Most Reliable Computer Manufacturers
The Top Ten
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 that's like buying a honda for the price of a mercedes, who would be dumb enought to waste there money on such a computer. I don't know?
I always buy the higher end versions of Dell Pc's for the home. I know the higher end versions have the better made Hard Drives, which do last longer. I have had Two higher end versions ( Bought them direct from Dell, not from Box stores ) Each one of them lasted over 15 years plus. So, do yourself a favor order direct from Dell next time, to get a fresh made one!
Bought a Dell for the 16 year old to use for school work 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 and 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.
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.
All the companies I've worked for have had Dell computers, and they have all been extra-susceptible to "bugs" of all kinds, constantly have errors popping up, running slow, freezing up, glitching like there is no tomorrow, and the lag time between clicking on something or pressing a button and when the desktop actually derides to do it is horrendous!
I've always had an HP device at home since 2000, and I've NEVER EVER, EVER had any problems with any of them. Never had any problems with "bugs" or "viruses", never had problems with glitches, running slow, or hesitations...EVER! Never had any of the problems I have had and have now with working on Dells.
Dell might make a nice monitor, but I would never waste money on their computers. HP is it for me. No problems means no hassles, no headaches, and no downtime.
I currently have HP desktop, and it was pretty cheap. It was an All in one PC and it was around $700 when I bought it, which is a cheap price for an All in one PC. (Most All in Ones are over $1000). It isn't working right now but its probably due to poor care. However, it lasted over 10 years! It would probably have lasted more if it had better care. But my point is, HP makes very affordable computers with very good specifications compared to other PC's. Even the computer I have right now which was bought in 2007, has way better specs than some MacBooka right now. In my opinion, if you want a computer that's affordable, has good internals, and lasts long, then HP is definitely the brand you should consider buying from.
Over 30k registered motherboard issues with the same descriptions found by the Community forum of HP itself. It seems like it has been ongoing for years but the only way how they seem to resolve it, is by replacing the motherboard then coming to an actual fix.
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.
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.
Use Apple since the mid 1980's, if they they do breakdown (Rare), apple shops will bend over backward to help you. No viruses EVER... Works PC's even with protection, at some point get caught out, then the whole system has to be reset... Times money! Upgrades are easy thro' App Store, and don't cost the Earth, most times FREE.
And software just works, no patches, and stuff.. they Just work.
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.
Never failed me once... Or even froze and it's 2 years old
Toshiba is by far one of the worst lmao
Third computer! Best Yet!
I have been using Asus A43E for last 4 and half years with very minor problem of keyboard replacement only for once.
The only problem with an ASUS CG5275 was dead HD after 3 years, after replacement with another HD, works flawless, quite and fast for other 3.5 years (having made 6.5 years by now).
ASUS makes great desktops and laptops but avoid their phones.
A solid brand that will keep you going for years to come
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.
I have 2 toshiba laptops that are used every day and one is going on 10 years old and still gets the job done. Neither has needed any repairs and are still fully functional. Upgraded the OS and added memory and larger hard drives and they both are going to be around for a while.
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!
My Toshiba is already 3 years old, and still works perfectly. All the issues, I fixed on my own, except the broken keyboard, but it was easy for the store to fix.
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 their durability and speed. Some are even waterproof. I would recommend Lenovo to anyone I know.
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.
I have had Lenovo laptops. Both lasted many years...no problems. I am currently using an older desktop.. keeps on moving. I want a new Lenovo, but most of their pc's come with Microsoft 10 Pro.
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.
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.
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.
I had used my Vaio for 10 years before I gave it away. Except for the battery, I never experienced any hardware problems, but Windows Xp used to acting up a lot. On the contrary, its Hp replacement was pronounced dead, useless with a fried motherboard in 2 years.
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.
I have my Vaio now for over 5 Year, and it still working as fast, never had any problem with it. I Love It!
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.
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.
I would never do business with Acer. They purchased Gateway computer and they never honored my plan that I had with Gateway. I was told if I wanted anything done I have to pay for it. Their reviews are not that great either
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.
We Have it! Just Perfect
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.
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.
Very good and solid computers
10 years, awesome stuff, still good
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.
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
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
GREAT, I WILL ALWAYS TRUST MSI WILL LAST FOREVER.
Quality motherboards. Great prices.
I can't believe it's not in the list.
My Atari 800 runs smooth after 38 years. Sure, it doesn't have all that fancy stuff like multi-core processors or internal memory storage, but it is solid. Never locked up. No blue screen of death in nearly 4 decades.
Micro soft is by far the most trustworthy and is the best at being private