Apple’s MacBook line of laptops is the Gold Standard of portable computing — they seamlessly blend power, versatility, and elegant designs to deliver some of the most impressive (and priciest) hardware available. Nowadays, when Apple launches a new feature or design element, you can expect other manufacturers to copy it within six months.

In Apple’s early days, their laptops were often a tough sell, because many Windows-only programs didn’t have functional equivalents in Apple’s OS X operating system. But now that most software is web-based, and most developers have Mac-friendly versions of their applications, MacBooks are for everyone.

Whether you’re new to Mac and looking for the perfect introductory MacBook, or you’re a veteran user looking for a good deal on Apple’s latest laptops, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for everything you need to know to find your perfect MacBook.