Below is a report about Square Trade a national warranty service company. They service thousands of makes and models on different computers. This study shows which laptops perform the best and which are the worst. This can be valuable information when
Netbooks projected to fail at a 20% higher rate than traditional laptops
The study begins with an overview of laptop hardware failure rates, as well as failures caused by accidents. We then compare netbook failure rates to more expensive laptops and evaluate the relative reliability of several leading laptop brands.
Manufacturers: Vast Differences in Reliability
When excluding accidental damage and examining hardware malfunctions by manufacturer, Asus and Toshiba come out on top.
Apple and Dell both fall in the middle with approximately an 18 percent failure rate; while industry leader HP has the highest failure rate.
Over one in four HP laptops in the study experienced a hardware malfunction during the first three years of ownership.
Other highlights of the study include:
Asus and Toshiba were the most reliable manufacturers, with fewer than 16 percent having a hardware malfunction over three years.
Netbooks are projected to have a 20 percent higher failure rate from hardware malfunctions than more expensive laptop computers.
Manufacturers proved to be a more reliable determinant of reliability than the type of laptop and should be a greater factor in making a purchase decision.