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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.
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oooh...what coupon? im gonna try to add it!! that would be awesome-thanks!

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« Reply #4891 on: December 02, 2013, 09:17:41 PM »
Crazy. My best Black Friday deal in years
I was refunded $121.48 ($113.00 + tax). I don't know what is the basis of this amount but I have no complaints :D
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« Reply #4893 on: December 02, 2013, 10:14:35 PM »
oooh...what coupon? im gonna try to add it!! that would be awesome-thanks!

Pretty sure $489 was after all coupons.  And it sold out quickly - by 6:30.  I tried to get the discount via chat and came up empty.  I'd say it's a good deal for an i5 touch.

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Could be don't remember, either way its an inspiron 15 which is pretty weak. Rather get the Inspiron 15r that's available now Non touch for $449 after coupon. Much better machine

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For those who got in o the Staples deals:
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success! rep claims I will be getting a credit $123.02. Not sure how she got to that number.. but not complaining :)
Chat? Phone?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Chat? Phone?

Chat. I tried the phone route first but was unsuccessful so took a shot at the chat option...
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Chat? Phone?
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« Reply #4899 on: December 03, 2013, 02:53:13 AM »
have this dell i bought and i dont need it. still in box. i will return it if no one wants it, i got it on this deal, PLUS i paid for it with my amex, so technically u can have 2 yr warranty. i paid 292.60 after taxes. i will sell it for that price as well.


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« Reply #4900 on: December 03, 2013, 03:06:00 AM »
have this dell i bought and i dont need it. still in box. i will return it if no one wants it, i got it on this deal, PLUS i paid for it with my amex, so technically u can have 2 yr warranty. i paid 292.60 after taxes. i will sell it for that price as well.


Dell Inspiron 15 Core i3 Laptop For Just $269.99 Shipped After $194 Off Instantly!

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Where is it located? May be interested
monsey, tuvias to be exact...
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« Reply #4902 on: December 03, 2013, 03:21:21 AM »
monsey, tuvias to be exact...
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monsey, tuvias to be exact...
Can we use tuvias GC to pay for it:)

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Can we use tuvias GC to pay for it:)
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