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RESCUECOM Computer Reliability Report Covered by WRAL.com

By Rick Smith
October 31, 2007:

Lenovo Quality Draws Praise from Rescuecom CEO

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK - Lenovo's plans to target consumers for laptops and PCs could get a boost from a new reliability report.

Rescuecom, a nationwide provider of computer tech support, rates Lenovo second to Apple in its second annual analysis of calls from customers. Lenovo was ranked first and Apple second in the 2006 survey as Lenovo was absorbing IBM's personal computing business that it had purchased the previous year.

"Lenovo certainly has kept up the quality it inherited from IBM," Rescuecom's Chief Executive Officer David Milman told The Skinny. "It seems like Lenovo has kept in place IBM's quality process."

Lenovo is gearing up to drive sales to consumers worldwide. The company, which has its headquarters in Morrisville, is locked in a tight battle with Acer for third place behind HP and Dell in global PC sales.

The reliability ratings were based on 46,000 service calls to Rescuecom, which is based in Syracuse, N.Y. but has franchise operations around the country. Its "Reliability Score" is based on the U.S. market share in computers and the percentage of service calls made to Rescuecom. The higher the score, the fewer number of service calls made.

The 2007 rankings, with 2006 rankings in parentheses are:

1. Apple, 357 (201)
2. Lenovo, 236 (243)
3. HP, 126 (12)
4. Gateway, 103 (-12)
5. Dell, 94 (4)
6. Others, 79 (-16)

Rescuecom utilized data from analysis firm IDC for U.S. market share with Apple at 5 percent and Lenovo at 4.5 percent. Dell is the leader at 32.3 percent followed by HP at 21 percent and Gateway at 6 percent.

Dell fell to fifth from fourth place, a reflection of the company's continuing problems that led to founder Michael dell's decision to return to the CEO chair, Milman said.

"Dell continues to struggle," he said. "Years ago, Dell made decisions to shift support offshore. You can't be enthused about that."

Milman also noted that some Dell customers have been angered by long waits for parts covered by warranty. Rescuecom has found it easier and faster to buy parts that are in stock rather than wait five weeks to obtain them under warranty, he explained.

Apple, meanwhile, continued to get high marks for reliability.

"It doesn't surprise me at all," Milman said of Apple's ranking. "They build enough profit into their margin. Steve Jobs is fantastic on form and function, and Apple gets it right."

Google Reviews

Patricia Farr
Patricia Farr
in the last week
Rescuecom has once again rescued me. This time from a potential identity theft situation, and then a
...Rescuecom has once again rescued me. This time from a potential identity theft situation, and then after solving that, updating all security and operating systems. All with incredible patience and expertise in what for me was a very distressing situation. My level 3 tech Maddy spent literally days getting everything straightened out and David gave me some tips and advice that I have used. The technicians at Rescuecom are for me the best and most professional, and are always there to help quickly, with understanding and kindness, when you need them most. less
Carol Vaupel
Carol Vaupel
a month ago
I would give him 5 stars.
...I would give him 5 stars. less
Cynthia B. McCoy
Cynthia B. McCoy
a month ago
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Sue Baran
Sue Baran
a month ago
Jim P. was very good in explaining why a call was inputted and explained the updates that he was goi
...Jim P. was very good in explaining why a call was inputted and explained the updates that he was going to do from both Windows and Rescuecom. After completed he helped with some boot up programs to be disabled to help give me a little more "speed" in startup. Great experience. less
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