Apple? Best? At what?<br />
They're pretty to look at, and then nothing...
Yeah, Apple are basically rubbish unless you want the brand label. The hardware is a generation behind and the mark-up is phenomenal. The cheapest mac-mini costs more than a Dell PC that outdoes the top end iMac.
Hp, Sony, Toshiba
I'm an old fart who built his own for years - but I have taken a liking to the products Lenovo has been putting out lately