A recent consumer survey by Which? magazine suggests that Sony and Toshiba top the pile when it comes to laptop reliability, both scoring 93%.
Perhaps surprisingly given how they're used, and the belief that laptop computers don't last as long, portable PCs scored better than their desktop relatives.
Apple tied with Dell and Compaq at the top of the chart for desktop computer reliability, with 86%.
Of course these results are based on consumer experience rather than scientific measurement, so it doesn't mean those brands at the top of the pile are necessarily the best...
A survey of retailers has found that as many as 30 percent of all Xbox 360s are being returned for repair. This goes against Microsoft's assertion that Xbox 360 is well within standard industry failure rates of 3 - 5 percent.