New MacBook nearly steals the show from Apple Watch

New MacBook nearly steals the show from Apple Watch

A sleek MacBook laptop that weighs just 920g almost eclipsed the Apple Watch, the star of Apple's Spring Forward event held on Mar 9 in San Francisco.

The sexy 12-inch device that is a mere 0.35cm at its thinnest is nothing short of brilliant. It is so mouthwatering-ly delicious that I want to pre-order one almost immediately.

Of course, its curves and thinness makes it very attractive. So are the new innovations. Battery components are specially made to fit the curves of the MacBook. There is an edge-to-edge full keyboard and each key has its own LED light.

The new Force Touch trackpad with four sensors give users a better feel during typing. It is also pressure sensitive. A user can fast forward a video for example, by simply pressing down harder on the touchpad.

The new Macbook which comes with a retina display. It is no more boring, in addition to the usual silver, it also comes in two other colours gold and space grey.

But before users rush out to buy this beautifully designed notebook, they need to understand that there is only one USB-Type C port which charges the notebook but can also be used to send video to external monitors and connect and charge other devices.

This new laptop reminds me of the first MacBook Air which was launched in 2008. Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs unveiled the world's thinnest notebook by pulling it out from a manila envelope. There was initial outrage, how can anyone use an underpowered machine with no DVD drive and only one USB port?

Seven years later (and one extra port later), the MacBook Air has a firm place in the laptop landscape and continues to be recognised as one of the best looking and thinnest notebooks ever.

Like the Air, this is Apple's attempt to reimagine the laptop in the smartphone and tablet era. Is Apple moving too fast for some users? Will it be able to revolutionise the laptop industry again? If it is good, Apple will break out the numbers next year or sooner.

Prices start from $1,788. It will be available from next month, so users have some time to mull over their decision before they buy.

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