Tech Gift Guide

By Rich Jaroslovsky and Cliff Edwards - 2011-12-12T05:30:49Z

Photograph courtesy of Apple

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MacBook Air

Who makes it: Apple
What it costs: $999 and up
Why we like it: Its elegant, featherweight design has launched a score of would-be competitors--few of whom are able to beat it on price and performance. With Apple's free Boot Camp program, or virtualization software such as Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion, it's arguably the best Windows laptop, too.

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