Want to buy the MacBook? Here's what you need to know

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook will appear in all online stores and some retail stores on May 25. This follows the trend of not enough MacBooks being available for displays across stores come the release date, akin to the Apple Watch.

However, if you are lucky enough to have one of those 'select' Apple Stores near your house that will display the new MacBook, we suggest you take the trip.

Apple launched the MacBook on March 9, just days after the Mobile World Congress, confirming several rumours regarding an impending release. Apple went a yard further, announcing the new MacBook as the largest, yet lightest, the most energy efficient and the most advanced MacBook ever.


Here are a few bits of specs that you should know if the MacBook figures in your list of must-buys this month.

At 12 inches, the largest MacBook ever

24 per cent lighter than the MacBook Air

Keyboard with 17 per cent larger surface area

Keys with four times more stability despite being 40 per cent thinner

LED under each key for easier recognition in low light conditions

12 inch Retina display with 3 million pixels

Pressure-sensitive 'Force Touch' trackpad with quieter clicks

Fast-forward through videos on Quicktime with new Trackpad

Battery and logic board 67 per cent smaller than MacBook Air

Wireless charging feature to avoid long wires

Intel Core M processor can run on as low as 5 watts of power

9 hours of web browsing and 10 hours of movie playback without charging

USB C slot that functions as a power source, a USB data transfer tool, a Display Port as well as HDMI and VGA port

Arsenic-free, mercury-free, BVR-free, PVC-free, beryllium-free and easily recyclable.


In terms of pricing, here's what you'll get:

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