Dell, HP, Apple, IBM (now lenovo), Sony, Toshiba, etc. You may hear others like Asus, Alienware, Clevo but those (here in the US) have no spares in year 2 or so and support is a shadow of the "names."
Read this recent post for more ideas -> http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7587_102-0.html?forumID=69&threadID=280664&messageID=2685638#2685638
I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions of what brands to look into and what brands to stay away from. Thanks!