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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 #4960 on: December 08, 2013, 06:38:35 PM »
thanks so much!

sorry for the repost.
its for a friend who just became a rabbi out of town, so i said ill help him out finding a laptop.
never knew you were such a nice guy :P

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4961 on: December 09, 2013, 07:54:34 AM »
Dell Inspiron 15z Touchscreen Laptop - $499
[Includes Additional $25 Bonus Gift Card]

15.6-inch HD touchscreen
Intel Core i5-3337U
6 GB memory/500 GB HDD + 32 GB SSD
Up to 7 hours battery life

Was available on Black Friday for $399 but sold out instantly. Nice Slim Laptop.
OOS

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looking for a cheap intel i7 laptop
« Reply #4962 on: December 09, 2013, 04:15:11 PM »
anyone know of a deal on an intel i7 quad core laptop? Thanks

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4963 on: December 09, 2013, 04:52:25 PM »
is this 629 (before tax) a good price for this laptop?


Essential G510 Laptop 59402507 - Black: Weekly Deal
 
Part number: 59402507 
 
 
   
 
 +/- Configuration details
 

• 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor (2.4 GHz 1600MHz 6MB)

• Windows 8.1 64

• 15.6" HD LED Glossy with integrated camera 1366x768

• Intel® HD Graphics 4600

• 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz

• 1TB 5400 RPM

• DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)

• Lenovo BGN Wireless

• Bluetooth 4.0

• One year

• Industry Standard Multi-touch 2 button touchpad

• 6 Cell Lithium-Ion

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4964 on: December 09, 2013, 11:52:55 PM »
Lenovo Flex Dual-Mode 15.6" Touch Screen Laptop - $499
- Includes additional $25 Gift Card

15.6” Full HD Display with 10-point multi-touch technology (1366 x 768)
4th Generation Intel Core i5-4200U Processor
500GB (5400 RPM) + 8GB NAND Flash SSHD Hard drive
8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz, 1 SO-DIMM slot (1 x 8GB)
-No Optical Drive

http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-Flex-Dual-Mode-156-Touch-Screen-Laptop/product_279254

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4965 on: December 10, 2013, 01:51:06 PM »
Lenovo Flex Dual-Mode 15.6" Touch Screen Laptop - $499
- Includes additional $25 Gift Card

15.6” Full HD Display with 10-point multi-touch technology (1366 x 768)
4th Generation Intel Core i5-4200U Processor
500GB (5400 RPM) + 8GB NAND Flash SSHD Hard drive
8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz, 1 SO-DIMM slot (1 x 8GB)
-No Optical Drive

http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-Flex-Dual-Mode-156-Touch-Screen-Laptop/product_279254


This item was out of stock till now, and is now IN STOCK

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4966 on: December 10, 2013, 02:08:44 PM »
Actually was very in stock when I posted it....
Unless it went OOS after my order ;)

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4967 on: December 10, 2013, 02:21:16 PM »

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4969 on: December 10, 2013, 05:48:08 PM »
Lenovo Flex Dual-Mode 15.6" Touch Screen Laptop - $499
- Includes additional $25 Gift Card

15.6” Full HD Display with 10-point multi-touch technology (1366 x 768)
4th Generation Intel Core i5-4200U Processor
500GB (5400 RPM) + 8GB NAND Flash SSHD Hard drive
8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz, 1 SO-DIMM slot (1 x 8GB)
-No Optical Drive

http://www.staples.com/Lenovo-Flex-Dual-Mode-156-Touch-Screen-Laptop/product_279254
In for 1:D
Thanks

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4970 on: December 10, 2013, 07:07:42 PM »
450 at 1sale.com factory refurbished Lenovo 15.6" ThinkPad w/Intel i7 Quad-Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, NVIDIA GPU & LED HD+ Display, Win 7 Pro

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4971 on: December 11, 2013, 11:01:53 AM »
299 at 1sale.com factory refurbished. HP EliteBook 14"' Notebook w/ Intel Core i5 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB 7200RPM HDD & Windows 7 Professional

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4972 on: December 11, 2013, 04:03:12 PM »
Vizio Ultrabook CN15-A5 - $699

Intel Core i7 3rd Gen
8GB Memory
1TB HDD + 32GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce GT640M
Windows 8
15.6" 1080p Display

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=CN15-A5

Really Nice Slim Ultrabook - has some issues with touchpad and missing the home and end keys on the keyboard, but this is a really nicely built laptop and very good price

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4974 on: December 13, 2013, 05:43:34 AM »
Acer Aspire V5-122P-0679 Touch Notebook
AMD Quad-Core A6-1450 1.0GHz, 4GB DDR3, 320GB HDD,
11.6" Touch Display
Windows 8
$329.99 Aftr Mail In Rebate
Probably also applies for Amex $30 off $100, no?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4975 on: December 15, 2013, 09:20:42 PM »
HP 15-j011dx Slim Laptop - $499

3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor - 2.6 Ghz
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
15.6" High-definition LED-backlit with BrightView technology
8GB system memory
750GB hard drive
6-cell lithium-ion for long battery life
USB 3.0
Full keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad
HP SimplePass fingerprint reader
Built-in Beats Audio
Built-in media card reader
Windows 8

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321263934923?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D321263934923%26_rdc%3D1

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4976 on: December 15, 2013, 10:58:32 PM »
HP 15-j011dx Slim Laptop - $499

3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor - 2.6 Ghz
Intel® HD Graphics 4000
15.6" High-definition LED-backlit with BrightView technology
8GB system memory
750GB hard drive
6-cell lithium-ion for long battery life
USB 3.0
Full keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad
HP SimplePass fingerprint reader
Built-in Beats Audio
Built-in media card reader
Windows 8

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321263934923?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D321263934923%26_rdc%3D1
In BestBuy too

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-envy-15-6-laptop-8gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive-natural-silver/2374042.p?ref=199&loc=TnL5HPStwNw&siteID=TnL5HPStwNw-mcUQU7.xrCF1sOOlFX5y0g
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4977 on: December 15, 2013, 11:04:56 PM »
+$25 off!
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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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #4978 on: December 15, 2013, 11:22:39 PM »
+$25 off!
link on main site dead for mobile users

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« Reply #4979 on: December 15, 2013, 11:25:10 PM »
link on main site dead for mobile users
Get a computer :P
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