If you are talking about buld quality - no one beats Apple. You wont find anything out of alignment nor defects out of the box. ThinkPad used to lead on the PC side but IMO QC and build quality has spiraled down hill after Lenovo acquired the brand.The truth about all notebooks and PC 2 in 1's is the base design comes from Intel. Open it up and most look the same. An ODM will design the casing and sell it to one of the brands. On higher end models. the design may come directly form the manufactuer.