I usually recommend Dell to people I think that they are the best. Although my IBM laptop has never given me any trouble. I would go with Dell for both laptops and desktops IBM has good laptops but not to good in the desktop area Sony well i just don't like them...some of their computers are okay Next HP (Compaq) Last would be Gateway. I hate Gateway. Oh and Emachines suck to. This is just my opinion. So what would you recommend for computer companies.