CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.
There are other high-res laptops out there, but this year’s more powerful and affordable 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is one of the best of the bunch, and makes a compelling case for upgrading from the 13-inch Air.
While the Retina MacBook Pro is easily the most desirable 13-inch Mac laptop to date, the high price and lack of discrete graphics make it a tough call versus either the more powerful 15-inch Retina Pro or the more affordable 13-inch Air.
If you own a MacBook Air from the past couple of years there's really no need to upgrade, but a small spec bump and minor price cut make the most-current Air even more attractive.
It's been graveled, fountained, bricked, and bouldered. Now all it needs is a home...and a new screen that doesn't look like it's been through a black hole.
Apple's new 13-inch Pro is smaller in some ways than the Air, larger in others.
The newly redesigned MacBook Pro with Retina Display combines an amazing screen with just enough of the MacBook Air design to feel like a new animal, and to take its place as the best of the current MacBook breed.
Thickly padded, and handmade from premium materials, the Pad & Quill Sleeve for MacBook will fit your 13-inch Air or Pro and fills an important need if you don't want to use a dedicated, padded laptop bag.
Fans of cheap storage, near-legacy ports (at least for Apple), and built-in optical drives, this may be your last chance to get them in an Apple laptop.
At $1,699, the new Retina Pro is much more expensive than Apple's other 13-inch laptops, but offers an incredible high-res screen.
We go hands-on with Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro. The new notebook, which measures 0.75 inch and weighs 3.57 pounds, now has a Retina Display, like its 15-inch counterpart.