When I hover my mouse over the word 'reliable' a link to Microsoft appears - "Secure, Scalable and Manageable"
It reminds me of the Oxymoron - Microsoft Works.
Enough MS bashing...
I'm not really in the business but, IMHO - If I were going to buy laptop, I would go for a DELL. I've heard really good stories about them. Well built, tested and excellent aftersales support.