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Best iMacs & Macbooks For 2022

Wondering which high-powered Apple iMac or MacBook is right for your workflow? Your next Apple computer is definitely on this list.

Looking for a new desktop, or laptop? Whether you are considering an Apple device for the first time, or you’re already branded-for-life, we’ve got you covered on the best MacBooks, iMac’s, and Mac Minis.

1. iMac Pro (2022)

Specs
  • CPU: 8 – 18 Core Intel Xeon W
  • Screen: 27 inch 5K (5120×2880) Retina display (P3 Wide Color)
  • Storage: 1TB – 4TB PCle 3.0 SSD
  • Graphics: Radeon Pro Vega 56 – Radeon Pro Vega 64
  • RAM: 32GB – 256GB DDR4 ECC
Reasons To Buy:

Better specs than the predecessor, more storage, improved keyboard

Reasons To Pass:

8th generation Intel CPU, 3 Thunderbolt ports may be insufficient.


2. iMac (2021)

iMac (2021)
Specs
  • CPU: Apple M1 chip, 8 core CPU
  • Screen: 24 inch 4.5K Retina display
  • Storage: up to 2 TB
  • Graphics: Integrated 7 core – 8 core GPU
  • RAM: 8GB – 16GB unified memory
Reasons To Buy:

The updated design, impressive webcam, and gorgeous screen make this creature the most affordably powerful desktop on the market.

Reasons To Pass:

Inexplicably lacking in ports. Still trumped by Number 1


3. MacBook Air M1 (2021)

MacBook Air M1 (2021)
Specs
  • CPU: Apple M1 chip, 8 core CPU
  • Screen: 13.3 inch 2560 X 1600 Retina display
  • Storage: 256GB – 2TB SSD
  • Graphics: Integrated 7 core – 8 core GPU
  • RAM: 8GB _ 16GB unified memory
Reasons To Buy:

Because this is the best deal for Laptops on this entire list, possibly the best available. Plain and simple.

Reasons To Pass:

You may not be sold on the M1’s potential. Waiting for new developments out another year or so may better suit your approach, and there is always the battle-tested 16 Inch, 2019 MacBook Pro. Or maybe you’re simply not concerned with portability.


4. MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019)

MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019)
Specs
  • CPU: 9th generation Intel Core i7 – i9
  • Screen: 16-Inch Retina Display with True Tone
  • Storage: 512GB – 8TB SSD
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
  • RAM: 16GB – 64 GB
Reasons To Buy:

This is possibly the cream-of-the-crop, for creatives, when it comes to laptops. In past years the 15-Inch MacBook Pro has reigned supreme for designers, musicians, video editors, and many others in the content creation business. Sadly, the beloved line was discontinued. But fear not, the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro takes up the mantle, and if you’re concerned about the larger size, we assure you that won’t be an issue. Sleek, light, and thin, this high-powered workhorse is ready to far surpass all you’re production needs.

Reasons To Pass:

The Price Tag. The cost of building your own Desktop, with equal specs, is actually less than half the cost of the 2019 16-Inch MacBook Pro.


5. Mac Mini (2020, M1)

Mac Mini (2020, M1)
Mac Mini (2020, M1)
Specs
  • CPU: Apple M1 chip, 8 core
  • Screen: 24 inch 4.5K Retina display
  • Storage: 256GB – 2 TB SSD
  • Graphics: Integrated 8 core GPU
  • RAM: 8GB – 64GB unified memory
Reasons To Buy:

High-powered and stunning, the Mac mini is the best way to bring an M1 chip into your life at a lower cost.

Reasons To Pass:

Doesn’t use eGPU’s


5. Macbook Pro 13-inch (2020, M1)

MacBook 13-inch (2020, M1)

Specs:

CPU: Apple M1 chip, 8 core

Graphics: Integrated 8 core GPU

Screen: 13.3-inch 2560 X 1600 LED-backlit Retina Display

Storage: 256GB – 2TB SSD

RAM: 8GB – 16GB unified memory

Why Buy? The performance of Apple’s M1 chip and seriously impressive battery life make this 13-inch beauty a worthy addition to any office, studio, or living space. Handles even 8K videos with ease.

Why Not Buy? 4 ports may not be enough.

  • #7 iMac (2020, 27-inch)
    • Specs:
      • CPU: 10th-generation Intel Core i5 – i9
      • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5300 – Radeon Pro 5700 XT
      • Screen: 27- inch (diagonal) 5120 x 2880 Retina 5K display
      • Storage: 256 GB – 8TB SSD
    • Why Buy: High powered CPU, improved webcam and microphone, reasonable cost
    • Why Not Buy: Not much in the way of overdue design upgrades. 2 Thunderbolt ports is irritating.
  • #8 Mac mini (2020, Intel)
    • Specs:
      • CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i3/ Core i7
      • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
      • Storage: 256 GB- 2TB SSD
    • Why Buy? Superior RAM and storage to prior models.
    • Why Not Buy? Older processor and graphics may keep you looking.
  • #9 MacBook Pro (2020, 13 inch)
    • Specs:
      • CPU: 8th-generation Intel Core i5/10th-generation Intel Core i7
      • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
      • Storage: 256GB-4TB SSD
      • Screen: 13 inch Retina display with True Tone
      • RAM: up to 32GB
    • Why Buy? Better specs than predecessor, more storage, improved keyboard
    • Why Not Buy? 8th generation Intel CPU, and 3 Thunderbolt ports may be insufficient.

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