The new MacBook Air, not to mention macOS Mojave and a new Mac mini are all finally here, and the best Macs have never been better. And, if you want to get your hands on one of the best Macs, keep in mind that specs, performance and design mean way more in how they interact with the OS itself than any of them separately. That’s why it’s not really productive to compare a Mac to a Windows 10 machine.
and the best Macs have never been better. And, if you want to get your hands on one of the best Macs, keep in mind that specs, performance and design mean way more in how they interact with the OS itself than any of them separately. That’s why it’s not really productive to compare a Mac to a Windows 10 machine.
We did just get a new iMac, and we’re sure that more are on the way. But, even without future devices, the best Macs are extremely diverse. We don’t know what’s in the cards for future Macs, but we’re sure there’s still plenty of life in Apple’s computers. The best Macs cover everything from thin and light notebooks like the 12-inch MacBook to professional workhorses like the iMac Pro. So, it can be hard to find which Mac is right for you.
That’s why we decided to gather up all the best Macs we’ve used – iMacs, MacBooks and more – to help you answer that question. The only Macs that you won’t find here are the ones that we’ve either not been able to review, or just weren’t good enough. So, let’s dive in to all the best Macs you can buy right now.
Apple MacBook Pro (15″ Retina, Touch Bar, 2.2GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7)
If you’re looking for the most performance you can get in a MacBook, and you can afford it, you’ll want to look at the MacBook Pro 15-inch. With hexa-core 8th-generation processors and up to 32GB of RAM, you won’t be held back by anything you throw at this thing – especially now that you can get Radeon Pro Vega 20 graphics. With this kind of performance, it’s easy to see why this is one of the best Macs of all time.
Apple iMac (21,5 Zoll, mit Retina 4K Display, 3,4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 Prozessor)
You know you’re getting a great value from Apple when, even at the entry level, you’re getting great performance and all the ports you can dream of. And, while it isn’t the newest iMac on the block – that honor goes to the iMac 2019 – the 2017 model is still worth your time. It doesn’t have a touchscreen, but when it’s so much cheaper than the Surface Studio 2 with arguably stronger hardware, we can’t complain. Instead, you get a full-fat Intel 7th-generation desktop processor and your choice of an IPS display carefully wrapped in an all-metal chassis.
Apple MacBook Pro (13″ Retina, Touch Bar, 2.3GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
For much of the year, the biggest complaint with the MacBook Pro was that it was still using Kaby Lake processors, even though its competition had moved ahead. Luckily, the MacBook Pro 2018 changes everything, and is more powerful than ever before. It still has the controversial Butterfly keyboard, but it’s been improved – with less noise and more reliability. It’s easy to recommend the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2018 for anyone looking for the best Mac.
Apple iMac (21.5″ Retina 4K display, 3.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB)
If you’re a professional or a creative, and you need something that will be able to tackle any workload you could possibly throw at it, you’re going to love the iMac Pro. Not only does it have a vivid 27-inch 5K display with a P3 wide color gamut, but it’s also packed with the most powerful hardware Apple could get its hands on. It’s extremely expensive, but if you’re looking for unbridled power to get through professional workloads, the iMac Pro is the best Mac for you.
Apple MacBook (12″, 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) – Space Gray
When Apple refreshed the MacBook back in 2016, it didn’t please anyone, despite being more attractive than ever before. And, while the controversy hasn’t disappeared entirely, the 12-inch MacBook has found its niche as an ultraportable and lightweight laptop. It’s low on ports, but in a laptop this thin, that’s to be expected, and it can support basically everything under the sun with its Thunderbolt 3 port, anyway. It’s not as powerful as the MacBook Pro, but if you’re looking for a MacBook that’s easy to take with you wherever you go, look no further.