THIS year has seen a lot of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) products hit the market ranging from the Apple Watch, the updates of both the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops. The latest in line of the MacBook series is a 12-inch MacBook, which happens to be an engineering master class.
Apple had launched the 12-inch MacBook back in April. However, due to supply constraints, it failed to meet the global demand. Some countries like Turkey, have not even received the display units for their Media Centre outlets to give users a feel of the experience. Such issues appear to have been resolved as Apple stores worldwide will be supplied with the new MacBook starting May 25; this information was obtained from a memo sent by the Cupertino based company to the retail staff. The 12-inch MacBook was previously only available to users via the online store.
The latest 12-inch MacBook is designed with the aim to make products lighter and smaller. However, one downside resulting from this, is related to the new offerings compromising on performance. The 12-inch MacBook weighs in at 920g and has a thickness of 13.1mm making it the lightest Apple laptop to date.
The laptop is equipped in a Retina display having a resolution of 2304×1440 whilst incorporating Apple Inc.’s Force Technology. This had only been previously included in the Apple Watch and MacBook Pro.
On the basis of specifications, the laptop doesn’t compromise on much; powered by a 1.1 GHz dual core processor and 8GB of RAM. Two versions offer different storage capacities of 256GB and 512GB respectively. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth technology and Wi-Fi. The laptop has the capacity to be run on the operating system X Yosemite. The laptop is available in the usual colors every Apple product features; space grey, gold and silver.
One aspect of the device, which truly compromises on device functionality is where it only offers one USB-port. This is used for both external hard drives and charging, and will undoubtedly mar the experience of those users who consistently use additional devices as it will not be possible if the device is undergoing charging.