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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 #1260 on: August 31, 2012, 11:04:40 AM »
The screen is weak, but is what you'd expect at this price, 1366 x 768

Is it any better than the deal for that laptop from BestBuy a while back? 

Looking to buy my mother a laptop but I want to get her one with a nice screen. Any recommendations anyone?
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« Reply #1261 on: August 31, 2012, 11:05:09 AM »
Just because it's typical doesn't mean it's not weak.
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What I'm saying is in response to sky121 - this isn't an awful screen its typical, so if that was really awful, its possible it wasn' the same screen. Also screen looks dif from company to company and from model to model even if both are 1366-768

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« Reply #1262 on: August 31, 2012, 11:06:48 AM »
Get an upgrade to Windows 8
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« Reply #1263 on: August 31, 2012, 11:07:06 AM »
Is it any better than the deal for that laptop from BestBuy a while back? 

Looking to buy my mother a laptop but I want to get her one with a nice screen. Any recommendations anyone?
what best buy deal?

This is the best deal (without any price mistakes or shtick) I've seen in a really long time. This is Black Friday Good!!! (back when black friday had good deals)

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« Reply #1264 on: August 31, 2012, 11:07:37 AM »
Get an upgrade to Windows 8
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That's to get it for $14.99, but how do you get it free?
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« Reply #1265 on: August 31, 2012, 11:08:28 AM »
That's to get it for $14.99, but how do you get it free?

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« Reply #1266 on: August 31, 2012, 11:08:49 AM »
That's to get it for $14.99, but how do you get it free?
The last line is a $15 rebate card (from earlier on the page)
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« Reply #1267 on: August 31, 2012, 11:09:08 AM »
what best buy deal?

This is the best deal (without any price mistakes or shtick) I've seen in a really long time. This is Black Friday Good!!! (back when black friday had good deals)

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22000

The screen on this was def not to my liking. I think I have a lower end computer as well. And the screen on my laptop is just fine. But the best buy computer went back to the store for the screen alone.
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« Reply #1268 on: August 31, 2012, 11:10:43 AM »
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/22000

The screen on this was def not to my liking. I think I have a lower end computer as well. And the screen on my laptop is just fine. But the best buy computer went back to the store for the screen alone.

Thats reg Price compared to this. Grab one - trust me!

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« Reply #1269 on: August 31, 2012, 11:10:59 AM »
The last line is a $15 rebate card (from earlier on the page)
And what is the link to the $15 rebate card?
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« Reply #1270 on: August 31, 2012, 11:11:46 AM »
Thats reg Price compared to this. Grab one - trust me!

No, I know the price is better here for sure - my question is about the screen. And I don't want to have to go through the hassle of having to return it to AMEX afterwards.
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« Reply #1271 on: August 31, 2012, 11:12:28 AM »
And what is the link to the $15 rebate card?
That I don't know the answer to
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« Reply #1272 on: August 31, 2012, 11:12:51 AM »
is this a GOOD computer.  If i usually have like 30 tabs open and workd processing and maybe playing some games
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« Reply #1274 on: August 31, 2012, 11:13:52 AM »
No, I know the price is better here for sure - my question is about the screen. And I don't want to have to go through the hassle of having to return it to AMEX afterwards.

You dont like it within a few days - I'll take it off your hands:)

Or you can get the u400 14" with a graphics card for $450 This is a beautiful laptop

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1052213&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=404255&SID=270723