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MacBook 2017, Apple’s Updated and Ultraportable Laptop


Apple MacBook

Many people are very confused in regards with what specific Apple MacBook they should choose for their needs. For entire years, the choice was a relatively simple one, as we had only two options. If you wanted a cheaper and more portable option, you would choose the MacBook Air. For those who wanted a more advanced laptop with more firepower, the MacBook Pro was the one for them. However, back in 2015, Apple decided that it was time to spice things up a little. The company introduced the MacBook. This was a 12-inch ultraportable laptop with a very long battery life. Moreover, it had a shallower keyboard, a retina screen and only one port, the USB-C connection.

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A history of the Apple laptops

However, the evolution didn’t stop there. A year later, in 2016, MacBook Pro also received a more lightweight version. That one borrowed almost all of the features of the previous laptop and it also introduced the Touch Bar above the keyboard. People were still able to buy the MacBook Air, but without a retina screen, it all looked a bit too outdated. A big surprise came just last month, when Apple decided that it was time to update its entire laptop range. Absolutely all the models received a speed boost. The Pro even got a cheaper and more accessible model. The classic one got an updated keyboard and since 2015, this has been the third iteration of Apple’s famous laptop.

Both the MacBook and the Pro claim to have a 10-hour battery life. However, if we are to think about video playback, the MacBook can last about two hours extra in comparison with the Pro. Also, one of the best traits of the 12-inch MacBook is its portability and even its design. It’s more lightweight than the other Apple laptops while being as thick as an envelope. It’s also the perfect size to fit in a backpack or any other handbag.

The MacBook 2017 and where it goes wrong

One of the best updates is maybe the keyboard. The new mechanism makes the keys a lot more responsive and easy to use even if they are still not moving very much. However, Apple hasn’t fixed one of the biggest complaints. The laptop still has only one USB-C port. So, if you’d like to charge the laptop while connecting it to a peripheral device you wouldn’t be able to. Still, this is a very good laptop that is still a little too expensive for the specs it has.

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