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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 #1140 on: August 28, 2012, 09:50:19 AM »
didn't work with them yet - the new inspiron 14r actually took a little from the 14z design
New 14R?

I haven't seen that yet

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« Reply #1141 on: August 28, 2012, 09:55:10 AM »
sorry meant 15r looks like the a little like the xps

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« Reply #1142 on: August 28, 2012, 12:17:56 PM »
Toshiba 15.6" i7 3rd Generation Processor 8GB Ram 750GB HD - $649 at Quill
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« Reply #1143 on: August 28, 2012, 01:29:56 PM »
Could anyone help me?

I am looking for a 15.6" Laptop that has a touchscreen.

I know Dell had the XPS 15 with that option, but that's not avail anymore.

I actually have never ever thought it makes sense to have a laptop touch screen, so I never paid attention to that spec - and I cant remember what models have it.

I do know that the higher end Thinkpads have that, but I am looking for something under $1000

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« Reply #1144 on: August 28, 2012, 01:34:40 PM »
How fast does it have to be?

Ever saw this acer its a 14" but looks really cool (i've never used it or actually seen it)

Acer ICONIA-6120 14 inch Tablet PC

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« Reply #1145 on: August 28, 2012, 01:39:01 PM »
I never saw that model in real life.

I actually am not a fan of that laptop, as its doesn't have a keyboard, and doesn't have the potability of a tablet.

It is an option to consider in my case, just its a little above the budget.

In truth an XPS 15 with a touchscreen would be perfect, it would probably cost $750 AC

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« Reply #1146 on: August 28, 2012, 01:45:08 PM »
I'm not certain they still make that though

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« Reply #1147 on: August 28, 2012, 01:48:51 PM »
I'm not certain they still make that though
I'm certain they dont make it,

Hence:
In truth an XPS 15 with a touchscreen would be perfect, it would probably cost $750 AC

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1148 on: August 28, 2012, 02:46:40 PM »
anyone know where ot get a cheap but GOOD battery replacement for my lenovo T400 I can get a 9 cell from lenovo on amazon for 80 anything cheaper?

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« Reply #1149 on: August 28, 2012, 02:59:45 PM »
anyone know where ot get a cheap but GOOD battery replacement for my lenovo T400 I can get a 9 cell from lenovo on amazon for 80 anything cheaper?
I had good experience buying batteries on eBay in the past

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« Reply #1150 on: August 28, 2012, 03:01:14 PM »
In truth an XPS 15 with a touchscreen would be perfect, it would probably cost $750 AC

Doesn't exist on DellOutlet/eBay/craigslist etc?

What will the touchscreen be used for (curious)?

I had good experience buying batteries on eBay in the past

Too many sellers on eBay, how do you know what's good?
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« Reply #1151 on: August 28, 2012, 03:03:32 PM »

Too many sellers on eBay, how do you know what's good?
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« Reply #1152 on: August 28, 2012, 03:06:30 PM »
Doesn't exist on DellOutlet/eBay/craigslist etc?

What will the touchscreen be used for (curious)?

Too many sellers on eBay, how do you know what's good?
Look for a Top-Rated seller, that offers a warranty

(not that they stand behind the warranty)

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« Reply #1153 on: August 28, 2012, 03:08:36 PM »
Look for a Top-Rated seller, that offers a warranty

(not that they stand behind the warranty)

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the cheapest i see with a "warranty" is 45 v the genuine one on amazon is 80

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« Reply #1154 on: August 28, 2012, 03:15:37 PM »
the cheapest i see with a "warranty" is 45 v the genuine one on amazon is 80
Your choice how much you wanna pay.

IMHO 2 eBay ones will last longer than one Amazon Genuine one

Also I see on Amazon non genuine for $35

Doesn't exist on DellOutlet/eBay/craigslist etc?
on Dell outlet:
Sorry. The product you are looking for is currently out of stock
You may want to choose different filter options now, try your search again later, or call 1-888-518-3355 to have a sales representative assist you with your search.

What will the touchscreen be used for (curious)?
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