by 3rd party companies it's hard to say what the best brand is. Laptops are designed by the name brands and manufactured in the far east by companies like Quanta and Compal. They use components made by 3rd party companies which are used across all brands. Asus doesn't make hard drives they get them from Seagate Western Digital and the few companies that make drives. Also some models within certain brands are better then others. Some models are manufacturered as mass market machines. These are the one you see at all retail outlets.
Asus is good because they have a 2 year warranty and 1 year accidental damage warranty. My suggestion is to look for a model you like and research it. Try to see it in the store and get the look and feel of it.
I'm planning to buy a new laptop, but I'm really really confused over what brand to buy
Which one do you guys think is the best and most reliable brand?
Sony Vaio, HP, ASUS, lenovo, or Toshiba?
Usage : Everyday-computing and gaming
I've been considering on buying a Vaio. But since it's really expensive, I have to re-consider other brands
I read on squaretrade, the 2 most reliable brands are ASUS and Toshiba, but I'm not really buyin' it. Coz, my friend's got an ASUS laptop, and after a few months, the hard drive went down. And it took a month for the service center to finish repairing it.