Most Reliable Computer Manufacturers

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The Top Ten

1 Dell Dell Dell Inc. is an American privately owned multinational computer technology company based in Round Rock, Texas, United States, that develops, sells, repairs, and supports computers and related products and services.

I have owned many computers, my family has as well. By far I feel my best experiences have been with DELL. I have had issues from time to time, but overall I find them to by the most reliable, longest lasting computers out there. The worst would be HP. How they make even close to top 10 is beyond me. And apple, well thats like buying a honda for the price of a mercedes, who would be dumb enought to waste there money on such a computer. IDK?

We have a 3 year old Dell and it is the worst computer we have ever had. What a waste of $$$$ as of right now looking at new computers. We would never again purchase anything made by DELL.

Have had endless hardware problems with my last three Dell computers--mother boards failing within a month of buying a new fairly high-end Dell desktop, motherboards failing in a little-used 1-year-old laptop, system HD failing after three years in a high-end system. I'll never buy Dell again.

Always worked well for me thus far, even an old windows 98 laptop still boots up fine.

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2 Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard The Hewlett-Packard Company was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Having worked as a PC repair engineer for 15 years, I have seen so many problems with so many different computer brands (HP included). However, in my experience, HP have pretty consistently built reliable, long lasting systems and I would consider them on average to be the most reliable brand. Dell are generally pretty good too but I have seen too many bad apples from them (particular models that are consistently problematic) and have therefore lost too much credibility for me to even think of saying that they are the most reliable of brands. Additionally, I feel that Medion is worth a mention but not enough of them going around for me to make a proper comparison. - wizardryuk

Hp is one of the biggest computer manufacturers in the world the quality that comes from their hardware is usually extremely good and lasts for a very long time I never had any technical issues with Hp unlike most. Hp is simply organized the way it should it is more developed then most manufacturers in everything: Laptops, stationary computers, servers, graphing calculators printer all in ones and so on.

I have had several Dell, Acer, Sony IBM as well as HP computers. The best of all was with the least problems and most support was always an HP. Dell is probably the worst based on my experience and after asking around (friends, family) I get the same answer.

HP is my brand, but there are many companies more reliable than HP, in every way, HP isn't trust worthy

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3 Apple Apple Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

I have had 3 laptops over the last 10 years. The first --a Dell-- crashed after about a year and a half and I lost EVERYTHING on it. (I was in college at the time, so it was devastating.) I switched over to Apple and had that computer for 4 years. The only reason I knew it was time for a new one is that the laptop itself was starting to show quite a bit of wear --there was a small period of time when Apple made its computers with plastic, which is what I had. So I got another Apple. It has been great for 4 years and I have not had a single problem with it.

Over three years, I have had to replace my motherboard twice in my mac. Now, four days out, the optical drive is dead and I will have to pay to repair it. Sadly, I hardly ever used it to have it "wear out". Apple is a very expensive, cheap computer. It would hurt less to have a cheap computer.

I am an apple user, mostly because my mom got annoyed over the prevalence of viruses on windows computers and I needed a computer for school. It's a very straight forward OS, no modifications needed.

I've had my apple for over 9 years, over that same time my wife has had a Sony,a Dell, and 2 H.P.'s. The only problem with my Apple is it's no longer supported by Apple for O.S. updates.

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4 Alienware Alienware Alienware is an American computer hardware subsidiary of Dell, Inc. Their products are designed for gaming and can be identified by their science-fiction-themed designs.

Never failed me once... Or even froze and it's 2 years old
Beat that
Toshiba is by far one of the worst lmao

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5 ASUS ASUS ASUSTeK Computer Inc., (stylized as ΛSUS) is a Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company headquartered in Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan.

I have been using Asus A43E for last 4 and half years with very minor problem of keyboard replacement only for once.

A solid brand that will keep you going for years to come

Reliable always - been using Asus for about 16 years

ASUS makes great desktops and laptops but avoid their phones.

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6 Toshiba Toshiba Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

"I have an old Toshiba laptop (7 years or so) that still works, but the one I bought 2 and a bit years ago just died for the second time in a few months (motherboard died first, this time computer crashed and can't reboot)"

My Toshiba is only a bit over 2 years old and it still runs like it's new. I think you should buy a Toshiba cause we have another one that's older than my and it still works great too!

I have a four year old Toshiba and it works like new! The battery is bad, but that's probably from charging it for a couple days in a row.

My Current Toshiba was bought in 2013 and is still running like new.
I still have one from 2002 that works fine and has only had to have the charging port replaced (a little slow compared to current standards so I only use it for storage now).
I did buy one in 07 that started to have issues after a year and a half, but after working them out I had that laptop for 6 years until the screen was smashed.
Since I've never had one go paperweight on me, I only ever buy Toshiba.

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7 Samsung Samsung Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. Its primary products are apparel, chemicals, consumer electronics, electronic components, medical equipment, semiconductors, ships, telecommunications equipment.

My very first computer I brought for school was a Dell about 3yrs ago and I've had nothing but problems with it. However, I recently purchased a Samsung Google chrome book so I could do my homework without dealing with the hassle of my Dell. I absolutely love it! All my email accounts connect with Google and therefore when I write a paper and save it to my drive I don't have to worry about bringing a thumb drive to print something off, I just login to my account and there it is... It is a great lightweight computer and I wish I would have gotten it sooner.

