There are plenty of good reasons why MacBooks are so popular with millions of users around the world, from students to working professionals alike. With an operating system that seamlessly integrates every device in the Apple ecosystem, many users cite ease of use as the main reason they chose a MacBook. Others are swayed by the brand’s track record of releasing patches and updates quicker than many Windows PC brands can—though Macs tend to have fewer security and malware issues in the first place. And others simply like the robust build quality and style of the sleek aluminum machines. Whatever the reasons to choose a MacBook, once you decide, there are still a few more choices to make. The most important one: which MacBook model should you get?
The 2020 MacBook lineup includes three distinct models, each with features that might sway you in one direction or the other. Do you prefer the smallest MacBook possible or the most powerful? Or maybe something that splits the difference? We’re here to help you decide which Apple laptop is the best choice for your planned uses. In the video below, Carl takes a look at the different 2020 MacBooks and runs through the features and specs of each model.
If you don’t want to watch the video (though you should—it’s very informative and not too long!) here’s the most basic breakdown:
MacBook Air — Go with this one if you are on a tight budget or if having the lightest Apple laptop is your main goal.
MacBook Pro (16-inch display) — This is the laptop to choose if you’re not as concerned with portability, and instead need the best performance, the highest processing power, and the largest amount of storage possible.
MacBook Pro (13-inch display) — If you want to split the difference between those two options, choose this smaller version of the MacBook Pro