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2010-01-13

1/3 laptops fail in 3 years

http://www.squaretrade.com/htm/pdf/SquareTrade_laptop_reliability_1109.pdf analyzes laptop failure with some interesting results. Worth the time to read.

  • Netbooks have a 20% higher failure rate than laptops
  • Toshiba, ASUS fail the least
  • HP fails the most
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