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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 #4020 on: July 01, 2013, 01:17:55 PM »
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« Reply #4022 on: July 02, 2013, 07:39:19 PM »
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Without being familiar with this particular model, with that resolution in that size monitor that'd have to be the next crispest monitor after a retina display.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4023 on: July 05, 2013, 07:50:07 AM »
Nice deal here and it's new!
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4024 on: July 05, 2013, 08:30:57 AM »
Processer is in the lower end.

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« Reply #4025 on: July 05, 2013, 09:55:52 AM »
Processer is in the lower end.
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It's a mobile i5 processor.

Decent deal

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« Reply #4026 on: July 05, 2013, 11:03:23 AM »
What's the main difference between Inspiron and Latitude?

If both would have let's say i7 processors and both would have 7200rpm hard drives, what would one be better or worse then the other?

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« Reply #4027 on: July 05, 2013, 11:04:23 AM »
What's the main difference between Inspiron and Latitude?

If both would have let's say i7 processors and both would have 7200rpm hard drives, what would one be better or worse then the other?
Latitude is higher end business laptop.

Inspirion is the home use model

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4028 on: July 05, 2013, 11:07:08 AM »
Latitude is higher end business laptop.

Inspirion is the home use model
I know that,
that is exactly what I'm asking, where would I get stuck on an Inspiron which on a Latitude it would go smoothly?

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« Reply #4029 on: July 05, 2013, 11:16:08 AM »
I know that,
that is exactly what I'm asking, where would I get stuck on an Inspiron which on a Latitude it would go smoothly?
Latitude laptops typically come with a 3 year warranty.

Latitude laptops are built much better, the quality is much higher, the cooling of the laptop is designed better.

A latitude will last much longer

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4030 on: July 05, 2013, 12:24:41 PM »
+100

Almost every company has lower end machines and higher end models. Even if they're both the same specs, the higher end models tend to work faster, better and have a longer life.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4031 on: July 05, 2013, 12:26:45 PM »
Ended up getting this. at $879 with and additional $70 off (plus tax) came to a total of like $890.
http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/portege/Z930/Z935-ST4N06/
Not the best deal in the world, but could be worse
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4032 on: July 05, 2013, 12:27:20 PM »
Latitude laptops typically come with a 3 year warranty.

Latitude laptops are built much better, the quality is much higher, the cooling of the laptop is designed better.

A latitude will last much longer
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+100

Almost every company has lower end machines and higher end models. Even if they're both the same specs, the higher end models tend to work faster, better and have a longer life.
Tx.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4033 on: July 05, 2013, 04:06:32 PM »
anyone know of a good deal for a windows 7 laptop, for general use

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4034 on: July 05, 2013, 07:02:50 PM »
Convertible or Twist Laptops.
Anyone have any good or bad experiences with laptops that the screen changes so that it can be used as a tablet.
Seen a Lenovo on clearance at Staples and just wondering if the mount between the screen and actual laptop is a
real weak point for breakage, connections etc.
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