Apple announces ultra-thin and light MacBook
During Apple’s Spring Forward press conference, the company unveiled a brand new notebook known simply as MacBook.
Replacing the MacBook Air as Apple’s thinnest laptop, MacBook comes packed with features.
Weighing just 920g and measuring only 13.1mm thick, the new notebook is 24% thinner than the MacBook Air. It features a brand new butterfly keyboard design, which adds stability and accuracy to the keys, according to Apple, as well as a new Force Touch touchpad, and a super-thin 12in Retina display.
According to Apple, this is the most energy efficient notebook ever, thanks to its smaller and more dense logic board, incredibly efficient Intel Core M processor, and energy efficient display.
It also features brand new battery technology developed by Apple specifically for this product, which delivers “all day” battery life on standby.
The new MacBook comes with a new USB-C connector, which consolodates all ports into one universal connector. This is the first time Apple has adopted a common connection standard as its main port, instead of its own proprietary connectors..
Prices start at £1049 in the UK for the base MacBook, which comes with a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.4GHz, 8GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage, Intel HD Graphics 5300 and an “all-day battery life”.
The next stage up will cost £1,299, which pays for a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.6GHz and 512GB of flash storage.
You can also get configure-to-order MacBooks online at an extra cost.
Both models of the MacBook come in Silver, Grey and Gold, and will be available to purchase from Friday 10 April through the Apple Online Store and Apple stores.