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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 #6900 on: September 05, 2014, 02:47:19 PM »
Get the one I posted and install it later with Windows 7

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6901 on: September 05, 2014, 03:03:25 PM »
Get the one I posted and install it later with Windows 7
Is that something I can do on my own?
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6902 on: September 06, 2014, 10:55:47 PM »
With some guidance and a little tech knowledge, yea

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6903 on: September 07, 2014, 02:02:44 PM »
Looking for a 15 inch, i7, 8Gb RAM - anyone see any deals?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6904 on: September 07, 2014, 02:52:30 PM »
Dear DH,

I'm looking for a laptop with terrific speed, larger screen (at least 15 inches) not so heavy/bulky. I need it primarily for business use, documents, internet etc...
I'm ready to spend in the range of $800-$900.

Though, i would like to/need to buy the computer on staples.ocm because i have about $700 in reward coupons that i need to use.
Any advice, suggestions, recommendations, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank so much!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6905 on: September 07, 2014, 08:22:33 PM »
Acer Aspire 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop Core i5 for $390 After $150 off

http://www.staples.com/Acer-Aspire-E1-572P-6480-156-Touchscreen-Laptop/product_236473

Use online coupon code 43675


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6906 on: September 07, 2014, 08:24:05 PM »
Acer Aspire 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop Core i5 for $390 After $150 off

http://www.staples.com/Acer-Aspire-E1-572P-6480-156-Touchscreen-Laptop/product_236473

Use online coupon code 43675


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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6907 on: September 07, 2014, 08:35:52 PM »
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The same thing without touchscreen was available from newegg last week for about $35 cheaper.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6908 on: September 07, 2014, 09:02:01 PM »
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6909 on: September 07, 2014, 09:44:25 PM »
How good is this deal from the main site?
http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=331311073890

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6910 on: September 07, 2014, 10:05:26 PM »
Not great at all...
Sleeve add on for .01 is pretty good though :D

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6911 on: September 08, 2014, 06:03:28 PM »
Any other suggestions for laptops on staples.com,

I also specifically windows 7.

How about this, is it too expensive?
http://www.staples.com/Acer-Aspire-V3-571-9646-156-LED-Notebook-Intel-Core-i7-3632QM/product_IM1TR0796

Thank you very much!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6913 on: September 09, 2014, 06:57:14 PM »
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6915 on: September 10, 2014, 10:40:29 AM »
How's this?

HP ENVY - 15t Laptop G0T95AV $599 after coupon BESTDEAL2014

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/G0T95AV?HP-ENVY-15t-Laptop

Windows 8.1 64
4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ Quad Core Processor + Intel® HD Graphics 4600
15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView WLED-backlit Display (1366x768)
8GB DDR3L System Memory (1 Dimm)
1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
No Additional Office Software
Security Software Trial
4-cell 41WHr Lithium-ion Battery
SuperMulti DVD burner
Standard Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader
HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone
802.11b/g/n WLAN [1x1]

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« Reply #6916 on: September 10, 2014, 10:42:41 AM »
How's this?

HP ENVY - 15t Laptop G0T95AV $599 after coupon BESTDEAL2014

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/G0T95AV?HP-ENVY-15t-Laptop

Windows 8.1 64
4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ Quad Core Processor + Intel® HD Graphics 4600
15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView WLED-backlit Display (1366x768)
8GB DDR3L System Memory (1 Dimm)
1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
No Additional Office Software
Security Software Trial
4-cell 41WHr Lithium-ion Battery
SuperMulti DVD burner
Standard Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader
HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone
802.11b/g/n WLAN [1x1]
Switch the hard-drive to an SSD and you will have a solid machine. There have been reports of HP laptops having poor build quality though, check the reviews about that.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6917 on: September 10, 2014, 10:46:57 AM »
Thoughts? Again, this is for my wife doing browsing, video streaming, and Office

$499 - $150 with code 62638 - $15 with AMEX Offer = $325 plus tax

http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-Satellite-C55-B5272-156-Laptop-6GB-Memory-750GB-Hard-Drive-Intel/product_1064942

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #6918 on: September 10, 2014, 10:48:12 AM »
The touchpad is horrible on the hp.

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« Reply #6919 on: September 10, 2014, 10:50:36 AM »
Thoughts? Again, this is for my wife doing browsing, video streaming, and Office

$499 - $150 with code 62638 - $15 with AMEX Offer = $325 plus tax

http://www.staples.com/Toshiba-Satellite-C55-B5272-156-Laptop-6GB-Memory-750GB-Hard-Drive-Intel/product_1064942
I would spend another $75-100 to get a computer with a better processor. Keep in mind that you wife will be using this for 5000 hours before you need to buy a new one. $75 is the price of 3 dinners or a tank of gas.
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