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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 #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!

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/37029
Where is it located? May be interested

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4901 on: December 03, 2013, 03:13:01 AM »
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...
Hmm I'm in lkwd and don't plan on going to monsey in the near future

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4903 on: December 03, 2013, 06:26:40 AM »
monsey, tuvias to be exact...
Can we use tuvias GC to pay for it:)

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« Reply #4904 on: December 03, 2013, 07:09:00 AM »
Can we use tuvias GC to pay for it:)
nope... i dont give discounts :P :D
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4905 on: December 03, 2013, 10:03:17 AM »
finally success!

Nathan
87.10 credit will post to your method of payment between 2-5 business days. Should you have any future questions regarding this adjustment, please reference your order number.

No success with chat rep Steve L. yesterday, Nathan this morning was very quick with the adjustment

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4906 on: December 03, 2013, 10:29:48 AM »
finally success!

Nathan
87.10 credit will post to your method of payment between 2-5 business days. Should you have any future questions regarding this adjustment, please reference your order number.

No success with chat rep Steve L. yesterday, Nathan this morning was very quick with the adjustment
nice!! I wanna do it to wat ate u guys telling them???
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4907 on: December 03, 2013, 10:40:13 AM »
well the price went back up to $399 this morning. But I just told them I saw it at $279 yesterday and couldn't get through.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4908 on: December 03, 2013, 03:51:41 PM »
Dell i5 for $449 Still available - New Link

http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3537/pd?oc=fndoc204h&model_id=inspiron-15-3537

Use Coupon: HF08ZLDCXJM19W
I ordered this on the 26th and canceled the order the same day, and received a cancellation confirmation email.
Regardless, it arrived yesterday.
There's no charge on my Amex card (although it wasn't showing in pending, the amount of my order was missing from my credit line, but has since fallen off).
What should I expect??

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4909 on: December 03, 2013, 03:53:05 PM »
I ordered this on the 26th and canceled the order the same day, and received a cancellation confirmation email.
Regardless, it arrived yesterday.
There's no charge on my Amex card (although it wasn't showing in pending, the amount of my order was missing from my credit line, but has since fallen off).
What should I expect??
how much did you pay?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4910 on: December 03, 2013, 03:55:22 PM »
how much did you pay?
Officially $489
Reality $0

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4912 on: December 03, 2013, 05:31:06 PM »
« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 05:41:17 PM by Dan »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4913 on: December 03, 2013, 06:20:10 PM »
I ended up buying both the Dell BF deal (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/37029)i3 for $269 & the Gateway BF deal (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/37178)i5 for $329. There has been some talk about Gateway not being good quality. Im hoping to get some input on which one I should keep? BH & Namechanged any thoughts?
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 #4914 on: December 03, 2013, 10:33:47 PM »
Toshiba L55-A5284 15.6" Laptop
$499.99 after $50 rebate
http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-L55-A5284-156-Laptop/product_49558

    Intel® Core™ i5-3337u 1.80GHz 3MB Cache Processor
    8GB DDR3 Memory
    750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
    15.6" LED backlight diagonal display (1366 x 768)
    DVD-SuperMulti drive (+/-R double layer)
    Wi-Fi® Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n)
    Premium US keyboard with 10-key pad
    DTS Sound™, Headphone jack (stereo), Microphone jack (mono), Built-in stereo speakers
    4 cell lithium ion battery: Up to 3.97 hours of battery life
    5.35 lbs.
    Windows 8
    1 Year warranty

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4915 on: December 04, 2013, 12:04:19 AM »
Is this a good deal?
Pavilion TouchSmart 14z
$552 total after tax (this is after an additional $25 off which a rep on the phone will do)
http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/search-SimpleOfferSearch?PageSize=15&search=&SearchTerm=14Z

 Windows 8 64
 AMD Quad-Core A6-5200 Processor + AMD Radeon™ HD Graphics
 14.0-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768)
 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
 500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
 4 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
 SuperMulti 8X DVD +/- R/RW with Double Layer Support
 Webcam and Microphone (Mineral Black)
 802.11b/g/n WLAN [1x1]

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4916 on: December 04, 2013, 12:11:18 AM »
Is this a good deal?
Pavilion TouchSmart 14z
$552 total after tax (this is after an additional $25 off which a rep on the phone will do)
http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/search-SimpleOfferSearch?PageSize=15&search=&SearchTerm=14Z

 Windows 8 64
 AMD Quad-Core A6-5200 Processor + AMD Radeon™ HD Graphics
 14.0-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768)
 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
 500GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
 4 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
 SuperMulti 8X DVD +/- R/RW with Double Layer Support
 Webcam and Microphone (Mineral Black)
 802.11b/g/n WLAN [1x1]

I'd say no.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4919 on: December 04, 2013, 10:06:44 AM »
Thanks.  Both those laptops are i3s (3rd and 4th gen).  Are they as fast as the AMD Quad-Core A6-5200 Processor?
The HP also weighs under 5 lbs.  I am just looking for a lightweight laptop with some speed.

Armadillo "if HP works for you"- is HP a bad bet?