All I can say with regard to Toshiba is that the touchscreen laptop that belongs to my partner should not be functioning anymore given the beating it's taken over the years, including dropping from the top of a truck bed cover to the pavement, twice.
It has taken a licking and kept on ticking. Our HPs (and mine, in particular) have not been similarly abused.
In the end I'd be much more concerned with finding a laptop that feels "right" under your fingers. It is amazing how much difference the touch of a keyboard can make.
I simply haven't had any laptop I've owned in the last 20 years really act up in any way. They just became obsolete for day-to-day use.
Old Phil said it well: They are all decent, if they make the first 90 day burn in they will live a long time.
Edited by britechguy, 21 February 2018 - 11:16 AM.
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