What are the best Macs for coding?

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    #1MacBook Pro MPXT2LL/A

    MacBook Pro MPXT2LL/A

    The 13-inch MacBook Pro MPXT2LL/A by Apple is a revolutionary laptop computer available in different configurations and designed for both professionals and plain users. It features the astonishing Touch Bar. 

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    Marilyn Burke
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "If you are a coder I would highly recommend this. It has professional and normal settings and the touch bar adds a great touch. I would use this all the time. "
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    #2Apple iMac MNE92LL/A

    Apple iMac MNE92LL/A

    The stunning all-in-one iMac features a beautiful 27-inch Retina 5K widescreen display, quad-core Intel Core i5 processors and AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. And it comes standard with 8GB memory, a 2TB fusion drive, and advanced, high-speed I/O, including two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3 ports.

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    Aurora Olivares
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I was looking for the best Macs for coding and this was just what I needed. Highly recommended!"
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    #3MacBook MLHA2LL/A

    MacBook MLHA2LL/A

    MacBook MLHA2LL/A is the evolution of the laptop by Apple. It features a 12-inch TFT retina display, the Intel Core M processor at 1.1 GHz and the last macOS Yosemite, upgradable to macOS Sierra. 

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    Kevin Ford
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This little MacBook fits my coding needs quite nicely. It's fast and does exactly what I need it to. Quite nice! "
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    #4Apple iMac MK452LL/A

    Apple iMac MK452LL/A

    Apple iMac MK452LL/A is a desktop computer having a screen size of 21.5 inches. It has a 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB LPDDR3, and a 1 TB hard drive. It is also equipped with an Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 and a Mac OS X.

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    Jacob Alexander
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I'm a macbook guy, but this iMac has exceeded my expectations. Does everything as advertised. Love the high quality display."
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    #5Apple iMac MK142LL/A

    Apple iMac MK142LL/A

    Apple iMac MK452LL/A is a desktop computer having a screen size of 21.5 inches. It has a 1.6 GHz core m, 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM, and a 1 TB hard drive. It is also equipped with an Intel HD Graphics 6200 and runs on a Mac OS X.

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    Paul Edwards
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "My boss was replaced, and she's a huge Apple fan. Sure enough, a few weeks later we're all being told to move over to Apple computers. Dear God I hate this thing. The selling point seems to be the super huge screen, but that's it. Slow, no programs, no support, no hard drive space, no great graphics for that screen, no nothing. I don't understand Apple, or Apple people. It's overpriced crap for people who don't know any better, and want slick that does nothing instead of something you have to invest just five minutes in understanding that can do everything. I'm quitting very soon."
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    #6MacBook Pro MPTR2LL/A

    MacBook Pro MPTR2LL/A
    The Apple MPTR2LL/A is a 15-inch MacBook Pro that features a powerful configuration with 1.8Gz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, retina display, Touch ID and Touch Bar.
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    Austin Greene
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "MacBook Pro MPTR2LL/A is a decent laptop but what you are really paying $2,000 for is the name brand of Apple and the sleek design that is Apple's calling card. I don't think the actual hardware inside this laptop is worth 2k but if you are a die hard Apple fan and have some money to burn why not."
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    #7MacBook Air (13.3")

    MacBook Air (13.3")

    The Apple MacBook Air is a light and powerful 13.3-Inch laptop equipped with the 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD graphics 5000 and OS X Mavericks operative system. It offers you up to 12 hours of battery life.

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    $999.99

    Rose Campbell
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "My last laptop gave out on me, so last month I was on the lookout for a replacement. I code a lot, so fast code compilation was an absolute necessity. The laptop needed to be speedy enough to deal with my that, plus the running of multiple tabs and a program or two like Photoshop at the same time. This does a decent job, but it's not much different from my last laptop, which was a Dell. I purchased this thinking it would outperform my last one, but I just can't see a significant difference, and couldn't ever justify spending this much for a laptop that's priced to perform three times better than it actually does. I can't recommend this, unless you're an Apple fanatic."
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    #8MacBook Pro

    MacBook Pro

    MacBook Pro is the latest ultimate pro notebook with 15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina display, Touch Bar and Touch ID, and can even last up to 10 hours of battery life. It also now boasts eye-opening graphics performance. 

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    Kenneth Fowler
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Many of the negative reviews here are from people that either don't understand computers or bought during the short time the specs posted by amazon as to what people were buying were wrong. Amazon has now fixed that and what you see is now accurate. This is a Macbook Pro from late 2016 Macbook version "MacBookPro13,2" It has a DUAL CORE i7-6567U at 3.3hz 16gb of ram and the 512gb SSD drive that when formatted shows less like it does on every single other computer on the planet windows/mac/linux/etc... There was only one more option you could get for this laptop when it was sold and that was a 1tb SSD drive. So this laptop was over $2600 when sold brand new. and the absolute top of the line macbook possible in late 2016. Mine arrived brand new untouched by american hands. All shrink wrapped up and all apple packing perfectly intact, it is a new, old stock laptop that Amazon had in stock on a shelf and did not sell. They are now trying to liquidate their old stock, this is why it is discounted by over $600. The battery was more than 50% discharged and this is a good thing as it is a bad idea to story any Lithium-Ion battery at more than a 75% charge or it will degrade it's lifespan. considering this has been sitting on a shelf in a Amazon warehouse for over a year, it has kept he residual charge up nicely. I ran geekbench on it to get a baseline for performance. CPU benchmark came back as single core :3732 and multi core :7527 making this a solid performer for video editing, photo editing, audio editing, and even running VM machines. Processor check comes back as a GenuineIntel, and serial number when checked with apple is also genuine. "

Summary

Best What are the best Macs for coding
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MacBook Pro MPXT2LL/AElectronics 12 Paid
2Apple iMac MNE92LL/AElectronics 9 Paid
3MacBook MLHA2LL/AElectronics 7 Paid
4Apple iMac MK452LL/AElectronics 6 Paid
5Apple iMac MK142LL/AElectronics 6 Paid
6MacBook Pro MPTR2LL/AElectronics 4 Paid
7MacBook Air (13.3")Electronics 3 Paid
8MacBook ProElectronics 1 Paid
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