[General Question]Good quality laptops other than big three?

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    hemlatuyda Notebook Enthusiast

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    It seems that the laptops of best quality are Dell Latitude/Precision, Lenovo T/P/X and HP Elitebook/Zbook. But is there anything beside those? I do wonder which laptop brands/models could be considered also of good manufacturing quality and durability. Seems that there are many consumer laptops that look quite sturdy, also there are business laptops of other makes available. So which ones could be considered worthy and which ones are proven to be bad?
     
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    @hemlatuyda there are Fujitsu Lifebooks, but Fujitsu is very much against end users servicing their computers and prevents it at all cost. I.e. sourcing parts will be very hard, and maintenance manuals are unavailable (except a number of them that leaked couple years ago, check out my signature).

    And consumer laptops... they are never the same as business-class, but depending on what exactly do you want, some of them may be just fine.
     
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    @9ac3 Toshibas look good on paper, but same policies as Fujitsu and I read a lot about quality and service issues on their last gen devices, the latter linked to their possible acquisition at the time. Hope they improved in both regards.
     
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    @Starlight5 Fujitsu will be acquiring Toshiba?
     
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    Thanks, I have checked those two, sadly they don't have configurations that I would need. What about more common consumer brands like ASUS, Acer, MSI and others? What about Clevo? Do they have any worthy premium lines or it's just hit and miss with their manufacture?
     
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    They make gaming and consumer machines, and they're less well built, not as durable with age, nor as well supported on warranty, parts or service. I don't call these brands premium or better than mediocre.
     
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    They have premium consumer lines, as in nowhere near business-class. =p Some Acer's attempts at business class (Travelmate) were pretty good, though - but that's very on model-to-model basis.
     
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