Apple’s next Macbook is 24 percent thinner than a MacBook Air, and weighs just 2 pounds. The company is just calling it the MacBook. The notebook has a 12 inch 2304 x 1440 pixel “Retina” display with edge-to-edge glass. The new MacBook measure 13.1mm (0.5 inches) thick, features a unibody all-metal case, and a fanless design, making this the first MacBook without a fan. The system is powered by a 5 watt Intel Core M processor and features a logic board that’s 67 percent smaller than any the company has used to date. The company says it used the extra space in the case to fit sheet-style batteries to offer up to 9 hours of battery life while surfing the web over WiFI. There’s also a new backlit keyboard which is also edge-to-edge and slimmer than a typical keyboard thanks to a new “butterfly” mechanism behind each key. There’s also a new Force Click trackpad with a glass surface, but support for tactile feedback and an adjustable click feel.
The new MacBook features 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 — but what it doesn’t have are a lot of ports. In fact, there are just two: one for your headphones, and a single USB-C port that works for power, DisplayPort, VGA, HDMI. It uses a reversible USB-C connector. Want to charge your laptop and connect your monitor, mouse, or other device at the same time? You’ll need a $79 adapter (or a wireless display adapter, mouse, etc). The laptop will be available in silver, grey, or gold colors. The MacBook has a starting price of $1299 for a model with a 1.1 GHz processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of solid state storage. It will launch April 10th. A $1599 model is also available with a faster 1.2 GHz processor and 512GB of storage. Apple will continue to offer MacBook and MacBook Air models for folks who want more power than you can get from Core M processor. The company is also updating the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro starting today — each family will now ship with 5th-gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7 Broadwell chips. The 13 inch models also get flash storage that’s twice as fast, the MacBook Pro 13 inch gets an extra hour of battery life (for a total of 10) and also gets the new Force TrackPad.
Apple’s New 12-Inch MacBook Is The Thinnest, Lightest, Most Energy Efficient Yet Apple has announced a new MacBook Laptop that is even thinner and smaller than the MacBook Air, but more powerful than the iPad. The new 12-inch MacBook ditches all the traditional ports in order to slim down to a super-thin 13.1mm in thickness The new MacBook has a 12-inch display and weighs just 2 pounds, making it the lightest Mac ever. At its thinnest point, the notebook is 13.1mm thick tapered off, making it 24 per cent thinner than any other Apple’ MacBook, but it still sports a full-sized keyboard that goes all the way to the edge The butterfly keys are four times more stable yet 40% thinner than standard scissor mechanism keys, Apple says. The keyboard even features a new lighting system with individual lights per key
You can also now use the push harder than the usual tap and have it count as a separate gesture, just like the Watch. Just as the original MacBook Air ushered in a new way of thinking about expansion and media by cutting out legacy ports and the DVD drive, the new 12-inch MacBook Air is designed for a world where your primary computing device is your smartphone, not your laptop Apple’s new MacBook also boasts improved battery life, owing to an asymmetrical design and a “terraced” battery design that essentially crams as much battery as possible into the open spaces within the computer’s chassis Moving to this new connector let Cupertino make their laptop even thinner, though it necessitates connecting peripherals via an external USB hub (we can probably expect a new Apple display with the ability to power/connect accessories to the new Air at some point in the next year or two)
The new MacBook will launch April 10, though updated versions of the other two tiers of Apple’s MacBook lineup are available for pre-order now Another Gizmodo contributor, Tom Pritchard, wrote in his article: “Why gold? Who knows, I just think it looks tacky.” Journalists and contributors aren’t the only ones attacking the gold MacBook Some people have taken to Twitter to talk about the new color. So far, it’s received mixed reviews on the social networking site Some users joked if the new MacBook also comes in “blue and black.” Another user said that they couldn’t tell if the new notebook was “white and gold” or “blue and black,” as a reference to the dress debate that’s taken over social media