Ever since Apple replaced their IBM-designed PowerPC processors with Intel Core CPU's, users have been able to install Microsoft Windows alongside their Mac OSX operating system, giving them the best of both worlds. However, some consumers may wonder whether the Microsoft operating system will work as well on Apple hardware as it does on notebooks made by Dell, HP and other manufacturers. The results of a new report should alleviate some of those concerns.
PC-services company Soluto recently performed tests on notebooks from a variety of manfacturers, including Apple, and rated the 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display as the best laptop for running Windows.The company tested the 13-inch Macbook, as well as the 15-inch model, against bestselling notebooks from Acer, Dell and Lenovo and found that it gave the best performance of the bunch.
Some of the metrics used include the number of crashes per day, the number of "blue screen of death" occurrences, load times and "average background processes", meaning the programs running invisibly that can slow down the computer's processing when too many are going at once.
According to CNET, Soluto chose notebooks "in the field", meaning models that are available for the average user. One of the reasons cited for the superior performance of the Macbook is the fact that it usually involves a clean install without the bundles of bad software that typically come with a notebook from another company.
Portable One can set you up with a great customized laptop, such as the 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display or the 15-inch Macbook Pro, both of which are capable of running Windows 7 and 8 parallel to the superb Macbook OSX. Having a notebook with both operating systems gives you the freedom to use your favorite software packages without sacrificing performance.