Apple MacBook Pro is world’s fastest Windows Vista notebook

“The fastest Windows Vista notebook we’ve tested this year is a Mac,” PC World reports.

“Try that again: The fastest Windows Vista notebook we’ve tested this year–or for that matter, ever–is a Mac. Not a Dell, not a Toshiba, not even an Alienware,” PC World reports.

MacDailyNews Note: “An Alienware” is a Dell.

PC World continues, “The $2419 (plus the price of a copy of Windows Vista, of course) MacBook Pro’s PC WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 88 beats Gateway’s E-265M by a single point, but the MacBook’s score is far more impressive simply because Apple couldn’t care less whether you run Windows.”

Full article here.

[Attribution: Daring Fireball. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “BC” for the heads up.]

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19 Comments

  1. Well thats good to know cause I just bought the devil’s business to put it on my new macbook pro. I didn’t want to but I gotta learn how to service it for others. *sigh* Oh well I got it for only $9 anyway. Great education deal huh? If I had to pay full price I wouldn’t have done it.

  2. I LOVE my 15″ 2.4Ghz MBP!

    Even better with a 7200rpm 200GB hard drive and 4GB RAM!
    It’s THE BEST Mac I’ve ever owned and that includes 6 different PowerBooks!

    Gee, I wonder if I can do “real work” on it without WinDOS? I can’t imagine a day without PowerPoint!
    That’s what all the PeeSea dweebs tells us about Macs? Isn’t it?

    In a few weeks, EVERYONE in my extended family will have Macs. The last PeeSea will have bit the dust… and a Dell at that! Hah!

  3. Gee, I wonder if I can do “real work” on it without WinDOS? I can’t imagine a day without PowerPoint!
    That’s what all the PeeSea dweebs tells us about Macs? Isn’t it?

    Try Keynote, you will absolutely blow people away!!!!

  4. Because of Windows Vista, all PC makers who rely on it have essentially given up on making great hardware. If the best they can hope for is to sell hardware that runs Windows Vista, why bother…? What’s the point of designing really fast hardware, only to get bogged down by trying to run Windows Vista? Five years from now, it will be clear what a great thing Windows Vista was to Apple’s Mac fortunes.

  5. It would be better if they showed exactly what they were comparing it to. After all, if they haven’t reviewed any top-of-the-line Windows notebooks, it’s not a fair comparison to use a MacBook Pro. Especially since the X7900 should be notably faster, and that isn’t available in the MBP yet (granted it’s only been out like a month and a bit). Even the T7800 should beat it thought, and that came out at the same time as the T7700.

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