Apple today has unveiled their latest notebook computer, simply named the MacBook. While the name isn’t new, the ultra-thin notebook brings a thinner and lighter profile than Apple’s other laptops. In addition, it features a single USB port, used for charging the MacBook and for connecting to other devices. Because of this, users will have to rely on adapters (with prices ranging from $19.00 for a basic USB-C to USB 3/2/1 adapter to $79.00 for a charging/HDMI/USB hub).
Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2015)
Without further ado, here are the specs:
- 0.52 inches thick, 11.04 inches long, 7.74 inches wide, 2.03 pounds
- Silver, gold, space gray color choices
- 12-inch, 16:10, 2304×1440 resolution “retina” display (226PPI)
- Intel Core M CPUs (dual-core, 1.1GHz to 2.4GHz for Turbo Boost, configurable to up to 1.3GHz to 2.9GHz for Turbo Boost)
- 8GB LPDDR3 1600MHz RAM (non-removable)
- 256GB PCI-Express SSD (configurable to up to 512GB)
- Intel HD Graphics 5300 (integrated GPU)
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
- Single USB-C port (USB 3.1)
- 3.5mm audio/headset output
- 480p FaceTime camera
- Full-size keyboard using new “butterfly” key switches
- “Force Touch” touchpad with pressure-sensing capabilities
- Up to 9 hours of web browsing time or 10 hours of iTunes movie playback
The new MacBook will be available starting April 10th online and at retail stores for a starting price of $1,299. That base model will get you 256GB of SSD space with the standard 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M CPU. For an extra $300, you’ll get a slightly faster CPU (1.2GHz) and double the SSD space (512GB).
Feel free to follow Brian and Gadget Unit on Twitter.