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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 #3735 on: June 01, 2013, 10:51:07 PM »
Remember the vostro 3560 is an older model than the new inspiron 15r so it may not be as nice, but they were built well as stable machines and def better than its counterparts at the time. Dell phasing out the Vostro is prob their way of trying to charge more for the latitudes.

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« Reply #3736 on: June 01, 2013, 11:24:10 PM »
Samsung Series 9 15" Ultrabook $886 + $100 in Rakuten Superpoints Using Coupon Code: INTEL100

This is one of the thinnest and lightest laptops out there today!

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« Reply #3737 on: June 01, 2013, 11:24:37 PM »
Samsung Series 9 15" Ultrabook $886 + $100 in Rakuten Superpoints Using Coupon Code: INTEL100

This is one of the thinnest and lightest laptops out there today!


http://www.rakuten.com/prod/samsung-series-9-15-premium-ultrabook-intel-core-i5-3317u-4gb-ddr3-ram/247434146.html
warranty?

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« Reply #3738 on: June 01, 2013, 11:26:17 PM »
Standard one year I assume. Shipping to NY kills it, so ship to Jersey...

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« Reply #3739 on: June 01, 2013, 11:32:57 PM »
Cons of this Ultrabook, are weak speakers, not the best webcam, and some ppl reported wifi issues. Other than that awesome ultrabook


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« Reply #3741 on: June 01, 2013, 11:52:26 PM »
Samsung Series 9 15" Ultrabook $886 + $100 in Rakuten Superpoints Using Coupon Code: INTEL100

This is one of the thinnest and lightest laptops out there today!
$177 in Superpoints Using Coupon Code: JUNE
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« Reply #3742 on: June 02, 2013, 12:01:09 AM »
Samsung Series 9 15" Ultrabook $886 + $100 in Rakuten Superpoints Using Coupon Code: INTEL100

This is one of the thinnest and lightest laptops out there today!
Thanks! I have a customer waiting for this model :)

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Any great deals for a 13" Ultrabook with the current 20% back code?
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« Reply #3744 on: June 02, 2013, 12:11:27 AM »
@dan JUNE100 comes up as error.

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« Reply #3745 on: June 02, 2013, 12:24:28 AM »
@dan JUNE100 comes up as error.
Works for me.
Try opening a new account as once you enter a lower code it's very hard to get them to give you a higher code.
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« Reply #3746 on: June 02, 2013, 12:54:00 AM »
@dan JUNE100 comes up as error.
Shows error for me, but it also shows that you will get 14,XXX points

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« Reply #3747 on: June 02, 2013, 12:54:40 AM »
thats the 100 plus price of laptop

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« Reply #3748 on: June 02, 2013, 12:57:10 AM »
My bad, the code is JUNE
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« Reply #3749 on: June 02, 2013, 08:21:45 AM »
Any great deals for a 13" Ultrabook with the current 20% back code?
try dell outlet new with the %20-30 codes that keep coming up.   i got the xps 13 with sick specs for $875 (before tax)