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The 5 MacBooks Heating Up The Industry: The 2022 CRN Mobile 100

Shane Snider

Appleā€™s core line-up of laptops get a boost from new silicon while the company makes strides despite a troubled supply chain.

Apple has a healthy share of fanboys and fangirls for a good reason. The industry giant somehow straddles the line between bold visionary and unflinching stubbornness with unmatched results. It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s been working just fine for the company.

Apple has just a handful of core product lines and either makes changes at a snail’s pace, or will make a reboot happen out of thin air. The MacBook has been a constant in Apple’s portfolio since the line’s birth in 1991. And let’s not pretend there aren’t plenty of naysayers out there – analysts have been warning of the demise of Mac since, well, since its inception. But the Cupertino, Calif.-based giant always seems to have a new trick up its sleeve. And its playbook always seems to include some MacBook news.

At the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022 earlier this month, Apple announced two new MacBooks with its latest silicon offering: the M2 Arm-based chip. The company had warned that it would take an $8 billion revenue hit from ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns in China, so it was a welcome surprise when they announced that the new MacBooks would hit preorder status earlier than expected.

As part of CRN’s 2022 Mobile 100, here are the five latest MacBook devices that are making waves right now.

5 Macbooks that are heating up the industry

* MacBook Pro 13-inch M1

* MacBook Pro 14-inch M1 Pro

* MacBook Pro 16-inch M1 Max

* MacBook Air, M1

* MacBook Pro, M2