Before you can narrow your hunt for the perfect laptop to the exact model you want, you need to know the brand you're buying into is worth your hard-earned cash. It can all get a bit overwhelming when you start to ask yourself the essential questions: How is the company's customer support? Will I hate the keyboard? Is its software useful or just bloatware? Will I be able to afford this brand's notebooks and configure them the way I want?
Don't give the above a second thought, because we'll tell you which brands rise to the top and which you might want to avoid.
For the third straight year, we've examined each of the top nine laptop brands for design, ergonomics, ability to innovate and other criteria. Whether you're considering a notebook from Acer, Apple, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony or Toshiba, you owe it to yourself to find out how these companies stack up.
Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2012
Introduction How We Tested Overall Scorecard Ratings By Brands Acer / Gateway Apple ASUS Dell / HP Lenovo Samsung Sony Toshiba