Graphic design professionals and many college students shiver every time they Manzana launches a new model of its laptops macbook.
Thanks to its new generation of hardware with processors Apple Silicone The entire line of this brand has become an obligatory reference for experts and outsiders in the field.
The point, however, is that it has reached a level where the cost of each new MacBook model is becoming almost prohibitive for those who do not have the ability to put their finances in order and reorganize their investment priorities.
Being objective, a MacBook offers a wide range of productivity possibilities in very specific areas of work.
It is more than recommended for a professional in graphic design, video editing, assembly, layout and animation.
But outside of that field, we are actually looking at a laptop with enough power to spare for everyday tasks such as using social networks or writing text documents.
That is why we have put together this brief guide with five recommended models as alternatives to the MacBook that will still be able to fulfill the basics of this type of specialized work and the usual things.
HP Envy 16
HP’s Envy line has become an obligatory reference in the sector. They are fast, ultra light, with a touch screen and an eternal battery.
If only one laptop had to be recommended as an alternative to the MacBook, it would be this one. In case the intention is to use it for daily activities.
If there is an intention to run video games on the laptop then we would go for the next model.
Razer Book 13 (2021)
This baby is more expensive and could be defined by many as a MacBook with more ports and running on Windows. Which by itself would represent a factor in favor, especially if the passion of the potential user is video games.
It comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB-A port, an HDMI slot, as well as a headphone jack and a microSD card reader.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano
We could describe it as a cheap replacement for a MacBook Air. It is light and compact, with only 13 inches on its screen and a fairly light weight, so it is comfortable to transport it during school hours.
Although its finishes are not the best and getting it in Latin America is not so easy, it is a good alternative in terms of performance and cost.
Dell XPS 13 Plus
A compact beast that is comparable in performance with the MacBook for non-professional or demanding tasks. It plays in the same league as the HP Envy but with a 13-inch screen.
It has an OLED screen, a High Definition camera and a battery that supports a whole day of study or work. But it doesn’t have a headphone jack and it tends to get hot if you push the system too hard.
In terms of weight, dimensions, and hardware, without the processor, it’s on a par with a MacBook Air M2.
HP Pavilion Plus 14
We could consider it the most economical and profitable alternative. If the kit is for a high school, high school, or college student outside of multimedia production or graphic design, this kit is perfect and will perform well.