Buying a MacBook can be a huge decision that may not be an easy one. Touch Bar or no Touch Bar? Top of the line or a more modest, budget friendly model? You already know that whatever MacBook you decide to get will be with you for a while. Because Apple products are built to last, you can be pretty sure that whatever MacBook you go with will be your laptop for years. Here are five of the best 2017 MacBooks to choose from to help make that purchasing decision a little easier.
The 12-inch MacBook
This machine is small in size, but still performs. That’s why it makes the list. It has three options to choose from. You can get the 1.1GHz, 1.2GHz, or 1.3GHz version. This is nowhere close to what is available with the Air or Pro MacBook, but those are a little more spendy. However, you can still expect to be able to do what you need with a 12-inch MacBook. You can still run iMovies, Photoshop, and other programs on its 2304×1440 retina display. It is also comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. The 10-hour battery life is also an attractive feature to would-be MacBook shoppers.
The 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina Display
Are you looking for a MacBook with a huge, crystal clear display? Look no further than the 27-inch iMac. You can chooses from the quad-core Intel i5s with either 3.3GHz or 3.5GHz. If you want to go all in, consider getting the Fusion Drive-packing route. This will have all the bells and whistles that you crave in a MacBook with a display that is simply stunning. It doesn’t have the same expandability as you would get from the MacBook Pro, so you might want to keep that in mind for this option.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro
When the MacBook Pro of late 2016 came out, it offered an overhaul that Apple fans had been craving. The thinner, sleeker design of the MacBook Pro gives fans the Touch Bar to replace the function keys on older models. It offers 16GB of RAM and the option of up to 2TB of SSD storage space. The huge trackpad is a feature that many users love as well. Then there is also the gorgeous 2880 x 1800 Retina display, if you’re into that sort of thing. It all boils down to this: if you want the feeling of a desktop computer with a portable feeling, this is definitely the laptop to choose.
The 13-inch MacBook Air
As Apple’s best-selling model, this baby proves that great things can come in small packages. Consider the MacBook Air. It’s one of the most popular notebooks around, and its slim, light body makes fans happy. This model can offer all day battery life for less than a thousand dollars. It doesn’t have a retina display, so if you’re not one who needs the latest and greatest screen resolution, you can save yourself some major money by purchasing the Air. The Air has a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 128 GB flash drive, and an impressive 4 GB of RAM. It’s a worthy option for the MacBook lover who wants the Apple name without the price of other models out there.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro
The 13-inch MacBook Pro arrived on the scene late 2016. The high-end style of this model gives users the OLED Touch Bar. The lower priced non-Touch Bar models come with two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. If you would prefer to have the traditional function keys, this is the model you will prefer.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro reminds some of the 12-inch MacBook because of its similar sleek design. It also comes without the glowing Apple Logo on the back of the chassis.
These are just five of our picks for the best MacBook models on the market right now. What will the future hold for MacBooks? Well, whatever the Apple gods have for the masses to consume, it will probably be exceptional. Or at the very minimum, pretty cool.