Interesting that entry-level laptops are only 10% less reliable than premium laptops that can cost two to three times as much, especially when you consider that the performance differences are usually not that great. The biggest difference from a user's perspective, is battery life. Steve Barner South Burlington -----Original Message----- From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Raymond Ballou Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:42 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: no/etebook reliability http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/17/laptop-reliability-survey-asus-and- toshiba-win-hp-fails/ "netbooks have shown themselves to be on average 20 percent less reliable than entry-level laptops, which in turn are 10 percent more likely to break down than premium machines" ASUS and Toshiba score high (higher than apple) HP brings up the rear. R. ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ This email may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If this email contains confidential and/or privileged health or student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA or HIPAA, federal regulations require that you destroy this email without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone. -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, ClamAV and Bitdefender and is believed to be clean.