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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 #1320 on: August 31, 2012, 01:39:02 PM »
they wudnt give me any gc!!

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« Reply #1321 on: August 31, 2012, 02:30:49 PM »
I chatted CSR went back and forth for a bit but I got a 25$ credit!

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credit to you as an exception. I will keep an eye on this
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« Reply #1322 on: August 31, 2012, 02:42:34 PM »
good for you!

i got 20 bux  lol


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« Reply #1323 on: August 31, 2012, 04:39:51 PM »
Looks like it's worth a shot. What's the number?

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« Reply #1324 on: August 31, 2012, 04:54:09 PM »
Looks like it's worth a shot. What's the number?

800-390-1119

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« Reply #1325 on: August 31, 2012, 05:03:29 PM »
Thanks

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« Reply #1326 on: August 31, 2012, 05:24:59 PM »
Got a $25 GC and free back pack :)

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« Reply #1327 on: August 31, 2012, 05:28:11 PM »
Got a $25 GC and free back pack :)

Nice! Which backpack?  The one that was originally included in the combo, or the one that's listed now?

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« Reply #1328 on: August 31, 2012, 05:35:47 PM »
Hmm not sure. I'm guessing there is a better one listed there now? She said I have to call back after it's invoiced so I'll find out then

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« Reply #1329 on: August 31, 2012, 05:37:45 PM »
first one to get the laptop free wins ;D

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« Reply #1330 on: August 31, 2012, 07:01:48 PM »
Anyone else who ordered the combo get two sets of tracking numbers?

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« Reply #1331 on: September 01, 2012, 02:10:19 PM »
Anyone else who ordered the combo get two sets of tracking numbers?
Yup.

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« Reply #1332 on: September 01, 2012, 08:42:45 PM »
they ship from dif warehouses if I'm not mistaken

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« Reply #1333 on: September 01, 2012, 08:54:03 PM »
Lenovo Z570 (1024DBU) 15.6"
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500GB Hard Drive

$349 After $100 rebate
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« Reply #1334 on: September 01, 2012, 09:15:37 PM »
No Kidding - You thought they're waiting for you?