Posted 29 December 2007 - 08:36 AM
I work with Acer, Gateway, eMachines, Dell, Sony, Toshiba, HP, and Compaq on a regular basis - with other makes thrown in for a bit of spice now and then.
The most serious issues that I've seen are with Sony laptops - not that they're any less reliable, but when they break they're a bear to get fixed properly (both through the service center and on the bench).
The most common brand in for repair is HP - but when compared with their sales that's not all that surprising. Dell's seem to be just as good/bad as any others. I shy away from Acer desktops and laptops - too many issues with them when they first had Vista (but that seems to have died down now that it's been out for a while). My favorite is Toshiba.
It seems (IMO) to boil down to 2 things:
1) You get what you pay for - an inexpensive computer just isn't as adaptable to your needs as a more expensive one would be. And you're purchasing a computer with a view to the future - will it do what I need it to do in a couple of years?
2) There are lemons - make sure that there's some sort of protection for this in the warranty.
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