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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, updated for holidays 2023

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13580 on: September 01, 2022, 02:52:07 PM »
Any recommendations for laptop for elementary rebbe? Inexpensive

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13581 on: September 01, 2022, 05:52:39 PM »
ISO a 14" chromebook for school use (HS girl).

Found this on DD and was wondering if it's worth it ---https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09S5X4RZM/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If have alternatives, please lmk.
Looks to me the selling point of that one is that it's "rugged". Other than that it's a good price but a mediocre chromebook. only HD/720 screen, older celeron.
I've posted these before
https://www.target.com/p/acer-315-15-6-chromebook-intel-celeron-n4020-1-1ghz-4gb-ram-64gb-flash-chrome-manufacturer-refurbished/-/A-84139757 15 inch, $150. manufacturer refurbished, by acer.
or new for $170 https://www.target.com/p/acer-15-6-34-touchscreen-chromebook-with-chrome-os-intel-processor-4gb-ram-64gb-flash-storage-model-cb315-3ht-c5d3/-/A-87096779

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265291507285 14 inch 2in1 $185 in cart. manufacturer refurbished, by acer.

I think they're great for the money, both touchscreen 1080p.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-chromebook-3-11-6-hd-laptop-celeron-n4020-4gb-memory-64gb-emmc-onyx-black/6500335.p?skuId=6500335 $99, but tiny 11 inch.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13582 on: September 01, 2022, 06:12:20 PM »
Any recommendations for laptop for elementary rebbe? Inexpensive
https://www.microcenter.com/product/651770/asus-vivobook-15-r565ea-us51t-156-laptop-computer-grey $299 in store only, if you live near a micro center https://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/default.aspx (get a free usb stick or something with it too, if you're a new customer)
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-Swift-3-14-0-Full-HD-11th-Gen-Intel-Core-i5-1135G7-8GB-LPDDR4X-512GB-NVMe-SSD-Silver-Windows-10-SF314-511-51A3/534855652 $439 (make sure Walmart is the seller)
https://www.costco.com/lenovo-flex-5-14%22-2-in-1-touchscreen-laptop---11th-gen-intel-core-i3-1115g4---1080p---windows-11-s-mode.product.100857936.html $399
https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-laptop/spd/inspiron-15-3511-laptop/nn3511eyxsh $349, Use amex dell offers to make it cheaper, or buy a platinum credit from someone here for ~20% off

If a chromebook works for you, you'll usually get better value at a lower price. That's a big if though, as you'll want to make sure you have wifi wherever you'll use it, if you want to print off the schools wifi printer you'll have to make sure it connects, etc.


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13584 on: September 02, 2022, 11:07:35 AM »
https://www.microcenter.com/product/651770/asus-vivobook-15-r565ea-us51t-156-laptop-computer-grey $299 in store only, if you live near a micro center https://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/default.aspx (get a free usb stick or something with it too, if you're a new customer)
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-Swift-3-14-0-Full-HD-11th-Gen-Intel-Core-i5-1135G7-8GB-LPDDR4X-512GB-NVMe-SSD-Silver-Windows-10-SF314-511-51A3/534855652 $439 (make sure Walmart is the seller)
https://www.costco.com/lenovo-flex-5-14%22-2-in-1-touchscreen-laptop---11th-gen-intel-core-i3-1115g4---1080p---windows-11-s-mode.product.100857936.html $399
https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-laptop/spd/inspiron-15-3511-laptop/nn3511eyxsh $349, Use amex dell offers to make it cheaper, or buy a platinum credit from someone here for ~20% off

If a chromebook works for you, you'll usually get better value at a lower price. That's a big if though, as you'll want to make sure you have wifi wherever you'll use it, if you want to print off the schools wifi printer you'll have to make sure it connects, etc.
How does this compare https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/f8uw

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13585 on: September 02, 2022, 11:13:47 AM »
How does this compare https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/f8uw
This has a lower-res display (and older version CPU.)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13586 on: September 02, 2022, 02:44:35 PM »
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13588 on: September 05, 2022, 02:47:59 PM »

Suggestions:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/155054449935 Ideapad 5i 15.6. $600. seems to be better in every way than the B&H one, but I can't get the full details on the screen. Ebay from lenovo. 12th gen i5, 16gb ram. touchscreen
How does this:

https://www.staples.com/lenovo-ideapad-5-15ial7-82sf-15-6-laptop-intel-i7-16gb-memory-512gb-ssd-windows-11-82sf000nus/product_24526651?

Compare?

At first glance it seems to only be better (i7 vs i5) and everything else identical, at the same price?

It's not touchscreen, but I don't care for that.

Am I missing anything?

TIA!



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« Reply #13591 on: September 06, 2022, 12:52:31 PM »
How does this:

https://www.staples.com/lenovo-ideapad-5-15ial7-82sf-15-6-laptop-intel-i7-16gb-memory-512gb-ssd-windows-11-82sf000nus/product_24526651?

Compare?

At first glance it seems to only be better (i7 vs i5) and everything else identical, at the same price?

It's not touchscreen, but I don't care for that.

Am I missing anything?

TIA!

Seems correct.
Seems out of stock for delivery.

I believe the screen is slightly different, may be a little worse or a little better

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13592 on: September 07, 2022, 08:15:27 PM »
Anyone?
Very similar but not priced so competitively Samsung laptops go on sale often on Best Buy

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« Reply #13594 on: September 13, 2022, 03:59:06 PM »
any suggestion for a high school student's laptop-  right now he is using an old hp with an i3 processor  from about 5 years ago

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« Reply #13595 on: September 13, 2022, 10:20:53 PM »
any suggestion for a high school student's laptop-  right now he is using an old hp with an i3 processor  from about 5 years ago

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-Swift-3-14-0-Full-HD-11th-Gen-Intel-Core-i5-1135G7-8GB-LPDDR4X-512GB-NVMe-SSD-Silver-Windows-10-SF314-511-51A3/534855652 $439 (make sure Walmart is the seller)
https://www.costco.com/lenovo-flex-5-14%22-2-in-1-touchscreen-laptop---11th-gen-intel-core-i3-1115g4---1080p---windows-11-s-mode.product.100857936.html $399


If a chromebook works for you, you'll usually get better value at a lower price. That's a big if though, as you'll want to make sure you have wifi wherever you'll use it, if you want to print off the schools wifi printer you'll have to make sure it connects, etc.

https://www.costco.com/dell-inspiron-13.3%22-intel-evo-platform-laptop---11th-gen-intel-core-i5-11320h---fhd+-1920-x-1200-display---windows-11.product.100794411.html $550 (+$15 shipping)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13596 on: September 14, 2022, 05:54:56 AM »
any suggestion for a high school student's laptop-  right now he is using an old hp with an i3 processor  from about 5 years ago
my suggestion.
get a new ssd add 4-8gb ram and youve got yourself a fine laptop.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #13599 on: September 20, 2022, 12:15:28 PM »
Looking for a hp laptop in price range of 1000-1500. Any good deals?