A Complete Guide to Apple Laptops in Kenya

A Complete Guide To Apple Laptops in Kenya

A Complete Guide to Apple Laptops in Kenya

If you’ve been thinking about getting a new laptop here in Kenya and the Apple brand has crossed your mind then this article is for you.

Within the tech industry, Apple is well known for being at the forefront of producing high-quality and innovative products.

Some of the most famous products from Apple are the iPhone smartphones as well as the Apple MacBook laptops.

Apple products have been gaining popularity here in Kenya largely due to their unmatched premium quality, top-notch performance and easy-to-use interface.

Despite the rising popularity, many buyers here in Kenya are often confused when considering Apple laptops.

Apple doesn’t have a physical store here in Kenya. Instead, they have a network of authorized Kenyan-based resellers who stock Apple products. You can view the Apple Authorized Resellers in Kenya here.

You can also get Apple products from third-party resellers. Due to the durability and premium nature of Apple products, there’s also a large market for second-hand and refurbished Apple products here in Kenya.

If you’re a gamer, keep in mind that not many games support Apple laptops. You’d be better served with a Windows laptop. For students, organizations, designers, creatives and content creators, Apple laptops are definitely worth considering and purchasing in most circumstances.

Let’s go over the different types of Apple laptops available for purchase here in Kenya.

Types of Apple Laptops Available in Kenya

Apple has released three families of laptops over the past few decades. The first two were known as the PowerBook and iBook. In 2006, Apple introduced it’s third family of laptops known as the MacBooks.

Apple releases new MacBook models every year which come with faster processors and more features. Next time you come across a MacBook with a rather small price tag, remember to confirm the release date to ensure it’s not a very old model.

Apple currently has two classes of MacBooks available for purchase here in Kenya and worldwide. These are the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. 

The MacBook Air is Apple’s line of budget laptops. They feature smaller screens (11 to 13 inches) and are designed for those who are looking for a portable and compact laptop.

Given their budget focus, these laptops aren’t the most powerful machines from Apple. They do, however, stand up very well against similarly priced Windows laptops and often outperform the competition in raw processing power and battery life.  

The MacBook Pro is Apple’s line of premium laptops. They feature larger screens (13 to 16 inches) and are designed for those who are looking for a high level of performance and long battery life in a laptop.

The larger 14 and 16 inch MacBook Pro laptops offer Apple’s highest configurable storage options and the most battery life. They are also the most expensive laptops that Apple sells.

Here are some top-rated Apple MacBooks that you can order online today here in Kenya.

1. Apple 14" MacBook Pro M1 Pro Chip - Late 2021 Model

Apple MacBook Pro 14 Inch With M1 Pro Chip (Late 2021, Space Gray)

Features:

  • Apple M1 Pro 8-Core Chip
  • 16GB Unified RAM – 512GB SS
  • 14-Core GPU – 16-Core Neural Engine
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) – Bluetooth 5.0
  • Thunderbolt 4 – HDMI – MagSafe 3
  • SDXC Slot – FaceTime HD 1080p Camera
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard
  • Force Touch Trackpad – Touch ID Sensor
  • macOS

2. Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro M1 Pro Chip - Late 2020 Model

Apple MacBook Pro 14 Inch With M1 Pro Chip (Late 2021, Space Gray)

Features:

  • Apple M1 Pro 8-Core Chip
  • 8GB Unified RAM – 512GB SSD
  • 13.3″ 2560 x 1600 IPS Retina Display
  • 8-Core GPU – 16-Core Neural Engine
  • P3 Color Gamut – True Tone Technology
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) – Bluetooth 5.0
  • Touch Bar – Touch ID Sensor
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 / USB4 Ports
  • Magic Keyboard – Force Touch Trackpad
  • macOS

3. Apple 13.3" MacBook Air M1 Pro Chip - Late 2020 Model

Apple MacBook Air M1 MGN63 13" 8GB RAM 256GB SSD With Retina Display

Features:

  • Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 7‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine
  • 8GB unified memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Magic Keyboard
  • Touch ID
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports

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