I like Asus brand. Reason is the one year damage warranty including liquid.
I buy from staples, on my visa card.
Staples often has great prices on laptops. I usually don't bother with extra warranty, but they usually beat other retailers prices.
Visa gives me 90 days of theft damage or other failure. Then Asus covers me for the next 9 months.
I resell regularly, usually around 2 years old.
A two year old laptop often sells easily, often for close to what I paid, then the process starts over.
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