Best Laptop Brands for Reliability in 2022

Surface Book 2 and Lenovo X1 Yoga
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Including everything from budget tablets and 2-in-1s to gaming laptops and mobile workstations that cost thousands of dollars, there is a collection of manufacturers that many people will stand behind when it comes to reliability. From internal hardware to display to keyboard and touchpad, these brands are some of the best out there based on our reviews and overall time spent with the hardware.

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Microsoft's Surface lineup, which includes the Surface Book 2, Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, and Surface Go, has proven to be a durable collection of devices with killer displays, plenty of accessories, and many different configurations to choose from.

With Choice Awards and high scores in all of our Surface reviews, you should find yourself with a reliable device that you'll be able to use for years to come.

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Acer has been around for a long time, and it has a respectable lineup of laptops and devices. From the truly budget Aspire series to the premium Swift series and on to the beastly Predator gaming lineup, just about anyone can find an Acer device that fits their needs.

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The ZenBook lineup from ASUS ranges from relatively affordable models that still manage to pack plenty of performance hardware, all the way up to premium selections that are thin, light, and have the adornments you expect when paying thousands. There's likewise the Zephyrus gaming lineup that was one of the first laptops to include a Max-Q NVIDIA graphics card (GPU) and a funky design. In between, there's any number of tablets, convertibles, and 2-in-1s that suit a wide range of needs.

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Dell is still one of the most popular brands out there for laptops and desktops, and for good reason. There's an enormous selection to choose from, starting with bargain and budget devices, moving on to mid-range workhorses, and ending up at the premium XPS line — including the XPS 13 — that we love here at Windows Central.

There's also a Dell gaming lineup that's just starting to turn heads for performance and price, and there's likewise the Alienware lineup of desktop PCs and laptops for anyone who wants the most power possible. Add in an entire other side for business and enterprise PCs, and you'll find it tough to not find a Dell PC that's perfect for you.

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Like Dell, HP has an enormous lineup of home and work laptops and PCs to choose from. You can stick with budget devices that are nevertheless attractive and pack performance hardware, or you can upgrade to the premium Spectre or Spectre X360 lineups, both of which have received Choice Awards in our reviews.

For the business-oriented, there's another lineup that includes EliteBooks and mobile workstations, which often lead the way in innovative security features we love.

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We have reviewed a ton of Lenovo laptops here at Windows Central, with the majority receiving high scores and Choice Awards. Whether it's Lenovo's handling of the fabled ThinkPad series, smart innovations in the way of convertible laptops, or new designs in the Legion gaming lineup, there's always something to look forward to.

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Razer's new 15-inch Blade gaming laptop sits atop our roundup of the best gaming laptops on the market, replacing its 14-inch sibling that had long held the same position. Razer's laptops are almost unbelievably thin for the hardware you're getting inside, they're built to last, and they have plenty of extra features that gamers can't get enough of. If you have the dough and love to game on a laptop, this is as good as it gets.

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Forever underrated is the Samsung Notebook 9 lineup, which includes the impressive 15-inch model and 15-inch Pro model that we pinned Choice Awards onto in our reviews. These laptops have a traditional style that manages to pack a ton of performance hardware, and they remain competitively priced. If you love the look of these devices but need something other than a clamshell or convertible, you can always check out the Galaxy Book lineup for a 2-in-1 experience.

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Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt brings to Windows Central more than eight years of experience writing about laptops, PCs, accessories, games, and beyond. If it runs Windows or in some way complements the hardware, there’s a good chance he knows about it, has written about it, or is already busy testing it.