Aside from the new Apple Watch, Apple CEO Tim Cook has also revealed another gadget from the Apple family – The amazingly thin MacBook.
Other things introduced during this event were applications designed to assist patients in diagnosing certain illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease and breast cancer, a better and lower price for the Apple TV, as well as a partnership with movie channel HBO for an upcoming streaming service. But back to the MacBook – Cook has revealed that this new version only weighs two pounds, and measures 13.1-mm thin, 24% slimmer than the previous model. The new model cones inside an all-metal enclosure, and has a new full keyboard. Each key has a butterfly mechanism. This new keyboard has also removed the scissor model, which was present in the last version. This gives you a more precise and excellent typing experience. The keyboard is also shallower, but every key has a bigger face.
The MacBook new trackpad does not include a top hinge that can be placed down physically. Now, you can just tap on the pad – This activates four Force Touch sensors that can detect a variety of pressure from deep presses, to light clicks – Apple calls this the Force Click. It also comes with a new 12-inch retina display that contains 2,304 to 1,400 pixels. This is Apple’s thinnest and most energy-efficient laptop out on the market today.
This will also be Apple’s first fan-less MacBook, and will work quietly together with an Intel Core M 1.3 GHz processor. This is 67 percent smaller than the previous MacBook. Cook says that the battery is long-lasting and durable as well. The MacBook will contain two ports – The first one is a USB-C port which serves as a power and general accessory connection. There is also a headphone and mic jack, currently found on other versions of the MacBook. When it comes to power, there is a UYSB0-C cable, with a connector that is smaller than the present USB-A design. It can work with each side facing up, much like an ambidextrous connector. This cord can be plugged inside a standard power brick, a brick that feels and looks similar to the ones that come with iPads. Except this one has a USB-C connection, aside from a USB-A connection.
The MacBook starting configuration will come with a 1.1GHz Intel Core M, a 256GB solid-state drive, and 8GB of RAM, all priced at $1,299. Apple will begin shipping them starting April.