To accommodate a laptop this svelte, Apple redesigned a full-sized keyboard to match this thin chassis.
keyboard keys are 40 per cent thinner than a conventional keyboard's.
Under the keys are stainless-steel dome switches, for better tactile
The keyboard has almost no border on the sides. The
keys look slightly bigger and are packed more closely than in previous
keyboards. So, I was rather apprehensive about how typing on it would
But the key travel felt quite normal and I was able to input text text as quickly and accurately as on my MacBook Air.
In addition, every key felt surprisingly crisp and tactile.
I was trying out the gold version during the media hands-on, there were
people waiting in line to get their hands on it. Like its iPhone
cousin, the gold MacBook might become the most popular version.
I prefer the space grey version to match my iPhone 6 Plus. This, after
all, is the closest that the new version will get to the black MacBook
of old that I so cherished.
laptop this thin, something had to give. So, goodbye ports. Only a
single USB-C port sits on the left; and a headphone jack on the right.
will need the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adaptor ($118), which has a
USB-C port, an HDMI port and USB 3.1 port. This is so you can connect
the MacBook to an HDMI display and plug in a USB hard drive while
charging the MacBook via a USB-C cable.
Apple sets the gold standard again, quite literally this time, for ultra-thin and lightweight laptops with its all-new MacBook.
It comes in silver, space grey and, of course, gold.
a logic board 67 per cent smaller than that of the 11-inch MacBook Air
and incorporating a fanless design, the all-new MacBook is only 3.5mm
thick at its thinnest point and a mere 13.1mm at its thickest.
And it weighs a mere 920g.
When I picked it up, it felt like I was holding a tablet. The new fanless design ensures that no whirring can be heard or felt.
is amazing that Apple managed to squeeze in the new Intel Core M
processor (configurable to dual-core 1.3GHz), Intel HD Graphics 5300
graphics processing unit, 8GB of system memory and solid-state drive
storage (up to 512GB) into the all-metal unibody chassis.
MacBook's display is said to be only 0.88mm thin, the thinnest display
ever on a Mac. It is a 12-inch Retina display with a 16:10 aspect ratio
and a resolution of 2,304 x 1,440 pixels.
Do not hold your breath hoping for a touchscreen display on a Mac, as OS X Yosemite is not designed for a touchscreen.
the hands-on, I found the display to be really crisp and sharp. It also
has wide viewing angles that retain colour uniformity.
MacBook uses the all-new Force Touch trackpad. Its built-in force
sensors let you click anywhere on it, yet give you a uniform feel and
The trackpad also enables a new gesture that Apple
calls Force Click. This means that a simple click can be followed by a
deeper press, for tasks such as previewing of a file.
rep showed me how to use Force Click to control the fast-forward speed
of a video. It took me about a minute to get the correct feel of it, so
that I could control the pressure on the trackpad. I can imagine just
how quickly this action can become intuitive.