We here at iMore decided to put together a list of every Mac you can buy from Apple so you can find the perfect Mac for your lifestyle. With over a dozen types of Macs to choose from, it can be tricky to pick out the model that’s just right. From the fast, reliable, and versatile feel of the MacBook Pro, to the efficient and compact powerhouse that is the Mac mini, there’s a ton of different options for you to consider before picking out the ideal Mac for your workload and needs.
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MacBook Pro 13-inch, non-Touch Bar
You can get either a 2.3GHz Dual-Core processor or 2.4GHz Quad-core processor, up to 256GB of SSD storage, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and all MacBook Pro models come with an Intel Iris Plus 640 graphics card and 8GB of memory. The 13-inch model without Touch Bar has the older 7th-gen Intel Core i5 processor with 3.6GHz Turbo Boost.
MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID
The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID has most of the same great features as the one without, with the added bonus of having a faster, newer 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and four cores instead of two. The Retina display also uses True Tone technology for a better viewing experience in any lighting. It has four Thunderbolt 3 ports, an Intel Iris Plus 655 graphics card, and can handle Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz.
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MacBook Pro 15-inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID
With up to eight cores, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is the most powerful MacBook in Apple’s current lineup. It has the fastest 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz and the advanced Radion Pro graphics card (555X or 560X) with 4GB of graphics memory. The base models start with 256GB of SSD storage, but can be upgraded to 4TB. The 16GB of onboard memory can also be increased to 32GB.
MacBook 12-inch non-Touch Bar
The MacBook comes in rose gold, gold, space grey, and silver color options, and has 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 memory. You get two storage size options with this Mac: 256GB SSD and 512GB SSD. The MacBook comes with 1.2GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core m3 processor or 1.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor sizes and has 615 Intel HD Graphics. As for the outer design, the keyboard is built with a second-generation butterfly mechanism.
MacBook Air 13-Inch with Touch ID
The MacBook Air comes in Gold, Space Grey, and Silver and has a super sharp, super clear retina display. When it comes to memory, this Mac comes with 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 of memory, while storage space comes in 128GB SSD or 256GB SSD sizes. The MacBook Air has a 1.6GHz dual-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, while graphic specs read as Intel UHD Graphic 617. The trackpad on the MacBook Air is a Force Touch trackpad, and this particular Mac also comes with Touch ID.
MacBook Air13-Inch with non-Retina Display
The MacBook Air comes in silver and is both compact and sleek. When it comes to memory, this Mac comes with 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 of memory, while storage space comes in an 128GB SSD size. It has a 1.8GHz dual-core 5th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz. The MacBook Air without a Retina display also has 6000 Intel HD graphics for an eye-catching screen.
iMac 21.5-inch with non-Retina Display
This iMac is designed with dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, 8GB 2133MHz memory, configurable to 16GB, 1TB Storage: what’s not to love? It has Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 and two thunderbolt 3 ports, while a 1920-by-1080 sRGB display will keep you captivated.
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iMac 21.5-inch Display
The beautiful iMac has a striking 4K retina display, making it both captivating to look at and incredibly fun to work on. Depending on the model you decide on, you can turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz, but you always get 1TB of storage. This iMac has 3.6GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor or 3.0GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor options and Radeon Pro 555X with 2GB of GDDR5 memory or Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory choices. While both options have up to 32GB of configurable memory, you can choose between 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory and 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory sizes.
iMac 27-inch Display
This large and in charge 27-inch 5k retina Display iMac comes in 1TB and 2TB storage options, has up to 8GB of GDDR5 memory, comes with 3.0GHz, 3.1GHz, 6-core 8th-generation and 3.7GHz 6-core 9th-generation Intel Core i5 processor choices, and comes with two thunderbolt three ports. You can choose a model that Turbo Boosts 4.1GHz, 4.3GHz, and 4.6GHz sizes, and keep in mind that this is the only iMac with after-market upgradeable memory.
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iMac Pro 27-inch Retina Display
The iMac Pro comes in one size: 27-inches. It has a whopping 1TB of storage space and 32GB 2666MHz ECC memory that’s configurable up to 256GB along with Radeon Pro Vega 56 with 8GB HBM2 memory. It’s designed with a 3.2GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor and 10Gb Ethernet. As for the external features, it comes with four thunderbolt 3 ports and a super striking 5K retina 5120-by-2880 P3 display. It comes in space grey.
Mac Pro 6-Core and 8-Core
The small but mighty Mac Pro comes in 6-Core and Dual GPU or 8-Core and Dual GPU size options as well as 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC of memory. As for VRAM, you get options of Dual AMD FirePro D500 with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM each or Dual AMD FirePro D700 with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM each. The Mac Pro is designed with 256GB PCIe-based SSD1.
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Mac Mini Quad-Core and 6-Core
The Mac mini comes in two different processor sizes: 3.6GHz Quad-Core i3 Processor with 128GB Storage, or 3.0GHz 6-Core i5 Processor with Turbo Boost and up to 4.1GHz with 256GB Storage. It’s designed with 630 Intel UHD Graphics and has up to 8GB 2666MHz of DDR4 memory.
Find the perfect Mac for your lifestyle
Apple’s line of Mac desktop and laptop computers is pretty big when you lay it out like this. When you take into account the different processor speeds, core options, and upgradable specs, your options are practicaly unlimited, which means picking the perfect Mac can be tricky. Apple also updates its Mac laptop lineup yearly and desktop lineup every two years, if not more often.
The desktop lineup, which includes the iMac, the iMac Pro, the Mac Pro, and the Mac Mini, are ideal for stationary computing whether you’re a hobbiest writer or a professional movie editor. For a more portable workflow that can still be used in a desktop situation, the Mac laptop line, combined with a compatible monitor brings versatility to your computing life.
If portability is your number-one priority, our personal pick will forever be the MacBook Pro because of how versitile, sleek, and powerful it is. Whether you’re a writer, a photographer, a student, a parent of four, or anything in between, the MacBook Pro will make your life easier in one way or another.
Maybe you’re looking for a desktop computer instead: the large and in charge iMac Pro packs quite a punch with its 1TB of storage space and a striking, stunning retina display.
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