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Does anyone know of good websites with laptop reliability data? I might be buying a laptop, and I'd like to find one that is fairly low cost and fairly high quality/reliability.

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This is a shopping question and is off topic –  Dave Rook Jul 18 '12 at 14:28
    
Well, sort of. I'm looking for a source of data to help me make an informed shopping decision. I am "shopping" for a website . . . I don't know if it's against the rules or not. –  yakiv Jul 18 '12 at 14:29
    
Maybe it is off topic. –  yakiv Jul 18 '12 at 14:32
    
Well, "shopping questions" are off topic if they're asking for specific products or too localized shopping advice. In that case, it's not off topic just because it's about shopping @DaveRook. We just don't deal with websites, is all. –  slhck Jul 18 '12 at 14:44
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I didn't see any updated graphs, and I think this is area where from year to year things change.

This is the graph that was circulating in 2009: http://www.squaretrade.com/laptop-reliability-1109

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Asus makes one of the cheapest laptops and surprisingly they are the most durable. Toshiba is also quite tough. Among my family and friends this graph matches experience. I had few HPs that were horrible, and Toshibas that lasted more than 6 years.

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Personally I got an Asus laptop it was horrible : Artifacts after a week of usage, I sent it back to them, they change the hdd... Random freezes 2 days later, back to them, change the HDD AND the screen... Then I had no graphic driver installed and installing one made my laptop crash, so I requested a change, they got me a laptop with the optimus technology but forgot to put the nVidia card in it... Sent it back to them and finally... I have a laptop... (And 2 months after that the CD stops working but I don't want to send it back to them they're gonna change my HDD again >.<) –  epingle Jul 18 '12 at 14:37
    
@epingle Shit happens, but usually not so often in sequence. –  Sandro Dzneladze Jul 18 '12 at 14:41
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