I've been doing home computer repair for the general public for literal decades. I used to do it as a side job or for charity, but it's been my sole income for many years now. Bottom line: I've got a fair amount of experience working with equipment that's on the failing end of its life cycle, all of which has been entrusted to the tender mercies of your typical non-savvy user.
And I'm a pattern recognizer, too.
And nowadays the pattern is one of complete random events, for all classes of home computers.
I've got people with ten year old eMachines running XP who's hardware continues to run without the slightest issue, and I've got people with brand-new three-thousand dollar specialty machines who can't catch a break, with bad motherboards, PSU's dying and taking other components out with them when they go, hard drive failures of every stripe and color, and on and on and on.
I've decided that there's really no sensible difference in equipment anymore, so far as reliability goes.
It all comes out of the same factory in China somewhere, and none of us really know what the hell is going on over on that end of the production cycle.
It has become a crapshoot, plain and simple.
Used to be, more expensive, "quality" computers could be expected to last longer, but no more.
They're all using the same components from the same vendors, and if that's not enough, the batch-to-batch variabilities and imponderables are now completely impossible to keep effective or meaningful track of anymore.
And what once was a clear pattern of "quality" goods giving a nice return on investment, has now become random noise.
Nowadays any of it can fail for any reason at any time. May as well get the cheap stuff and try to cut your losses up front.