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Paradoxically, if you’re in the market for a reliable Windows computer, you shouldn’t look at HP’s, Dell’s or Acer’s product ranges. Nope, the Apple MacBook Pro 13 is the laptop you’re looking for.

At least, that’s what research firm Soluto says in a new report. The 13-inch MacBook Pro has been placed on the leading spot in a new ranking concerning the best performing Windows laptops on the market, with an overall score of 1.05 points.

Acer’s Aspire E1-571 comes second with 1.12 points, followed by Dell XPS13 with 1.28 points.

In case you’re wondering, this score was based on collected data concerning the program crashes, average boot time, background processes performance and the number of BSODs experienced per week.

According to the findings, the MacBook experienced only 0.88 crashes, 1.06 hangs, and 0.01 BSODs per week, while the average boot time was 151 seconds. Yes, that sounds like… a lot, but the Acer Aspire E1-571 is even slower when it comes to booting the operating system, with an average time of 155 seconds.

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PurplebeanZ

. . . . . . . . . provided it has a right-click button. ;)

Just tap with two fingers for right click ;)

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According to the findings, the MacBook experienced only 0.88 crashes, 1.06 hangs, and 0.01 BSODs per week

I haven't used a Dell or Acer, I have only used an HP and Compaq and i rarely have gotten a BSOD or a crash. I had plenty of issues with Windows 98, a few with XP, Vista and 7. I have yet to have a problem with Windows 8 (performance wise) but i wonder what these users are doing to their PC's that would cause these errors weekly. Windows is still OS that most people use which is why these statistics are flawed.

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Kinda obviously. But in cost and customization, I don't think so.

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I seriously question the inclusion of BSOD as a parameter. 0,01 would mean once every 2 years on average for the Mac one. For how long did this test go on? A single tester with a lot of problems could inflate the number a lot.

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Instead too expensive Apple I'd choose IBM laptop or Lenovo to be more precise.

ThinkPad is way to go if reliability is what you aim at, and this is not because I am using one. :)

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I seriously question the inclusion of BSOD as a parameter. 0,01 would mean once every 2 years on average for the Mac one. For how long did this test go on? A single tester with a lot of problems could inflate the number a lot.

looking at the article a little bit better the whole conclusion is a load of bull. I think one of the first lessons in science is that correlation doesn't imply causation, for example how did they explude that the users from different laptops weren't very different groups that used their computer in very different ways, using different programs? And that is besides the point I made earlier mac users tend to dualboot so they would spend less time in windows anyway and would especially avoid doing stuff in winodows that would crash.....
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. . . . . . . . . provided it has a right-click button. ;)

Just tap with two fingers for right click ;)

My laptop can do that but I never use it, way too awckward and clumsy, I much prefer using the physical buttons, except for double clicking
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. . . . . . . . . provided it has a right-click button. ;)

Just tap with two fingers for right click ;)

Yep, that's but - a workaround.

For someone who has spent a lifetime with an IBM laptop - it gets pretty annoying (IBMs have 2 buttons for the right-click and another 2 for the left.)

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The most reliable PC is the one that you build yourself. HP, Dell, Mac they all suck worse than a $20 hooker at a truck stop on a busy night (of course, for entirely different reasons altogether) :P

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On a more serious note though, ALL of the BSODS I've experienced so far have had something to do with the graphics drivers or due to unstable overclocks (during burn tests). Yes, each and every one of them. All of them were home-built desktop PCs. ;)

I've never had any BSODS on my laptop. (a Lenovo G570 model) :D

Mac has an inherent advantage in so far as it doesn't allow an endless gamut of gfx card options unlike PC's. Neither do you really get to OC the damn things :angry: So the chances of BSOD'ing gets reduced drastically then and there. Those things aren't so much computers as they are interactive TV's. :tehe: How the hell are you ever gonna BSOD something that you cannot even play with properly? :O

If you remotely know what you're doing, the chances of BSOD'ing a PC for Facebook, YouTube and Netflix is really zero to none :yes:

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BTW, the parameters like hardware, period of time and tests used in the name of reliability seem highly inappropriate to me.

I've never had any BSODS on my laptop. (a Lenovo G570 model) :D

What a coincidence - I'm just reformatting a Customers G570 lenovo from Windows 7 into Windows 8. :think:

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The most reliable PC is the one that you build yourself. HP, Dell, Mac they all suck worse than a $20 hooker at a truck stop on a busy night (of course, for entirely different reasons altogether) :P

Never had a Dell but my first and only HP, i had to replace both the DVD and the CD burner on it and someone i knew has an HP with the PSU and HDD went out. Homebuilt PCs are generally better anyway because you know exactly what specs you are getting out of it. I did have a Compaq laptop that would BSOD but the hard drive on it was no good and had to be replaced, later on the motherboard died, possibly due to excessive heat. If i ever get a new laptop, i'm going to make sure i have a good cooling pad, it'll probably be awhile anyway since i have a Gateway as a replacement. Got it for free, whoever had it last must have thought it was a goner.

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