The best MacBook for students

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1. Best overall: Air (2022, M2)
2. Best budget: Air (2020, M1)
3. Best premium: Pro (16-inch, 2023)
4. Portable Pro: Pro (14-inch, 2023)
5. Desktop alternative: Mac mini
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Looking for the best MacBook for students? You're the right place. We've reviewed almost every MacBook Apple has released, so we're in a good position to pick out the best options for students, whether you want a budget MacBook or a powerful option for projects on a course that requires demanding video editing or 3D work.

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Beren Neale
Ecom Editor

Beren has worked on creative titles at Future Publishing for over 13 years. Cutting his teeth as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, he moved on to edit several creative titles, and is currently the Ecommerce Editor on the most effective creative website in the world. When he's not testing and reviewing the best ergonomic office chairs, phones, laptops, TVs, monitors and various types of storage, he can be found finding and comparing the best deals on the tech that creatives value the most.

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