Best-Rated Computers for Business

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Most Satisfied Customers | Apple

Aussies have rated Apple as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest ratings for computers for businesses, with the brand rated five stars for design, battery & charging performance, performance, features & functionality and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate computers

Our review compares computers on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which computer they think is best!


Canstar Blue surveyed 639 Australians for their feedback on the new computer(s) they’ve purchased and used for business purposes in the last two years.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.


Respondents rate their satisfaction with their computer brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a computer brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Features & functionality: the computer offers a number of features and functions to help with everyday use and tasks.
  • Performance: the computer performed its various functions as expected, and to a high quality and speed, and its performance hasn’t reduced over time .
  • Battery & charging performance: the computer/laptop battery lasts well during usage, and is easy and efficient to charge.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and performance of the computer.
  • Design: the computer has a sleek and aesthetic design, with buttons easy to reach and use.
  • Durability: the computer was made of sturdy materials, and is able to handle general use over time.
  • User friendliness: the computer was easy to use, and came with sufficient instructions.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • Apple
  • Asus
  • HP
  • Dell
  • Acer
  • Lenovo

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.


MYOB Accounting Software

Looking to make dollars and cents of your personal or small business finances? MYOB’s accounting software includes options for invoicing, payroll, expenses and more. For more information on the featured plans below, click the button below to be referred to MYOB’s site.

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Business Lite

Perfect for you if your business needs the basics (and a bit extra).

  • Track income and expenses
  • Scan and store receipts
  • Connect up to 2 bank accounts
  • Manage tax and basic reports
  • Accept payments
  • Track GST and lodge BAS
  • Track jobs
  • Create and send unlimited invoices and quotes
  • Pay for 1 month, get 6 months free.
  • Base subscriptions only. New customers only. T&Cs Apply.
$31.00/month
min. cost $31.00
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Business Pro

Real-time insights and flexible reporting for businesses looking to level up.

  • Track income and expenses
  • Scan and store receipts
  • Connect unlimited bank accounts
  • Advanced reporting and analytics
  • Track budgets and jobs
  • Create and send unlimited professional invoices and quotes
  • Optional payroll and inventory
  • Track GST and lodge BAS
  • Pay for 1 month, get 6 months free.
  • Base subscriptions only. New customers only. T&Cs Apply.
$58.00/month
min. cost $58.00
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Business AccountRight Plus

High-powered inventory management for businesses seeking efficiency.

  • All the benefits of Business Pro
  • Connect unlimited bank accounts
  • Track budgets and jobs
  • Advanced reporting and analytics
  • Advanced inventory management (conditions apply)
  • Bill by time (conditions apply)
  • Pay for 1 month, get 6 months free.
  • Base subscriptions only. New customers only. T&Cs Apply.
$141.00/month
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Top Computer Brand – Apple

Apple Computer

A brand that often needs no introduction, Apple has become a more popular option in the workplace, with its range offering plenty of power and aesthetic to help a workplace get the job done. Apple offers the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptop – which are available in a 13 to 16inch model – for those who prefer something more portable, while the iMac desktops (available as an 24inch model only) are likely to suit a few office spaces.

In addition to the MacBook and iMac, Apple offers the Mac Pro workstation and server, as well as a smaller Mac Mini for those who don’t need as much firepower. Apple also offers a number of business solutions to help your business to get to the next level or help take care of any issues that may pop up, helping to cater for a range of businesses and needs.

  • Apple was rated five stars for features & functionality, performance, battery & charging performance, design and overall satisfaction, with four stars for user friendliness, and three stars for durability and value for money.

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About our consumer experts


Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.

 

Meet the Editorial Team

 

Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.

 

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Past Ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s computers for businesses ratings:

  • 2022: HP
  • 2021: HP

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