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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: HOT!! Toshiba laptop for $230 Shipped AR
« Reply #4230 on: September 01, 2013, 10:34:18 AM »
Was thinking about it but people might not realize there's a really good deal going on.

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Re: HOT!! Toshiba laptop for $230 Shipped AR
« Reply #4231 on: September 01, 2013, 10:37:11 AM »
OOS


Wow that was fast. Note that the $100 off code works for most laptops that were originally priced at  $500 or more.

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« Reply #4232 on: September 01, 2013, 10:52:16 AM »
For special deals, I think it's ok to make a separate thread and merge once deal is done (it is now)
Makes sense to me.
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« Reply #4233 on: September 01, 2013, 11:39:51 AM »
I got one in store!!!
Great deal!!
230-20(5x points)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4234 on: September 01, 2013, 11:52:33 AM »
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CRGJEOS/?tag=cl03f-20

Dell 17" Laptop i3 Processor - $369
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4235 on: September 01, 2013, 11:54:10 AM »
HP 15.6" Laptop with i7 Processor for $609

Windows 7

Use Coupon: SVD8492

Great Price!

Use Amex Open for additional Saving!
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4236 on: September 01, 2013, 11:56:08 AM »
HP 15.6" Laptop with i7 Processor for $609

Windows 7

Use Coupon: SVD8492

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/cto.do#anchor-top

Great Price!

Use Amex Open for additional Saving!
'No longer available" -  that's the message I get when clicking on the link. 

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« Reply #4237 on: September 01, 2013, 12:08:44 PM »
'No longer available" -  that's the message I get when clicking on the link. 

Heh, DH probably ate them all ;)

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« Reply #4238 on: September 01, 2013, 12:33:09 PM »
Fixed the link

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4239 on: September 02, 2013, 02:59:44 AM »
Looking for a 15"-17"
i7
Dedicated graphics
Faster hard drive
Preferably with a CD drive but not neccesary
(For photo editing)

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« Reply #4240 on: September 02, 2013, 10:26:06 AM »
The hp I posted is a nice deal for 15.6"

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« Reply #4242 on: September 02, 2013, 11:24:24 AM »
Plus $25 off $250 with Amex

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« Reply #4244 on: September 02, 2013, 12:22:14 PM »
no dedicated graphics or fast hard drive. Do I need those stuff for heavy photo editing (Photoshop)?
Yes.