(Credit: Sarah Tew)
MacBook Air. MacBook Pro. Once upon a time, these two products were significantly different from each other, two totally different products. That dividing line's been blurring, especially when it comes to the world of 13-inch MacBooks.
The MacBook Air used to be an underperforming, expensive laptop with stellar design, while the 13-inch Pro was a full-featured, far more robust machine. The truth is, both of these systems are closer in performance and price than ever before.
- 2012 Apple MacBook roundup
- Review: 13-inch MacBook Air (June 2012)
- Review: 13-inch MacBook Pro (June 2012)
Last year, I thought Apple MacBook buyers in 2012 wouldn't suffer the confusions of picking a 13-inch MacBook because I thought there would be only one product: a fusion MacBook Air with some of the best Pro features incorporated. Alas, there is no such chimera. Both entry-level 13-inch MacBook Air and Pro laptops now cost the same $1,199, but you... [Read more]