Sounds like a plan.
As a general rule, laptops in general aren't particularly reliable when compared to desktops anyway, but Dell isn't anywhere near the top when it comes to laptops. The top four for that are Asus, Toshiba,Sony, and Apple. Lenovo Thinkpads are also very
reliable and sturdy, but the brand as a whole loses points when you add in the Ideapad line...
Right now, Asus is typically the best company to buy from.