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Which Dell Laptop to buy?

33 10 May 6, 2018 at 04:37 PM
I'm looking to purchase a new Dell Laptop for my business. For anyone who knows a lot about Dell Laptops which one do you recommend? It's hard to figure out which one to go with. Right now I'm still using a 10+ old Dell Laptop and I need something faster.

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I'm gonna buy the Dell G3
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I'm gonna buy the Dell G3
Oh I've never heard of a Dell G3. I've always purchased Inspiron in the past. What's making you select a Dell G3?
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We need more information. Do you have a budget? What all are you doing on your systems? Size? Does it need to be a laptop?
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We need more information. Do you have a budget? What all are you doing on your systems? Size? Does it need to be a laptop?
^^^This. We have no idea your budget or needs. Pretty much anything will prob be better than your 10+ year old machine. Does it have to be new, or are off-lease/refurbs ok? Some people ONLY want new. Personally, I think you get a LOT more bang for your buck with ~2-3year old refurbs. You can usually get extended warranties with them too, if needed.
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We need more information. Do you have a budget? What all are you doing on your systems? Size? Does it need to be a laptop?
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^^^This. We have no idea your budget or needs. Pretty much anything will prob be better than your 10+ year old machine. Does it have to be new, or are off-lease/refurbs ok? Some people ONLY want new. Personally, I think you get a LOT more bang for your buck with ~2-3year old refurbs. You can usually get extended warranties with them too, if needed.
Laptop for business. What kind of business? Are you a drug dealer and need to keep track of inventory or credit card reader to process transactions?
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dell quality has gone down,the charger stops working after 2 years,so buy the business version not consumer model,windows updates seem to be freezing computers so I would wait for a few months until Microsoft sort it out,iwould go for a desktop if you can than a laptop
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Laptop for business. What kind of business? Are you a drug dealer doctor and need to keep track of inventory or credit card reader to process transactions?
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Really need to know more details about usage. If you routinely travel you probably want something with battery life and light weight, at the expense of raw power (maybe an XPS 13 or 15, with the 13 being much better suited for an airline tray table). If you're carrying the laptop around all day from meeting to meeting, you might want something even lighter like a Microsoft Surface (that's what my doctor's office has issued all their staff to carry to each examination, for example). If you just need something to sit on a desk, there are cheaper options but you'll still want something from Dell Small Business with next- or same-day service.
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Oh I've never heard of a Dell G3. I've always purchased Inspiron in the past. What's making you select a Dell G3?
The G3 is a gaming laptop line. I would not recommend it for a business. The battery life is poor and the build quality is apparently quite low. Stick with the Latitude for mainline business, XPS for a home/business hybrid, or Precision if you need a high-performance mobile workstation-class machine.
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We need more information. Do you have a budget? What all are you doing on your systems? Size? Does it need to be a laptop?
It needs to be a laptop. And I would prefer a smaller lightweight one. A fast one. I will be using it for my business mainly for e-mails and surfing the internet. There are so many different choices to pic from it's hard to tell which one would be the best one for me. I would appreciate your help!

PS No real budget. I'm hoping for something around $500 to $600 unless I need to go higher for some reason.
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^^^This. We have no idea your budget or needs. Pretty much anything will prob be better than your 10+ year old machine. Does it have to be new, or are off-lease/refurbs ok? Some people ONLY want new. Personally, I think you get a LOT more bang for your buck with ~2-3year old refurbs. You can usually get extended warranties with them too, if needed.
I'm ok with refurbished but dang the 5 year for the 4 year price warranties are sky high on them. I was looking at a $530 Dell Laptop Latitude 14" 5000 (5480) and they want $394 for a 5 year warranty. Wouldn't that be crazy to pay that much for a warranty when I can almost buy a new laptop for the warranty cost there asking.

I do want a smaller laptop that's lightweight.
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Laptop for business. What kind of business? Are you a drug dealer and need to keep track of inventory or credit card reader to process transactions?
Not a drug dealer LOL The main software I use is Quick Books (But might leave that on my old computer and let me bookkeeper use that computer) and a word program and paint program. That's about it. I watch a lot of Youtube videos. But no gaming.
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Really need to know more details about usage. If you routinely travel you probably want something with battery life and light weight, at the expense of raw power (maybe an XPS 13 or 15, with the 13 being much better suited for an airline tray table). If you're carrying the laptop around all day from meeting to meeting, you might want something even lighter like a Microsoft Surface (that's what my doctor's office has issued all their staff to carry to each examination, for example). If you just need something to sit on a desk, there are cheaper options but you'll still want something from Dell Small Business with next- or same-day service.
I will be traveling with the laptop so something small and light weight. I actually won a Microsoft Surface 3 at a convention but I need something that I can set on a desk. (I have to us a mouse when I'm using a computer) I also need to be able to print with it. (I have a wireless Dell printer E310dw I just bought) Just something with some speed would be good!
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Battery life is extremely important. I might end up getting 2 Laptops eventually. One to leave at the office and one to travel with.
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