flex laptop
I highly recommend going with the AMD version u get a longer battery life and better cpu/gpu performance.
https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Processor-Graphics-Included-81X20005US/dp/B086226DDB
P.S. if u need more storage u can upgrade the ssd later on.
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« Reply #13005 on: August 22, 2021, 09:55:25 PM »
I highly recommend going with the AMD version u get a longer battery life and better cpu/gpu performance.
https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Processor-Graphics-Included-81X20005US/dp/B086226DDB
P.S. if u need more storage u can upgrade the ssd later on.

That's the previous ryzen 5. Intel i7, and newest Intel i5 are equal or better. (Not to start a whole amd vs Intel. Whatever is best price I'd get.)

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« Reply #13006 on: August 22, 2021, 10:41:40 PM »
That's the previous ryzen 5. Intel i7, and newest Intel i5 are equal or better. (Not to start a whole amd vs Intel. Whatever is best price I'd get.)
U mentioned the i5 10th gen which vs the Ryzen 5 4500u the amd wins but I do agree that u should go with whichever one u can get for the best price (unless if u do alot of multicore workloads then u can take advantage of the 2 additional cores )since most people won't take advantage of the performance difference .
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« Reply #13007 on: August 23, 2021, 11:13:32 PM »
MSI Prestige 14 Evo 14" FHD Professional Laptop i5-1135G7 16GB 512GB SSD $599  With $100 Rebate
11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz)
Windows 10 Home
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« Reply #13008 on: August 24, 2021, 12:41:10 AM »
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1611037-REG/lenovo_81yk000tus_flex5_i5_1035g1_8gb_512gb.html/overview
Lenovo 15.6" IdeaPad 5 Laptop (Graphite Gray) $519.99 stack this with paypal offer for $75 off to get it for just $444.
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=126270.msg2489508#msg2489508
10th Gen i5 Core + FHD Screen = All-Day Entertainment
Key Features
1 GHz Intel Core i5 4-Core (10th Gen)
8GB of DDR4 RAM | 512GB SSD
15.6" 1920 x 1080 TN Display
Integrated Intel UHD Graphics
MMC, SD, SDHC & SDXC Card Reader
USB 3.1 Gen 1 & 2 Type-A & C | HDMI 1.4b
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« Reply #13009 on: August 24, 2021, 12:57:23 AM »
MSI Prestige 14 Evo 14" FHD Professional Laptop i5-1135G7 16GB 512GB SSD $599  With $100 Rebate
11th Generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz)
Windows 10 Home
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
14" FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS Display (Matte)
16GB 4267MHz LPDDR4x
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 5.1


looks great. Need a 14 inch midrange all-rounder for a cousin.
How's the build quality? On paper beats out any inspiron or pavillion's specs at this price

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« Reply #13010 on: August 24, 2021, 01:00:04 AM »
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1611037-REG/lenovo_81yk000tus_flex5_i5_1035g1_8gb_512gb.html/overview
Lenovo 15.6" IdeaPad 5 Laptop (Graphite Gray) $519.99 stack this with paypal offer for $75 off to get it for just $444.
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=126270.msg2489508#msg2489508
10th Gen i5 Core + FHD Screen = All-Day Entertainment
Key Features
1 GHz Intel Core i5 4-Core (10th Gen)
8GB of DDR4 RAM | 512GB SSD
15.6" 1920 x 1080 TN Display
Integrated Intel UHD Graphics
MMC, SD, SDHC & SDXC Card Reader
USB 3.1 Gen 1 & 2 Type-A & C | HDMI 1.4b
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) | Bluetooth 5.1
135 Hinge
Backlit Keyboard
Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
Good battery, good build. Bad 250 nit 45% ntsc TN screen.

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« Reply #13011 on: August 24, 2021, 01:14:21 AM »
Good battery, good build. Bad 250 nit 45% ntsc TN screen.
its true that the display is not amazing but when your limited to a certain budget its a pretty good bang for your buck.
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« Reply #13013 on: September 05, 2021, 10:30:17 AM »
Looking for a work laptop to use when on the go. Most of my apps are online, but I still use some local apps. Must be able to handle a lot


Any recommendations?
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« Reply #13014 on: September 05, 2021, 11:16:48 AM »
Looking for a work laptop to use when on the go. Most of my apps are online, but I still use some local apps. Must be able to handle a lot


Any recommendations?
What's considered "a lot"? Or perhaps a better question, which programs do you use?

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« Reply #13015 on: September 05, 2021, 11:50:23 AM »
Looking for a work laptop to use when on the go. Most of my apps are online, but I still use some local apps. Must be able to handle a lot


Any recommendations?
a lot of tabs? get ram
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What's considered "a lot"? Or perhaps a better question, which programs do you use?
a lot of open active Chrome tabs.
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« Reply #13017 on: September 12, 2021, 01:00:32 PM »
any suggestions for a all around good 17" laptop for work (not graphics). $700-$1200 range

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« Reply #13019 on: September 15, 2021, 09:16:13 AM »
Hi, I need a good laptop. I don't play games. My profession is a vocal coach and I need it for music, videos, graphix design, etc. Also lots of writing.

Are there any good deals going on now? Or is it better for me to wait until Black Friday if I am not in a rush? thanks.