While many people were focused on the Apple Watch reveal, one of the most exciting things to come out of today’s Apple event was the newly-revamped Macbook. Rumors have been swirling for months about a new Macbook and Apple finally confirmed that a new design will be hitting shelves next month. Thinner and lighter than ever before, the new computer is designed to work in collaboration with your smartphone and has some incredible new technology that may usher in a new way of thinking about the personal computer.
The new Macbook will be just 12-inches, with a smaller bezel around the screen and a keyboard that stretches across the entire surface of the laptop. They keys are revamped with a new butterfly clip, which gives you larger keys without expanding the size of the keyboard. Instead of the trackpad, the laptop uses a Taptic system, which Apple calls Force Click, that works in a similar way to the new watch, meaning that the computer will function differently depending on how hard you click.
At just 2 pounds, the laptop is all about streamlining, ditching every single port except for one (besides the headphone jack): a reversable USB-C connector. This port can be used to charge the computer, to link video to an external display or as a traditional USB port. The Macbook will have a retina display and will come in the same colors as the iPhone: space grey, silver and gold. The new Macbook will start shipping April 10 and will start at $1,299 for the 256gb solid-state drive.