A recent report has offered some interesting insight into which is the best laptop for running Windows. The survey by Soluto used data from a period of three months, taking into account application hangs, system crashes and boot times. Thus, it can be said the data was comprehensive enough to produce a conclusive result. However, you may be surprised to know the name of the device which has been named the numero uno Windows computer. A hint: it isn’t from Dell, Lenovo and Acer.
These are the three companies that have usually manufactured the devices that run Windows. As it turns out, none of the devices produced by the three companies are your best choice for running Windows, which may come as a surprise to you. What is even more surprising is that the device that came out on top is Apple’s laptop, the MacBook Pro 13. Apple would have had a bit of a chuckle about the results of the survey given its heated rivalry with Microsoft.
To add further intrigue into the episode, the 15-inch version of the MacBook Pro came in at No.6. This means that two Apple devices are among the best options for running Windows at present. Quite expectedly, the MacBook Pro 13 is the most expensive among the top the three devices on the list. Apple is known for pricing its products at a premium and this is the case with the MacBook Pro series. People looking for economy are advised to look elsewhere.
Yet, the report clearly shows that the people using Windows on the MacBook Pro 13 experienced the fewest problems. Given the factors taken into account, a strong measure of the performance of any device could be made comprehensively. This is what gives this survey credibility. While the MacBook Pro 13 is the most expensive of top three computers on the list, the sixth-placed MacBook Pro 15 is the most expensive of the top-ten list. Here’s the top 10 best performing Windows Laptops according to Soluto:
- Apple MacBook Pro 13, mid-2012
- Aspire E1-571
- Dell XPS13
- Dell Vostro 3560
- Acer Aspire V3-771
- Apple MacBook Pro 15″ Retina
- Dell Inspiron 14z
- Dell Latitude E5530
- Dell Vostro 3460
- Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Still, that shouldn’t take away from the fact that Mac laptops don’t come with Windows pre-installed. People have to buy the laptop and then get the Windows installed. Some experts believe that this is the reason why Windows performs the best on the MacBook Pro. For quite some time, there has been a contention of sorts regarding the alleged malware that a Windows device carries from the outset. Since a MacBook Pro doesn’t come with Windows, it is not affected by any malware or junk whatsoever.
Even after the results showing that the Windows OS runs best on the MacBook Pro 13, it is still a hassle for you to use it. First you would have to buy the laptop and then get the Windows installed. Furthermore, the hardware of Apple devices isn’t geared towards using with the Windows OS. The most prominent example of this is that there is no ‘Delete’ key on the Mac keyboard. However, if you are looking for convenience and quality at the same time and don’t worry about price too much, the MacBook Pro 13 is the ideal option for you.
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