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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: Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #1395 on: September 04, 2012, 11:54:56 AM »

Size is more important. I don't think they see the difference in speed. Would probably even gos' little higher if they felt they were getting value
The smaller size hard drive is because its ssd. Solid state drives are way lighter and faster! so if lightweight and speed is important.... otherwise we can look for a reg hard drive with more space

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« Reply #1396 on: September 04, 2012, 11:55:11 AM »
Prob not - but you're getting a lot more for your money than an i5 for $550
I don't think they care, they want just the cheapest.
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« Reply #1397 on: September 04, 2012, 11:57:49 AM »
I don't think they care, they want just the cheapest.
If its for graphics use IMHO its worth to pay a little more, and get the HP DV6


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« Reply #1398 on: September 04, 2012, 12:01:04 PM »
If its for graphics use IMHO its worth to pay a little more, and get the HP DV6
exactly - you're getting way more for youre money. but make sure to upgrade to 7200 hard drive - will make a big dif in speed!

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« Reply #1400 on: September 04, 2012, 12:10:12 PM »
The smaller size hard drive is because its ssd. Solid state drives are way lighter and faster! so if lightweight and speed is important.... otherwise we can look for a reg hard drive with more space
Understood, and I don't think they will need more storage space but they want more storage space
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« Reply #1403 on: September 04, 2012, 09:41:20 PM »
HP has the DV6t quad edition

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« Reply #1405 on: September 05, 2012, 10:56:45 AM »
I just got them to accept my return on the case of the Lenovo Z570 bringing the total down to 288$ :D
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« Reply #1406 on: September 05, 2012, 04:10:03 PM »
Any deals for a cheap but serviceable ethernet switch?

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« Reply #1407 on: September 05, 2012, 04:44:19 PM »
Any deals for a cheap but serviceable ethernet switch?
How many ports?

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How many ports?
the least I found is 4 ports which is more then enough for me.
Is rosewill a good brand? Newegg has one on sale, what about all the other cheap brands Newegg has?

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« Reply #1409 on: September 05, 2012, 05:32:44 PM »
Just go to newegg and pick the cheapest one that has good ratings and you should be ok. Remember if you want gigabit check that its 1000 not 100