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Apple announces all-new ultra thin MacBook

Apple has announced yet another ultra thin MacBook, the thinnest and lightest MacBook ever. Weighs at just 900 g and is 13.1 mm thin, the MacBook features a 12" Retina display with the resolution of 2,304 x 1,440.

The MacBook is powered by latest Intel Core M dual-core processor with Intel HD Graphics 5300 and 8 GB RAM. It has 256 GB onboard flash storage, and if you want more, there's a 512 GB variant too.

The MacBook comes with a new precision-milled unibody enclosure featuring integrated Wi-Fi antennas and a top case with polished stainless steel Apple logo.

Apple has also redesigned the keyboard of the new MacBook. The new keyboard is 34 percent thinner and uses an Apple-designed butterfly mechanism that is 40 percent thinner than a traditional keyboard scissor mechanism yet four times more stable, providing greater precision no matter where your finger strikes the key. New stainless steel dome switches located beneath each key deliver a crisp and responsive feel when typing, and every key on the new keyboard is individually backlit with its own single LED to deliver precisely calibrated, uniform brightness behind each keycap.

MacBook also features the all-new Force Touch trackpad that brings a new dimension of interactivity to the Mac. The new trackpad features built-in force sensors that allow you to click anywhere and haptic feedback that provides a responsive and uniform feel. You can even customize the feel of the trackpad by changing the amount of pressure needed to register each click. The Force Touch trackpad also enables a new gesture called Force Click, a click followed by a deeper press, for tasks like pulling up the definition of a word, quickly seeing a map or glancing at a preview of a file.

One noticeable difference between the new MacBook and the rest of the MacBook is, it features a next-generation USB-C port that is reversible, yet extremely versatile and even more user friendly. A new industry standard, USB-C supports higher wattage charging, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) data transfer and DisplayPort 1.2 all in a single connector that’s one-third the size of a traditional USB port.

The new MacBook has been engineered from the ground up for silent, efficient performance. It starts with a fifth-generation Intel Core M processor that runs on just 5 watts of power, made even more efficient by optimizations throughout OS X Yosemite. Together the processor and OS X sip so little energy that the system generates very little heat, so no fan is required to cool the computer. And the logic board on which the processor sits has been completely redesigned to pack all the capability you expect in a Mac into as little space as possible.

The new MacBook features a terraced battery design that is layered in individual sheets that are precisely contoured to fit the MacBook’s sleek, curved enclosure. The new MacBook has 35 percent more battery capacity than would be possible with traditional battery cells and delivers all-day battery life with up to 9 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 10 hours of iTunes movie playback.

The all-new Apple MacBook will be available in space gray, gold and silver colors. According to Apple Malaysia online store, the MacBook is priced at RM 4,499 for the 256 GB variant and RM 5,499 for the 512 GB variant.

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