Some time ago, I used to trust IBM. Their laptops were the best. Off course, maybe they had not as perfect in design as Apple has, but their durability and engineering decisions were the best. After IBM laptop series were purchased by Lenovo, the computers became less durable. But still their T series seems worth attention. All other brands have many problems. HP has many problems with nVidia chips. Dell has many problem with overheating. Toshiba has problems with breaking hinges. This list can be endless. There are some really good models made by Sony Vaio. They use very good screens. Personally, I do not like Apple notebooks. They are too shiny for me.
There are no brands that can be trusted 100%. All they have many problems. But if you need to choose one, pay attention to the business class models.