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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 #7160 on: November 23, 2014, 02:09:15 PM »
is the laptop that was posted on DDMS on Friday a good deal?

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/55769
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7161 on: November 23, 2014, 02:35:01 PM »
Good Price for an i5 with Windows 7 and 7200RPM Hard Drive.

Never saw this system yet, I'm getting some soon and I'll have a better idea then.

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7162 on: November 23, 2014, 08:11:10 PM »
is the laptop that was posted on DDMS on Friday a good deal?

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/55769
Definitely the best deal for this class laptop right now
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7163 on: November 23, 2014, 10:33:24 PM »
From DDMS HP 15.6 Inch Core i5 Windows 7 Laptop For $399.99 Shipped From Newegg

Good Price for an i5 with Windows 7 and 7200RPM Hard Drive.

Never saw this system yet, I'm getting some soon and I'll have a better idea then.
Dan wrote "If you use Newegg’s mobile app for android and select Google checkout you will receive a $15 discount making the total price just $84.99 shipped!" re the monitor deal on Thursday. Does this work for this Laptop?

How much would it cost to add Microsoft Office? Is it usually much cheaper if Office is bundled together? Is it out of the ordinary for a laptop to come with office
« Last Edit: November 23, 2014, 10:41:01 PM by Thingywingy »
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 #7164 on: November 23, 2014, 10:44:48 PM »
From DDMS HP 15.6 Inch Core i5 Windows 7 Laptop For $399.99 Shipped From Newegg
Dan wrote "If you use Newegg’s mobile app for android and select Google checkout you will receive a $15 discount making the total price just $84.99 shipped!" re the monitor deal on Thursday. Does this work for this Laptop?

How much would it cost to add Microsoft Office? Is it usually much cheaper if Office is bundled together? Is it out of the ordinary for a laptop to come with office
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Not Usually cheaper when buying from reseller.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7165 on: November 24, 2014, 08:39:59 AM »
5% off at Newegg from 11am PT on 11/24/14 to 7:79 pm PT on 11/24/14.  Enter promo code NAFBF14A at checkout.  I believe this will apply to the HP laptop posted on the DDMS, which would bring the price down to $380.

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.

http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Nov-0-2014/72HourPreview_BF24/index-landing.html?icid=288007

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7166 on: November 24, 2014, 11:07:44 AM »
http://www.toshiba.com/us/computers/laptops/satellite/S50/BS55T-B5233

is this a good deal? i need a really fast machine. Not for complicated tasks, but need it quick as can be. my budget is max $700. Anyone know these things? Is it a great deal? Anyone want to recommend something better?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7167 on: November 24, 2014, 11:09:03 AM »
5% off at Newegg from 11am PT on 11/24/14 to 7:79 pm PT on 11/24/14.  Enter promo code NAFBF14A at checkout.  I believe this will apply to the HP laptop posted on the DDMS, which would bring the price down to $380.

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.

http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Nov-0-2014/72HourPreview_BF24/index-landing.html?icid=288007

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7168 on: November 24, 2014, 02:36:29 PM »
5% off at Newegg from 11am PT on 11/24/14 to 7:79 pm PT on 11/24/14.  Enter promo code NAFBF14A at checkout.  I believe this will apply to the HP laptop posted on the DDMS, which would bring the price down to $380.

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.

http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Nov-0-2014/72HourPreview_BF24/index-landing.html?icid=288007

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7170 on: November 25, 2014, 12:47:22 PM »
Any good deals on a better laptop
15.6"
I7
8GB ram
7200 rpm or ssd or hybrid
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7171 on: November 25, 2014, 12:52:32 PM »


Any good deals on a better laptop
15.6"
I7
8GB ram
7200 rpm or ssd or hybrid
Tia

I highly doubt you'll find a windows 8 with that screen size with 7200 rpm unless over $1000!

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7172 on: November 25, 2014, 10:21:02 PM »
HP Black 15.6" 15-f004wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron N2830 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive and Windows 8.1


Is this anything good?

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7173 on: November 26, 2014, 10:24:28 AM »
HP 15-g020dx Laptop, Internet Security Software, Sleeve, Mouse & Flash Drive Package
$299.99

15.6" HD display
AMD A6 quad-core accelerated processor
4GB memory
1TB hard drive
Windows 8.1

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-15-g020dx-laptop-internet-security-software-sleeve-mouse-flash-drive-package/9999238000050005.p?id=pcmprd236800050005&skuId=9999238000050005

Seems like a decent deal
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7174 on: November 26, 2014, 03:47:07 PM »
http://www.adorama.com/AST100TC1GRS.html

Asus Transformer Book via Adorama for $259! Blazing hot deal!

Intel CPU
2GB RAM
64GB Flash Storage
Windows 8.1
Microsoft Office H&S incl.

This is one of the most popular 2 in 1 tablet PC's.
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7175 on: November 26, 2014, 04:01:47 PM »
Anyone know if this is a good deal? http://www.costco.com/.product.919575.html

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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7176 on: November 26, 2014, 05:23:38 PM »
Looking for a loaded Lenovo X240 with core i7, 8gb, etc.  If anyone hears of a good deal please let me know.  TIA
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Re: Laptop Deals Master Thread
« Reply #7177 on: November 26, 2014, 08:37:53 PM »
Why is no one talking about this deal? Its currently the best offer out there now.

Dell Inspiron 15 i15547-5033sLV Signature Edition Laptop Intel Core i5-4210U/8GB RAM/1TB HDD/12 hours battery life for $399 starting 11/27

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-Inspiron-15-i15547-5033sLV-Signature-Edition-Laptop/productID.308795000?sdtid=7401848&ClickID=bffzsksmznqvdsd1uy1fgkqs1dfnn6gvfqqv
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Dell laptops are good?
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