13-inch MacBook Pro determined as “best performing Windows laptop” according to PC services company Soluto
Date: Thursday, April 25th, 2013, 07:44
Category: MacBook Pro, News
You’re gonna either love or hate this.
Per CNET, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro is the “best performing” Windows laptop.
The MacBook Pro won out over established PC makers like Dell, Acer, and Lenovo, according to Soluto, which was quick to explain its finding.
A main factor in this machine’s metrics is the fact that every Windows installation on it is clean. With PC manufacturers loading so much crapware on new laptops, this is a bit of an unfair competition. But, on the other hand, PC makers should look at this data and aspire to ship PCs that perform just as well as a cleanly installed MacBook Pro.
The report went on to admit that it might be more fair to compare a cleanly installed MacBook Pro with a cleanly-installed PC from Acer or Dell.
The company’s metrics included crashes per week, hangs per week, Blue Screens (of Death) per week, and average boot time.
Soluto did list the disadvantages of running Windows on a Mac, including that it’s more work to set up Windows on a Mac and there may be driver issues.
Acer’s Aspire E1-571 came in second and Dell’s XPS 13 received the third-highest ranking.