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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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« Reply #1245 on: August 31, 2012, 10:46:02 AM »
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Very Nice specs - I would sell this computer usually for $575 min.

Amazing Laptop for this price

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ooooo I made it to the main site ;D

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She isn't the only one, seems like Dan is sleeping too:-)
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Yes you could return to Amex
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ooooo I made it to the main site ;D

How's the screen on this computer? The last computer I ordered for someone had an awful looking screen.
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« Reply #1251 on: August 31, 2012, 10:58:52 AM »
How's the screen on this computer? The last computer I ordered for someone had an awful looking screen.
The screen is weak, but is what you'd expect at this price, 1366 x 768
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« Reply #1252 on: August 31, 2012, 11:00:17 AM »
Thanks DH. Finally get to replace my Dell Studio 1555. 3 years old.
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« Reply #1253 on: August 31, 2012, 11:01:07 AM »
I had this in my cart on checkout just in case while I went over the specs.. would have snatched it too except the 13**x7** is such a knock-off resolution. The Y480's were going for $800 earlier this week, think they went up to $850+ now, but I would have got those too except they also are 13x7!  Why is Lenovo sporting 13x7 on so many of their even high-end laptops?

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Anyone know details on the Windows 8 refund mentioned on the rebate?
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The screen is weak, but is what you'd expect at this price, 1366 x 768
Screen is typical - just like 75% of laptop screens.

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Anyone know details on the Windows 8 refund mentioned on the rebate?
Upgrade is $14.99. Get a $15 prepaid card for upgrading
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Just because it's typical doesn't mean it's not weak.
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Upgrade is $14.99. Get a $15 prepaid card for upgrading
How? Link?
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How? Link?

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