There are many reliable brands, but there are a few that are the best, according to the survey at pcadvisor.com. First is Apple with 19% saying it was the most reliable brand of laptop. Next was Dell at 12%. Asus and HP each came in at 11% respectfully. Acer, Lenovo and Toshiba all had 9%. Samsung has 7% and Sony has 6%. If you need a new laptop, be sure it is one of those as usually the cheaper brands will fail and not offer you a warranty.