Apple’s new MacBook gets Retina display, is 24% thinner than MacBook Air

Apple’s new MacBook gets Retina display, is 24% thinner than MacBook Air

Apple’s new MacBook

The long-rumored new MacBook, with a 12-inch high-res display, makes an appearance — and it’s only 13.1mm thick and weighs 2 pounds.

New MacBook

After all of the waiting, Apple has finally unveiled a successor to the MacBook Air – and yes, it comes with a high-resolution display (and a few compromises too).

Simply called the MacBook (without an Air or Pro suffix), the new 12.1-inch machine weighs two pounds and measures 13.1mm thick, compared to the 17.3mm of the 11-inch MacBook Air – a difference of 24%.

During its unveiling at the company’s Apple Watch event, Apple SVP of Global Marketing Phil Schiller described it as the “most efficient notebook ever created”.

Video About Apple’s New Macbook

Retina display

The new MacBook sports a Retina display with a pixel-resolution of 2,304 x 1,440. Its panel measures 0.88mm thick, making it the thinnest display built into a Mac and one that consumes 30% less energy than previous models, according to Apple. It’s also the first fanless MacBook and operates “silently” thanks to housing Intel’s Core M Broadwell CPU.

The new MacBook has a redesigned full-size keyboard that’s 34% thinner than previous models with a 17% larger key cap. There’s also a new backlight that lights up each individual key.

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Source: Kane Fulton

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