The Mac at 40: Our favourite Apple computers of all time

Apple Mac at 40 graphic featuring various Apple products
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40 years ago, the very first Apple Mac computer was released. The Apple Macintosh 128K arrived on 24 January 1984, revolutionising personal computing and becoming the firstly commercially successful computer with a graphical user interface. "40 years ago Mac revolutionised personal computing and today the Mac lineup continues to push the limits of computing, empowering all kinds of people to do their life’s best work," Apple shared in a press release, along with a brand new graphic (above).

The rest, of course is history – including the minor detail of Apple becoming the world's richest company. From the iPhone to the upcoming Vision Pro (via the beloved iPod), Apple has come to be known for much more than computers. But the Mac started it all – and over the last four decades Apple has given us a truly wild variety of products under the Mac moniker. Here are 6 Creative Bloq editors on their favourite Mac. And if you're in the market for the latest and greatest, check out the best MacBook Pro deals available now.

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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.