The best MacBook for programming

Three of the best MacBook for programming options on a dark blue background
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Choosing the best MacBook for programming means assessing your personal priorities in terms of budget, portability, screen size and power. At Creative Bloq, we've been reviewing MacBooks for over a decade, and we've tested all current models hands on in benchmark tests and through real-life use cases, so we're well placed to compare them and help you decide.

Coding itself doesn't require a lot of power, and every MacBook that we have tested can easily handle the job. The right one for you will depend on whether you want enough power for other tasks and a large, crisp screen that's more comfortable to work on, or if you prioritise budget and the convenience of a more compact laptop that's easier to carry about so you can code on the go. 

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Matt Hanson

Matt has been a technology journalist for over 15 years, writing for publications such as T3, MacFormat and Creative Bloq. He's a managing editor of TechRadar, Creative Bloq's sister site, where he can be found writing about and reviewing laptops, computers, monitors and more. He often writes for Creative Bloq, helping creatives find their perfect laptop or PC.