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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:

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: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #750 on: July 04, 2012, 03:05:58 PM »
For light use a AMD is fine, but an i3 is more piratical.

With the 15x points it comes out at an amazing price. There prob will be a sale on an i3 at office depot before the 10x points ends
Thnx


When does the 10x end?

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« Reply #751 on: July 04, 2012, 03:20:48 PM »
When does the 10x end?
Last time they had it for a month

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #752 on: July 04, 2012, 03:36:46 PM »
For light use a AMD is fine, but an i3 is more piratical.

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v.
rob or plunder (a ship).

piratical adj. piratically adv.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #753 on: July 05, 2012, 12:48:23 PM »
  Do you guys thein the G7-2017US for $499 AF and coupon plus 10X UR is a good deal

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03377414&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5278321

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #754 on: July 06, 2012, 09:19:25 AM »
  Do you guys thein the G7-2017US for $499 AF and coupon plus 10X UR is a good deal

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c03377414&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5278321
Where do you get this laptop for that price?

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« Reply #755 on: July 06, 2012, 09:31:12 AM »
Where do you get this laptop for that price?

Here at Staples its for $549 - $50 Rebate - $100 Coupon Code - 79320

So its $399 and 4x UR points, and with a INK Bold an additional 5x points

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #756 on: July 06, 2012, 10:50:24 AM »
Here at Staples its for $549 - $50 Rebate - $100 Coupon Code - 79320

So its $399 and 4x UR points, and with a INK Bold an additional 5x points
17" screen btw, not very portable, shuld be called a table top instead of a laptop
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #757 on: July 06, 2012, 10:55:17 AM »
Here at Staples its for $549 - $50 Rebate - $100 Coupon Code - 79320

So its $399 and 4x UR points, and with a INK Bold an additional 5x points


 Sorry for typo. Its $399 plus tax and I ordered it yesterday. Some mistake in Address and UPS will prolly deliver it Monday.

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« Reply #758 on: July 06, 2012, 12:09:27 PM »

 Sorry for typo. Its $399 plus tax and I ordered it yesterday. Some mistake in Address and UPS will prolly deliver it Monday.

@Name Changed what do you think of this machine for that price ?
At that price its a very good deal! Specs are good - i3 and 6GB ram

Enjoy it :)

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #759 on: July 06, 2012, 12:36:00 PM »
At that price its a very good deal! Specs are good - i3 and 6GB ram

Enjoy it :)
If this is what you will be using it for - the specs are perfect
   Want me to post what I think of it for future reference  after I get it Monday ? :)

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« Reply #760 on: July 06, 2012, 12:43:56 PM »
   Want me to post what I think of it for future reference  after I get it Monday ? :)
Yea :)

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #761 on: July 08, 2012, 09:35:42 AM »
Here Bestbuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Its for $330 - Instore pick up, but you could order online.

Specs:
i3-2350m
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth

This price likely wont last. Its a great price for the specs.

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #762 on: July 08, 2012, 11:21:51 AM »
Here Bestbuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Its for $330 - Instore pick up, but you could order online.

Specs:
i3-2350m
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth

This price likely wont last. Its a great price for the specs.
Great deal. just ordered 2 of them. thanks

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #763 on: July 08, 2012, 04:00:53 PM »
Here Bestbuy is selling a Dell Inspiron 15

Its for $330 - Instore pick up, but you could order online.

Specs:
i3-2350m
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
Bluetooth

This price likely wont last. Its a great price for the specs.



as just going to ask about this offer...

is there anyway to get it cheaper?tax?

is it a good machine?

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #764 on: July 08, 2012, 04:51:44 PM »

as just going to ask about this offer...

is there anyway to get it cheaper?tax?

is it a good machine?

Sometimes best buy has a 10% off discount but I dont think it applies to sale items.

Beyond buying best buy gift cards at slight % discounts, I dont think you can find a laptop with a next generation processor for cheaper.