While discussing potential laptops and tablets I brought up my interest in the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro as an option. My friend goes to say she doesn't trust or recommend computers that are made by companies that didn't start out making them and goes on to recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as an option. Her opinion for all purpose and intent is that brands that started out making cell phones usually cut corners when making other devices such as laptops. No particular corners cut were mentioned, but she felt very strongly about this. While I respect her opinion I wholeheartedly and with all due respect think these claims are invalid. However I was wondering what the forum members think.