30 October 2007

The Fastest Windows Vista Laptop

PC World magazine tested several laptops for a recent issue, and came to the rather interesting conclusion that the fastest one for Windows Vista is...

The Apple MacBook Pro.

The fastest Windows Vista notebook we've tested this year is a Mac. 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. 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.

Ironic, eh ?

[via Scot Hacker's foobar blog]


Grandmère Mimi said...

So. If I buy a laptop, what kind should I buy? I don't want a Mac. This is a serious question, David.

David said...

Well, the advice I usually give is a Macbook (not a Macbook Pro, unless the add'l "horsepower" needed can justify the increased cost).

Macbooks run the nicest, most user-friendly OS there is - and are perfectly capable of running Windows as well, if it's necessary.

If you really, really, don't want a Mac, then Lenovo (formerly the IBM brand) makes good, Windows-based laptops in their Thinkpad series. I'm especially fond of their Thinkpad T-series and X-series. Can't vouch for any, others.

But why don't you want a Mac ?