Apple has revamped its lineup of portable Macs with the introduction of M3 chip models, as well as the discontinuation of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. For potential MacBook Air or MacBook Pro buyers, Apple’s “Scary Fast” event in October provided a few surprises as it launched the M3 chip generation and introduced changes to the MacBook range. The 15-inch MacBook Air is now a viable option compared to the 13-inch model, and the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro now feature M3 chips, setting them apart as top choices for those seeking processing power. The 13-inch MacBook Pro has been replaced, and the MacBook Air models now use different chip generations. The MacBook catalog now ranges from $999 to $7,199, with a difference of $6,200 between the cheapest and most expensive configurations. Storage is a major factor affecting pricing, as storage upgrades can be costly. However, external drives and cloud services can provide additional storage capacity at a lower cost. The budget range includes the $999 M1 MacBook Air, which is a good option for those on a budget. The $1,299 M1 model offers upgrades in storage and memory, as does the 15-inch MacBook Air M2 model for the same price. Between $2,000 and $3,000, the line between the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro becomes less defined, with viable options in both categories. The 15-inch and 14-inch MacBook Pro models offer different configurations for memory and storage, and the 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 Pro chip becomes a strong option for those seeking performance.