According to RESCUECOM, a national computer repair company, IBM/Lenovo and Apple scored the highest on reliability out of every manufacturer they service. Sampling 20,000 random calls over the period of 2003 to 2006, RESCUECOM compared the number of calls to the percentage of US market share and ranked Lenovo a 243, Apple a 201, Dell a 4, and no-name brands a negative 16. The score is a percentage difference between market share and repair share.
It's not a scientific survey, but something to keep in mind as you do your Xmas shopping this year.
How about you, beloved readers? In our thoroughly unscientific survey, rank what you think is the most reliable manufacturer.