When you think of reliable laptops that run Windows, the names Dell, Acer, HP or Lenovo might come to mind.
But a new report from PC service company Soluto might surprise you: It found Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro as the best PC on the market.
Yes, that’s right — the best-performing Windows laptop is a Mac product.
Based on Soluto’s “frustration analytics,” which take into account things like application crashes, blue screens of death and long boot times, the MacBook won out.
Here’s what Soluto had to say about the MacBook:
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.
People can run Windows onto Macs by using software like Boot Camp. Soluto did acknowledge that it may be unfair to compare “cleanly installed” MacBook Pro’s with other PCs that have Windows preloaded, but chose to do it this way because “it’s more representative of reality.”
Five Dell PC’s made the list, while Acer had two.