At its Spring Forward event in San Francisco today, Apple announced the latest addition to its MacBook lineup: the MacBook. The new laptop sports a 12-inch Retina display, is more energy efficient, and comes with Intel’s latest Core M processor with no internal fan, and has improved keyboard. The MacBook starts at Rs 99,900 and will begin shipping on April 10. Also Read - macOS Monterey released at WWDC 2021: Top features, supported devices, more
For years, users wanted a Retina display on their long-lasting, ever-so-durable MacBook Air, and while the company has chose to not put the “Air” moniker in the name tag, the new laptop does promise 10 hours of iTunes movie playback or 9 hours of web browsing over Wi-Fi. The 12-inch display comes with a 16:10 aspect ration and 2304 x 1440 screen resolution. Other interesting features of the MacBook include a next-generation USB-C port which is “incredibly small, yet extremely versatile and even more user friendly.” Also Read - Apple to launch new colourful MacBook, inspired by new iMac, iPhone 12
“Apple has reinvented the notebook with the new MacBook, and at just two pounds and 13.1 mm, it’s the thinnest and lightest Mac ever,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Every component of the MacBook reveals a new innovation. From its fanless design, ultra-thin Retina display and full-size keyboard that’s 34 percent thinner, to its all-new Force Touch trackpad, versatile USB-C port and breakthrough terraced battery design, the new MacBook is the future of the notebook.” Also Read - MacBook, iPad production delayed over global chip shortage
The MacBook with with a 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.4 GHz, 8GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage and Intel HD Graphics 5300 starts at INR 99,900, while the 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.6GHz, 8GB of memory, 512GB of flash storage and Intel HD Graphics 5300 will start at INR 119,900.