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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 #4780 on: November 29, 2013, 09:49:55 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

Better than the dell xps 15?

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Re: Save $570.00 on Dell IdeaPad Y410p
« Reply #4781 on: November 29, 2013, 09:56:39 AM »
IdeaPad Y410p Laptop
High-performance 14" multimedia laptop
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor
Up to Windows 8.1
14" high-performance multimedia laptop – truly take your game on-the-go.
Serious power for your multimedia: whether games, movies or music.

Retail: $1,299.00
After eCoupon: $729.00
You save: $570.00

Use eCoupon: Y410P73DB

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y410p/

go through discover.com for another 10% off?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4782 on: November 29, 2013, 10:02:41 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

Does it have a DVD drive?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4783 on: November 29, 2013, 10:21:19 AM »
Does it have a DVD drive?
Yes I believe it does

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4784 on: November 29, 2013, 11:01:08 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
Whats return policy?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4785 on: November 29, 2013, 11:01:33 AM »
Asus VivoBook 15.6" Touchscreen Notebook - $550!!

Asus VivoBook V500CA-DB71T
15.6" Touchscreen Notebook Computer
Intel Core i7-3537U 2GHz
8GB RAM
500GB HDD
Windows 8 64-Bit

http://www.ebay.com/itm/390713756695?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4786 on: November 29, 2013, 11:14:50 AM »
Gateway NV570P10u Touchscreen Laptop - Now $329!!!

15.6-inch HD touchscreen
Intel Core i5-3337U
4 GB memory/500 GB HDD
Up to 4 hours battery life
I cancelled order and they sent it anyway. If someone wants it at cost price PM me.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4788 on: November 29, 2013, 11:50:24 AM »
I think tax and non touch kills this

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4790 on: November 29, 2013, 11:55:01 AM »
Good point DH I didn't see that

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4791 on: November 29, 2013, 02:23:01 PM »
Non touch, 3rd Gen CorE i3 4GB Ram 500GB HDD

http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3521/pd?oc=FNbfC201h

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4792 on: November 29, 2013, 02:40:42 PM »
This is the Laptop that was posted earlier this week for $269 - like I said it was a better deal than the BF deal:)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4793 on: November 29, 2013, 03:30:22 PM »
Where?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4795 on: November 30, 2013, 01:35:59 PM »
Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
What does that mean, dual boot?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4796 on: November 30, 2013, 03:41:32 PM »
What does that mean, dual boot?
I highly doubt it.  It probably means you can choose.
(Dual boot would mean two OEM SLIC's)
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4797 on: November 30, 2013, 04:14:04 PM »
HP Pavilion 17.3" Laptop w/ i3, 750GB HDD, 4GB RAM, HD 4600, Win 8

17.3" LED Back-lit LCD HD Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
Intel Core i3-4000M 4th Gen Dual-core 2.4Ghz Processor (3MB L3 Cache)
4GB DDR3 Memory (Up to 8GB)
750GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 Ports and 1 USB 2.0 Port
Intel HD 4600 Graphics
6.4 Pounds
6-Cell Li-Ion Battery
Windows 8
1 Year Warranty
$399

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pavilion-17-3-laptop-4gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive/2854029.p?id=1219079079760&skuId=2854029&st=2854029&cp=1&lp=1
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4799 on: November 30, 2013, 04:42:04 PM »
HP Pavilion 17.3" Laptop w/ i3, 750GB HDD, 4GB RAM, HD 4600, Win 8

17.3" LED Back-lit LCD HD Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
Intel Core i3-4000M 4th Gen Dual-core 2.4Ghz Processor (3MB L3 Cache)
4GB DDR3 Memory (Up to 8GB)
750GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 Ports and 1 USB 2.0 Port
Intel HD 4600 Graphics
6.4 Pounds
6-Cell Li-Ion Battery
Windows 8
1 Year Warranty
$399

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pavilion-17-3-laptop-4gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive/2854029.p?id=1219079079760&skuId=2854029&st=2854029&cp=1&lp=1
pretty big screen. is this a good deal? its an i3