The guys at Soluto, did a study where they demonstrated which were the most trustful laptops to run Windows. The big surprise is that the best one to run Windows is the Apple MacBook Pro 13″ from mid 2012.
The report was constructed based on 150.000 analyzed (laptops, netbooks & ultrabooks) between January 1st 2013 and April 1st 2013, considering 224,144 crashes and 84,251 blue-screens. Other things contemplated during the test were: applications hangs, boot times and number of background processes. The OS of these selected group of laptops had to be installed in the past 12 months and the models of the devices had to be currently sold too.
This confirms (again) how well Apple computers are built. The downside; they are also the most expensive.
I personally took the decision to migrate to a MacBook Pro, I don’t know when I am going to be able to do the switch for several reasons, but I will change and run Windows on a VirtualBox or Parallels environment (my job doesn’t allow me to just run OS X).
What is Soluto?
Soluto is a PC management service that allows small business IT and IT service providers to manage all their PCs over the web.
Soluto lets IT pros see all of the PCs they manage in one place, remote access into PCs from any device, receive email alerts when things go wrong, remedy them with one click from any web browser – even when the PCs supported are shut down.
You can see the full report on the following link.
This is actually true, I picked up a MBP Retina 15 inch with 512gb drive and did the Bootcamp thing.
It is the best Windows machine I have ever sued, except for games (that’s where the gtx690 desktop comes in….)
But the real shock to me was that after getting the Winodws 7 partition humming like a champ, I decided to give OSX a shot, just because.
I’ve been into computers for 30 years, cut my teeth on Commodore 64 and Amiga, have been using Windows for the last20-25 years.
Long story short, I now run Windows via Parallels desktop and only fire it up when I need to do something specific on such as .net or Fiddler. 99% of the time I stay in OSX. No, it is not perfect. File operations are horrible. No proper cut paste, the garbage can is… well, it’s garbage.
Out of the box, it’s a bit annoying.
But apps, UI, integration, extensions, font scaling, no scan disk, no constant reboots for endless patches etc. just take it so far ahead.
Hi there Hiram, thanks for sharing your experience, it’s actually what I would like to do. I am waiting for the refresh of the Mac Book Pro in a month or so to have my first Appple PC experience
With the benefit of hindsight, I do wish having gone with 16gig/256gig rather than 8gig/512gig RAM/SSD combo. As powerful as the 15 inch Pro is, I can still bring it to a screeching halt (I am a software engineer/developer by profession).
A $150 2TB drive makes much more sense for additional storage than another 256gig which is not all that much space. Large enough to be very pricey because it is SSD, but not large enough to be plentiful. Another 8gigs of RAM, however, is something that will be used to advantage on a daily basis.
Thanks for the tip, I also think it makes more sense to focus resources on RAM that will allow me to run smoothly VM’s. Bigger SSD’s are still too expensive.
I hope they really increase the juice on the video card too, I don’t know of only the new 5300 intel’s will make the difference.
I also think the 15″ is more comfortable than the 13″ option, although this year they will probably have the same specs.
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