With Apple's MacBook so popular and well-regarded, we're always surprised that there aren't more 13-inch laptops out there. After all, one of the reasons the MacBook resonates so well with people is because its 13-inch size hits the perfect balance between portability and usability. Put another way, a 13-inch laptop is the biggest we'd consider carrying around on a regular basis, and the smallest we'd consider usable as our main everyday computer.
We've already seen one new 13-inch that was
Less impressive was another recent 13-inch laptop, the
Both are part of our, which compares specific new configurations of popular laptops found in retail stores, making it easy to see which systems give you the best bang for your buck.