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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