Lenovo vs HP: Reliability
Both of these laptop are incredibly reliable. It's a worry free experience (for the most part) with these laptops.
HP: Hewlett Packard laptops are brilliant. Seriously - they are the epitome of reliability. I will elaborate on this more later, but, HP laptops are generally strong entertainment laptops. Entertainment laptops take a ton of work day in and day out. Why is that? "Entertaining" programs on the computer such as games, video players, chatting programs, etc. make your laptops work harder than other apps.
So, back to reliability; if your laptop has to work extra hard it has to be extra reliable. Despite running all these tough programs my HP laptop runs like brand new; and this is two years since I bought it. I rarely experience system crashes. My HP laptop runs efficiently and smoothly.
As far as hardware reliability the HP is also as solid as a rock. HP laptops can withstand routine wear and tear. I throw my HP laptop around like a football, OK - maybe that's a slight exaggeration; but seriously, tossing your laptop on the bed after a long day or getting it a little wet from that sudden rain shower while you were on your patio won't kill it. HP's can withstand physical damage.
Bottom Line: Even after using an HP for multiple years it runs like brand new. These laptops are solid from day one and stay that way over time.
Lenovo: Lenovo makes reliable laptops too. However, it's harder to tell how these laptop perform in comparison to HPs because they are primarily used as business laptops (more in the next section). Business programs such as Microsoft Office, emailing, etc., put less stress on a laptop than entertainment programs. However there are certain business programs like computer graphics, video editing etc., that do put on a significant amount of pressure on a laptop's system. Under these tough circumstances the Lenovo has performed exceptionally well. Even after using my Lenovo for hours on end it doesn't crash. It still runs quickly even after owning it for three years.
Now on the hardware end Lenovo isn't as great as HP. I always am a little more gentle with my Lenovo. I don't toss it around because in the past when I did this well...let's just say there were a lot of repairs.
However with that being said Lenovo takes strides every year to improve their flaws. Lenovo, knowing that reliability was one of customers biggest concerns, came out and revamped their ThinkPad models for reliability. The new models contain new features like spill resistant keyboards for added durability. So although Lenovo laptops are not generally as reliable as consumers would like, it's nice to see Lenovo taking steps to improve their laptops durability.
So because HPs are generally known to take more stress than Lenovos, and they still maintain reliability, I have to give HP the edge here. HP also is more sturdy as far as design and structure (a good thing for us clumsy, rough people). If I had to bet on which would last longer I'd definitely go with HP. Now with that being said, I still strongly believe Lenovos are reliable and you can count on them. Lenovo is constantly working on improving their weaknesses. So maybe today Lenovo is weaker in the durability category but within a couple years they may lead the industry in that area.