Apple is the winner of the PC Advisor Awards 2011 reader award for Best Laptop Brand - voted for by the readers of PC Advisor.

It came as little surprise that MacBook owners were keen to share their delight. Apple’s brand goes beyond design and desirability, with customers reporting incredible levels of customer care and excellent product durability and reliability. Tellingly, most respondents were long-term Apple fans and few had had cause to call upon customer service.

Runners up in the Best Laptop Brand category were Asus, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba.

See all winners and nominees in the PC Advisor Awards 2011

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