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Review: The new 12-inch MacBook is a laptop without an ecosystem

If you value portability over power, and you don't need to physically connect to much, the new MacBook might be for you.

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At a Glance
  • Apple MacBook (Early 2015)

    Macworld Rating

    The new MacBook is the future of Apple laptops. The Force Touch trackpad, Retina display, and 2 pound weight make up for the MacBook's weak keyboard and slower performance, but not everyone can live on...

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    The new MacBook is the future of Apple laptops. The Force Touch trackpad, Retina display, and 2 pound weight make up for the MacBook's weak keyboard and slower performance, but not everyone can live on the cutting edge.

    MSRP: $1299

    Pros

    • Thin and light, with great battery life
    • Beautiful Retina display
    • Force Touch trackpad

    Cons

    • Weak keyboard
    • Single USB-C port for charging and peripherals
    • Slow Core M processor

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