Originally Posted by Ecstacy
Not as reliable as IBM was because they added the cheaper laptops to their line up, but still, Thinkpad's are about the most reliable, durable, well-built laptops your going to find.
And buying a Macbook just to install Windows is a total waste of money, not only the cost of the laptop but the cost of Windows if you don't have a MSDN account like I do. You can get something much better for cheaper.
Sure, they are durable, but that does not mean they are reliable
, as that study shows. Essentially it is the difference between external durability and internal durability. For example, I could drop my thinkpad or throw it and it probably would not break. On the other hand, it might just wear out and start overheating or crashing.
OSX is awful, why not replace it. Why click more to perform the same task. Windows is free for me (I'm a student). Personally, I use ubuntu. Check my link, the macbook pro has one of the best screens for a 13", and it has a 16:10 aspect ratio. Of course, others outperform it in different ways and you certainly pay extra for the screen.
But yeah if reliability is the ultimate most important factor, go with Asus or Toshiba.Edited by perfectblade - 8/1/11 at 6:22pm