“The MacBook isn’t just a new Air – though in a sense it’s an heir to the Air – but it’s something new that isn’t entirely removed from its predecessors while not being exactly the same either,” Ryan Smith writes for AnandTech.The end result is a device that like the original Air is hard to pin down in this time frame, as it straddles a couple different product segments.”
“This is by far the most portable Mac Apple has ever created, thinner and lighter than ever, making it very easy to carry around,” Smith writes. “And while I’m a bit concerned about overall performance from a 4.5W CPU, overall the hardware is looking solid, with Apple’s keyboard and trackpad changes being very interesting solutions to shaving off further thickness without greatly compromising usability.”
Smith writes, “At this point then it’s the broader picture that remains unclear; with the MacBook Apple is treading new ground by pushing a new usage model, and I think it’s going to take some time to really figure out how well that model works, if the $1299+ price Apple wants to charge is right for that model, and if that model makes sense in a world where there is already the MacBook Air.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
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