Originally Posted by codprawn
Laptops are a classic example - DELL certainly don't make theirs and in many cases neither do Toshiba or Sony.
Friend of mine works for Elonex Computers, and he said to me something like there are only actually about 4 companies that make laptops, they just get rebranded.
I think the general consensus is that certainly with radios, standard horizon are good, as they should be, being part of Yaesu. With the other kit, I've not heard anything bad about them, but then again you get kit failure with just about any manufacturer.