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What to expect from the New Apple MacBook

22nd April 2015

Apple have recently unveiled and launched its all-new 12-inch MacBook for 2015 which they simply called MacBook, but what can we expect? Well according to Apple it’s the notebook redefined and it certainly backs that up with lightness, as it’s incredibly thin and doesn’t weigh an awful lot. Furthermore even though this MacBook seems to be a lot about style it definitely packs a punch and comes with some pretty impressive specs.

One of the first things you’ll notice when using the MacBook is the bright, rich detailed Retina display which measures 12 inches diagonal and has a resolution of 2304 x 1440 pixels, and looks incredibly sharp. But the most impressive thing about it is how the new MacBook comes in at just 13.1mm thin weighing only 900g, and when you consider that there’s a battery in there which has 35% more capacity than previous models it’s even more impressive. In terms of internal specs the new MacBook comes in two different options a 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.4 GHz, with 8GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage and an Intel HD Graphics 5300 card. If you need a bit more power and performance then you can get one with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.6GHz and 8GB of memory, 512GB of flash storage and Intel HD Graphics 5300 card.

But what else is new with the MacBook, well firstly there’s a new retooled keyboard with the keys being slightly bigger than those on current Mac laptops due to a new butterfly mechanism beneath each key. Alongside the keyboard changes Apple have also made some big changes to the trackpad, as the new MacBook comes with the Force Touch feature, which measures the degree of pressure you’ve applied to the trackpad with idea being you can use it to expand the content you're looking for. The only negative I can think of and it’s due to the thickness of the MacBook is the lack of Ports, as there is only a headphone jack and a USB Type-C port, so you’re going to need to buy an adapter to connect anything else.

We’ve spoken about features and the design of the new MacBook but what about the bottom line, the cost of the notebook. Well, the base model will cost you £1,049 which isn’t too bad but the upgraded model with better specs will be £1,299 which is a tad expensive but you do know what you’re buying with Apple. Finally one of the really cool things about the new MacBook though is the fact that you can have it in three different colours silver, gold and space gray, and I have to say it looks really classy in space gray, but what do you think?

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