Apple has launched a new version of the 12-inch MacBook. The basic formula of the notebook did not change but the internal components did.
Apple’s 12-inch MacBook has brought advanced graphics and improved battery life. The device uses Intel’s sixth-generation Skylake chipset and the company assures that the device can sustain 10 hours of web surfing or 11 hours of video playback.
The new laptop is updated with a faster RAM and PCIe-based flash storage. This would enable the device to boot quicker and load faster. Apple added another colour option of Rose Gold to its lineup, thus joining the current generation of iPads and iPhones, as per GSM Arena.
The base model of new 12-inch MacBook sports the same 230×1440-pixel Retina display. The device is powered by 1.1 GHz Core m3CPU coupled with 4 GB of RAM. It also includes Intel HD 515 graphics and 256 GB storage, which carries a price tag of US$1,299. The higher version will come with 1.3 GHz Core m7 CPU and 512 GB of storage and it is priced at US$1599.
However, Apple’s new notebook lacks Thunderbolt 3 functionality, so the new MacBook has the same single USB Type-C port, which was one of its defining features, notes NDTV.
The notebook weighs 920g and it is 35 mm thick. A new kind of keyboard switch mechanism and a touch-sensitive trackpad had added some thickness to the device.
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Apple has also refreshed the MacBook Air line with the 13-inch model that has 8GB of RAM and carries the same starting price of $999. However, the company has not changed the 11-inch model, which still has the base spec.
Rumours point out that the Cupertino-based company will overhaul its entire MacBook lineup later this year. And it is said to have ultra-thin new 13-inch and 15-inch models, therefore replacing the existing MacBook Air or MacBook Pro models.