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The new Macbook is thinner than Macbook Air

posted Mar 9, 2015, 9:01 PM by Barny CK
Apple has unveiled the latest iteration of its laptop line of products, the Macbook. The Macbook weighs an astounding 2 pounds (under 1kg!) and is 13mm thick. Meanwhile, the screen size is 12 inch diagonally across. The new Macbook is a redesigned laptop. Some of the redesigned features include the keyboard, screen, trackpad and even batteries. The trackpad, in particular, does away with the traditional left-click button and is built in with Apple Watch's Taptic Engine to simulate the clicking of the buttons. By embedding Taptic Engine into Macbook's trackpad, new mouse gestures like the "Force Touch" were introduced. With the Macbook, Apple has do away with practically all peripheral ports, except the earphone port, and comes with just one USB-C port. The USB-C port combines the Macbook's power source, display-out port and even data port. The Macbook's logic board or motherboard size was also drastically reduced to just one third of the Macbook size, leaving the rest to be filled with batteries. This gives the new Macbook 9 to 10 hours of battery life. The Macbook comes in three colour schemes; Silver, Space Grey and Gold. Spec wise, the Macbook comes in a 12-inch Retina display, 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M, 8GB memory and 256GB SSD for $1299. With an upgrade to 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core M and 512GB SSD, the price is $1599. The new Macbook ships this April 10th.