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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 #1215 on: August 30, 2012, 04:30:38 PM »
newegg doesnt charge tax?
Not to all states, To NJ they charge NY not


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« Reply #1216 on: August 30, 2012, 04:40:51 PM »
nope

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« Reply #1217 on: August 30, 2012, 04:43:58 PM »
Not to all states, To NJ they charge NY not
Well, Im from Jersey so.... :-[
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« Reply #1218 on: August 30, 2012, 05:00:57 PM »
Well, Im from Jersey so.... :-[
They ask for a address not a ID

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newegg doesnt charge tax?
I wasn't charged

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« Reply #1220 on: August 30, 2012, 09:59:42 PM »
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.
what do u consider that actual vale of a MacBook air

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« Reply #1221 on: August 30, 2012, 11:54:56 PM »
what do u consider that actual vale of a MacBook air
It varies.

I would say often 80% to its original value, when a regular laptop would resell at maybe 60%

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1222 on: August 31, 2012, 08:03:48 AM »
Lenovo Z570 (1024DBU) 15.6"
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$349 After $100 rebate
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« Reply #1223 on: August 31, 2012, 08:37:34 AM »
Lenovo Z570 (1024DBU) 15.6"
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It more than a great price it HOT!!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1224 on: August 31, 2012, 08:42:28 AM »
yup, limit 1 per customer though

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they have a few other configurations - they have the u400 with i5 processor for $479 as well!
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« Reply #1226 on: August 31, 2012, 09:18:41 AM »
Just bought the Amazon 1 yesterday. What are their retutn policies? The item has been shipped and is arriving sometime today.
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Just bought the Amazon 1 yesterday. What are their retutn policies? The item has been shipped and is arriving sometime today.
Amazon will take back w/o any problems

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« Reply #1228 on: August 31, 2012, 09:23:57 AM »
Amazon will take back w/o any problems
Isn't that only for items sold by amazon and not third party sellers?

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« Reply #1229 on: August 31, 2012, 09:28:30 AM »
Isn't that only for items sold by amazon and not third party sellers?
Correct.

IIRC the Lenovo deals was sold by Amazon direct.

But also all Amazon fulfilled has the same return policy as if sold by Amazon