Apple MacBooks win every category in Consumer Reports laptop study

Consumer Reports’ “June report gives the Mac portables the lead in every size category, ranging from near-ultraportables up through desktop replacements. Consumer Reports’ study covers not only performance but design, versatility, the screen quality and battery life,” Aidan Malley reports for AppleInsider.

“In the 13-inch category, the lead was substantial enough that Apple occupied the top three spots, with the new unibody MacBook topping the charts with an overall score of 62, the SSD-equipped MacBook Air taking second place with 60, and the plastic MacBook just slightly edging out HP’s Pavilion dv3 with a score of 55,” Malley reports.

“While significant in itself, the lead only widened in the larger notebook categories,” Malley reports. “Competing against a mixture of high- and low-end PCs, the 15-inch MacBook Pro was given top spot in the 14- to 16-inch notebook category with a score of 75 where the [second place] Toshiba Satellite M305 had just 64.”

Malley reports, “In the 17- to 18-inch category, the 17-inch MacBook Pro extended the gap even further, notching 80 points where the best Windows PC again earned a score of 64. Symbolically embarrassing for Microsoft, the exact same HP Pavilion dv7 that actress Lauren thought was a better deal in the first Microsoft commercial placed well behind Apple’s contender, sitting in fourth place with 59.”

Full article here.

Stephen Williams reports for The new York Times, “CR surveyed its readers about computer tech support. Apple trounced the field in both desktop and laptop categories.”

Full article here.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.