This isn't a joke: A MacBook ranks as best Windows laptop

This isn’t a joke: A MacBook ranks as best Windows laptop

Poor Microsoft. The company has already been struggling with the bomb that is Windows 8. Now, determined by PC services company Soluto, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, manufactured by chief rival Apple, has become the best-performing Windows laptop. That hurts.

The Report

Tech Web site CNET recently reported on Soluto’s findings. The company conducted what it terms “frustration analytics” on laptops that run Windows software. Established PC makers were left behind by the MacBook Pro.

Clean Installation

The main benefit to running Windows on a MacBook? According to Soluto, the Windows programs placed on the machine run cleanly. In other words, they run as they are advertised.

Crashes Per Week

To reach its conclusions, Soluto studied the amount of crashes per week that Windows laptops suffered, the number of hang-ups they went through and the average boot time of the computers. The study also looked at how frequent Blue Screens — also known as Blue Screens of Death — were on top-selling Windows laptops.