Tuesday April 11, 2017

Apple Drops to 5th Place in Laptop Mag's Brand Rankings after Leading for Years

I don’t know how big of a deal Laptop Mag is supposed to be, but their best and worst list for 2017 has Apple off the top spot, which they have occupied since 2010. Worse is that they slipped all the way to 5th place. What went wrong? Thanks to Kyle for this one.

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In the 2017 list of the publication's Best & Worst Laptop Brands, Lenovo rose three places to take first place, the position Apple has occupied on the chart since the list debuted in 2010. Asus, HP, and Acer all gained ground in the table, to second, fourth, and fifth respectively, while Dell joined Apple in losing ground, moving from second to third. According to the report card, Apple scored 78 out of a possible 100 points. The company scored relatively highly across many of the categories, with support and warranty categories considered to be "second to none," but in the Value and Selection category it scored a low 6 out of 15.