MBP rated top laptop by PC Magazine

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kylep6190, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. kylep6190 macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2007
    I was just flipping through the latest copy of PC Magazine, when I came across an article called "The Best Stuff" which has a list of many different top tech products. The Macbook Pro 15" is their pick for the best overall Notebook, the iMac 20-inch Aluminum is their top mainstream desktop, and they also did a 2 page review of iLife '08, and they loved it. Seems kinda funny how a magazine called PC Magazine rates a MBP and iMac as the best systems.
  2. MarlboroLite macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    the 13 colonies
    I think it was PC Mag that also rated the MPB as the best laptop to run Vista...:rolleyes:
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Was it PC Magazine or PC World?
    PC World rated the MacBook Pro as their best Desktop Replacement notebook (yes, based on Windows benchmarks, too)
  4. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    the MBP got the best performance geekbench points while running vista.

    Apple is the sh*t
  5. kylep6190 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Yeah they really do know what they are doing. I wasn't too sure about switching to the Mac OS, but I just loved Apple computers. Now I know that I want a Macbook/Macbook Pro because I can run OS X as my main system, Vista when I need windows programs to test out my website or programs, or want to play some games, and I can boot up Ubuntu when I want to mess around. Since I am going to be a Computer Science major so to be the most effective I will need to know all 3 main OS's, so what better way then having a machine that can have all 3 on at once, and still run like a mynx for 4 years?
  6. skyrider007 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    For your information, the MBP is also CNET's Editor's Choice for desktop replacement laptop category.
  7. Dustman macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
  8. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I thought that was the XPS
  9. Neutral Gamer macrumors 6502a

    Neutral Gamer

    In the old days (i.e. the 90's) I remember many PC magazines had sections for the Macs but then gradually they seemed to get rid of / cut back coverage of it. Thanks to the success of products like the iPod now it seems that PC magazines and websites, as well as retailers of course, seem to be embracing the Mac once more.

    After all, and tell me if I'm wrong on this, isn't a Mac a "personal computer" anyway? The Dictionary application defines it as:

    "A microcomputer designed for use by one person at a time."

    Looks like a Mac IS a PC (even more so when you take into account Bootcamp for example) and PC magazines should have treated it as such rather than shunning it in the past. Still, it seems like they're making ammends now and it'd be great to see more and more people become aware of other Apple products rather than just iPods and iPhones.

    Times they are a-changing and the future looks good! :D
  10. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2007

    yup that's what made them unique.. cute little mouses and stuff so that non scientific people could use them
  11. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2007
    In the Sub-Basement of Solitude
    Are you referring to the December issue of PC Mag, because I just got it today, and haven't gotten a chance to read it :D.
  12. kylep6190 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Yup, it's the December one. It also has a review of a Gateway One, which is basically Gateway's version of a black iMac - except not quite as good, but as far as Gateway's go it is a good PC. Best looking Gateway made so far
  13. theman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007
    yeah, but it kind of looks like a giant black ipod...
  14. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2007
    In the Sub-Basement of Solitude
    Yea, I noticed that instantly on the front cover....though I recall reading about it on Engadget/Gizmodo months ago...

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