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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 #13340 on: January 06, 2022, 06:16:21 PM »
May not be the best place to post, but using this offer can make for some amazing laptop deals on Dell.com ---- have 2 x $200 off $800 credits for sale or trade in case anyone is interested.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13341 on: January 06, 2022, 06:34:09 PM »
May not be the best place to post but using my offer can make for some amazon laptop deals on Dell.com ---- have 2 x $200 off $800 credits for sale or trade in case anyone is interested.
Wow amazon selling on dell.com truly amazing!

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https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=101179.0
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13342 on: January 08, 2022, 07:35:15 PM »
https://www.dell.com/en-us/member/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-laptop/spd/inspiron-15-5510-laptop/nn5510eyvlh

Is the $78 upgrade from 512 SSD to 1T SSD worthwhile? Use for work with multiple programs open at once. Don't store much photos/videos on my device.


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13344 on: January 08, 2022, 08:11:58 PM »
Using a laptop for data entry and remote connection to an EMR system to enter patients info...no video games or videos etc.... Curious which one to get:

These two computers have everything same except these two things and the price:

Option1:   Intel Core 11th Generation i3-1115G4 Processor (Dual Core, Up to 4.10GHz, 6MB Cache)     and     128GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive     $370

Option 2:  Intel Core 10th Generation i5-1035G1 Processor (Quad Core, Up to 3.60GHz, 6MB Cache, 15W)    and  256GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive   $450

I need to buy 2 or 3...So is worth saving the $80 on the i3 but i see its 11th generation the other is I5 but 10th generation... I dnt know what the other studdf 128gb vs 256 gb is... but what do you suggest i get?

thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #13345 on: January 08, 2022, 08:15:29 PM »
Using a laptop for data entry and remote connection to an EMR system to enter patients info...no video games or videos etc.... Curious which one to get:

These two computers have everything same except these two things and the price:

Option1:   Intel Core 11th Generation i3-1115G4 Processor (Dual Core, Up to 4.10GHz, 6MB Cache)     and     128GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive     $370

Option 2:  Intel Core 10th Generation i5-1035G1 Processor (Quad Core, Up to 3.60GHz, 6MB Cache, 15W)    and  256GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive   $450

I need to buy 2 or 3...So is worth saving the $80 on the i3 but i see its 11th generation the other is I5 but 10th generation... I dnt know what the other studdf 128gb vs 256 gb is... but what do you suggest i get?

thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Getting the later generation for cheaper makes sense. 256GB is the storage so the more expensive one would have double the storage. (You can get a 500GB NVMe for less then $80)

In general it's a good idea to share the links to help out others.

ETA
Didn't realize the i3 -i5 difference, but I would agree with @AsherO
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13346 on: January 08, 2022, 08:16:59 PM »
Using a laptop for data entry and remote connection to an EMR system to enter patients info...no video games or videos etc.... Curious which one to get:

These two computers have everything same except these two things and the price:

Option1:   Intel Core 11th Generation i3-1115G4 Processor (Dual Core, Up to 4.10GHz, 6MB Cache)     and     128GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive     $370

Option 2:  Intel Core 10th Generation i5-1035G1 Processor (Quad Core, Up to 3.60GHz, 6MB Cache, 15W)    and  256GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive   $450

I need to buy 2 or 3...So is worth saving the $80 on the i3 but i see its 11th generation the other is I5 but 10th generation... I dnt know what the other studdf 128gb vs 256 gb is... but what do you suggest i get?

thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Take what’s cheaper, the specs should be sufficient for your needs either way.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13347 on: January 08, 2022, 08:22:58 PM »
last question just found this...

https://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/SecondaryInventorySearch.aspx?c=us&cs=28&l=en&s=dfb&sign=PXhcOSHtr1T4IOw%2fPR7UdbT8%2bhiV%2bBD5p3ziYcwiWO6g4SxXixzL%2fMKrPP2k2QzpBmQcX3%2bo8Nmt8pivl0%2bJf6ZaX8NuEqG0pVcOLfNneguBw2xVbF%2f4F2ChXG9dURHlHyyB2DCaj6NgxFUm2ON1Lu4%2bM69i1gdu4AShQv0LZKuTDxS%2fwkX8VOERngB3Og%2b3


IS this better than the pentium 11 , i3?    this link shows more GB and memory but  i dont knoq ANYHTING about processor...says regular price 800+/// opinion?  great;y appreciate

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« Reply #13348 on: January 08, 2022, 08:26:38 PM »
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« Reply #13349 on: January 08, 2022, 08:27:04 PM »
ty!

