Looking at these two bikes

Both bikes are brand new, the Rockhopper is seling for 850, the Trailhead for 900.
The biggest difference I see is the fork, the dart 3 doesn't seem to get much love on here. The Marzocchi 33R has no lockout though and I will be riding some pavement, will no lockout make a big difference?
I rode the Rockhopper and it felt pretty good haven't tried the Trailhead yet. Both bikes are from a different LBS.
How do these bikes compare and are the prices decent?