Best Value: New MacBook Air ($999, $899 for students)
Pros: Although the new MacBook Air 2020 hasn’t changed, it’s still light and thin and the display bezels are relatively thin.
We were impressed by the new scissor keys when we reviewed the 16-inch MacBook Pro, so let’s hope the same ones are coming to the MacBook Air.
The latest version of the Air also has True Tone, which adjusts the color temperature on the display based on ambient lighting conditions.
We’re especially happy to see storage doubled from 128GB, although the Core i3 CPU is a step down from the Core i5 in the previous base model.
The battery life is rated at 11 hours, which would make it one of the longest-lasting laptops around if those numbers hold up.
The Best MacBook for Most People: MacBook Pro 13-inch (from $1,299)
Pros: If you’re willing to spend $1,799, the MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar (2019) is the fastest laptop In our testing, this MacBook Pro wiped the floor with Windows
Best for Power Users: MacBook Pro 16-inch ($2,399)
The laptop comes equipped with your choice of three 9th Gen Intel CPUs: a 6-core Core i7 (2.6Ghz), an 8-core Core i9 (2.3GHz) or an 8-core Core i9 (2.4GHz) chip.
The base configuration packs an AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics card (with 4GB of VRAM), which can be upgraded to a Radeon Pro 5500M GPU with either 4GB or 8GB of memory.
Cons: instead, they’ll have to use a card reader and plug it into one of the four Thunderbolt 3 ports.