Top 10 Most Reliable Computer Manufacturers

Choosing a computer is a pretty big deal. You're investing time, money, and trusting a brand to deliver the performance you need - whether it's for work, school, gaming, or just chilling out online. One of the most important factors? Reliability.

You want a machine that works when you need it to, without weird glitches or frustrating breakdowns. But with so many brands and models, where do you even start? That's where this list comes in. We're not just throwing random names at you - we want your input.

Have you had amazing experiences with a particular company's laptops or desktops? Or maybe you got burned in the past and want to make sure others know. This is your chance to share your knowledge and help others make informed choices.
The Top Ten
1 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, as has my family. 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 be the most reliable, longest-lasting computers out there.

The worst would be HP. How they make it even close to the top 10 is beyond me. And Apple - well, that's like buying a Honda for the price of a Mercedes. Who would be dumb enough to waste their money on such a computer? I don't know.

I bought a Dell for my 16-year-old to use for schoolwork and whatever else they do when I'm not looking. It was very slow in the beginning, and then the hard drive failed. I sent it back, and they fixed it. It has been very fast since then.

It must have had a bad drive from the beginning, but now it is working great. Hopefully, it holds up.

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

All the companies I've worked for have had Dell computers. These computers have been extremely susceptible to "bugs" of all kinds. They constantly experience errors, run slowly, freeze up, and glitch as if there's no tomorrow. The lag time between clicking on something or pressing a button and when the desktop actually decides to respond is horrendous.

I've always had an HP device at home since 2000, and I've never had any problems with any of them. I've never encountered issues with "bugs" or "viruses," glitches, slow performance, or hesitations. I've never had any of the problems that I currently experience and have experienced while working on Dells.

Dell might make a nice monitor, but I would never waste money on their computers. For me, it's HP all the way. No problems means no hassles, no headaches, and no downtime.

3 Apple Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company that specializes in consumer electronics, software and online services headquartered in Cupertino, California, United States. Apple is the largest technology company by revenue (totaling US $365.8 billion in 2021) and as of May 2022, and, as... read more

I have had three 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 four 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 when Apple made its computers with plastic, which is what I had. So, I got another Apple. It has been great for four years, and I have not had a single problem with it.

4 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.
5 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 an ASUS A43E for the last four and a half years, with the very minor problem of needing to replace the keyboard only once.

The only problem with an ASUS CG5275 was a dead hard drive after 3 years. After replacement with another hard drive, it works flawlessly, quietly, and quickly for another 3.5 years, making it 6.5 years by now.

ASUS makes great desktops and laptops, but avoid their phones.

6 Dynabook Inc.

My current Toshiba was bought in 2013 and is still running like new. I also have one from 2002 that works fine and has only had to have the charging port replaced. It's a little slow compared to current standards, so I only use it for storage now.

I did buy one in 2007 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.

I have two Toshiba laptops that are used every day. One is going on 10 years old and still gets the job done. Neither has needed any repairs, and both are still fully functional. I've upgraded the OS, added memory, and installed larger hard drives, and they both seem like they're going to be around for a while.

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

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. Additionally, it is easy to 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.

Best computer ever. I got 7 years out of my laptop, and it still runs. While my friends only got 3 years, I've had an amazing experience. Lots of experts recommend a Lenovo ThinkPad because of their durability and speed. Some are even waterproof. I would recommend Lenovo to anyone I know.

8 Samsung The Samsung Group (or simply Samsung, stylized as SAMSUNG) is a South Korean multinational manufacturing conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul, South Korea. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean chaebol (business... read more

My very first computer, which I bought for school about three years ago, was a Dell, and I've had nothing but problems with it. However, I recently purchased a Samsung Google Chromebook 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, so 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 log in to my account, and there it is. It's a great, lightweight computer, and I wish I would have gotten it sooner.

9 Sony Sony Group Corporation, commonly known as Sony and stylized as SONY, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo, Japan... read more

My Vaio has been flawless for two years. The Dell laptop I had previously turned out to be junk and 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.

I used my Vaio for 10 years before I gave it away. Except for the battery, I never experienced any hardware problems. However, Windows XP used to act up a lot. On the contrary, its HP replacement was pronounced dead - useless with a fried motherboard - in just two years.

10 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 '90s. It's slow, but it 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 bandwagon, you're already looking for your next $1,000 soon-to-be flop.

This makes me want to just visit the library on my days off until they stop designing in expensive flaws, so we HAVE to buy the next "new" thing. I'm tired of paying for unreliability. Do I really need the next big flop for a grand a pop? No. It would be different if I knew the money I invested would really be an investment. I'm not convinced technology is all it's cracked up to be. Remember, it's not your fault. It's the computer's fault. Happy computer hunting.

The Contenders
11 Fujitsu

Mine has lasted for almost five years since my university days. It's a good, old, and reliable computer. It's my first and only computer since my old desktop. Now I'm considering a change, not because the computer is non-functional, but because I want a change in brand and I've lost my reformatting disk.

My laptop has run without problems and needed no repairs for almost four years. It has a highly reliable system. Windows never easily hangs, and there are no shutdown or reboot issues.

The battery is already dead because of its age. I recommend cleaning the laptop's CPU fan every year to keep your laptop running smoothly.

12 BenQ
13 Medion

I've had a Medion for almost 10 years and so far, no big problems at all. Of course, I now need more memory and better graphics, but the machine still goes.

14 MSI (Micro-Star International)

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

15 Microsoft Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

Microsoft is by far the most trustworthy and is the best at being private.

16 ViewSonic
17 Gigabyte Technology

Quality motherboards. Great prices.

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

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