Which is the most reliable laptop? SquareTrade analyzed as many as 30,000 new laptops based on their warranty plans and number of claims; they’ve compiled the following the Laptop & Netbook reliability comparison and survey, the highlights of the study include:
- Looking at the first 3 years of ownership, 31% of laptop owners reported a failure to SquareTrade. Two-thirds of this failure (20.4%) came from hardware malfunctions, and one-third (10.6%) was reported as accidental damage.
- Netbooks are projected to have a 20% higher failure rate from hardware malfunctions than more expensive laptop computers.
- ASUS and Toshiba were the most reliable manufacturers, with fewer than 16% having a hardware malfunction over 3 years.
err… I thought hp is the most reliable or one of the most reliable laptop manufacturer. Well, it doesn’t matter the brand of the laptop, after all, 90% of the laptop in the world are manufactured by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, also known as Foxconn Technology Group (Taiwan). Yes, same goes for your superior an expensive Apple MacBook.
SquareTrade analyzed failure rates for over 30,000 new laptop computers covered by SquareTrade Laptop Warranty plans and found that one-third of all laptops will fail within 3 years. SquareTrade also found that netbooks are 20% more unreliable than other laptops, and that Asus and Toshiba are the most reliable laptop brands.
p.s. I’m using Acer, one month short of 3 years. So far so good, maybe it is time to buy a new laptop, I am thinking of Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865 18.4″ Laptop With Quad-Core Intel Core i7 And Windows 7. PDF report here.