Hardware Reliability

A few weeks ago I had a nice little chuckle as an acquaintance described all the problems they’d had with a new Apple Macbook Pro.  Some were problems with how Apple does business, but one was the system dying not long after he took possession.  Unfortunately, I recently experienced the same thing with two new computers.  The solid-state disk in the Toshiba R500 I use for work went after two months.  And now my brand new Dell (Product) Red XPS One desktop at home won’t power up (or rather, a light comes on but nobody’s home).  Note that all the systems I mention are premium offerings, not bargain basement systems where manufacturers might be forgiven for using some cheap components.

Anyone else seeing a trend up in PC infant mortality?

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