If you’re thinking about buying an M1 Mac – be it the M1 MacBook Air, M1 Mac mini, MacBook Pro, or 24” iMac – you’ve probably got lots of questions!

Ever since Apple introduced the groundbreaking M1 chip back in 2020, I’ve worked extensively with pretty much every iteration. I’ve reviewed them, pushed them to their limits, and run many of these M1 Macs as daily do-it-all computers.

Along the way, I’ve put together a bunch of buying guides, tips, short- and long-term reviews, and revelations of where these M1 Macs both beat my expectations and fall short.

If you’re after an M1 Mac buying guide, you’ve come to the right place. It’s time to save you a bunch of time – and some money.

Wondering which M1 Mac to buy?

Whether you’re trying to choose between 8GB or 16GB of unified memory for your M1 MacBook Air or Mac mini, or tussling between the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips for your next MacBook Pro, my guides below will help point you in the right direction.

Equally, if you have no idea whether the 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro is right for you, I can help you there, too.

Apple doesn’t always make it easy to buy the right machine, thanks to an ever-expanding Mac range, and countless configuration options. What’s more, the merits of each choice you can make during the checkout process aren’t particularly obvious unless you undertake lots of research. Even then, it’s far too easy to inadvertently buy the wrong Mac.

I don’t want that to happen for you.

Good news: I’ve done most of the research for you! I’m also acutely aware that you’re probably about to spend a considerable amount of money on a Mac that you want to last the test of time and do everything you ask of it.

So, without further ado, here’s my current list of M1 Mac buying guides and useful articles!

M1 Mac mini buying guides and reviews

M1 MacBook Air buying guides and reviews

M1 24” iMac buying guides and reviews

MacBook Pro buying guides and reviews

Useful articles

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