Top Picks for the Mac User

Top Picks for the Mac User

There is something to be said about the Macintosh's elegance and premium feel. With a few unique apps up its sleeve, the platform retains especially tuned to the needs of creatives.

Your options 3 top results, ranging in price from ∼ US$1399 to US$1784, with accessories.

Let's start with a broad search. The following offer the best value for the lowest price regardless of format preference. As a result, you will most likely see stationary computers down here and maybe a few portable options. You have the option to look for a specific kind of device at the bottom of the page.

  • #6, Laptops ($1300 - $1725)
    Apple MacBook Pro 13" w. Touch Bar (i5 1.4GHz, 256GB, 2019) Guillaume's pick; 6 times!

    Apple MacBook Pro 13" w. Touch Bar (i5 1.4GHz, 256GB, 2019) from US$1220;
    ~$1705 with accessories

    Built for productivity on the go, the 13" MacBook Pro makes an excellent travel, classroom or meeting companion... Read More about the MUHP2LL

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power3/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price0.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4/5

    performance in Web & Communication

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Video Games

    1.5/5
    Meets minimal requirements
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-8257U
    Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 13.3"
    Screen Resolution: 2560×1600
    Dimensions: 30.41 x 21.24 x 1.49 cm
    Weight: 1.370 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the retailer's site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #16, Stationary Computers ($850 - $1600)
    Apple iMac (21.5-inch, 2.3GHz i5)

    Apple iMac (21.5-inch, 2.3GHz i5) from US$1070;
    ~$1399 with accessories

    This iMac is a compelling way to fit a capable computer in a small space while keeping the tangled wires to a minimum.

    Device Ratings

    by Stationary Computers standards

    Bang for the Buck0/5
    Versatility for the Price0.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability0/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price0.5/5
    Power2/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability0/5
    AutonomyN/A

    by All-in-Ones standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price1.5/5
    Power4/5
    Storage4/5
    Portability1.5/5
    AutonomyN/A

    performance in Web & Communication

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Video Games

    1.5/5
    Meets minimal requirements
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-7360U
    Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 21.5"
    Screen Resolution: 4096×2304
    Dimensions: 52.80 x 17.50 x 45.00 cm
    Weight: 5.660 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Apple site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #9, Laptops ($1725 - $2125)
    Apple MacBook Pro 13" with Touch Bar (i5, 2019)

    Apple MacBook Pro 13" with Touch Bar (i5, 2019) from US$1290;
    ~$1784 with accessories

    Designed for productivity on the go, the 2019 edition of the MacBook Pro comes with a slight keyboard revision which will hopefully solve the durability issues... Read More about the

    Device Ratings

    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2.5/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2.5/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability4/5
    Autonomy4/5

    by Portable Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price2/5
    Power2.5/5
    Storage3.5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy4/5

    performance in Web & Communication

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Audio & Visual medias

    4/5
    This should run nicely

    performance in Texts & Numbers

    5/5
    Exceeds recommended specs, fit for hardcore users.

    performance in Video Games

    1.5/5
    Meets minimal requirements
    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i5-8279U
    Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 256.00 GB
    Screen Size: 13.3"
    Screen Resolution: 2560×1600
    Dimensions: 30.41 x 21.24 x 1.49 cm
    Weight: 1.370 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Apple site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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