I'm looking to surprise my mom a new laptop for Christmas and I checked around bestbuy but before I buy one what are the best brands to buy? Is there 1 or 2 that are known to be more reliable and won't have serious problems within the first 2 years? HP/Dell/Asus/Acer? Any help is appreciated please!
Shawn: The Apple Macbook Pro is the most reliable. In a Windows laptop the Asus and Toshiba laptops have the lowest failure rates, while Acer, Gateway, and HP have higher than average failure rates.
Go with a MacBook Air, with an extended warranty. The best of the best, and she can bring it into the genius bar if something goes wrong. You will be relaxed in knowing that she won't have to worry about it being fixed.
Just ask her what she wants