At Apple’s Spring Forward event the company unveiled their thinnest Macbook yet. The new Macbook is 24% thinner than the 11-inch MacBook Air. At only 13.1 mm thick at its largest point it really makes for a thin device. Not only thin the new Macbook is the lightest MacBook ever at only 2 pounds.
The new MacBook has an all-metal unibody design that looks quite slick. This MacBook is also completely fanless, this is made possible since it is running Intel’s latest Core M processors. The Intel Core M processor runs on just 5 watts. The logic board is 67% smaller than the one in the 11-inch MacBook Air.
There is an all-new, full-size keyboard that’s been reengineered from the ground up. A new butterfly mechanism makes each key more stable, more precise, and 40% thinner. Each key is four times more stable and has a 17% larger surface area. There’s an LED under every key, so the entire keyboard has a uniform glow.
This MacBook will also feature a 12-inch Retina display with a 2304 x 1440 resolution. It packs over 3 million pixels into the thinnest Mac Retina display yet.
Another new feature is the addition of a USB-C port. This will give users USB data transfer, DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA capabilities all in a single port.
The 12-inch Macbook will come in three different colors (Gold, Space Grey, Silver) and will start at $1299. That gives you a 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor, Intel HD graphics 5300, 8 GB memory and a 256 GB solid state drive. There will be a $1599 model that upgrades the processor to a 1.2 GHz model and the SSD up to $1599.
The new MacBook will be shipping April 10th.