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Old 29th March 2011, 10:38 AM   #11
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Have a business grade HP desktop and like it very much. As far as laptops have had good experience with HP, IBM (which is now lenovo) and Asus. The Asus I built so I may be a little prejudice but the only problem I had with the Asus was a battery issue but this was from about 4 years ago or more so if you go with Asus make sure they still don't have a battery issue (it was only with a couple models). Hope that helps.

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Old 12th May 2011, 11:35 AM   #12
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Typing on a 1-year old ASUS right now. This tough litlle machine's been through some rough times, and I've had no issues at all from it. It's no wonder why Toshiba and ASUS rank highest when durability is concerned.

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Old 16th May 2011, 02:37 PM   #13
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I repair PC's on the side for people, and I get more HP laptops coming in for repairs more than ANY other make. I strongly advise deviating from HP and Compaq. I also would not recommend IBM/Lenovo.

In my humble opinion and experience with computers, I'd say your best bet in terms of price and longevity are probably Toshiba, ASUS, or Dell. HP and Compaq seem to have the highest rate of hardware failures.

Macbooks are also very stable, but costly.

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Old 19th June 2011, 11:21 AM   #14
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I would have to say that the brand is nothing more than marketing. It is up to what is inside that makes the machine stand out. You can have a very expensive brand but with lower specs and still pay the same price as a powerful machine with a much lesser ranked brand.

It is all just a matter of choice. The brand does not help in computing but just an aesthetic factor.

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Old 19th June 2011, 03:24 PM   #15
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I repair PC's on the side for people, and I get more HP laptops coming in for repairs more than ANY other make. I strongly advise deviating from HP and Compaq. I also would not recommend IBM/Lenovo.

In my humble opinion and experience with computers, I'd say your best bet in terms of price and longevity are probably Toshiba, ASUS, or Dell. HP and Compaq seem to have the highest rate of hardware failures.

Macbooks are also very stable, but costly.
Could this have anything to do with the fact there are a LOT more of them out there to have problems?

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Old 26th June 2011, 02:14 PM   #16
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Could this have anything to do with the fact there are a LOT more of them out there to have problems?
Heh that's funny I was going to say the exact same thing, there are *a lot* more HP laptops out there then any other brand, mainly due to price point and best buy (and the like), many people still want to 'touch and feel' a laptop prior to investing in one.


Anyhow, all laptops or parts are made in China, and from that at least 70% are produced from two different manufacturers in China, one of which staffs over a million employees.

SO brand *really* doesn't matter that much ..

Here are the questions to ask youself.

1) How much do I want to spend ?
2) How long will I use it until I replace it ?
3) How much will I use it ?
4) How rough will I be with it ?
5) What will I be doing on it ?

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Old 26th July 2011, 04:05 PM   #17
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Partially agree, but brand matters too...you really cannot compare a Sony Vaio with a Packard Bell or Toshiba. Each brand has it's own exceeding edge (Dell for the cooling system, Alienware for gaming, Vaio or Mac for business, Acer for inovation (by the way - check out Acer Iconia on YouTube - splendid) etc.).
Even if most of them are made in China, providers differs, and so the quality too.

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Old 22nd September 2011, 07:10 PM   #18
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I have been buying Lenovo thinkpads (previously made by IBM) for a very long time. They are incredibly durable, Lenovo offers great customer support should you have a problem, and the computers are very fast. I only recently upgraded from a laptop that lasted for ten years with little issue.

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Old 29th March 2012, 06:25 AM   #19
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Thumbs up Best Laptop Brand?

Have you business purposes then HP is a best brand.and Have you Home purposes then Dell is a best brand.

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Old 29th March 2012, 10:34 AM   #20
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Hello friends,
Which is best brand for laptops?
Toshiba, Sony Vaio, Gateway, HP or another?
Do you have any idea of what the laptop is going to be used for? Is it to going be a catch all business computer, are you going to need a high quality graphics card, what sort of system are you looking at running, etc?

I don't have any experience with Gateway or Toshiba, but HP is really reliable and I've had no problems with Macs or Asus.

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