Apple displays thinner and lighter MacBook




Apple Monday during the Spring Forward event displayed a new MacBook. The laptop is thinner and lighter than its predecessors, and has no fan. Furthermore, the laptop is equipped with a 12 “screen and is used a USB c connector.

The new MacBook model weighs only 0.9kg and according to Apple is 13,1mm thick, compared to 17,3mm at the current Air model. The keyboard has been redesigned so-called butterfly buttons that are thinner. Each key also contains a proprietary LED backlight.

The Retina display on the MacBook is 0,88mm thick and the 12-screen has a resolution of 2304×1440 pixels. Also, a so-called force-touch trackpad placed in the laptop. The’taptic engine’ the trackpad can determine using pressure sensors in the four corners how hard the user presses his finger and there via software to link certain actions to the “click feel.

Apple has opted for an Intel Core M Broadwell CPU. This is clocked at 1.3GHz and a turbo 2,9GHz. The batteries would Apple claims provide sufficient capacity for 9 hours surfing the web or view 10 hours of videos in iTunes.

Due to the compact size of the enclosure, Apple has chosen a USB c connector. Such USB cables can be plugged in two ways. The new MacBook comes in three colors on the market: silver, “gray space” and gold. The cheapest model will cost $ 1299 to cost, while a model with a faster CPU and more storage will cost $ 1,599. The MacBook comes in April on the market.


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