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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: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1110 on: August 26, 2012, 09:59:07 AM »
i7-3210 most of the HP dv6 & dv7 were coming with i7 3610. 3210 seems more like i5

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« Reply #1111 on: August 26, 2012, 10:19:34 AM »
i7-3210 most of the HP dv6 & dv7 were coming with i7 3610. 3210 seems more like i5
I made a mistake - its actually the i7-3610QM

I fixed it in the other post


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« Reply #1113 on: August 26, 2012, 02:34:04 PM »
does anyone have any student xbox codes from microsoft
that they are not using
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« Reply #1114 on: August 26, 2012, 02:42:17 PM »
I may have one if I dont find any good laptop prices by them. when does the deal expire?

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« Reply #1115 on: August 26, 2012, 02:57:30 PM »
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« Reply #1116 on: August 27, 2012, 07:38:33 AM »
Toshiba 14" i5 3rd gen/ $549 or $449 with student ID rebate!
Great Price

http://www.staples.com/Toshina-Satellite-R945-P440-140-Laptop/product_931106?storeId=10001&AID=10422268&CID=AFF%253A4328635%253A4328635%253A10422268&cm_mmc=CJ-_-4328635-_-4328635-_-10422268&PID=552179
Has some bad reviews, was just going to get the Lenovo from New Egg but it's OOS:-(

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« Reply #1117 on: August 27, 2012, 02:08:44 PM »
does anyone have any student xbox codes from microsoft
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I have one. how do i send it to you?

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« Reply #1118 on: August 27, 2012, 05:32:17 PM »
why is everyone especially in school suckers for macs?
I mean are they gettin it for the light up apple or other hype or they cuz its sucha good machine?

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« Reply #1119 on: August 27, 2012, 05:34:38 PM »
Because Macs are cool

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1120 on: August 27, 2012, 05:58:44 PM »
Dell has the Inspiron 14z i3 Processor For $430 aftter $70 Coupon

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncws29&model_id=inspiron-n411z&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&dgc=BA&cid=251312&lid=4393028&acd=123091572242158410

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This is a very nice slim laptop!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1121 on: August 27, 2012, 06:02:35 PM »
Dell has the Inspiron 14z i3 Processor For $430 aftter $70 Coupon

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=fncws29&model_id=inspiron-n411z&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&dgc=BA&cid=251312&lid=4393028&acd=123091572242158410

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This is a very nice slim laptop!
  hows that compare with envy sleekbook

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« Reply #1122 on: August 27, 2012, 06:06:18 PM »
The Envy sleekbook is nicer, However it's $100 more.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1123 on: August 27, 2012, 06:19:30 PM »
The Envy sleekbook is nicer, However it's $100 more.
nicer looking? or better?

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« Reply #1124 on: August 27, 2012, 06:21:56 PM »
Nicer Looking - I Didn't test the sleekbook yet, to be honest. I did sell a couple of Dell 14z and so far customer were happy with it. It has a nice solid feel to it.
@Name Changed - did you work with the hp sleekbooks yet?