If you are looking for a best performance and reliability Windows laptop, you should consider Apple MacBook Pro. No joke!
Soluto, an online PC management service, released a report which awarded Apple MacBook Pro 13 (US$1,129.98) as the “Best Performing Windows Laptop” based on a combination of crashes, hangs, BSoDs, boot time and background processes.
The result certainly please Apple fanboys and become another reason/excuse to buy an Apple laptop.
According to Soluto that the reason MacBook Pro scored well is because every Windows installation on Apple laptop is a clean installation – no PC manufacturers’ crapware.
Interestingly, the MacBook Pro 15″ Retina scored worse (Ranked 6th) than MacBook Pro 13″, despite that the former has newer and better hardware and both use clean Windows installation.
Using Windows on MacBook has its disadvantages, such as setup BootCamp, buy & install Windows, driver issues, and keyboard not mapping for Windows.
How about non-Apple laptops?
Acer 15.6″ Aspire E1-571 won the 2nd place in the list. The result has surprised Soluto team because the Acer E series laptop is entry-level notebook. Nevertheless, Aspire E1-571 is the 2nd most reliable Windows laptop. Price was not taken into account in the report.
You could buy almost 3 of those for the price of one MacBook Pro 13″3, so this is a superb option for budget-minded businesses who like big laptops (15″6).
In the top 10, Apple notebooks proudly gained 2 spots (1st and 6th). Acer got the 2nd and 5th (Aspire V3-771). Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is the 10th.
I would say Dell is the biggest winner because Dell laptops won 5 out of 10 spots with Dell XPS13 at 3rd place.
By the way, some famous laptop brands did not make to the Top 10: ASUS, HP, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba are not in the list. I wonder what’s these brands standing in the Top 50 of Best Windows Laptop.
The best design. For the best performance We designed every aspect of the all-new MacBook Pro with performance in mind. The entire internal structure was built to house the very best high-performance components: all-flash storage, the latest quad-core processors, powerful discrete graphics, massive amounts of memory. Yet despite packing such an enormous amount of power into such a slim design, we still achieved an astonishing 7-hour battery life. Together, they make this MacBook Pro the world's most advanced notebook.
- Mac OS X Lion v10.8
- Intel HD Graphics 4000
Audio and Speakers:
- Apple-designed Dual Stereo Speakers
Networking, Wi-Fi, and Wireless Options:
- 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
- BluetoothTM 4.0
- Built-in 77.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
- Up to 7 hours wireless web
- 60W MagSafe Power Adapter
- 720p FaceTime HD camera
Ports, Slots & Chassis:
- Native Mini DisplayPort Output
- Auio line in
- Audio line out
- SDXC card slot
- MagSafe power port
- Gigabit Ethernet port
- FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
- 2 USB 3.0 ports
- Thunderbolt Port (up to 10Gbps)
- Kensington® Lock
- Height: .95 in.
- Depth: 8.94 in.
- Width: 12.6 in.
- Weight: 4.5 lbs
- Backlit keyboard