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How to find the best Mac for you

Apple store display with different MacBooks sitting on a table

Many people would agree that Apple produces some of the best computers in the business. From the slim and sleek MacBook Air to the adorable Mac mini, Apple computers are sure to be a purchase you won’t regret. However, with various models to choose from and a high price tag, picking the right one is important. Luckily, with a few tips, you can sort through the options to find the best one for you.

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What types of Mac's are there?

First, it’s important to understand what your options are. Although there are dozens of variations of each of Apple’s computers, there are 6 main models that Apple sells: MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, and Mac Studio. Here’s a brief look at each type:

MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro is one of two laptops that Apple sells. The MacBook Pro is more expensive than the MacBook Air at $1,299 for the 13-inch model, but it comes with greater computing power and more port options. If you’re looking for a laptop to use for a lot of heavy computing, the MacBook Pro is a fail-safe option.

Wondering about sizes? Although many people are familiar with the MacBook Pro 15-inch, the new models are only offered in 13-, 14-, and 16-inch sizes.

MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is the other laptop line that Apple sells, and has long been lauded for its sleek, lightweight design. The newer models of the MacBook Air look extremely similar to the MacBook Pro, although if you purchase an older or used MacBook Air, you’ll notice that the previous models had a notable tapered design.

The MacBook Air is a great option for students or other individuals who are looking for portability and don’t need a lot of computing power. The newest model is available for $1,199.


If you’ve spent any time perusing the Apple store lately, the iMac has probably caught your eye. Available in bright punchy colors with an unbelievably thin design, the iMac has long been one of Apple’s fan-favorite desktop computers.

The newest iMac is powered by Apple’s M1 chip and is well-loved for its rapid computing power and vibrant display. You can get one starting at $1,299.

Mac mini

Apple’s Mac mini is, as it sounds, Apple’s smallest desktop computer line. However, although it’s small, it’s still powerful. You can choose the Mac mini M2 or opt for the Mac mini M2 Pro for a higher computing speed.

Either way, the Mac mini is a great choice for a desktop computer, perfect for most domestic settings and versatile enough to use for many types of work too. It's also affordable with options starting at $599.

Mac Pro

If you’re looking for a computer that can handle a lot of heavy lifting, there’s no better option than the Mac Pro. With up to 28 cores of power and run by an Intel Xeon chip, the Mac Pro has the most robust computing capability of any of Apple’s computers. The Mac Pro is a perfect option for software developers, filmmakers, or designers who are looking for a highly-efficient, speedy work computer. That said, it will cost you a pretty penny with the cheapest option coming in at $5,999.

Mac Studio

The Mac Studio is known as Apple’s most powerful computer to date. Powered by Apple’s own M1 Max or M1 Ultra chip, it’s an extremely speedy computing workhorse. With a wide variety of ports, it’s incredibly versatile as well. If you’re looking for an Apple-powered work companion and have the room in your budget (the M1 Ultra starts at $3,999, and the Mac Studio display is sold separately!), the Mac Studio can’t be beat. 

Which Mac is best for you?

As you can see, each Mac line that Apple sells is vastly different, from the chip powering it to its portability and features. To choose the best Mac for you, it’s important to think about what you value most. Do you need the horsepower that a Mac Studio or Mac Pro can offer? Or will you be using your computer for less demanding projects, such as managing emails or taking notes? Is portability important? If so, opting for either the MacBook Pro or MacBook Air is an obvious choice.

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Kim Miller is the Head of Consumer Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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