What are the best Macs for programming?

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    #1MacBook 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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    Lawrence Austin
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "I really like this Macbook for programming. The only thing I hate is the touch bar is so close to the keyboard that sometimes I am accidentally hitting it while working, causing unintended things to happen, and sometimes causing me to lose my work."
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    #2MacBook 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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    Nancy Long
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "If you are looking for the best Macs for programming large applications, the MacBook Pro MPXT2LL/A should be your first choice. Not only does this offer a revolutionary Apple laptop, it has the functionality that will allow you to successfully program large applications and allow it to run smoothly. All in all, I think this is a fantastic laptop with high functioning capabilities and you should definitely check it out if you are interested in something like this. "
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    #3Apple 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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    Omar Toledo
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "t me end the confusion. I was worried about this iMac arriving with a 1TB hard drive because the description is so wishy-washy. This item is sold and shipped by Amazon, and qualified for Prime yet no one in AMAZON customer service could tell me if it was a 2TB or a 1TB (1,000GB) and outlined in the "This Product" column a little more than halfway down the page. I'm happy to announce that I have received the iMac and it was in top shape, brand new and with a 2TB hard drive. I worried about the hard drive thing as all of my friends told me "Just buy it from Apple directly!". But I had a ton of accumulated gift cards and this was $100+ less than on Apple.com. This is indeed the 2017 version and definitely has a 2TB hard drive. Great product and so easy to plug and play! Hope this helps someone...anyone... add to cart with confidence! 48 people found this helpful"
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    #4MacBook 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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    Margaret Murray
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "For Apple fans, the MacBook is satisfactory. In reality, the specs are very weak for the price. It is the usual Apple experience."
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    #5Apple 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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    Tyler Wade
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Good computer for programming for sure. This compute can handle all types of tasks that you can throw at it. Also the processor will really help with compiling."
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    #6Apple 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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    Tyler Castillo
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I put this iMac into service February, 2018. Even though it was refurbished, it seemed to be in new condition. Everything works and it is much faster than other Macs I have (due to Quad core). The screen is bright and sharp. The Magic Mouse is great. I wish the keyboard had a ten key number pad. I've been back with Mac since 2004 after living in the PC world for almost 20 years. Neither world is perfect, but I enjoy the integration of the Apple eco-system and use it to the fullest with iPhone, iPads, and AppleTV's. The way that family works together is without parallel in the PC world."
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    #7MacBook 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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    Fernando Valdés
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This MacBook works great and has allowed me to write many scripts for Mechanical Turk. I'm a huge Apple fan and this is perfect for my needs. It's really fast too."
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    #8MacBook 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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    Julia Carlson
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Great little laptop. I was concerned about switching to a Mac completely different interface but it was really simple. It's so lightweight and runs really fast. I would definitely recommend."

Summary

Best What are the best Macs for programming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MacBook ProElectronics 19 Paid
2MacBook Pro MPXT2LL/AElectronics 15 Paid
3Apple iMac MNE92LL/AElectronics 13 Paid
4MacBook MLHA2LL/AElectronics 11 Paid
5Apple iMac MK452LL/AElectronics 9 Paid
6Apple iMac MK142LL/AElectronics 8 Paid
7MacBook Pro MPTR2LL/AElectronics 5 Paid
8MacBook Air (13.3")Electronics 4 Paid
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