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Apple launches the thinnest MacBook!

By Supantha Mukherjee
April 20, 2016 20:18 IST
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The device, which starts with a price tag of $1,299, will be available from Wednesday.

Apple Inc on Tuesday updated its 12-inch MacBook line of laptops with faster processors, among other features, and made it available in rose gold colour.

The new MacBook is 13.1 mm thin, weighs 2 pounds and has a battery capable of up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing on a single charge.

The device, which starts with a price tag of $1,299, will be available for sale from Wednesday.

“MacBook is the thinnest and lightest Mac we have ever made and it’s our vision for the future of the notebook,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

The updated MacBook features sixth-generation dual-core Intel Core M processors up to 1.3 GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, and faster 1866 MHz memory.

New Intel HD Graphics 515 deliver up to 25 percent faster graphics performance, and faster PCIe-based flash storage makes everyday tasks feel snappier — from launching apps to opening files.

It has up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 11 hours of iTunes movie playback.

MacBook comes with a small and versatile USB-C port for charging, data transfer and video output in a single connector that is one-third the size of a traditional USB port.

MacBook is equipped with the latest wireless technologies, including built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 for fast wireless connectivity.

It is perfect for tasks like streaming content from your MacBook to your TV using AirPlay, exchanging files quickly using AirDrop or using wireless headphones. 

Apple also made 8GB of memory standard across all configurations of the 13-inch MacBook Air.

Additional Inputs: Agencies

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