PC Advisor readers and editors are in accord: Apple makes excellent laptops. Not only has the Mac maker walked away with our Best High-end Laptop award, but our readers have chosen Apple as their favourite laptop brand of the year. In a world where some lower-end laptops are rapidly taking on the guise of characterless commodities, Apple’s systems remain distinct. With unparalleled build quality and top-tier performance, Apple’s laptops are today excellent computers for all users.

Best Laptop Brand 2012: The runners-up


About the PC Advisor Awards 2012

Our annual roll call of honour considers every piece of hardware and software that has passed through our Test Centre over the past year. We look for innovation and excellence, outstanding performance and value for money.

Only excellent products make the PC Advisor Awards shortlist, and we congratulate all the manufacturers represented on the list. If a product still looks great from the view point of up to a year after its first review, the chances are that it is great.

That does, however, mean that our PC Advisor Awards coverage is not necessarily a buyer’s guide – for that you should visit our Test Centre and Reviews. Some of the products may no longer be available, and in some categories they may have been superseded.

Whittling down the shortlist to pick out individual winners isn’t easy. In all cases arguments could be (and were) made for products other than the eventual winners. But winners there must be.

See pcadvisor.co.uk/awards for details on our other award winners