SquareTrade Research:
Nearly 1 in 3 Laptops fail over 3 years

An analysis of reported laptop failures from malfunctions and accidental damage.

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.

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