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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 #1170 on: August 28, 2012, 11:12:55 PM »
exactly

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1171 on: August 28, 2012, 11:13:41 PM »
Thanks all!!

NP I think the 14r at bestbuy is prob the better option

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« Reply #1172 on: August 28, 2012, 11:15:16 PM »
As good as a resale value it has, the cost of owning it will still be more than a windows laptop.
please elaborate

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« Reply #1173 on: August 29, 2012, 12:07:12 AM »
please elaborate
A Mac has a better resale value, but you are paying a higher price for it, and even though as per the percent of the price you paid you will get (resale) closer to what you paid, since its a more expensive computer the cost of having it is still much more.

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« Reply #1174 on: August 29, 2012, 12:16:24 AM »
You can't repair it everywhere, also generally speaking macs are more expensive to repair once they break, and parts are mire proprietary

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« Reply #1178 on: August 29, 2012, 11:36:25 AM »
That was a long time ago... good luck though

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1179 on: August 29, 2012, 12:46:14 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15

$500 After Coupon Code: 4HJSP8ZT49TW4K

i5 2nd gen Processor

6GB Ram

1TB Hard Drive

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?cs=19&dgvcode=ss&c=US&l=EN&oc=FNDAZ45&dgc=BA&cid=251312&lid=4393028&acd=123091572242158410

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« Reply #1180 on: August 29, 2012, 01:32:24 PM »
Looking for something very portable, in the $600-$700 range. using mainly for web design and photo shop
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1181 on: August 29, 2012, 01:34:47 PM »
Great Price for ultra-portable

Asus B23E-XH71 12.5" LED-backlit Notebook
Intel Core i7-2620M 2.7 GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
Windows 7 Professional
3 yr Warranty!!!

$699



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« Reply #1182 on: August 29, 2012, 01:36:40 PM »
How's That?
No longer available
(tried already)
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« Reply #1183 on: August 29, 2012, 02:05:49 PM »
Any other ideas?
Otherwise they are buying this
http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/portege/R930/R935-ST2N01/
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1184 on: August 29, 2012, 02:23:01 PM »
That was a long time ago... good luck though
I know. Hoping for 3-400$ I'm good with that