MacBook Pro named top performing Windows laptop

That has to hurt.



  • The old MacBook Pro was also crowned ‘fastest Vista laptop’ by PCWorld in 2007.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/136649/article.html (3rd image)

    “…the MacBook’s score is far more impressive simply because Apple couldn’t care less whether you run Windows.”

  • Yeah, Microsoft is “winning”… =D

    • MS doesn’t make hardware. I’m sure they’re more than happy when a Mac user purchases a Windows license. Win for both Apple and MS.

      Now Dell, HP, etc…

      • Fair point, at least as far as the PC market is concerned. The Surface is another story entirely…

  • This is the primary reason I really need to upgrade my Dell to a Macbook. The sleep and hibernation modes under PC laptops need minutes, sometimes 10 or more, in order for the laptop to be fully awake and usable. Watching co-workers open the lids of their Macbooks and be working instantly makes me green with envy.

    • Yannick Wicherts

      I also have a Dell laptop and it boots in 10 seconds, So you don’t necessarily have to upgrade to a laptop just for that issue.

      • Yannick Wicherts

        *upgrade to a macbook

      • I’d like to think that, but I’ve seen the Creeping Windows Paralysis affect every PC I’ve ever owned. No matter how fast initially they all noticeably slowed over time.

  • Have you seen a MacPro running Windows?

    No, you haven’t, it’s way too fast to see it.

  • Jimh

    Looking at how they did their evaluation, you see the first three items are crashes, hangs, BSOD. Funny, when running OSX on my MacBook Pro, I might have a crash or issue perhaps once or twice a year. Their measurements for windows are per week. So this also says something not only for the quality of the hardware but also the OS and the apps running.

    • Extensive legacy support is a heavy load to carry.

    • Liviu

      In 2 years of Win7, I never had a crash.

  • I’m not sure who this hurts?

    • Acer, Dell, and Lenovo. Microsoft is happy to have Mac owners buy a Windows license.

  • All the manufacturers are happy to blame Windows 8 for their failures instead of admitting that their hardware sucks.

  • Ouch!