Macbooks are also containing a very restricted OS that does not contain a very large software library to choose from. The price is a huge factor in most people's descion to purchase a laptop and most people cannot afford an apple laptop. Thier entry level ones are as much as a high end windows based laptop.
I highly recommend asus or toshiba for general use laptops
I highly recommend cyberpower PC for gaming laptops
However I shall let you in on a little secret. Foxxconn is the manufacturer of most of the laptop motherboards and chipsets. Even apple's products are mainly manufactured by foxxconn, even iphones! so in a sense apple is not really the manufacturer of thier hardware, foxxconn is!
Most of the low range laptops are manufactured by foxxconn. specially dell.
dells are infamous for being heaters. I owned one and it burned my lap after just 40 minutes of use. I needed to power down and let it cool off. it was a business class notebook.
I have also worked for dell and know how bad they are. If you would like to know please PM me. I do not wish to discuss it on this thread.
asus and the other brands I mentioned are the way to go.