lenovo is just in the intial stage in the laptop industry
Lenovo took over IBM's laptop division so to say they are in the initial stage is misleading. They took over a well estqblished line. I have found Dell laptops to be reliable and the service is excellent. I have bought four Dells in the last few years. One was for my older son who used it from graduation through his PhD. He still uses it as his home laptop although he now has an Asus for work. My younger son has an Alienware that he uses for gaming. He bought a lower end Dell for casual use when the hinge on the ThinkPad broke (it still works fine, but the screen is permanently locked open). I have an Inspiron 1720 that I bought in spring 2008. I would not hesitate to buy another Dell.