There is probably something to be said for mainstream brands outside of a decent custom build but that's no guarantee either .
OTOH it seems a lot of problems are with laptops maybe the HDWE vendors for those aren't keeping up ( sometimes they have some obscure HDWE brands even in name brand laptops. )
The latest Synaptics touchpad drivers Windows 10 likes don't work in my HP Elite book . I Had to roll back the driver and block persistent Windows 10 HDWE driver updates for the touchpad or any new HDWE drivers in all the boxes here ☻☻
I have 3 HP's here ,2 P7 's I upgraded dGPU's ,CPU's ,(PSU in one ) , hdd's and sound in with name brand parts ,a stock HP Elite book pro and a stock Dell Optiplex .... they all run w 10 fine but the Intel i7 S.B. IGPU's don't game w/o a d/GPU and this one had a pitiful Nvidia on board GPU w/o any vram for frame buffering 1080p & 2560p for 2 screens in here .
My reasonably stonking NVidia Gaming dGPU in the game /workstation box runs on W10 fine so does the by comparison lightweight AMD HD dGPU in the other P7 .
On the name brand note I'm picking this Sony XBR 55" X850C below up SAT . for the home /office /PC space to replace the 40" in here ( aside from TV use it will be an extended PC screen .) Might have to upgrade the lightweight d/GPU in here to push out 2160p but that's not a priority for now .
OTOH the new Android Smart TV functions and OS in the Sony XBR's are buggy right now they just updated the firmware ( again ) a couple of days ago but the Roku is better anyway for streaming than any smart TV and a 4K Roku just came out .
As long as the picture calibrates well when I get done with it and it otherwise works well , it can stay here
otherwise it's a Samsung 55JS8500 .
OTOH we will be watching some ball today on the 64" Sammy Plasma out frt here today . ☻☺
Happy thanksgiving to all those able to enjoy the Holiday ! Turkey and stuffing for me today ! ☺
Hopefully with a big change in '16 more folks can enjoy holidays in '17 and beyond !