The same thing happened to my Toshiba... AC adaptor plug got detatched. Unless you're looking to buy one of the good models, stay away from Toshiba.
This brings up an interesting point: who ranks the rankings systems? Why is US News always regarded as being the best of the best, the final authority on rankings?
Harvard should just buy US News & WR.
From what I have read & heard, the T14 are clearly "National". Then the T15-30 are "Semi-National", and from there on down schools are primarily "Regional". After T75 employment prospects really begin to dwindle for the average graduate.
That's probably a pretty good rule of thumb. There are internal differences even there, e.g. HYS vs. Northwestern/Duke/Cornell. Texas and Vanderbilt are probably more national than Emory, George Washington, Notre Dame, etc. And with the USNWR rankings some schools are overvalued in terms of placement ability (Minnesota, Iowa) and some are undervalued (Hastings, Tulane), but your sort of tier system largely removes this problem.
I don't see how Hasting and Tulane's placement values are so great when compared to Minnesota and Iowa. The later 2 schools are clearly superior to the first 2, not to mention they are clearly more national, which is the topic of this thread.