Why an affordable MacBook actually makes sense

Apple's MacBooks top several of our laptop roundups, not least the best laptop for graphic design. But with great power comes a great price – MacBooks aren't cheap. Which makes the latest Apple rumour somewhat surprising.

As per new reports, Apple is planning a new, low(er) cost MacBook designed to compete with the likes of Google's Chromebooks. The machine could pack the M1 chip and potentially bring back an older design, such as that of the discontinued 12-inch Macbook. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.