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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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« Reply #5130 on: January 02, 2014, 01:03:23 PM »
Nope the T line was out before they were even selling touchscreens
The toshiba is also no touchscreen

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« Reply #5131 on: January 02, 2014, 01:56:31 PM »
Was selling for $450
any idea where I can it or something very similar for that price
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« Reply #5132 on: January 02, 2014, 02:41:24 PM »
$600 after rebate
HP Pavilion 15-N046US 15"
4th generation Intel® Core i5-4200U Processor, 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz
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« Reply #5133 on: January 02, 2014, 02:52:20 PM »
$600 after rebate
HP Pavilion 15-N046US 15"
4th generation Intel® Core i5-4200U Processor, 1.6GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz
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« Reply #5134 on: January 02, 2014, 03:13:19 PM »
Not good enough

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« Reply #5135 on: January 02, 2014, 03:16:00 PM »
Whats the difference between pavilion and envy?

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Whats the difference between pavilion and envy?
the wiki might help you but its not all that clear

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« Reply #5137 on: January 03, 2014, 10:22:05 AM »
 Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch Laptop w/Intel Celeron B820, 4GB RAM Refurb for $159.99 in CowBoom $259.99 - $100.00 off Coupon Dell156100 = $159.99 + Free Shipping

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Returb plus celeron...  If I hate myself that much I would still have an old blackberry  ;D

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any decent deals on good inspirons?

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Returb plus celeron...  If I hate myself that much I would still have an old blackberry  ;D
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ANy good deals for Dell inspion/latitude?  Recieved a GC I want to use.

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