Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Oh my lord! Am I ever excited about sharing some new goodies with you all! If you haven't put the pieces together (I mean like hello!) Guess what came in the mail earlier this week! The new Gold Macbook, which I have been very excited about reviewing and testing for the blog, as, this quintessentially is the revival of the MacBook! Remember the MacBook!? The All white pod shaped, friendly looking laptop? Yeah, that's undoubtedly gone now. Now it's all about sleek, slim and classic design accompanied by things big and small exactly where they should be!! From the screen and keyboard to the resolution and sound quality. The MacBook is a force to be reckoned with. Continue reading for more!
SIZE & WEIGHT wise, the MacBook is perfect for someone as on the go as I am. At just 2 pounds (923 grams), whether it be between meetings or between cities, MacBook seems to fit itself perfectly into a hectic lifestyle. I mean the new MacBook is Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook ever being that it is 24% thinner than 11-inch MacBook Air and measures 22% less volume than 11-inch MacBook Air. I think it has something to do with the fact that there is only one port in on the whole device. The new USB-C port (see below!)
AS FOR THE KEYBOARD... Being the psychotic speed typer that I am (I just did the 10fastfingers test and got 111 words per minute #KTHANKXBAIIII!!!) - The new MacBook keyboard is literally everything! As I was saying it literally feels like you are typing on a pad of butter. Not only are the keys so much larger (Apple has increased size of the keycaps by 17%) but they are closer to the base of the computer meaning that there is less frequency when transition from key to key and there is 4 times more key stability than our current notebook keyboard. Your fingers feel nothing but a smooth movement. Apple has shared that they have integrated a newly designed butterfly key mechanism -which after some googling has showed me that the key is placed down as oppose to across (remember when your keys would fall off and you would have to like slide them back into place!?)- at least i think that's it!! ALSO I CAN'T FORGET TO MENTION THE AUDIO... One of my favourite parts!? This bad boy is literally louder or maybe as loud as my bluetooth speakers!! The audio from streaming or from MP3's is so powerful and still maintains the sounds integrity which I appreciate a lot... I always appreciate a device that can get the party started!!!
AND THEN THERES THE SCREEN/DISPLAY!... Guys, I am like such a nerd, you are learning my typing speeds, my obsession with keyboards, my love and weirdly exact knowledge for weight and dimension of devices.. LORD HAVE MERCY haha!! Ok no seriously, I was so excited to see the new display of the MacBook because Apple has decided to maximize the space available for viewing pleasure meaning there is no more border.. What you now have is an edge to edge glass design giving even more space for display! When I am producing documents or images the new high pixel density (226ppi) of a retina display has increased the sharpness of the details when I am either in PSE (Photoshop Elements or creating proposals with PDF's! Another plus for me is when I read that the display is 30% more power efficient than our other retina notebooks = more battery life = more geeking out!! YAY!! haha
Other details like the stronger battery life are great to. Apple has incorporated terraced counted cells in the notebook as oppose to a traditional rectangular battery meaning that battery cells line the inside of the MacBook in various spaces allowing 25% more battery capacity than traditional! Basically this means you can wirelessly surf the web for approx. 9 hours or watch 10 hours of movies on iTunes back-to-back.. Easily a flight and then some without having to get your charger! Not a bad gig huh!? Overall, I think the MacBook is a great device and definitely a great upgrade from the MacBook air!
Learn more about the MacBook here: http://www.apple.com/ca/mac/