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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
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5240 on: January 21, 2014, 12:06:26 AM »
Check the pc tune up thread see if that helps
I did that stuff. Nothing really doing
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5241 on: January 21, 2014, 07:09:47 AM »
I think that's out of her price range. Is she being unrealistic? Thanks!
If all she's using it is for typing lessons, etc... then tell her to just get a netbook. I got a great one 3 years ago and the battery still works after 6-9 hours of use.

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« Reply #5242 on: January 21, 2014, 10:17:43 AM »
If you live near a Micro Center, they have some good deals on laptops.
http://www.microcenter.com/product/415222/G500_156_Laptop_Computer_-_Black_Textured

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« Reply #5243 on: January 21, 2014, 10:20:04 AM »
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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« Reply #5244 on: January 21, 2014, 10:21:59 AM »
ill sell u mine... i hate my gateway laptop. (its touch screen i5)
Maybe I'll just borrow it  ::) :P

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« Reply #5245 on: January 21, 2014, 10:24:55 AM »
I didn't see any great deals right now, if your in Brooklyn I have the Dell inspiron 15 with an i3 processor for $350!  Brand new -  I have 13 left and more coming in soon.
How do I figure out what I need/want? Is there a laptop for dummies thread? Instinctively I want the best but don't know if I really want it. Maybe an i3 is good enough for me

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5246 on: January 21, 2014, 10:32:34 AM »
Depends on use and budget really more than anything

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« Reply #5247 on: January 21, 2014, 11:12:43 AM »
Any good deal for a dissent Laptop case - for travel? I don't want anything major, there is just so many around there with prices from $10 - $1000......  TIA.
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« Reply #5249 on: January 21, 2014, 02:00:10 PM »
Depends on use and budget really more than anything
not going to have a desktop so this will be the home of it all don't really need it for more than basic stuff (Web browsing college courses and ddf ::) ) I am willing to invest in a good one that will last

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #5250 on: January 22, 2014, 10:03:06 AM »
Acer Aspire V5-572P-6858 Touchscreen Laptop $499

15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen

Intel Core i5-3337U

4 GB memory/500 GB HDD



http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Acer-Aspire-V5-572P-6858-Touchscreen-Laptop/productID.283976000
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« Reply #5251 on: January 22, 2014, 10:42:53 AM »
Acer Aspire V5-572P-6858 Touchscreen Laptop $499

15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen

Intel Core i5-3337U

4 GB memory/500 GB HDD



http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Acer-Aspire-V5-572P-6858-Touchscreen-Laptop/productID.283976000
Its a decent deal, this deal has been posted probably 20 times already. Although I wouldn't recommend this laptop.

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« Reply #5252 on: January 22, 2014, 11:04:49 AM »
They had something Similar for the same price just longer battery life (its OOS already) is it the same thing?
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« Reply #5253 on: January 22, 2014, 11:12:55 AM »
They had something Similar for the same price just longer battery life (its OOS already) is it the same thing?
I think the other one had the 4th Gen i5 Processor that has a longer battery life

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« Reply #5254 on: January 24, 2014, 08:43:04 AM »
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ativ-book-4-15-6-laptop-8gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive/9041201.p?id=1218974711335&skuId=9041201&st=save-150-on-select-samsung-premium/soldby_facet=Best%20Buy&cp=1&lp=1$499  Samsung - ATIV Book 4 15.6" Laptop - 8GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 15.6" display; 8GB memory; 750GB hard drive
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« Reply #5255 on: January 24, 2014, 09:38:10 AM »
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ativ-book-4-15-6-laptop-8gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive/9041201.p?id=1218974711335&skuId=9041201&st=save-150-on-select-samsung-premium/soldby_facet=Best%20Buy&cp=1&lp=1$499  Samsung - ATIV Book 4 15.6" Laptop - 8GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive - 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 15.6" display; 8GB memory; 750GB hard drive
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Good Price. It was $450 2 days ago

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« Reply #5256 on: January 24, 2014, 09:42:26 AM »
Good Price. It was $450 2 days ago
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« Reply #5258 on: January 24, 2014, 09:51:47 AM »
Good Price

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