I'm curious to see what others say about laptop companies because I am interested in finding out what company builds the toughest computer. I've been looking at Lenovo ThinkPads and all I can say is that they seem to be the strongest affordable computer I can find. I don't want some super flashy computer that breaks super easy like my Sony Vaio E series 14inch laptop. The kind of computer I would be looking for is something that can handle difficult computing tasks and some basic gaming in MMO-like games. HP has always been my preference but it seems like they lost their touch. Acer is supposed to look nice but not be the best running computers. I don't want a Mac so please don't recommend one because screw Apple I'm not even in their price range for their shit. I would prefer ASUS and Lenovo because they seem like the best built. So in conclusion what company builds the strongest computer with decent battery life that can actually run semi-difficult tasks and stay under the $1000 range.