BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- The following computer-hardware stocks are the best-in-breed, according to TheStreet's quantitative model, which ranks equities based on fundamentals and performance. They are ordered by potential to appreciate, from worst to best.
4. EMC Corp. ( EMC) sells servers, software and cloud-computing services.
3. Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ) makes laptop and desktop computers.
2. Apple ( AAPL) designs computers, mobile phones and hand-held music players.
1. Western Digital ( WDC) sells hard-drives.