Apple had an official event on March 9 in Cupertino, California, and, as predicted, the company revealed a brand new MacBook laptop. The MacBook 2015 improves on the super thin body of the MacBook Air 11 without sacrificing power.
The new MacBook is the company’s thinnest laptop till date. In fact, it is just 13.1mm thin, which is an impressive feat for a laptop with its processing power. To give you a perspective, the MacBook Air 11, which was one of the thinnest laptops of its time, had a 17.3mm body. So, the new model improves on body size by more than 4mm. The company has managed to make the laptop super light too. It will weight about 900 grams, making it extremely portable.
Inside, the MacBook 2015 will be powered by the new Intel Core M series processor. Apple has also increased the screen size on this new device. Now the new MacBook will feature a 12-inch display with a resolution of 2304 x 1440 pixel resolution. The laptop features a new backlit keyboard with a butterfly mechanism. Apple claims that this helps to improve typing precision on the device.
Even the touchpad is improved. The Force Touch Pad is actually a new revolutionary feature which will change the way touchpads work. Instead of having a physical button, the entire trackpad acts as a button. You can practically click anywhere on the trackpad to click on an item on screen. The type of click depends upon the force with which you click on it. A light click would result into a different action than a hard click. In fact, users can select a number of different thresholds of how hard the touchpad is clicked.
Apple claims that the new MacBook 2015 will provide up to 9 hours of browsing and 10 hours of iTunes time. The company has also replaced all the I/O ports with just one USB-C port. It will act as the HDMI, power, USB, and other ports with the help of additional adapters.
Overall, the new MacBook looks like a great upgrade and will go on sale April 2015 for a starting price of $1299.
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