serviceDept-laptopstackDeemed as a rule of thumb, electronic things such as a laptop have a certain lifespan. Even if we take great care of these things, they will surely run into the so-called “planned obsolescence” in two different ways. First, it will become obsolete and will not be able to run newer applications or it will break beyond repair. As consumers, we have a choice to either buy a new one or get a new part to get it running again.

In 2010, SquareTrade, released a laptop dependability study to find out which manufacturer produces the most reliable laptop hardware. The synopsis, it analyzed failure rates for over 30,000 new laptop computers covered by SquareTrade Laptop Warranty plans and found that one-third of all laptops will fail within 3 years.

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What it significantly found out, is that Asus and Toshiba were ranked on the top with 15.6% and 15.7% rates respectively. Some of the other interesting facts on the study:

• Looking at the first 3 years of ownership, 31% of laptop owners reported a failure to SquareTrade.

• Two-thirds of this failure (20.4%) came from hardware malfunctions, and one-third (10.6%) was reported as accidental damage.

• Netbooks are projected to have a 20% higher failure rate from hardware malfunctions than more expensive laptop computers.

• We expect netbooks to have a 25.1% malfunction rate

• Entry-level laptops to have a rate of 20.6%

• Premium laptops to have the lowest rate at 18.1%

In the conclusion of their report, the average failure rate of laptops is 31% over the span of three years.

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[Excerpts: http://www.squaretrade.com/laptop-reliability-1109]

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