First Hands-on Impression with the New 12-Inch Retina MacBook
Beginning at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time on March 9, 2015, Apple's "Spring Forward" media event in San Francisco releases us the final details about the brand new 12-inch Retina MacBook which is another revolutionary upgrade since the debut of the Retina MacBook Pro in 2012.
Never call it an upgrade of MacBook Air at all if you are not clearly certain for the new design delivered by the new generation device. It’s simply called the new MacBook, coming with a 12-inch retina screen, 13.1mm thick and only 2 pounds. Now let’s see what the incredibly thinnest and lightest laptop looks like.
The new MacBook has a 12-inch screen, which joins Apple's Retina display family with a stunning 2304 x 1440 resolution. The all-metal unibody aluminum chassis, comes in three colors: silver, space gray, and, in Phil Schiller's words, "stunning gold."
In order to fit the thinness, Apple also re-engineered the keyboard. The new keyboard spans the full width of the new MacBook and adopts a new "butterfly mechanism" for internal structure. The surface area of each key expands by 17% to ensure the stable and accurate input in the case of 40% thin, resulting in four times stability increased. Of course, this keyboard is equipped with LED backlight feature.
The new overhauled trackpad called “Force Touch”. It not only senses touch, but also pressure and force. Through the built-in sensors in each corner it can detect the strength of user's finger Touch upon its surface and then feedback to the user through Taptic Engine with tactile vibration. Besides, Apple provides adjustment to touchpad sensitivity according to the strength of different people.
In addition to the amazingly thin body and narrow frame, Apple introduced one reversible USB Type C port for the first time in MacBook series. This one port handles charging, video output, and data transport, due to the too concise fuselage interface.
As expected, the new machine adopted a 12 inch Retina display, 3 million pixels, and 13.1 mm thickness of to make it the thinnest Retina MacBook currently. At the same time, compared with other types of Mac, the new Retina display power consumption under the same brightness consumes 30 percent less power than the previous.
Apple said, thanks to Retina screen, all display effect will be in the form of more fresh, delicate and clear whether reading email, writing text, editing HD family film or embellished professional photography works, visual experience unparalleled.
Extended Battery Life
There is no fan required as the computer will be powered by Intel's Core M Broadwell CPU which features high performance and low power consumption. Battery life is promised to offer "all-day" battery life with a 39.7-watt hour lithium-polymer battery, which extends up to nine hours of web browsing or 10 hours of movie playback.
Models and Prices
- 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M Processor plus Intel HD Graphics 5300 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage. $1,299.
- 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor plus Intel HD Graphics 5300 with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of flash storage. $1,599.
Apple offers two distinct configurations for the new MacBook and set the sale time online and in retail stores on April 10, 2015, so you have approximately one month to make a decision whether to take it home.
As a whole, with a larger retina screen and extended battery life, it will be amazing to watch movie without worry much for the picture quality and power supply. Trials turns out that Macgo MacBook Blu-ray Player is currently the most stable and practical tool to play the Blu-ray disc video genuinely by taking full advantage of its improved features. Furthermore, by enabling the BluFast MX, it reduces the utilization of CPU during the playback, as well as energy consumption so as to extend the battery life to the greatest. Have your nice movie day if you are lucky enough to grasp that new MacBook.