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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.

Excellent "Laptop Buying Guide" by @dailykasha, written for Black Friday 2021
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13200 on: November 26, 2021, 12:06:28 AM »
(the screen a necessary $60 upgrade btw)
why?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13201 on: November 26, 2021, 12:07:07 AM »
Lenovo Ideapad 5 Pro 82L500F5US 16 Laptop $599.99

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/d/lenovo-ideapad-5-pro-82l500f5us-16-laptop/8sgb4nhfcq27


Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (6C / 12T, 3.3 / 4.2GHz, 3MB L2 / 16MB L3)

Graphics
Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics

Memory
8GB Soldered DDR4-3200

Max Memory
8GB soldered memory, not upgradable

Storage
512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13202 on: November 26, 2021, 12:09:01 AM »
why?
Otherwise your looking at a 15" HD screen (1280p x 720p) which isn't great..
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13203 on: November 26, 2021, 12:20:23 AM »
Dell G15 Laptop Intel Core i5-10500H 15.6" FHD 120Hz 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, GTX 1650 4GB $599.99
10th Generation Intel Core i5-10500H (12MB Cache, up to 4.5 GHz, 6 cores)
Windows 11 Home
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 4GB GDDR6
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) 120Hz 250 nits WVA Anti- Glare LED Backlit Narrow Border Display
8GB DDR4 2933MHz
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
3-Cell Battery, 56WHr (Integrated)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2x2) Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
Backlit Keyboard

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13204 on: November 26, 2021, 12:36:48 AM »
Seems like HP is terrible when it comes to cancelling an order, after an hour you cant cancel. And the returns may charge 15% restocking

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« Reply #13205 on: November 26, 2021, 01:17:46 AM »
Dell G15 Laptop Intel Core i5-10500H 15.6" FHD 120Hz 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, GTX 1650 4GB $599.99
10th Generation Intel Core i5-10500H (12MB Cache, up to 4.5 GHz, 6 cores)
Windows 11 Home
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 4GB GDDR6
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) 120Hz 250 nits WVA Anti- Glare LED Backlit Narrow Border Display
8GB DDR4 2933MHz
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
3-Cell Battery, 56WHr (Integrated)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2x2) Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
Backlit Keyboard

how would this compare to my Lenovo G560?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13206 on: November 26, 2021, 01:19:40 AM »
MSI Katana GF66 15.6" Laptop FHD 144Hz Intel Core i5-11400H, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RTX 3050 4GB $699 With $100 Mail in Rebate
11th Generation Intel Core i5-11400H
Windows 10 Home
Latest GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU 4GB GDDR6
15.6" Full HD (1920x1080), 144 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel, Thin bezel design
8GB DDR4 3200MHz
512GB NVMe SSD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201(2x2) + Bluetooth

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13207 on: November 26, 2021, 01:29:38 AM »
how would this compare to my Lenovo G560?
Well they are two different companies but both their model names start with a 'G' so..
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13208 on: November 26, 2021, 08:00:26 AM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13209 on: November 26, 2021, 08:44:35 AM »
Thinking of getting a ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 AMD (13") for $970 @Yisroel Tech

System Specs
Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 Pro 5850U Processor (1.90 GHz, up to 4.40 GHz Max Boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 16 MB Cache)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
Operating System Language:  Windows 10 Home 64 English
Memory: 32 GB LPDDR4X 4266MHz (Soldered)
Hard Drive: 256 GB PCIe SSD, OPAL
Display: 13.3" WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, anti-glare, 400 nits
Graphic Card: Integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics
Camera: IR & 1080p HD
Wireless: Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.2
Fingerprint Reader
Keyboard: Backlit - US English
System Expansion Slots: Smart Card Reader
Battery: 4 Cell Li-Polymer 54.7Wh
Power Cord: 65W AC

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13210 on: November 26, 2021, 12:45:59 PM »
This seems like a great option for my BIL. Is there something I'm missing?

I think you got a very similar one recently. Yours was AMD, this is the equivalent intel.
What do you think?

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« Reply #13211 on: November 26, 2021, 12:50:19 PM »
I think you got a very similar one recently. Yours was AMD, this is the equivalent intel.
What do you think?
I love mine. I see that it has similar specs in the stuff I recognize (16gb RAM, i7), but I don't know beans about graphics cards, bluetooth, etc...

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« Reply #13212 on: November 26, 2021, 01:05:33 PM »
I love mine. I see that it has similar specs in the stuff I recognize (16gb RAM, i7), but I don't know beans about graphics cards, bluetooth, etc...

https://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/IdeaPad/IdeaPad_5_15ALC05?M=82LN0002US yours
https://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/IdeaPad/IdeaPad_5_15ITL05?M=82FG0163US
This one

Pretty equivalent

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13213 on: November 27, 2021, 09:41:37 PM »
XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop $882 with coupon code SAVE10.

11th Gen - Intel Core i5-1135G7 2.4 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo, 8MB Cache) Quad Core Processor
13.4" 1920x1200 FHD+ WLED Touchcreen Display
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
16GB LPDDR4X 4266 MHz Ram
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Backlit Keyboard w/ Fingerprint Reader
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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« Reply #13214 on: November 27, 2021, 10:04:10 PM »
XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop $882 with coupon code SAVE10.

11th Gen - Intel Core i5-1135G7 2.4 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo, 8MB Cache) Quad Core Processor
13.4" 1920x1200 FHD+ WLED Touchcreen Display
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13215 on: November 27, 2021, 10:08:38 PM »
Thinking of getting a ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 AMD (13") for $970 @Yisroel Tech

System Specs
Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 Pro 5850U Processor (1.90 GHz, up to 4.40 GHz Max Boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 16 MB Cache)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
Operating System Language:  Windows 10 Home 64 English
Memory: 32 GB LPDDR4X 4266MHz (Soldered)
Hard Drive: 256 GB PCIe SSD, OPAL
Display: 13.3" WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, anti-glare, 400 nits
Graphic Card: Integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics
Camera: IR & 1080p HD
Wireless: Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.2
Fingerprint Reader
Keyboard: Backlit - US English
System Expansion Slots: Smart Card Reader
Battery: 4 Cell Li-Polymer 54.7Wh
Power Cord: 65W AC
Ended up getting for $5 more the 512 GB option!


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13216 on: November 27, 2021, 10:26:42 PM »
Ended up getting for $5 more the 512 GB option!


Ships in 4+ months!!!

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« Reply #13217 on: November 27, 2021, 11:09:43 PM »
Ships in 4+ months!!!
From what I heard this had taken approx 4 weeks..

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« Reply #13218 on: November 28, 2021, 01:16:28 AM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13219 on: November 28, 2021, 07:30:51 AM »
What laptop or desktop should I get for blue iris?
Can be used but needs to have H.265 hardware acceleration
https://ipcamtalk.com/wiki/choosing-hardware-for-blue-iris/
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