If you’re looking to get the Mac experience in a notebook, there are now two very compelling options with the same size dispaly: The 13-inch MacBook Pro and the 13-inch MacBook Air. Both machines offer the latest Snow Leopard OS, excellent software, and seductive aluminum unibody designs. Still, there are crucial differences. The new $1,199 MacBook Pro has a blazing 2.3-GHz Intel Core i5 CPU, future-proof Thunderbolt data connection, and a FaceTime HD camera. On the other hand, the $1,299 Air is superthin, weighs just 2.9 pounds, and uses flash memory to turn on almost instantly.
Sure, both Apple notebooks are LAPTOP Editor’s Choice winners, but only one portable can reign supreme. Let’s get ready to rumble!