Introducing Mac Madness 2020

It’s a weird time in the world, so I thought it would be fun to pick — as a community — our favorite Mac.

As it is March, this naturally took the form of a bracket:

Here’s how this works. I’ll be hosting five rounds of voting over the next couple of weeks, and we should have a winner on Friday, April 3. I’ll announce new rounds here on the blog and on Twitter. You can view all the Mac Madness 2020 blog posts in one place, on this page.

Remember, we are voting for our favorite Mac; not the best Mac.

As such, I think it’s important to share how I came up with these 32 machines. I had an original list of about 45 Macs, then trimmed it down with feedback from several other Apple writer/podcaster people, including John Siracusa, Jason Snell, John Voorhees and my co-hosts on Connected, Myke Hurley and Federico Viticci.

(Ticci didn’t have much to say.)

The placement of machines on the bracket was selected at random. As such, I expect some matchups will be more exciting than others.

This only works if you all vote and share the link — I want this to be as broad of a sampling as possible. I’ll be revealing the winners for this round on Friday at 3 PM Eastern on the Relay FM Twitch stream.

Go vote in Round 1 now! Voting will close on Friday.