Apple Vs Microsoft: Like most, you probably use an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Mac or a PC, running on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows. While there are pros and cons of both, and people continue to argue over which is best, it is a decision that every consumer–Apple fanboys included–and user has to make for himself.
But did you know that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Mac lineup is capable of running the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows operating system? This is something that a lot of people are unaware of.
If you love everything Microsoft’s Windows has to offer but would rather purchase an Apple computer, you have the ability to do so.
With all this in mind, you probably don’t expect your Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Mac computer to perform at a high level if you are not using the intended operating system. If you feel this way, you would be wrong.
Image: Apple/Microsoft Windows OS “Soluto Score”
A recent report by Soluto takes a closer look at the best performing Windows-equipped laptops for April 2013.
Before we talk about the big winners (and losers), let’s look at what the company took into consideration:
“This report is based on Soluto’s big-data frustration analytics. It is unique because it is based on long term, ongoing analysis of a huge number of PCs, taking into account events such as application crashes, application hangs, blue-screens-of-death, long boot times and excessive number of background processes.”
Now that we have all this out of the way, it is time to see which companies made the list.
The number one spot is being held down by the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) MacBook Pro 13. As if this is not a big enough win for the company, as you move further down the list you will find the MacBook Pro 15” Retina sitting at spot number six.
For an explanation on this, you don’t have to look any further than Soluto once again. Here is what the report had to say:
“A main factor in this machine’s metrics is the fact that every Windows installation on it is clean. With PC manufacturers loading so much crapware on new laptops, this is a bit of an unfair competition. But on the other hand, PC makers should look at this data and aspire to ship PCs that perform just as well as a cleanly installed MacBook Pro.”
While Apple has two spots on the top 10 list, here are numbers two through five: Acer Aspire E1-571, Dell XPS13, Dell Vostro 3560, and Acer Aspire V3-771.
Are you surprised to find an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) computer at the top of a “best performing Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows laptops” list? This is definitely a trend worth keeping an eye on.
Check out the top 10 on the next page: