What laptop should I buy? Which brand should I pick? Does this brand provides satisfactory tech support? What is the brand’s reputation in the market? Is the brand known for its high performance products? These are some of the questions that all customers should ask before spending their hard-earned money to buy a laptop. While buying a laptop you should be satisfied that the laptop you are buying is of good quality, its design is user friendly and if it breaks down then the company will provide you with proper technical support. We have made a list of top laptop brands to help you figure out which brands to rely on and which to avoid while buying a laptop. We compiled this list based on companies’ reputations, their tech support, softwares they use, designs, keyboard and touchpad, and other main features of their laptops. Here are top ten laptop brands of 2012.
Fujitsu is currently offering a variety of quality notebooks. The laptops manufactured by Fujitsu are usually sleek, have a sterling build quality and stylish designs. The keyboards are usually of good quality but start giving squeaky sounds after a while and suffer from flex. Tech support needs improvement and website should be redesigned in a user friendly way. Fujitsu offers a wide variety in laptops varying in sizes and designs. Fujitsu needs to do improvement in justifying the quality that comes with the standing of its product.
Popular Laptop : NB Fujitsu LIFEBOOK NH751. Core i7
Acer offers some expensive tech but the user experience doesn’t always live up to expectations. Acer recently experimented with laptops when they manufactured TimelineX 5830T and 3830T with brushed aluminum lids in bold blue colors. However, Acer machines are not known for making a statement. Acer uses island style keyboards, which is user friendly and most of the designs have well placed keys. Touchpads of different notebooks vary a lot in style. Acer has been trying to increase its tech support since the past year making user accounts, face chats with the customers and replying to email queries of the customers. There are many options to choose from if you are buying an Acer laptop but you cannot order to build a device for you.
Popular Laptop : Acer AS5733Z-4469 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mesh Gray)
If you talk about the outlook of the notebooks than Asus is known for its sleekest design in laptops however, the company lacks in tech support and needs to focus on it. Flexing keyboards are another issue with Asus laptops. Nevertheless, the company has worked on the appearance of its products so much that some of the reviews say that Asus’s recent products look more attractive than Macbook air. Asus is working hard to improve its tech support by trying to work out ways to improve its phone support and clean up its website’s design.
Popular Laptop : ASUS A53U-AS22 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mocha)
Toshiba can needs to improve it support, keyboard and touch but it does not compromise on the value of its products. It might look like that Toshiba is trying too hard to make its notebooks look attractive. Example is the metal design of Satellite E305, which gave it a strong look, but with the addition of textured champagne finish gave it an overall flashy look. Some of the keyboards in Toshiba notebooks are found to be too stiff for comfortable use or the keys are too slippery and flat. Toshibas website is well designed but it might take the user sometime to find out what they are looking for.
Popular Laptop : Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5540 15.6 -Inch Laptop (Black)
Samsung’s reputation is based on providing its customers with striking designs and strong tech support, although the company lacks in offering variety among its products. However, when you look at some of the Samsung notebooks you will be happy to observe that they all have striking resemblance and look like the products of the same manufacturer. Samsung is providing RV511 with an island-style keyboard without any flex and good key placement. Samsungs enable its customers to choose what type of support they need from a variety of options whether they need services of a human support staff or they require some sort of systematic guide. Samsung first released Chromebook, which is powered by Google Chrome, but the plan did not work out because of restrictive software.
Popular Laptop : Samsung Series 5 Chromebook (Wi-Fi)
It offers first-class support and some exclusive features, but in particular, Sony needs to do a better job to justify the quality that comes with the reputation of its brand. You will be thrilled to see that Sony offers multiple color options on its notebooks. Sony in the past year fell behind the other brands in providing new designs however, this year they are working their way back into the race with the introduction of new innovative designs. Sony’s keyboards always have a very attractive design but they do not offer a solid feedback, and suffer from flex and the keys start to give squeaky sounds after sometime. Sony has a very up to date tech support system and their phone representatives would go an extra mile to solve your problem.
Popular Laptop: Sony EG3 Series Laptop VPCEG3PFX/W 14-Inch Laptop (Glacier White)
Dell has improved its design, tech support, and audio features because of this it is the most improved laptop brand in the recent years. In the past year, Dell placed more stress on sleek design for its notebooks and the results are worth appreciation. It might not be wrong to say that Dell’s laptops are improving with time and the brand is continuing to impress its customers with the release of every new design. The keyboard layout is very good and user friendly plus they have a solid tactile support and the keyboards does not suffer from flex. In the past three years, Dell has improved its tech support and now does follow-ups on their customer to check that whether the customer is satisfied with the services provided.
Popular Laptop : Dell Inspiron i14RN-1227BK 14-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black)
HP is known for its innovation in multimedia technology and lives up to its reputation with the introduction of new designs. Notebooks manufactured by HP are known for brilliant multimedia presentation and professional designs. You will be revealed to know that you ll can always depend on HP’s HP’s keyboards because of their problem free nature. You will find a wide variety in keyboards style but will observe that they offer good feedback and are flex-free. However, on systems there are complaints of jerkiness and stiffness. HP has taken huge steps for improving its tech support and has introduced internal search engine on its website. In addition, HP notebooks have an offline Support System.
Popular Laptop : HP g6-1d60us (15.6-Inch Screen) Laptop
Brilliant assemble quality and competent tech support make Lenovo one of the best notebook brands. Lenovo’s has very sleek and stylish all-metal designs but they had sharp edges, lacked backlit slots, and SD card slots. The cool thing about manufacturing style of Lenovo is their distinguishing between consumer and business style laptops. Timesaving pointing sticks, accurate touchpads and finest keyboards are some of the features of notebooks designed by Lenovo for the business market. While the Consumer-focused line uses Accutype keyboards in which the keys are smile-shaped, which although do not give best feedback but offers good spacing. Lenovo has constantly presented solid tech support. Lenovo currently is trying to bridge the gap between laptop and tablet.
Popular Laptop : Lenovo Ideapad Z370 102578U 13.3-Inch Laptop (Black)
Apple is the top notebook brand because of its smart software, unique business designs, better displays and tremendous tech support, Apple kept the basic designs of 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs from the previous year and this must be based on the logic that they are too good to be changed or improved. However, Apple did introduce a unibody aluminum design and added backlit keyboard to its Macbook features. The backlit keyboard was previously available only on Macbook Pro but it is now also available on Macbook Air. The keyboards are island style, which gives a strong tactile support, and the key placement is user friendly. There is so much information present on Apple’s tech support that users rarely need to call for tech support.
Popular Laptop : Apple MacBook Pro MD311LL/A 17-Inch Laptop .