8 Lenovo Lenovo Lenovo Group Ltd. is a Chinese multinational technology company with headquarters in Beijing, China, and Morrisville, North Carolina, United States.

I got a laptop followed by a all-in-one. The laptop keyboard screwed up just after 2 years warranty period. The all-in-one cannot boot up a few months after the expiry of 2 years warranty. Coincidental? I don't know. One thing for sure, I am not going to buy another Lenovo.

Best computer ever. I got 7 years out of my laptop, and it still runs. While my friends only got 3 years. They have amazing customer service. Lots of experts will recommend a Lenovo ThinkPad because of there durability and speed. Some are even waterproof. I would recommend Lenovo to anyone I know.

So far, all my computers that I got from them are great.

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop. I have dropped it twice off my bicycle going full tilt down a hill (bike bag fell off). I thought, both times, it would be a goner. Nope, still runs strong. I'm impressed.

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9 Sony Sony Sony Corporation, commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

My Vaio has been flawless for two years. The Dell laptop I had previously turned out to be junk that didn't last 18 months. Since I repair computers I can say that a lot of people are unhappy with their Dell, and I no longer recommend anyone buy them.

My Vaio has lasted for 4 years now without any problems. Earlier I had an HP that only lasted 2 1/2 year.

I have my Vaio now for over 5 Year, and it still working as fast, never had any problem with it. I Love It!

I have had a Vaio All-In-One i3 VPC series and a Vaio Laptop and I have using them daily for work and school for about 7 years now. they still work great. I am upgrading my laptop to an SSD, but unfortunately cannot upgrade the All-In-One. I wish Sony still made Vaios.

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10 Acer Acer Acer Inc. is a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics corporation specializing in advanced electronics technology and is headquartered in Xizhi, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Well, my aunt still owns an acer laptop from the 90's. it's slow... But still works. How many people can say that about an HP, Dell, or Apple... And if you were gullible enough like I was to jump on the windows vista band... You're already looking for your next $1000 soon to be flop. Which makes me want to just visit the library on my days off instead until they stop designing in expensive flaws so we HAVE to buy the next "new" thing. Tired of paying for unreliability. Do I really need the next big flop for a grand a pop? Nah. It would be different if I knew the money I invested would really be an investment. Not convinced technology is all it's cracked up to be. Remember... It's not your fault, it IS the computer's and happy computer hunting.

Bought my acer back in late 2007, it still runs very well, though many of its parts, and graphic cards are all outdated, I can still play video games on it 5-10 hours a day on my days off, as long they are below or at spec. It has lasted me for almost 9 years, played a good chunk of skyrim, fallout vegas, all 3 mass effects, and all 3 dragon age games, (though at lowest settings for the later ones), and the computer still keeps running.
Thinking of buying a new one, because... well... I can't play any of the newer games on the one I have now.
I will always be thankful for acer for making a truly solid computer, and hope the next one I buy from them will last me just as long, or longer.

The Contenders

11 IBM

Absolutely the best. As a physician, I was forced to replace all Dell desktops due to downtime. Since I have replaced them with LeNovo I have not had one minute of downtime, plus it is easy to at upgrade them.
Because Dell is based in Austin and they have done a great job at pushing their computers and marketing, now Texas is in a sorry state.

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12 Fujitsu

Mine has lasted for almost 5 years since my university days! Good old and reliable computer. My first and only computer since my old desktop. Now I considering a change not because the computer is non functional but because I wanted a change in brand and I lost my reformating disk.

My Fujitsu has lasted 10 years and still going strong. I have never had any problems with Fujitsu and highly recommend this computer above all other computer products. If Healthcare systems and car manufacturers and huge retailers use Fujitsu for their mainframes and cash registers, then rethink the above brands. I don't see why it is ranked 10 when it should be rated #1.

10 years, awesome stuff, still good

My laptop run without problem and no repair for almost 4 years. High reliable system. Windows never easily got hang.No shutdown or reboot problem. Battery already dead because of its age. Recommend to clean the laptop CPU fan every year to keep your laptop running.

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13 BenQ
14 Compaq
15 Hitachi
16 Gateway

Have an old Gateway laptop that is running XP pro that was given to me to learn on 2 years ago. Have learned more that most people know about their systems. Do not want to upgrade. Will have to soon for a new home business, but will keep this. Never had any problems!

The third and best laptop we've had so far. Very fast most of the timebut having problems now after slight crushing last year. It's approx. 6years old. Had dell and then Toshiba before this and I have liked this one much better.

I have a 2003 Gateway E series with XP Pro still kickin it and making me money with AutoCAD 2000
Now over 14 years old and I attribute it's longevity to stopping Windows updates 8-9 years ago.
Only replace fan once, added memory once but on my 3rd monitor.

17 Medion

I have a medion for almost 10 years and so far no big problem at all, of course now I need more memory and graphics but the machine still go

18 MSI

I bought an MSI laptop about 6 years ago and have never had a problem with it even after all I've put it through. Still as quick as when I first got it.

One of the best laptops I've ever used

19 Gigabyte

I can't believe it's not in the list.

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