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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 #810 on: July 16, 2012, 07:14:47 PM »

 I  paid $399 after rebate . Plus around $75 in UR points

Is the $399 w/rebate still available?
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« Reply #811 on: July 16, 2012, 07:17:12 PM »
Is the $399 w/rebate still available?


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« Reply #813 on: July 16, 2012, 10:51:14 PM »
Any good deals on a 17 inch?
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« Reply #814 on: July 17, 2012, 07:08:22 AM »
Any good deals on a 17 inch?

YES-- STAPLES has one on sale  HP 17 in. i3 intel 6gb ram 640 hard drive at $499 in this weeks circular --plus staples has a $50 off coupon brings to $449 -- not as good as last weeks ad at net after coupon 399-BUT still good deal at 449 plus get UR POINTS

OR Office depot gives 10 pts on  UR MALL plus ink 5 pts looks like same computer as staples at $499 --http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/195028/HP-Pavilion-g7-2010nr-Laptop-Computer/

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« Reply #815 on: July 17, 2012, 03:36:36 PM »
YES-- STAPLES has one on sale  HP 17 in. i3 intel 6gb ram 640 hard drive at $499 in this weeks circular --plus staples has a $50 off coupon brings to $449 -- not as good as last weeks ad at net after coupon 399-BUT still good deal at 449 plus get UR POINTS

OR Office depot gives 10 pts on  UR MALL plus ink 5 pts looks like same computer as staples at $499 --http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/195028/HP-Pavilion-g7-2010nr-Laptop-Computer/

if any know of better deals --speak up please
I assume your reffering to HP Pavilion g7-2017-us 17.3" Laptop @ http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-g7-2017us-Notebook/product_932064 but its $549.99
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« Reply #816 on: July 17, 2012, 03:52:58 PM »
yeah but that brings it to $500 not $450.

the g7-2017us in this week adv is 499--less the 50 coupon = i will let u do the math (449)--how did u come up with 500?

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« Reply #817 on: July 17, 2012, 04:01:03 PM »
i have the $50 off for this week and do not think i will use ( will know friday a.m)-- if u are ready to buy i can give u the codes "if"  u  can not find on ur own--it is  valid through 7/21-- but--think u can find on ur own though

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« Reply #818 on: July 17, 2012, 04:19:13 PM »
I assume your reffering to HP Pavilion g7-2017-us 17.3" Laptop @ http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-g7-2017us-Notebook/product_932064 but its $549.99
the g7-2017us in this week adv is 499--less the 50 coupon = i will let u do the math (449)--how did u come up with 500?
the link takes me to 549.99. if I have the wrong link please let me know and if possible pls post correct one. Thanks.
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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #820 on: July 17, 2012, 04:50:02 PM »
look in the circular front page on bottom will see 3 lap tops

http://weeklyad.staples.com/Staples/BrowseByPage?storeid=2622279&promotionviewmode=2&promotioncode=Staples-120715&listingid=0&sneakpeek=N
It seems like that price of 499.99 includes the the $50 off.
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« Reply #821 on: July 17, 2012, 05:21:49 PM »
It seems like that price of 499.99 includes the the $50 off.
OK ONE MORE TIME  -- if u go into the store or internet it will price at $499 like the adv. --- at check out u give them the $50 off coupon --- last week i and a friend bought same lap and used a $100 of coupon --if i am not clear -- maybe someone else can help u --- or  find the $50 off coupon and go on line or into a store and buy it -

the $50 coupon has "not a thing to do with" the $50 easy rebate u see in adv

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #823 on: July 18, 2012, 03:11:20 PM »
Any thoughts on this laptop? i5 and only 3 pounds.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.237488800?WT.mc_id=mercent&mr:referralID=8bad8de6-57ef-11e1-a1f9-001b2166c2c0&siteID=NKa3hZyYoHA-nkMG74z6XqWT63GKMwAzBA


Its sold out already. I just bought a Dell XPS 15 from the dell outlet- i5 8gb ram 750gb sata 7200 HD, 1gb graphics card for a little over $530 shipped inc tax. They have a 20% deal now combined with the $100 amex/twitter/dell promo

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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #824 on: July 18, 2012, 03:53:03 PM »
Its sold out already. I just bought a Dell XPS 15 from the dell outlet- i5 8gb ram 750gb sata 7200 HD, 1gb graphics card for a little over $530 shipped inc tax. They have a 20% deal now combined with the $100 amex/twitter/dell promo

AMEX twiiter deal expired I thought.  They have a new deal ? Was this a refurb ?