Originally Posted by Tachikoma
If you had read my post it isn't just one machine. It was one laptop. I've worked on tons of desktops.
Seeing as how I've worked with one Gateway laptop (I wonder why, no one buys them) and many desktops, I come to the conclusion that Gateway isn't a company I'm going to endorse. Sorry if that upsets you /shrug
I can say the exact same thing about Sony/Toshiba experience, and you are not the only one who has work on many machines.
Machines are only as good as their parts and the assembly process, companies like Sony, Toshiba, and Gateway don't even make their own chassis for their LTs. As they shift the sources of the parts and manufacturers of their products, the quality of their product will change. But to claim that Sony and Toshiba have superior quality is simply a ridiculous notion, consider how many complaints they get every year, consider Sony has only a rating of 3.35 /10.00 lifetime at resellerratings: http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1640.html
And toshiba has 4.29/10 lifetime :http://www.resellerratings.com/seller745.html
Consider some of the companies people here decry as having bad qualities like Ibuypower has a rating of 6.25/10 and 7.76 lifetime,http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2001.html
Sony and Toshiba are pretty bad.
The truth is, no large OEM is that high on quality, except IBM and maybe ASUS. The real high quality companies are like falcon-northwest, or voodoo, which will do a much better job assembling and testing their machines than any of the large OEMs.