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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 #1095 on: August 24, 2012, 06:44:31 PM »
HP SleekBook

i3, 4Gb, 500GB $574

Coupon - NBR5142

Not a steal, but a good price for this machine

With a Amex Biz Card get 10% statement credit

Different than this?

How does the hp envy 4-1010us sleekbook stack up?

Amazon has it on a lightning sale for $550 (down from $640, $780 list)


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Re: Looking for cheap good Laptop deal
« Reply #1096 on: August 24, 2012, 06:49:43 PM »
Different than this?
The one from HP direct is the 4t-1000

But I think they are the same specs.

The Amazon one is now at $649


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1097 on: August 24, 2012, 06:57:45 PM »
BestBuy has this Dell 14R for $349

i3-2330M
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
USB 3.0
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1098 on: August 24, 2012, 07:06:23 PM »
BestBuy has this Dell 15R for $399

i3-2350M
6GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive
USB 3.0
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1099 on: August 25, 2012, 09:40:14 PM »
How does sleekbook  compare with MacBook air?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1100 on: August 25, 2012, 09:44:11 PM »
MacBook is thinner and more expensive and doesn't run windows :P

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1101 on: August 25, 2012, 10:06:59 PM »
How does sleekbook  compare with MacBook air?
It doesn't ;)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1102 on: August 25, 2012, 10:34:51 PM »
It doesn't ;)
haha very technical response

so mr name changed is a mac fan?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1103 on: August 25, 2012, 10:44:00 PM »
haha very technical response

so mr name changed is a mac fan?
I actually am an Mac Fan (not iPad)

I don't have a Mac, as I gotta be a Windows user to always be up to date, and familiar ect... :(


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1104 on: August 25, 2012, 11:59:56 PM »
So this sleek book doesn't even compare with Mac?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1105 on: August 26, 2012, 12:31:17 AM »
So this sleek book doesn't even compare with Mac?
Its very hard to compare a standard laptop with a Mac.

Actual specs the Macbook Air is thinner, has i5 processor, SSD drive, a higher res display, and waaaay longer battery life.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1106 on: August 26, 2012, 08:21:31 AM »
Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 - i5 processor 8GB RAM 750GB HD - $499 at newegg.com
Great Price

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1107 on: August 26, 2012, 09:36:24 AM »
HP DV6QE $699
Coupon - NB2481

The lowest I have seen this configuration at is $729.

Now its for $699 but has a DVD-RW and not a Blu-Ray Drive.

Specs:
i7-3610QM
8GB Ram
1TB Hard Drive
1GB Dedicated Graphics
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1108 on: August 26, 2012, 09:39:13 AM »
processor seems a little lower than usual

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1109 on: August 26, 2012, 09:50:06 AM »
processor seems a little lower than usual
What do you mean?