Apple Unveils the new MacBook 2015: It's not the Macbook Air or Pro, it is just MacBook!

At the March 2015 Apple Event, the Silicon Valley giant made some very exciting announcements: the price and release date of Apple Watch, the release of Reseach Kit, HBO Now and a new MacBook. With the new MacBook, Apple set out to do the impossible: engineer a full-size experience into the lightest and most compact Mac notebook ever. That meant re-imagining every element to make it not only lighter and thinner but also better. The new MacBook weighs 0.9kg and is just 13.1mm thin at its thickest point. It will be available in Gold, Space Gray and Silver colors with a display size of 12 inches with flash storage of 256GB and 512GB.

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The 12‑inch Retina display with edge-to-edge glass brings everything into focus. ‘Every photo leaps off the screen in rich, vibrant detail. Over 3 million pixels render each letter with crystal clarity. And it all comes to light on the thinnest, most energy-efficient Retina display ever on a Mac, meticulously honed to deliver a bold visual experience within an impossibly minimal design‘, claims Apple. The 12-inch display comes in with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and resolution of 2304 x 1440 amounting for more than 3 million pixels.

For a notebook this thin, one of the major sacrifices made include the lack of space for ports. The new MacBook features only two input ports, a USB-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The new USB‑C port puts just about everything you need in a port all in one place. This amazing port provides charging, speedy USB 3 data transfer, and video output in a small, reversible design that’s one-third the size of the current USB port. To some, this may look like a comfortable new addition, but this all-in-one port has many downsides. Users won’t be able to charge the MacBook and transfer data to an external hard-disk at the same time. To use currently available flash drives, one will have to use an adapter every time.

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The new MacBook is said to be engineered from the ground up for silent, efficient performance. It starts with a fifth-generation Intel Core M processor that runs on just 5 watts of power, made even more efficient by optimizations throughout OS X Yosemite. Together the processor and OS X sip so little energy that the system generates very little heat, so no fan is required to cool the computer. That means when your MacBook is working, you won’t hear a thing. And the logic board on which the processor sits has been completely redesigned to pack all the capability you expect in a Mac into as little space as possible. The new MacBook is set to give up to 9 hours of battery life, using Apple’s new ‘Terraced Battery’ technology.

OS X is the operating system that powers every Mac. Built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation, it’s engineered to take full advantage of what the hardware is capable of. It’s designed to be as easy to use as it is beautiful to look at. It comes with an amazing collection of apps. And it enables your Mac and iOS devices to work wonderfully together with recent additions like continuity to the OS X.

The new MacBook starts at $1299 (~ Rs. 80,000) for the 256GB Flash storage variant and a $1599 (~ Rs. 1,00,000) variant with 512GB Flash storage is also available. This new MacBook will join the Apple line-up with the iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro, and will be available from April 10, 2015.

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