Thinking of buying a new laptop? Take a look at this report before you choose..
SquareTrade 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. SquareTrade also found that netbooks are 20% more unreliable than other laptops, and that Asus and Toshiba are the most reliable laptop brands.
Who isn’t making netbooks these days?
Toshiba has announced a new netbook called NB100, which comes with Linux (Ubuntu 8.04) or Windows XP.
Samsung has announced the NC10, which comes only with Windows (at this stage).
Asus has also released the N10, a new notebook based on the Atom – but is not calling it a netbook. It comes with 2GB RAM, NVIDIA graphics and 120GB hard drive. Oh, and it runs Vista, so I guess we can see why it needs more grunt.