Apple announces new and much improved MacBook

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Apple has announced the first major upgrade of its 12 inch Retina MacBook.

Originally launched last year, it was heralded by some as being the most beautiful laptop ever made, and while few could argue about its great looks, its lack of both battery and processor power meant that it had limited appeal.

However, on Tuesday, Apple address some of those issues with when it released an updated version of its ultra slim laptop.

The latest version of the 12 inch retina display laptop, which starts at 49,900 THB is now available in gold, space grey, silver and the all new rose gold – continuing the colour options available on the iPhone and iPad.

The new MacBook also boasts USB-C and a powerful new 6th generation Skylake dual core Intel Core M 1.3GHz processor, with Turbo Boost speeds upto 3.1GHz.

MacBook 2016

Apple says the new MacBook offers battery life of up to 11 hours of iTunes movie playback and 10 hours of web browsing, which is an hour longer than its predecessor.

There is also a new Intel 515 HD Graphic system which offers 25 percent faster graphics performance and new and improved PCle flash storage which will make opening files and apps much quicker.

The new MacBook measures just 13.1mm at its thickest point making it a staggering 24 percent thinner than the original 11 inch MacBook Air.

It also includes a Force Touch trackpad and Apple says improvements have been made to the keyboard that have resulted in it being four times more accurate than on the previous version.

MacBook Air also gets an upgrade

MacBook Air

Apple’s original super thin laptop also wasn’t left out of the latest introduction of upgrades, with the Cupertino based company announcing that the 13 inch version of the MacBook Air will now be shipped with 8GB of RAM as standard.

The slender favourite remains available in 128GB or 256GB of built in storage, which can be reconfigured to 512GB.

Despite not receiving the Skylake processor upgrade as the new MacBook, the MacBook Air does benefit from 8GB of RAM and continues to have Core i5 processor, which can be upgraded for a 2.2GHz Core i7.

Another plus point of the MacBook Air, for the moment at least, is its price, where an entry level 13 inch model is available for 37,900 THB compared to 49,900 THB of the MacBook.

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