Macs in general are known to be very reliable computers, usually the best in their industry. No wonder, for the price you pay for them.
Still, it's good to see that Apple isn't losing its grip. The independent organization Consumer Reports recently released a new survey of more than 58,000 consumers who bought laptops between 2010 and 2015 which made MacBooks the most trusted on the market.
In the first three years of use, Macs have an average defect rate of 10% well below the competition: Samsung and Gateway have 16%, while Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba, HP, Dell and Asus are 18-19%. The estimated failure rate on MacBooks Air is only 7%, while MacBooks Pro stands at 9%. Interestingly, PCs are more likely to crash when used for more than 20 hours per week; Even at lower rates, Macs are used on average for more than 23 hours per week.
Although they are harder to fall, Macs are more expensive to fix if necessary. For this reason, Consumer Reports recommends (and we MacMagazine, also) that users purchase the AppleCare Extended Warranty.