New Features on New Apple MacBook Revealed — More Stable Keyboard, “All-Day” Battery

Apple revealed a new MacBook today, today, Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco … Features include …

More stable keys on the full-size keyboard that is thinner and more precise. A butterfly switch instead of a scissors switch. Each individual key is lit by a single LED, which improves illumniation.

Thinnest Mac display ever with pixels with a larger aperture for light. The display consumes 30 percent less energy.

The trackpad is no longer a diving board. It is a force-sensing multi-track trackpad. It has been replaced with four force sensors. The feel is the same on the entire trackpad. The trackpad sense a variety of force application.

If you force click on certain items in the display. A force click allows context A range of sensor force is detected. In movies, the deeper you press the fast forward button, the faster the fast forward works.

First fanless MacBook — operates silently. The densest logic board ever made. Smaller logic board is replaced by additional batteries. Powered by Intel Core M. The logic board is 67 percent smaller than on the previous-gen model.

New terraced battery sheets fill empty space, which allows 35 percent more battery space and “all day” battery time.

One connector USB-C supports power, USB, HDMI and more.

12-inch retina display.

Comes in silver, space gray and a “stunning” gold. The new MacBook weighs only 2 pounds.

Environmentally friendly mercury free, arsenic free, mercury free, BFR free, PVC free and is the world’s most energy efficient notebook.

$1299

256GB PCIe-based onboard flash storage1
1.1GHz dual-core
Intel Core M processor
Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz
8GB memory
Intel HD Graphics 5300

802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.

$1599

512GB PCIe-based onboard flash storage1
1.2GHz dual-core
Intel Core M processor
Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz
8GB memory
Intel HD Graphics 5300

802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.

Shipping begins April 10, 2015.

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