“We set out to completely reinvent the notebook,” Tim Cook told the crowd during today’s Apple event. “And we did it.”
Apple introduced it’s biggest redesign of the MacBook since the original MacBook Air was released in 2007. The new notebook comes weighing in at just 2 pounds and 13.1mm thick, despite boasting a Retina display with a 2,304-by-1,440 resolution.
The thinness of the new MacBook isn’t the only thing that’s impressive. There’s a new Taptic TouchPad, thin keyboard and USB C. Plus, Apple invented new terraced batteries to squeeze juice into every cranny of the all-metal housing, giving you 10 hours of use on a single charge.
“This is our vision for the future of the notebook,” Cook said.
Watch Jony Ive gush about the new MacBook in this Apple film:
A new butterfly mechanism was invented for the keyboard keys to make them thinner and more accurate. Apple packed four Force Touch sensors underneath the TrackPad. Now it recognizes variations of pressure, opening up new contextual menus.
For the first time ever, Apple is making the MacBook available in three colors: silver, space gray and gold. Because it’s the first fanless MacBook ever, Apple went with ultra-efficient Intel Core M processors with speeds of 1.1Ghz or 1.2Ghz if you upgrade to the $1,599.99 model.
At $1,299, you’ll get 256GB of storage and 8GB of memory, while the upgraded units carry a 512GB SSD with the same amount of RAM. The new MacBook will ship April 10.