While many photographers simply won't leave home without their 17-inch MacBook Pro (soon to be updated, we hear), the standard MacBook, upgraded this Spring, can do most of the same things as the Pro for about half the price. At just 12.8x8.9x1.08 inches, it's highly portable, and lovely on the eyes, thanks to its bright 13.3-inch glossy widescreen display. It comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (2.0GHz or 2.16GHz), 1GB or 2GB of RAM, a 5200rpm SATA hard drive (80GB to 160GB), and a slot-loading DVD-ROM or dual layer DVD+/-RW optical drive. Other key built-ins include an iSight video camera; Airport Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 2.0 for communicating with wireless peripherals; and ports for FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. That means you can add an external monitor, up to 1920x1200-pixel resolution, for extended working space. Your choice of white or black. From about $1,100.