If you need something bigger and don't mind it being less than portable: Apple has recently updated its iMac line. The 21.5-inch iMac gets a small SSD upgrade, while the bigger 27-inch machine gets a full internal makeover, articalize including a webcam that's miles better than on any MacBook.
All Macs will be transitioning to non-Intel chips over the next two years: It was the big news at Apple's WWDC show in June: All Macs will be getting new Apple-designed Arm chips, replacing the Intel CPUs they've had for years... eventually. At least one Apple silicon product should arrive by the end of 2020, but Intel will be a part of the mix for at least the next couple of years. So, should you buy a new MacBook now or wait for an Apple silicon version, coming sometime over the next two years?
There are potential pluses and minuses to switching to an Arm-based MacBook. Battery life could improve, Macs apps will align more closely with iPad and iPhone apps, and some specialized software, like photo editing giant Photoshop, could be rewritten to take maximum advantage of the new platform. But, as we've seen with other Arm-powered laptops, compatibility with other apps can be a problem, as can raw performance.
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Regardless, if you need a new MacBook now, then you're stuck with the current Intel choices in the MacBook lineup, which have all been excellent in our recent hands-on experience. The key question for current back-to-school shoppers is how to make sure you're not buying too little MacBook -- or too much.
There's a concept we call line creep. It's what happens when brands keep adding iterations and subdivisions of popular product lines, until no one can tell which one to buy. Apple has usually avoided this trap by sticking to a handful of choices in each category, but things can still get confusing when you shop for a MacBook.
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