New MacBook User Review

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Let me have a Technical write-up this time

Yesterday, thanks to my Manager and my R&D team, I got a chance to lay my hands on the new MacBook, the latest offering my Apple. The first impression is a big WOW!!!!. I would say it’s a combination of Beauty and Beast in one single device. Apple has reinvented laptop with this model. I realized that this is Apple’s MacBook series launch after some time and they have come with a purpose

It resembles very much to MacBook Air on the first notice. But there is much more to it and it entirely different. The detailed specs of the product can be found in the link https://www.apple.com/macbook/specs/

It comes in 3 colours, something similar to the iPhone 6 line up. The one I got hands is a Space Gray colour one. Believe me it’s an absolute beauty to hold it in your hands. It’s very thin and light weight that people on the go will really admire it. Imagine how a Gold colour one will look like. Should be an awesome experience and make other jealous about you…

Ok let me share my experience with the new MacBook. The boot up time is really fast. The system came to desktop in a flash. The keyboard is new and extremely slim. It’s quite different from the normal keyword that we are used to all this while. It’s not protruding out like the normal ones and when we barely touch it, it was getting typed. So it will take a little practice to get used to it and once done, it’s very easy and the fast typing is easily done.

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The MacBook’s trackpad has also been completely redesigned. What one probably will not realise is that the trackpad does not get depressed or clicked at all. It is fully solid. It’s also something different from the normal devices which we are used to all these years

Another thing that caught my attention is how silent the MacBook is. We barely notice any sound during the working and the unit barely gets heated up. It’s a refreshing feeling. Apple has done some clever work with the speakers, too. The sound experience is awesome.

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One major design feature, which will raise some eyebrows, is the peripheral ports available in the MacBook. Other than a headphone jack, the new MacBook comes with only one peripheral port — a USB-C slot. It is a universal connection port available for charging, data transfer and video input. USB-C is a very new technology, that very few devices currently support it. So it will take some time to get devices which you can add on to the MacBook.  With only one peripheral slot, there is no way to charge the MacBook and plug in an external hard drive at the same time, unless one gets a multi-port adapter.

I guess this will take some time for people to get used to. The unit that we got is having only 256GB capacity. So once it gets used up, unless we don’t have external devices that support USB-C connection, it’s going to be a tough task to manage data. I believe Apple wants people to use Cloud more and other devices can connect through wireless. However, you can buy a USB-C to USB adapter or a multi-port adapter (which comes with USB-C, USB and either a HDMI or VGA slot) from Apple Store to use for your connectivity needs

Other than this drawback, this is one device that you should never miss out on. It will take some time to get used to the changes, but once you get over that phase, it’s an experience that you will cherish. As always with Apple, it’s quite pricey also. So it’s up to you to decide whether you want to go with future technology now itself or wait for all to adopt and then follow suit. The call is yours; but you will not regret, if you decide to have the new MacBook for you.

To Summarize:

Pros:

  • Terrific design
  • Silent operation
  • Very thin & light
  • Tomorrow’s technology today

Cons:

  • Lack of Ports
  • Slightly Expensive
  • No Internal Upgrade option

Listen to your heart and go for it. This is one purchase you will not regret.

Update :- You can try the product mentioned here for solving the port issue


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