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
- Open Source (see previous article on the subject)
- 1.2MB installed instead of 335MB
- Portable; runs from a USB Flash Drive