Apple announces redesigned MacBook

Apple announces redesigned MacBook

At its March event today, Apple unveiled a major new refresh for the MacBook.

The new MacBook weighs in at two pounds and is 24 percent thinner than the current MacBook Air, featuring a 12-inch Retina display at 2304×1440. It starts with 256GB of storage.

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It features an all-new keyboard that uses a new keyboard design using a “butterfly mechanism” that Apple claims offers a better typing experience.

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The new MacBook has a haptic-engine built into the trackpad so it can provide tactic feedback as you use it. You can use force-click (by using harder pressure on the trackpad) to trigger actions on your MacBook.

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The new MacBook also has no fans and uses a Intel Core M processor. The company has shrunk the logic board significantly in the new device.

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The new MacBook only has two ports: a USB type-C connector for charging and connecting to devices and a headphone port. The USB type-C connector supports USB, VGA, power and HDMI.

The new MacBook will start shipping on April 10 from $1,299.

 

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