I bought a COMPAQ ARMADA M700 laptop from a Korean. Although it is already obsolete. I opted to buy it since it's very afford. I like its Compaqness as the name suggests. I like its look, very simple yet durable. When I started using it, I found that it is efficient albeit slower than the latest models of course. I just learned that it is HP brand which I already admire previously.
That's why for me HP is a symbol of durability. It is the kind we use at the office which until now still performing efficiently for many years. See? We still haven't bought new ones. It is still performing healthily that's why. So when I next decide to buy the new model, I would buy the HP brand because it is tried and tested at home and at work.