“Apple has made a bunch of changes to their base workhorse, including a polycarbonate unibody upper case,” iFixit reports. “The case revision also allowed Apple to update the aesthetics on the new Macbook. Its contoured edges fit right in with the rest of the unibody lineup.”
“This new MacBook weighs in at 4.7 lbs. That’s .3 lbs less than the old plastic MacBook, but .2 lbs more than the 13″ Unibody MacBook Pro,” iFixit reports. “The lower case is surprisingly heavy, weighing in at 266 grams. The lower case is actually a sheet of aluminum with rubberized coating injection-molded onto one side. In contrast, the lower case on the 13″ Pro weighs only 142 grams, so the rubber coating nearly doubles the part’s weight.”
See all of the gory photos along with more details of Apple’s new MacBook in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]