MacBooks Top Consumer Reports List

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Consumer Reports put several brand name laptops through the wringer and Apple's laptop lineup came out with top marks. The MacBook rated higher than any other laptop in the 13-inch category, and the MacBook Pro ranked first in the 14 to 16-inch and 17-inch categories.

The laptops were rated on design, performance, versatility, battery life and screen quality.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro earned 75 out of 100 points, and the Toshiba Satellite came is second at 64 points -- a full 11 points behind the Mac. Consumers Reports also surveyed computer users on customer service experiences, and Apple beat all of the competition there, too.

Apple's desktop computers didn't fare quite as well, but they still performed respectably. The iMac came in second behind Dell's XPSA One, and the Mac mini earned a second place slot behind the HP Pavillion Slimline.

Apple products seem to be performing well in other surveys, too. The company's iPhone 3G ranked higher in a recent JD Power survey on customer satisfaction, beating out products from RIM, Sony Ericsson, LG, Motorola and more.

[Thanks to the New York Times Gadgetwise blog for the heads up.]

 

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Comments

redcorvette

This has to be bogus testing. Just watch those commercials on TV. Nobody ever chooses a Mac. smile

Lee Dronick

This has to be bogus testing. Just watch those commercials on TV. Nobody ever chooses a Mac.

The video in those ads has been “cut” by an “artist” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APQv8JTKM9A&feature=player_embedded]

derpassante

Sarcasm Alert!

Leo

It’s about time people wake up to a much higher quality computer and most of all “operating system.”  Macs are superior to PC’s period.  You PC people can defend all you want about Microsoft’s garbage operating system for it’s nothing close to stable compared to OSX.

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