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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.

Excellent "Laptop Buying Guide" by @dailykasha, written for Black Friday 2021, updated for holidays 2023

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4620 on: November 25, 2013, 07:09:55 PM »
ditto.

Chatting with them now, will see how it goes.
keep us posted, might try as well...

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4621 on: November 25, 2013, 07:14:57 PM »
same here went up at the last page

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4622 on: November 25, 2013, 07:22:25 PM »
jewish/israeli chat rep?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4623 on: November 25, 2013, 07:24:20 PM »
If u work for a living, why kill urself working?

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« Reply #4624 on: November 25, 2013, 07:24:59 PM »
y?
just seems that way from his screen name

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4625 on: November 25, 2013, 07:27:11 PM »
just seems that way from his screen name
wat was name?
If u work for a living, why kill urself working?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4626 on: November 25, 2013, 07:29:49 PM »
variation of
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lol :-)
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4627 on: November 25, 2013, 07:33:09 PM »
Quote
"Yes, We apologize for the inconvenience for the starting price should be $379.99 not $269, we have an email on that we have an error on the price."

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4628 on: November 25, 2013, 08:07:46 PM »
any of these worthwhile?
(office max doorbusters, seem like gonna be available online)
http://officemax.shoplocal.com/officemax/BrowseByPage?promotioncode=OfficeMax-131128

http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/laptop-computers/product-prod5380087
Toshiba   -$299
SKU #2423-0262
Intel® Core™ i3-3120M Processor and Windows 8

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4629 on: November 25, 2013, 08:45:12 PM »
keep us posted, might try as well...

No go. Rep said "we must not have any more inventory for that price"

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4630 on: November 25, 2013, 09:00:24 PM »
any of these worthwhile?
(office max doorbusters, seem like gonna be available online)
http://officemax.shoplocal.com/officemax/BrowseByPage?promotioncode=OfficeMax-131128

http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/laptop-computers/product-prod5380087
Toshiba   -$299
SKU #2423-0262
Intel® Core™ i3-3120M Processor and Windows 8
I think thats gr8, 5× points × 299 so it comes out  almost the same as the other deal CMIIAW
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4631 on: November 25, 2013, 09:10:29 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 - $449

Use Coupon: HF08ZLDCXJM19W

15.6" Screen
i5-4200U 4th Generation Processor
6GB Ram
750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
DVD RW Drive
Windows 8 64Bit
😗it's showing total $526 ($39 ny tax)
is it just me?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4632 on: November 25, 2013, 09:12:42 PM »
Like I said - when I list a good deal....

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4633 on: November 25, 2013, 09:13:49 PM »
any good windows 7 laptops in $250-$400 range

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4634 on: November 25, 2013, 10:13:12 PM »
Gateway NV570P10u Touchscreen Laptop - $399

15.6-inch HD touchscreen
Intel Core i5-3337U
4 GB memory/500 GB HDD
Is this deal better than this black friday deal from office depot:
HP Pavilion TouchSmart Laptop
eaturing 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4005U Processor and Windows 8
15.6" touchscreen, 6GB DDR3 memory, 750GB hard drive
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« Reply #4638 on: November 26, 2013, 12:01:07 AM »
😗it's showing total $526 ($39 ny tax)
is it just me?

Dell i5 for $449 Still available - New Link

http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3537/pd?oc=fndoc204h&model_id=inspiron-15-3537

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4639 on: November 26, 2013, 12:04:01 AM »
Just bought the gateway. Which would you say is better The dell I5 OR Gateway I5