Which Company's Laptops are most Durable and Long Life?

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Which Company's Laptops are most Durable and Long Life?

  1. Acer

    15.3%
  2. Apple

    3.5%
  3. Asus

    16.5%
  4. Compaq

    1.2%
  5. Dell

    22.4%
  6. Fujitsu

    2.4%
  7. HP

    27.1%
  8. IBM

    14.1%
  9. Sony

    7.1%
  10. Toshiba

    16.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Happpy

    Happpy MDL Senior Member

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    Hello, Guy!

    Which Company's Laptops are most Durable and Long Life? Participate in Poll. Post your opinion and experiences.
     
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  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    As stated before... Dell/HP/Acer
     
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  3. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    Dell and HP.
    Some of the oldest hardware in my new company is HP, like 7 years old. Dell is newer stuff and more recently Lenovo which seem pretty solid.
     
  4. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    Toshiba ....working horse!
    This is my 3rd Toshiba laptop since 2005, none of them ever failed me.
    Oh, and my daughter has one too! that's 4 of them :p
     
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  5. dabits

    dabits Guest

    Last year I bought my first laptop, an Asus, had no problems with it :spoton:
     
  6. mrdarkgod

    mrdarkgod MDL Member

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    A few years ago I heard Toshiba was #1. These days Dell is also extremely good. Acer has had a history of hardware compatibility/bug issues but they've improved. Asus has always been a rock-solid company that releases top-quality products. I've owned an HP laptop for a year now and never had any problems, but it's lightly used. Someone else told me that HP laptops are ranked very low for reliability and durability.

    The bottom line is everyone has different experiences. There are so many factors to consider that it just isn't practical to say which one is the best.
     
  7. gin13

    gin13 MDL Novice

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    I'm using HP business laptops. First was evo610c, than nc4200, than HP Compaq 6930p and now HP 8730w with dream color screen - awesome. Never have any serious malfunction with those laptop line.
     
  8. WindDrake

    WindDrake MDL Novice

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    I work for one of (possibly the) country's (USA) largest laptop repair center. I will hands down hand my vote to IBM. They cost more, and are typically ugly (Black Monolith!), but are far and away more reliable in both PCB and Plastics then the other brands. Better engineering as a whole thanks to the Thinkpad team versus outsourced Engineering like the other brands do. ASUS sits right behind them, but they have irritating case and PCB issues. Wouldn't touch anything else, personally.
     
  9. Bosh

    Bosh MDL Developer

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    It's hard to say whichone is the best, because to make an objective comment we would have to at least have owned one of each brand. But, in my personal experience HP and Toshiba have worked perfectly, on the other side I've had in my hands two Gateways with DVD unit problems but don't know if this is because of misuse from the owners.

    I also have an HP desktop since 2005 (I use it now as a budget home server) and never had a problem.
     
  10. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    I voteed HP & Toshiba..

    I had a 6510b for few years and my gf has a toshiba portege m800 which is still going strong on its 3rd year with no problems.
     
  11. thethingy

    thethingy MDL Senior Member

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    Panasonic toughbook, but it's not on the vote............................................
     
  12. Michelle68

    Michelle68 MDL Senior Member

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    #12 Michelle68, Jan 27, 2011
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    None of the above!

    Sager built on Clevo,not nearly as pleasing to the eye as some of the names listed,but are solidly built and many models have user upgradeable MXM graphics cards besides the CPUs,storage,wireless card and memory.

    Much easier for owners to disassemble for cleaning,reapplying thermal compound and updating parts than many other brands.

    They ship with a driver CD but without an OS unless one is ordered.

    Yes,no bloatware or crapware.

    Several custom makers use Clevo for the base of the custom build like Maingear and Eurocom.

    The NP5160,NP5170,NP8130,NP8150 and NP8170 are the new Sandy Bridge Huron River platform notebooks offered by Sager.

    The moderately priced NP8130 has a matte screen for those that detest glossy screens.
     
  13. DARKOR04

    DARKOR04 MDL Tester/Developer

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    HP All the way.... oh! an one old Dell Latitude D610.

    Once a had a Sony VAIO, ACER, but those were crap...
     
  14. KiwiDave

    KiwiDave MDL Novice

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    I would never buy a company laptop or PC again. I would buy from a system builder, you get to keep the OS discs and the laptop/pc isn't full of crapware, unless things have changed since the last time I bought one!
     
  15. U-Fig

    U-Fig MDL Member

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    #15 U-Fig, Feb 5, 2011
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    well, i still have a Compaq R3000 for daily use in home, it's got a P4 2.8, 1GB of ddr400 Ram, it's a really old one, think 6-7 years now.
    i have it hanging on the wall in my livingroom for little things, the kids use it also, battery has died way ago so it's running on net-power only, but is still works like a charm.
     
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  16. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    Had an Acer which melted in a few months. My Toshiba has lasted but seems HP are real good.
     
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  17. bapski

    bapski MDL Novice

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    ive had two laptops int the last 9 years. the first one i had was a FUJITSU that lasted me close to 7 years. it took all kinds of extreme beating. from being dropped, to extreme temperatures. then i got the HP DV6736 with the sound card crapping on me in less than two years. and oh, fixed a similar model as well that had no video, had to REFLOW(baked it!) it and its working fine now.
     
  18. ibeqa

    ibeqa MDL Member

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    Asus - Always.

    Cheers
     
  19. beejay

    beejay MDL Junior Member

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    As mentioned before, the BUSINESS lines are by far more reliable than the consumer products.
    IBM business lines have been superior to everything else we tried, but since LENOVO took over I don't know if that's still the case.

    Bad experiences with sony, toshiba, acer and dell.

    Small (local) companies that build Notebooks on CLEVO bases seem indeed to be able to offer extremely good service, but I assume there are both extremes among those.
    The 3 CLEVO based notebooks we have still run flawlessly (from 7-3 years old).
     
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  20. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Asus and Lenovo FTW