Apple Falls To Fifth Place On Laptop Magazine's Best Brands Ranking For 2017

By Ciara Linnane Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Laptop Magazine said Apple Inc. has fallen from its top position on its 10 best and worst brands ranking for 2017 to fifth place, after the iPhone maker drew "modest" review scores. The publication evaluates the 10 biggest laptop brands and decides which offer the best combination of quality, innovation, support, design and value. "Because of its modest review scores, expensive products and lack of ports, Apple fell all the way down to fifth place after receiving top honors every year since the Best and Worst Brands debuted in 2010," the magazine wrote. Lenovo took top spot, followed by Asus, Dell and HP . Apple tied with Acer for fifth place on the list. Lenovo "leaped into first place on the strength of its many highly-rated laptops, groundbreaking technologies and vastly improved customer support," the magazine wrote. Apple shares were flat in premarket trade, but have gained 24% in 2017, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 4.5%.

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