I didn’t think it was possible to get so excited about a laptop computer. It seems most upgrades to the tried and true laptop are small hardware changes and cpu/storage/memory bumps. Well, Apple just blew me away with their latest 12-inch MacBook.
The new 12-inch Apple MacBook is just 12.1mm at the thickest point, weighs 2-lbs,has a 10-hour battery life, and a 12-inch Retina display. Their is just one port on the laptop, a USB-C port which can handle the power cable, VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort. The keyboard and LCD glass get incredibly close to the edge of the laptop for a smaller overall footprint. The keyboard has been totally redesigned to allow for more precise typing in a thinner layout. The trackpad is also new and features Force Touch which can tell how hard you are pushing on the trackpad (useful for force click gestures), has a software adjustable sensitivity/feedback, and also provides haptic feedback. If that wasn’t enough the new 12″ Apple MacBook is also fanless and available in silver, space gray, and gold. There are two options starting at $1,299 and going to $1,599.