My wife just went through another Toshiba laptop. My goodness, that makes three Toshiba laptops in a bit over four-years that failed due to broken hinges. None of our many prior Toshiba laptops ever had this problem; I suggested to her that that we give up our Toshiba allegiance and switch to HP. (Last year I switched to a MacBook Pro, which she does not care for; she prefers Windows.)
To be honest, the hinges on her new HP laptop look to be no improvement over those on the Toshiba laptops. We shall see. Apple clearly does better hardware engineering than the outfits that make laptops that run MS Windows.