Apple Has Just Launched the Slimmest MacBook Ever

The MacBook 2015 is finally here, and it’s the thinnest one yet. At 2lbs. light and 13.1mm thin, its created to be even slimmer than its sibling, the MacBook Air. Its 12-inch Retina display that goes for a resolution of 2304×1440 has been re-engineered to be even more energy efficient, while its keyboard has been redesigned from the ground-up.
MacBook 2015Speaking of keyboards, early adapters may notice something new about them. Every key on the MacBook 2015 has reduced wobbling through the magic of a “butterfly mechanism”, which makes it more stable. It also takes up lesser space without sacrificing precision.

MacBook 2015 Butterfly Mechanism

So what else does this new MacBook have to offer? Check out the specs below.

MacBook 2015

Display: Retina display; 12-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2304×1440 resolution at 226 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
OS: OS X Yosemite
Processor: 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache / 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache
Memory: 8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Storage: 256GB PCIe-based onboard flash storage / 512GB PCIe-based onboard flash storage
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5300
Wireless Connections: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible; Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Camera: 480p FaceTime camera
Battery: Built-in 39.7-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery; Up to 9 hours wireless web

The battery life may have you look twice, and the idea of combining that with a full Retina display (even if it’s energy efficient) may have you scratching your head. Well, think of it this way: this could be Apple’s high-end answer to Google’s Chromebook, which is something simple that you can lug around all day. It’s not designed for very heavy usage (get a MacBook Pro for that). It’s for those people who has almost everything in the Cloud and who always need something reliable in their knapsacks which they can whip out at the drop of the hat. And yes, whatever other people may think, a Mac is quite reliable.

However, this reliability comes at a price: the 256GB version is tagged at $1,299 (approx. Php55,860), while the one that goes for 512GB is at $1599 (approx. Php68,760). The MacBook 2015 is pretty much a novel (if not expensive) idea, but we’ll see in the next few days if it actually works.

Sources: Apple, Wired, The Verge

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