The Definitive Guide to the New Macbook

Apple launched the new 12 inch MacBook yesterday at WWDC 2015. We take a look at the slimmest of the whole MacBook line.

Design and Colors

The New MacBook is Apple's slimmest ever at just 13.1mm thick.
The New MacBook is Apple’s slimmest ever at just 13.1 mm thick. It has no fan and no moving parts or vents.

The Slim design means that the new Macbook tips the scales at just 2 pounds (about 907 grams)
The Slim design means that the new Macbook tips the scales at just 2 pounds (about 907 grams.) 

The slim design means that the new MacBook only has enough for 2 ports - An audio jack and  a USB-C port
The slim design means that the new MacBook only has enough for 2 ports – an audio jack and a USB-C port.

The new MacBook come in three color variants - Space Grey, Silver and Gold
The new MacBook come in three color variants – Space Grey, Gold and Silver. 

The Display

The display is a 12 inch retina display with a resolution of 2304 x 1440  pixels.
The display is a 12 inch retina unit with a resolution of 2304 x 1440 pixels. It’s the thinnest display ever found on a Mac, at just 0.88 mm thick.

Keyboard and Trackpad

All keys are individually backlit
All keys are individually back-lit and the whole keyboard is 40% thinner than normal laptop keyboards.

This thinness is achieved through the new Butterfly mechanism
This thinness is achieved through the new Apple-designed Butterfly mechanism which Apple claim improves precision and accuracy. 

The new Force thrust
The new Force Touch trackpad uses a capacitve glass surface and a vibration motor and the new Taptic engine found on the Apple watch. You can even customize the feel of the trackpad by changing the amount of pressure needed to register each click. 
You can even customize the feel of the trackpad by changing the amount of pressure needed to register each click. The Force Touch trackpad also enables a new gesture called Force Click, a click followed by a deeper press, for tasks like pulling up the definition of a word, quickly seeing a map or glancing at a preview of a file.
The Force Touch trackpad also enables a new gesture called Force Click, a click followed by a deeper press, for tasks like pulling up the definition of a word, quickly seeing a map or glancing at a preview of a file.

Battery

The new MacBook features a stacked battery set which allows for a battery unit that can last through a day of use.
The new MacBook features a stacked battery set which allows for a bigger battery unit that can last through 9 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 10 hours of iTunes movie playback.

Variants and pricing

The New Macbook has two different variants which feature the same processor running at two different speeds and two SSD options (256 GB or 512 GB)
The New Macbook has two different variants which feature the same processor running at different speeds and SSD options (256 GB or 512 GB.)

@DennisA_James

Content Editor @ProdNote

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