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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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Cyber Monday Dell Deal
« Reply #4840 on: December 02, 2013, 02:37:03 AM »
Dell Inspiron 17 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor Non-Touch $349.99 available at 08:00am
Dell Inspiron 15 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor Touch         $399.99 available at 14:00 (2pm)
Dell Inspiron 15 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor Touch         $499.99 available at 18:00 (6pm) 44% off!

Additional 5% off if you register with Dell...

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Dell Deal Now LIVE!
« Reply #4843 on: December 02, 2013, 08:07:22 AM »
Dell deals on laptops went live at 8:00am

See previous post for dets...

http://www.dell.com/us/p/laptops#!everyday-laptops

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Re: Dell Deal Now LIVE!
« Reply #4844 on: December 02, 2013, 08:13:46 AM »
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« Reply #4845 on: December 02, 2013, 08:19:35 AM »
I got four!!

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« Reply #4846 on: December 02, 2013, 08:34:32 AM »
Are there any windows 7 deals? Everything is windows 8!
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4847 on: December 02, 2013, 08:42:31 AM »
Are there any windows 7 deals? Everything is windows 8!
You can always change it over to W8.  Ignore the OS.
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Already expired?  I got a few

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« Reply #4849 on: December 02, 2013, 09:09:00 AM »
You can always change it over to W8.  Ignore the OS.
I understand tht and I even ordered a windows 8 but if I find a 7 I would rather buy tht cuz I x have time to try to fig out how to get 7 for free
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Already expired?  I got a few
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Already expired?  I got a few

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4854 on: December 02, 2013, 10:54:51 AM »
Only $299 with V.me

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ASUS 4GB DDR3 Core™ i3 Laptop
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Success! ;D
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Success here as well. I got back 87 and change. I dont know if i mgot back the full amount that i could have, but i was not going to argue with them. This brings my total paid to roughly 282-25-87=170! Not to shabby

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4859 on: December 02, 2013, 11:45:44 AM »
looking for a new laptop
-min i3 processor
-touchscreen
-optical drive
-decent amount of memory

http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-C55t-A5287-156-Touch-Screen-Laptop/product_49559
$399

good deal?