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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 #4860 on: December 02, 2013, 11:47:01 AM »
Weak even with touch, its a 2nd Gen i3 and Touch doesn't really make up for it.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4861 on: December 02, 2013, 11:54:30 AM »
Weak even with touch, its a 2nd Gen i3 and Touch doesn't really make up for it.
what should I be looking for?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4862 on: December 02, 2013, 12:04:55 PM »
Chat. Took a bit of persistance

Just tried, no go. He said the $100 coupon would not have worked on the current price since that coupon is already expired and as so I would be paying more if he price matched it for me.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4863 on: December 02, 2013, 12:29:34 PM »
HOT! (sort of, see bottom)
Lenovo IdeaPad U510 - Intel Core i5 6GB RAM 1TB HDD+24GB SSD 15.6" Ultrabook Windows 8 (59359624)
i5 6GB RAM 1TB HDD+24GB SSD $489
Internal DVD±R/RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312446

Search around Amazon and Newegg for the lenovo u500 series - there has been a lot of people with issues.  There tech support is decent though - they'll exchange or fix quick.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4866 on: December 02, 2013, 02:28:45 PM »
My laptop just died... Need a good deal now on a new one

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$900 Off! Dell XPS 15 Core i7 1080p Laptop w/ 2GB GeForce GT 640M & Windows 7
« Reply #4867 on: December 02, 2013, 03:52:00 PM »
$900 Off! Dell XPS 15 Core i7 1080p Laptop w/ 2GB GeForce GT 640M & Windows 7
$799.99 + FREE SHIPPING
$1,699.99 Save: $900 (53%)
Coupon: 6L53JJVJR1XDSD

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&kc=&oc=DNCWX16BW7&dgc=BA&cid=271006&lid=4970696&acd=12309188680360121

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4868 on: December 02, 2013, 03:56:12 PM »
For those who got in o the Staples deals:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/37096/comment-page-2#comment-395052

Please post if you succeed!


Success!

Refunded $87.10.

Requested price adjustment by chat.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4869 on: December 02, 2013, 04:01:43 PM »
$900 Off! Dell XPS 15 Core i7 1080p Laptop w/ 2GB GeForce GT 640M & Windows 7
$799.99 + FREE SHIPPING
$1,699.99 Save: $900 (53%)
Coupon: 6L53JJVJR1XDSD

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&kc=&oc=DNCWX16BW7&dgc=BA&cid=271006&lid=4970696&acd=12309188680360121
Coupon dead.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4870 on: December 02, 2013, 04:20:01 PM »

Success!

Refunded $87.10.

Requested price adjustment by chat.

Worked here too.  Refund of $87.10, so total price of the laptop was $195.96 with tax.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4871 on: December 02, 2013, 04:25:27 PM »
Worked here too.  Refund of $87.10, so total price of the laptop was $195.96 with tax.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4873 on: December 02, 2013, 04:45:33 PM »
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4875 on: December 02, 2013, 04:57:12 PM »
Coupon dead.
Any suggestions how to reduce the price?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4876 on: December 02, 2013, 07:03:42 PM »
So im pretty sure this is a great deal....I was snooping around the dell website when i noticed an employee/student discount option on the bottom...clicked on it and said i was a member of something vague...wasnt sure what i needed to be a member of until it gave me the option of a few things...one was AARP and one AAA...i am an AAA member so i clicked it and joined, there are all these member deals and discounts! right away a 10% off for this laptop showed up... also as a member you get a 5% of your purchace back in the form of an egift card.
I was also able to get the doorbuster deal for $10 less as members always get the lowest price, and will receive an e-gift card for that too, oh yeah members also get free 2 day shipping!
What do the experts think?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4877 on: December 02, 2013, 07:05:29 PM »
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4878 on: December 02, 2013, 07:11:53 PM »
So im pretty sure this is a great deal....I was snooping around the dell website when i noticed an employee/student discount option on the bottom...clicked on it and said i was a member of something vague...wasnt sure what i needed to be a member of until it gave me the option of a few things...one was AARP and one AAA...i am an AAA member so i clicked it and joined, there are all these member deals and discounts! right away a 10% off for this laptop showed up... also as a member you get a 5% of your purchace back in the form of an egift card.
I was also able to get the doorbuster deal for $10 less as members always get the lowest price, and will receive an e-gift card for that too, oh yeah members also get free 2 day shipping!
What do the experts think?
Don't see the specs, but that looks like regular price to me

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4879 on: December 02, 2013, 07:14:05 PM »
staples.com:
"due to technical issues our chat is currently closed"
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