∞ Consumer Reports rates MacBook Air highest in their categories

Apple’s MacBook Air is proving to be a well designed computer, as Consumer Reports gave both models their highest rating.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]The Consumer Reports “Laptop Ratings & Reliability” report, which is only available to subscribers, rates Apple’s 11-inch MacBook Air a 67 out of 100. That’s the highest in the category, with the Toshiba Satellite coming in with a score of 51 out of 100.

The 11-inch model received a “very good” rating for ergonomics and display, a “good” rating for performance and “fair” ratings for versatility and speakers. Consumer Reports also found the MacBook Air had battery life of 6.25 hours. The Toshiba’s battery life came in at 5.5 hours of battery life.

The 13-inch MacBook Air had much more competition in its category, but it still came out on top. Scoring 78 out of 100, the 13-inch MacBook Air topped the list that included 11 other computers.

The 13-inch MacBook Air scored “very good” for performance, ergonomics, and display. It also scored “good” for speakers, “fair” for versatility and had 7.5 hours of battery life.