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Haswell laptops pricing guide (2013 - 2015)

Haswell laptops - Work In Progress - started 10/21/2016

This is incomplete, but this will be the big list, I will update as I go along.
I will make a page to categorise these laptops when research is completed.



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E.G T440p - $230 - 370 // 500  ~ 53 v 225- Lenovo ThinkPad T440s - Specifics & Info - Miscellaneous
$230 - The low recommended price to buy a complete & decent system at a great price! Sometimes these can be sold underneath this price but may need service or just hard up for cash. I try to filter out 'AS IS' sold laptops when finding the lowest price.- 370 - My recommended high buying price. These can be a fully spec'd unit that sells for this much on auction. Some of these can be NIB, or in excellent condition. // 500  - The max price you should pay before considering something else or you MUST have it. These should be in flawless condition, fully spec'd, w/ a warranty and/or completely new in box, however this may not always be the case b…

Ivy Bridge Ultraportables + tablets pricing guide (2012 - 2014)

This page is not done, but here's what I have so far. Some of this data is from June 2016.

Hello everyone looking for something portable? Computers in the 12 inch & below category is just that for you, there are notebooks, netbooks, tablets (slate & convertible) and even ultrabooks! We are gonna delve into some Android/iOS/WinRT machines too as its presumed that people get these sort of computers as an secondary or auxiliary device. Not to say these machines aren't good for a primary, I used my X61 Tablet for years when I got it in 2011.

With that said, ultraportables kick ass! Especially so with an SSD inside. Seriously though, I love ultraportables, although some may be hindered by smaller heatsink fans they still have a good amount of power and if you got a /biz/ ultraportable you can rock the socks of ultrabooks in performance.

Not much information posted this time, kinda disappointed to be honest.
I added a few tablets to make up of it!

Disclaimer: These prices pos…

Ivy Bridge Big laptops - 15", 16", 17", 18" (2012 - 2014)

Almost complete! A few laptops will be updated once finished but this!

Hey everyone! Other than the research I found for 'best laptops of 2012' or 'best ivy bridge laptop' I based rest of these sales from popular items sold on eBay that were Ivy Bridge and 15" and up. Because of this, not all Ivy Bridge bigsize laptops are here, if you believe there was a model or specific I had missed, let me know and I will look it up and add it here regardless of information found. New laptop sales are declining for a reason; people don't need newer hardware when the laptops, and in this generation these laptops are still gud.Since Sandy Bridge, Intel's tick/tock method hasn't been all its up to be, only energy efficiency is what you gain with maybe 20% of a performance increase. Does that justify paying six times more buying new than used?Comparing the previous models these laptops replace, there isn't much of a price difference despite being "better" …

Ivy Bridge 14" & 13" NoteBooks & UltraPortable Laptops (2012 - 2014)

Hello, the prices posted here reflect 'research' done from June 13th 2016 to June 28th 2016! :P

If you are looking to spend $220 on a laptop, an Ivy Bridge laptop is the way to go! These laptops had started to been released in April 2012 and were the 'tick' part of Intel's CPU models. Sandy Bridge was the new micro-architecture, which means Ivy Bridge is a die shrink which turns out to better efficiency. These laptops will last longer on battery, & HD 4000 graphics just werk. My daily at the moment is a T430s, though hot and boggy I still liked the ChromeBook Pixel, and I just recently had a good time with a W530, it felt like it had a 6 hour battery life, and it was a quadcore machine.
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Now a lot of these laptops had gotten slimmer now, so some of you buyers may take that in consideration. USB 3.0 is almost standard on all laptops, unless you got a cheapie. For the ThinkPad world, Lenovo changed the keyboard design, layout and feel for their Thi…

Sandy Bridge Subnotebooks - 11" 12" 13" (2011 - 2013)

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Subnotebook & Ultraportable laptops are amazing, with a 2nd gen i5, 4GB RAM, maybe an SSD, at most you would spend $240 on a solid machine. These laptops are not for everyone, as they are smaller in screen size and may be too tiny for people's vision. Also a lot of these are stuck at 720p screens... so have fun typing a document with pixel quality made for ants. ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ︵┻━┻

As usual the first three laptops will be Dell, Lenovo, HP, Apple in that order unless they didn't make a laptop for that category, 'xxxx' be posted to signify that there wasn't one.
On some models, I may post the Manufacturer name of that laptop at the end.

The market can drop because of advancing technology, or bad PR, so you yourself check sold listings before pulling the trigger because prices vary! :)

Disclaimer: I did not research extensively about reliability, build quality, parts prices, reviews or common problems on these laptops! Laptops at the lowest price point may/may not come w…

17" BIGTOPs Sandy Bridge - DYEL Manlet detectors (2011 - 2013)

COMPILE, RENDER, AND BREAK YOUR SPINE! These laptops are huge! Can't handle it? Might as well wear a chastity belt sissy boy!

17" Laptops are huge, absolutely huge, I just had a 8760w and loved it, despite it being so big, it was comfy as shit! Probably because I liked using my W700ds and do miss that thing greatly. 17" machines are comfy, especially since a numberpad doesn't feel forced on these machines.
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M6600 - $260 - 550 // 700  ~ 77 v 320 (i7 - MXM 3.0B)


$120 signifies the starting price I see of a laptop that has been sold with an AC adapter, HDD/OS and (hopefully) good battery.

- 260 signifies the max price you should pay for a used fully working machine that has a good battery, OS installed, OEM AC adapter and not banged up.

// 370 signifies the price I've seen that should be sold with at least one of the following

Recognized seller, Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers, Enthusiast, or Original owner w/ origi…

Sandy Bridge 14" & 13" laptops (2011 - 2013)

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This guide started in February 2016 and is finished finally in April!
New format for guide, a lot of info on the bottom of the page, saving that wall of text for you.

2nd gen i5 laptops are a great buy for price per performance!
I highly recommend this era of laptops as most can be had under $200 and work very well! 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD cost maybe $120 and will make your machine damn bulletproof!

Sandy Bridge i5 processors are powerful enough for anyone, and most have equal or better CPU scores than laptops you see at Best Buy, Target, & Apple stores for $500.
As usual the first three laptops will be Dell, Lenovo, HP, Apple in that order unless they didn't make a laptop for that category, 'xxxx' be posted to signify that there wasn't one.
On some models, I may post the Manufacturer name of that laptop at the end.

The market can drop because of newer technology or PR, so you yourself check sold listings too but this is to give a general idea of what you should pay ins…

2nd Gen Core "Sandy Bridge" 15" Laptops (2011 - 2012)

Prices reflect sold dates from Februrary 2016 to April 2016.

I highly recommend this era of laptops as most can be had under $200 and work very well! 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD cost maybe $120 and will make your machine damn bulletproof!

Sandy Bridge i5 processors are powerful enough for anyone, and most have equal or better CPU scores than laptops you see at Best Buy, Target, & Apple stores for $500.
As usual the first three laptops will be Dell, Lenovo, HP, Apple in that order unless they didn't make a laptop for that category, 'xxxx' be posted to signify that there wasn't one.
On some models, I may post the Manufacturer name of that laptop at the end.

LISTING FORMAT (colored text emphasizes whats new)

E.G E6420 - $120 - 260 // 370  ~ 1000 v 2900

$120 signifies the starting price I see of a laptop that has been sold with an AC adapter, HDD/OS and (hopefully) good battery.

- 260 signifies the max price you should pay for a used fully working machine that has a good batte…