Attention Mac users: Apple just introduced a second-generation MacBook and you're going to love it. It's faster, slimmer, and ready to blow your socks off.
Thankfully, Apple made sure to address the two major gripes about its infamous laptop: processor speed and battery life. The new super-slim MacBook is equipped with Intel's Skylake processor and faster flash storage. This will make it about 20% speedier than last year's MacBook. Plus, it's bumping up its battery life by 30 minutes, to up to 10 hours.
The only annoying feature for a lot of diehard Apple users is it no long has ports, except one for a USB-C port. That'll handle everything from charging it up, to connecting it to other displays. Let's hope you don't need to do more than one thing at a time.
Of course, Apple is always on trend. Which is why it is offering the newest MacBook in the popular rose gold color you've seen on iPhones. It is also being offered in the traditional silver as well as gold and space gray.
Though it has a snappier performance, this new MacBook is still not near as powerful as a MacBook Pro when it comes to tasks such as video editing and graphic design. But for the average user it is definitely a step up from what MacBook fans are used to.
The price will remain the same, which is an added bonus considering the improvements. The new MacBook starts at $1,299 with a 1.2GHz processor and the faster 1.3GHz processors starts at $1,599.
If you're kicking yourself because you just bought a first-generation MacBook don't fear, Apple is offering a 30-day price guarantee that allows you to exchange your new laptop for this even newer laptop at no additional cost.
All the specs:
- 12-inch Retina display
- 2 pounds
- 8GB of 1866 MHz memory
- 6th generation Intel Core M 1.3 GHz processor
- 41.4-watt lithium-polymer battery
- Intel HD Graphics 515