Long considered the poor relation of the family of Apple laptops, the MacBook seems to suddenly move from darkness to light since as you say now the comparison with the old MacBook is painful ... at least for owners of these!
Besides a full review online, electronics MacBook advantage of various improvements as we shall see, while the touchpad has been redesigned to support movements to touch the way of what can be done on the iPhone in particular. What is the new MacBook? What are its strengths? These are questions that keep us in suspense during this test.
Presentation: Common with the previous generation MacBook, the diagonal of the screen of the new models is set at 13 inches. Otherwise, Apple made a clean sweep of the past and the plastic of the previous incarnation of the MacBook is simply abandoned in favor of an all-aluminum chassis with gray rounded tips ... like the MacBook Air. The relationship with the latter is still evident even if Apple generally barely deviates from the original design of the PowerBook.
The new MacBook is the subject of a new industrial process since its aluminum hull is cut into the ground to prevent the assembly of several parts: it's what Apple calls the unibody. If this detail will be hard to tear yourself away a tear, this is not necessarily able to finish this new MacBook is still considerably higher than its predecessor.
While there is always an apple on the cover of this MacBook, apple that lights in the lighting of the computer such as Apple A1175, Apple A1079 and Apple A1078, the screen opens and closes without any maneuvering mechanism. A simple magnet, light enough for the rest, holding it in place when it folded.
Quite compact with a thickness of 2.4 cm and weighs 2 kg, the new MacBook seems especially strong when you take hold. Its base has wide black plastic glides to prevent scratching the hull like on the MacBook Air. Totally clean, the MacBook is acquiring the bare minimum in terms of connectivity, so it has only one button to start and a single LED on the front which lights up when the day only.
Not far from this diode is an infrared remote control window became optional, while the DVD is on the right of the camera, all connectors are grouped on the left side of the notebook. We have here a RJ45 Ethernet port, two USB connectors that you would have liked more spaced to safely insert two keys including USB, two audio jacks mini-jack, a Kensington slot, video output type mini- DisplayPort connector and MagSafe.
MacBook Ports. Recall that Apple power connector is magnetized. This will not bring down the computer when the cable is pulled it is naturally stain. While the visual indicator of the level of the battery was located on the previous MacBook as the computer, it is now located on the left side of the Mac and a touch of the button adjacent to visualize the remaining battery life via eight LEDs . Small detail ... unlike MacBook present and past, this new MacBook still lacks Express Card Slot: can therefore be added to the system of any expansion cards. Pity!