Everything you need to know about the new MacBook

Everything you need to know about the new MacBook

Everything you need to know about the new MacBook

The Apple Watch isn’t the only device selling out fast. The new MacBook also went on sale on Friday and demand for the gold model is high. The prices start from £1049 in UK and $1299 in US. The current shipping time in UK for the new MacBook is between 4 and 6 weeks.

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Design

The all-new MacBook has been announced last Monday at Apple Keynote together with Apple Watch. The new MacBook features a new 12-inch Retina display with 3 million pixels. It is available in 3 different colours starting with the standard silver, the new Space Gray and the Gold. It weighs 2.03 pounds (0.92 kg) and is 0.14–0.52 inch (0.35–1.31 cm) thick. Uniquely the new MacBook is the only full-aluminum Mac ever produced.

Hardware

All new MacBooks comes with new 5th generation Intel Broadwell processor. The MacBook is currently available with three different clock speeds. The first features a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz), the second 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz). Both the above can be upgraded to a 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz). MacBook comes as standard with a non-upgradable 8GB of 1600MHz RAM and 256GB or 512GB of PCIe-based flash storage. Furthermore, MacBook features an Intel HD 5300 Graphics card.

New port, Keyboard & Trackpad

The New MacBook features one and only one USB Type C port that is capable of providing power, and acting as a USB, and video output(HDMI, VGA)

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A newly designed keyboard is also onboard the new MacBook. The redesigned keys on the new MacBook feature a larger surface area, a thinner construction, and a deeper curvature, creating a more defined space for your fingertip to naturally find and press the keys.

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The new Force Touch trackpad may look like other trackpads on the surface, but underneath it’s unlike anything that’s existed before. Force sensors detect how much pressure you’re applying, and the new Taptic Engine provides a click sensation when you press anywhere on the surface. Now the click that once was a single, mechanical function is just the start of what you can do with Force Touch. The sensory capabilities of the Force Touch trackpad allow you to tell your MacBook what you want it to do based on subtle differences in the amount of pressure you apply. This makes it possible to perform a variety of different actions in different apps, all on the same surface. And it can respond with haptic feedback you can actually feel, making your MacBook more usable and personal than ever before.

Competition

The Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro is a cheaper 2in1 device that acts like a laptop and tablet at the same time. It also features  2 USB ports & a higher-resolution touch display.

ASUS ZenBook UX305 is even slimmer than the new Macbook. It’s also about half the price.

Last but not least Dell XPS 13’s with a display that has 5.7M pixels – that’s 2M more than a 12” retina display.

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Dell, Lenovo and ASUS make some very good points about their own laptops, but is it be enough to convince people to choose their laptops over the new MacBook? What do you think?

Tags computers, mac, news
Category Apple, Computers, News

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