A quick history of my recent notebooks
1. 2002 Sager 5650
sold 2003, no problems at all
2. 2003 Sager 5680
motherboard died in 03, once fixed 0 problems
Paint started to wear off, just like the previous model
decided not to go with another sager
Plus the stress cracks (cosmetic only) on the sides of the laptops LCD trim, was really annoying.
Referencestress cracks- http://www.notebookforums.com/thread19631.html
White Screen of death before mb died -http://www.notebookforums.com/thread9569.html
3. may 2005 Asus Z71v
defective main battery, overnighted me a new one, no problems.
Took it to school (college) everyday.
Sold it July 2006http://www.notebookforums.com/thread82625.html
4.July 2006 Order Asus W3J
one of the most sexy laptops ive ever seen, carbon fiber, and Brush Aluminium lid... what more could u want
As long as you take care of your lappy, it will most likely take care of you by being reliable and problem free. Always do research before you make a purchase. You dont want any regrets, and you dont want to return anything cause its a hassle most of the time, and the restocking fee is a pain in the a$$. So no i wouldnt say notebooks suck, but your trucking them around all the time, so u need to treat them as such. Unlike a desktop which basically sits in the same postion, until something dies, or needs to upgraded or buy new.