Apple releases new slimmer 12in MacBook

All-new MacBook will begin shipping Friday 10 April

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Apple releases new slimmer 12in MacBook MacBook weighs just two pounds and is 13.1 mm thin. (Getty Images)
By  Helen Gaskell Published  March 10, 2015

Apple has unveiled the all-new MacBook, a new line of notebooks reinvented to deliver the thinnest and lightest Macs ever.

According to Apple, every component of the new MacBook has been meticulously redesigned to create a Mac that weighs just two pounds and is 13.1 mm thin, 24% thinner than the 11-inch MacBook Air.

"Apple has reinvented the notebook with the new MacBook, and at just two pounds and 13.1 mm, it's the thinnest and lightest Mac ever," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

"Every component of the MacBook reveals a new innovation. From its fanless design, ultra-thin Retina display and full-size keyboard that's 34% thinner, to its all-new Force Touch trackpad, versatile USB-C port and breakthrough terraced battery design, the new MacBook is the future of the notebook."

The new MacBook, features a 12-inch Retina display that is the thinnest ever on a Mac; an Apple-designed full-size keyboard described as "dramatically thinner and highly responsive,"; a new Force Touch trackpad; and a compact USB-C port for data transfer, video out and charging in one connector.

The MacBook, which is available in three aluminium finishes-gold, silver and space grey, comes with a 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.4 GHz, 8GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage and Intel HD Graphics 5300 starting at AED 5,199; and with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.6GHz, 8GB of memory, 512GB of flash storage and Intel HD Graphics 5300 starting at AED 6,299.

Every new Mac comes with OS X Yosemite, a new version of OS X as well as iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto, and Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

The all-new MacBook will begin shipping Friday 10 April through the Apple Online Store, and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

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