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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:

Spectre - Top of the line personal (dragonfly is the top of the line for business) - lightest laptops, and beautiful!

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 #2895 on: March 07, 2013, 03:22:42 PM »
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« Reply #2896 on: March 07, 2013, 03:39:19 PM »
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« Reply #2897 on: March 07, 2013, 03:45:09 PM »
Well that should cover the tax

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« Reply #2898 on: March 07, 2013, 08:36:31 PM »
HP DV6T - $635!!!!! Best Price Yet!!!
Use Coupon Code: NB13245

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didn't look like it does from their website, but on the the main site dan says 2 buy with amex 2 get a 2nd yr of protection(seeming 2 say that it's obvious the u get the 1st yr from hp)

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« Reply #2899 on: March 07, 2013, 09:34:03 PM »
Every new laptop comes with a 1 year warranty minimum!

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« Reply #2900 on: March 08, 2013, 09:54:49 AM »
I bought the Dell Inspiron 15z with $150 eGC 2 weeks ago. Yesterday and today I received 2 different emails that have the GC number and PIN. The weird thing is they are 2 different $150 GCs with different numbers and PIN's. Did they send it by mistake? Should I use it or call them to fix the problem?

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« Reply #2901 on: March 08, 2013, 11:40:11 AM »
Don't call! Prob a mistake!
Use them before they realize it :)

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best laptop for under $500?
« Reply #2902 on: March 08, 2013, 12:03:32 PM »
best laptop under $500?

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« Reply #2903 on: March 08, 2013, 12:16:09 PM »
First of all there's a thread dedicated to laptops.

Second- what type of question is that? What do you need it for?
It's like asking what's the best car for under $40k? Well it depends what your looking for.... :)
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« Reply #2904 on: March 10, 2013, 01:11:56 PM »
How come my desktop Dell i3 is a million times faster than my uber-slow brand new Inspiron 15?

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« Reply #2905 on: March 10, 2013, 01:27:34 PM »
1) Faster hard drive, 2) depends on what windows what processor etc, and you're having issues with your laptop anyway

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« Reply #2906 on: March 10, 2013, 04:37:54 PM »
HP Pavilion G6-2235us Laptop. $275  after coupon 70847

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« Reply #2907 on: March 10, 2013, 11:47:08 PM »
cowboom.com offers new used and refurbished tech and accesories for very good prices. i bought a samsung laptop with great specs used from them for dirt cheap and it came with a broken usb. due to the insurance i bought i had to wait 30 days for it to kick in and the insurance wouldnt cover it, so cowboom allowed me to return it after their 30 return policy.

i then bought this: Dell I14Z-4303BK 14in Laptop i5 2.5GHz 8GB 750GB DVDRW. i love it. it is used but i made sure to get one with at least a 7 out of 10 rating. it still has 8 months on the warranty from dell. i paid 400 bucks for it!!!

i know others that bought things from them and even though the first product wasnt always good (i.e. bad esn on cell) the customer service was awesome and never had issues dealing with them.

a best buy company whatever that means

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #2908 on: March 11, 2013, 07:54:32 PM »
My wife needs a laptop for work (mostly spreadsheets and an online payroll system) and browsing... Need to have a windows operating system... Would a tablet (windows/microsoft tablet) be a good solution, besides for the extra $ involved, or is she better off with a $600 laptop (like one of the ones on sale at costco this month)?
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« Reply #2909 on: March 11, 2013, 07:59:24 PM »
Some tablets won't work on Windows tablets because they only run Windows RT which isn't a full version of windows, you have to confirm with the company if RT is enough