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RESCUECOM Releases 2017 Back to School Computer Reliability Report, Based on Computer Repair Trends Aug 28, 2017 7:57 a.m. ET

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone relies on technology in some way, and it is important to know which devices help us live with the greatest ease and the least hassle. This is the basis for the Computer Reliability Report from tech support leader RESCUECOM, which compares each brand's market share with its repair share, based on the number of computer repair calls received per brand, to create an overall reliability score.

The end of summer means one thing: students returning to school, one endeavor for which reliable technology has become necessary. Many students utilize tablets for classroom use and laptops for research and homework, and parents need to know which devices offer both reliability and value. With this Computer Reliability Report as a guide, you will be well-equipped to know the best tech device will get you through the new school year.

BrandU.S. Computer
/Tablet1, 2
1, 2
(% share of
1, 2
(% of
service calls
Reliability Score
bility Score1
Reliability Grade1Relia-
bility Grade1
1. Amazon7.8%0.09%9165A+
2. RCA2.1%0.2%1234A+
3. Apple23.3%5.5%425B+
4. Samsung6.1%1.7%350B
5. IBM/
6. Dell17.3%22.8%76D+
7. Microsoft1.1%1.7%65D-
8. Acer3.5%5.5%63D-
9. Asus2.4%4.2%57F
10. HP19.7%37.9%52F

1 – % Computer repair share and computer reliability scores include tablets.
2 – Market share numbers provided by IDC.

Anyone looking for reliability in their tech devices should note that Amazon holds a fairly large market share and a miniscule repair share by comparison. Amazon's Fire tablet has always been one of the most popular and best performing tablets on the market, and students can use it for any number of projects as well as their own personal use. It does not hurt that it has one of the best displays available as well.

RCA recently emerged with a line of tablets and smartphones that offer higher quality than typically found in an extremely reasonable price range perfect for students or families on a budget.

Apple customers, including many high school and college-aged students, have always been extremely loyal. Apple products are consistently reliable and suffer very few issues considering its market share, being particularly safe from viruses compared to other brands. This makes them ideal for teens and young adults who may not know how to browse online safely.

Samsung shows consistent reliability, continuing to release better versions of its popular Galaxy line. Google lists the Tab and the Tab Pro 2-in-1 as the top-rated mobile devices for school.

Lenovo, HP, Acer, Asus, and even Dell now focus mainly on laptops and 2-in-1s, popular among those who appreciate their versatility and the fact that they operate as tablets with the greater ease of a laptop, which can be extremely helpful to students. These brands offer some of the best 2-in-1 convertible and hybrid laptops of 2017 in reviews by PC Mag,, and others.

Microsoft's Surface Studio would seem like a great device for students, but that is not the case. While extremely innovative, it is also exceedingly fragile, not good for children and teens who tend to treat things carelessly.

Technology is one of the more cost-intensive purchases anyone will make, so a student needs something that can perform well and last when relying on it for research or a project.

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