2008: 2x laptop, chronic overheating
2009: Netbook, battery failed
2010: Desktop, DVD drive failing to open followed by the front falling off (wish I made that bit up).
That said: 2012 Computer Reliability Report: Lenovo Most Reliable, Acer Least Reliable, Apple Declined http://ctwatchdog.com/finance/2012-computer-reliability-repo...
... is data, right?
Anecdotes often refer to the exception, rather than the rule: "Anecdotes are useless precisely because they may point to idiosyncratic responses." Even when many anecdotes are collected to prove a point, "The plural of anecdote is not data." (Roger Brinner)