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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 #4760 on: November 28, 2013, 09:25:00 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 i15RVT-13287BLK 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Black) is $629 on Amazon right now. Its a upcoming lighting deal in about 20 min.
Intel Core i5-4200U Processor 1.6 GHz
6 GB DDR3
500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Touchscreen Display
At what price is it a definite buy?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F3ZO3XC/?tag=cl03f-20
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4762 on: November 28, 2013, 09:40:58 PM »
Dell Inspiron 15 i15RVT-13287BLK 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Black) is $629 on Amazon right now. Its a upcoming lighting deal in about 20 min.
Intel Core i5-4200U Processor 1.6 GHz
6 GB DDR3
500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Touchscreen Display
At what price is it a definite buy?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F3ZO3XC/?tag=cl03f-20
Now $499. With tax to NJ $534.99 anyone want it? Ill buy if you pay me with paypal? or cash in 08701
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4763 on: November 28, 2013, 09:42:11 PM »
Wow that went ridiculously fast

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« Reply #4764 on: November 28, 2013, 09:43:51 PM »
Wow that went ridiculously fast
Would you like one its in my cart?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4765 on: November 28, 2013, 09:46:27 PM »
Nah, not worth it for me. This is a very low end build laptop, no matter what they dress it up with

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4766 on: November 28, 2013, 09:59:42 PM »
will there be any good windows 7 laptop deals?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4768 on: November 28, 2013, 10:11:12 PM »
Toshiba 15.6" Satellite Laptop Core i3-3110 4GB 750GB BT Win 8.1 | C50-AST3NX2
Intel® Core™ i3-3110M Processor
GB DDR3 1600MHz memory
50GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

$324.99

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=231096458472
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4769 on: November 28, 2013, 10:12:19 PM »
I want that one but it's out of stock.
srry u gotta b quick!!
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4770 on: November 28, 2013, 10:17:13 PM »
IDK...I realize I may not be so up to date on today's technology, and I realize that these are mostly lower end models...but, I have a 5+ years old Dell Precision laptop that has 4 gb RAM (original config).  Of course, back that that was near top-of-the-line.  But, still it just seems odd that today's (RAM) specs (even lower end) is the same as 5+ year's ago.  What say you?

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« Reply #4771 on: November 28, 2013, 10:19:13 PM »
Is this worth $360+tax?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CRXZUG2/?tag=cl03f-20

Lenovo G500 15.6-Inch Laptop
Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6 GHz (3 MB Cache)
4 GB DDR3
500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD 4000 Graphics
Windows 8, 5-hour battery life
lighting deal is taken but I think same one at frys for $388
http://www.frys.com/product/7701308
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4772 on: November 28, 2013, 10:28:15 PM »
Toshiba 15.6" Satellite Laptop Core i3-3110 4GB 750GB BT Win 8.1 | C50-AST3NX2
Intel® Core™ i3-3110M Processor
GB DDR3 1600MHz memory
50GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)

$324.99

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=231096458472
worth it to bite? Or wait?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4773 on: November 28, 2013, 10:43:45 PM »
$468 regular price
$379 lightning deal

Any recommendations?

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-15-n024nr-15-6-Inch-Touchscreen/dp/B00GG5TRAW#productDetails

Screen Size   15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution   1366x768 pixels
Processor   2 GHz A-Series Quad-Core A6
RAM   6 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Hard Drive   500 GB
Graphics Coprocessor   AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics
Wireless Type   802.11bgn
Brand Name   HP
Series   Pavilion
Item model number   15-n024nr
Hardware Platform   PC
Operating System   Windows 8
Item Weight   5.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H   10.16 x 15.18 x 0.97 inches
Color   anodized silver & black
Processor Brand   AMD
Hard Drive Rotational Speed   5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type   SuperMulti DVD burner
Audio-out Ports (#)   1
Batteries:   1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

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Save $570.00 on Dell IdeaPad Y410p
« Reply #4774 on: November 28, 2013, 11:43:02 PM »
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4775 on: November 28, 2013, 11:49:54 PM »
IDK...I realize I may not be so up to date on today's technology, and I realize that these are mostly lower end models...but, I have a 5+ years old Dell Precision laptop that has 4 gb RAM (original config).  Of course, back that that was near top-of-the-line.  But, still it just seems odd that today's (RAM) specs (even lower end) is the same as 5+ year's ago.  What say you?
If your asking how come your $1700 laptop had the same ram as a base $400 laptop - the answer is fairly simple I think

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4776 on: November 28, 2013, 11:53:22 PM »
If your asking how come your $1700 laptop had the same ram as a base $400 laptop - the answer is fairly simple I think
With that logic, Core2Duo's would be around as 'entry level'

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4777 on: November 29, 2013, 12:00:27 AM »
I bought this one - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/37029. Is this one better - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/37178? I would return the Dell if it is...

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4778 on: November 29, 2013, 09:26:00 AM »
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E531 6885 Notebook PC - $599
Use V.me At Checkout for additional $30 off

3rd Generation Intel Quad-Core i7-3632QM 2.2GHz
4GB DDR3
500GB HDD 7200RPM
DVDRW
15.6" Display
Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8245389

This is a nice price for a Biz level Laptop

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4779 on: November 29, 2013, 09:40:09 AM »
Acer Notebook E1-570-6803 - $299

15.6"
Intel Core i3 3217U(1.80GHz)
500GB HDD
4GB Memory
Windows 8

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=291002612692