Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Oct 2006 21:08 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Who makes the most reliable computers? Lenovo, closely followed by Apple, if you believe online service and support company Rescuecom's latest reliability audit, derived from more than 20,000 calls made by the firm's customers during the second quarter this year. Rescuecom assigned a reliability rating to computer vendors. Lenovo, in its guise as provider of IBM desktops and notebooks, scored 243. Apple attained 201. Third-placed HP/Compaq scored a mere 12. Dell's rating was 4, Gateway -12 and all the rest together scored -16.
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I believe it...
by jasutton on Mon 16th Oct 2006 23:30 UTC
jasutton
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2006-03-28

I've been using Thinkpads for several years, and I have worked on other notebooks (at a service shop) and there is a world of difference between them.

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RE: I believe it...
by hraq on Mon 16th Oct 2006 23:57 in reply to "I believe it..."
hraq Member since:
2005-07-06

This is true also for me, I have worked as a technician for sometime and I have fixed just one thinkpad laptop (dating back to 1999) just for a water spill on the keyboard that required replacement of the keyboard. While I fixed hundreds of Dells/HP/Sony, few compaq and gateways and traces of other brands.

I prefer first Compaq then HP then Dell then gateway then sony then other brands.

IBM and Apple are in another category or world. Owning them is like owning Mercedes.

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RE[2]: I believe it...
by protagonist on Tue 17th Oct 2006 02:06 in reply to "RE: I believe it..."
protagonist Member since:
2005-07-06

I have to agree with you on this one. Over the last few years I have purchased eight IBM reconditioned units. One purchase was an IBM Thinkpad with a Pentium 150 that replaced a Thinkpad 486 SX25 system. The Pentium 150 is still very happily running Windows 98 to this day.

As for quality design the IBM's are on a par with my G5. They are all easy to work on and so solidly built you could use them for a step stool. The last one I got is an IBM Thinkcenter and that, like the G5, is so easy to work on. You can replace drives and cards with no tools at all. The two M-Pro servers are still chugging away. I got one for a friend and recently gave the other to my oldest son. The latter one had dual P-II 450's in it.

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