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« Reply #13350 on: January 08, 2022, 10:29:47 PM »
And which processor is better between these 2
https://www.dell.com/en-us/member/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-3000-laptop/spd/inspiron-15-3511-laptop/nn3511eyxvh

The H chip in the inspiron 5000 is more powerful than the g7 chip in the inspiron 3000, though it may use more battery. That's fine, because the 5000 has a ~30% bigger battery.

Regardless, I'd suggest getting the 5000. It's metal and built better than the 3000.

I'm not sure what you'll use it for, but imho for the majority of people it would make sense to get the i5 version. It's $150 cheaper, and the performance is not much worse. It comes with 256gb storage, which is a drawback, but you can get a portable 1tb ssd for $90 or a 2-4tb hdd for $50.

If you have a budget of over $800 you may as well get a more premium laptop than either of these. If you have dell credits you're using, then these could make sense.

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« Reply #13351 on: January 08, 2022, 10:54:31 PM »
The H chip in the inspiron 5000 is more powerful than the g7 chip in the inspiron 3000, though it may use more battery. That's fine, because the 5000 has a ~30% bigger battery.

Regardless, I'd suggest getting the 5000. It's metal and built better than the 3000.

I'm not sure what you'll use it for, but imho for the majority of people it would make sense to get the i5 version. It's $150 cheaper, and the performance is not much worse. It comes with 256gb storage, which is a drawback, but you can get a portable 1tb ssd for $90 or a 2-4tb hdd for $50.

If you have a budget of over $800 you may as well get a more premium laptop than either of these. If you have dell credits you're using, then these could make sense.

Thanks for taking the time to respond. I guess the Inspiron 15 (without the 3000) is the 5000?
I have a $200 Dell credit
I notice that there's a 10% code this weekend (SAVE10), but the only one it's clipping to is the most expensive bringing it from $881 to $793 (before the $200 Amex)
Specs on that is i7, 1TB SSD, and 16 RAM. Is the price justified for what I need it?
(I need a strong machine thank to BH little children etc. and extensive use. My last one that recently broke was a Thinkpad.)

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« Reply #13352 on: January 08, 2022, 11:02:47 PM »
(I need a strong machine thank to BH little children etc. and extensive use. My last one that recently broke was a Thinkpad.)

Children should preferably not get anywhere near an expensive computer when that's possible. If they ever need to use a device, a cheap tablet or chromebook, or an iPad in a bulletproof case is the way to go.

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« Reply #13353 on: January 08, 2022, 11:27:07 PM »
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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« Reply #13354 on: January 09, 2022, 02:17:27 AM »
Thanks for taking the time to respond. I guess the Inspiron 15 (without the 3000) is the 5000?
Yes, sorry, they used to write 5000 on the product page. If you look at your link it's for model 5510.

...$793 (before the $200 Amex)
Specs on that is i7, 1TB SSD, and 16 RAM. Is the price justified for what I need it?
(I need a strong machine thank to BH little children etc. and extensive use. My last one that recently broke was a Thinkpad.)

Not bad. And best you'll get now for $600. No machine is kid proof, this is on the more robust side.
If you don't do any video editing, this will do.

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« Reply #13355 on: January 09, 2022, 02:58:19 AM »
Yes, sorry, they used to write 5000 on the product page. If you look at your link it's for model 5510.

Not bad. And best you'll get now for $600. No machine is kid proof, this is on the more robust side.
If you don't do any video editing, this will do.
Thank you very much!

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« Reply #13358 on: January 26, 2022, 06:45:00 PM »
A solid buy
https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/9720305/

Nice laptop, not the cheapest but probably solid build quality. Keep in mind the 8gb RAM is soldered, so not upgradable.

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« Reply #13359 on: January 26, 2022, 08:25:13 PM »
HP Pavilion 15.6" FHD Touch, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Lunar Gold $699
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (up to 4.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 12 MB L3 cache, 4 cores)
Windows 10 Home
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080), Touch, IPS, Micro-edge, BrightView, 250 nits, 45% NTSC
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
8GB DDR4 3200MHz
512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5 combo