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This article was published on March 9, 2015


Apple announces redesigned MacBook

Apple announces redesigned MacBook
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

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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