Apple’s MacBook Air claims laptop reliability crown
Apple’s MacBook Air is the most reliable laptop on the market, according to a survey of nearly 60,000 American consumers conducted recently by Consumer Reports.
The ultra-light notebook has an estimated failure rate of 7% within the first three years of ownership, according to the publication’s poll of people who purchased a laptop in the last five years.
Apple’s other primary line of laptops, the pricier MacBook Pro, came in with a failure rate of 9%. Combined, Apple’s mobile PCs turned in a failure rate of 10%, the lowest of any OEM (original equipment manufacturer).
MacBooks fail at lower rates than those powered by Windows even though they’re used three hours more each week than the overall average.