Please don't go by looks or build quality as a measure of reliability. That's just the chassis. Reliability depends on the choice of parts (in turn dependant on the quality of materials), the design of the cooling, and how well it is taken care of by the consumer. Also any factory faults (15-25% of ALL laptops will fail within the first year, irrespective of brand).
A Ferrari in the hands of a crazy drunkard (inb4ironman)is less reliable than a Honda in the hands of an OCD maintenance guy.
Check for reviews to find out how good your chosen laptop is. Also give us the exact model number and specs to give us an idea of how good it is. Otherwise, most people here will be too lazy to research it themselves to find out what type of laptop your talking about. Myself included (ea
Especially after a long day ending with a lot of cider at the pub).