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Fastest Vista Laptop? It's a Mac

Fastest Vista Laptop? It's a Mac

by , 9:20 AM EDT, November 1st, 2007

PCWorld put a wide range of laptops through the wringer in 2007, and found the model that ran Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system the fastest was Apple's MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro beat out offerings from Dell, Toshiba, and Alienware.

PCWorld's The Most Notable Notebooks of 2007 report said "The fastest Windows Vista notebook we've tested this year is a Mac. Try that again: The fastest Windows Vista notebook we've tested this year--or for that matter, ever--is a Mac."

Apple's pro-level laptop beat out the Gateway E-265M by only one point with an overall score of 88 in PCWorld's WorldBench tests. The reports added "The MacBook's score is far more impressive simply because Apple couldn't care less whether you run Windows."

The bottom line: It looks like the best platform for running Mac OS X and Windows is a Mac.

[Thanks to TMO reader photodan for the heads up.]

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