6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET News Video: Apple's MacBook gets a new look

About Video Transcript

CNET News Video: Apple's MacBook gets a new look

5:48 /

Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the updated version of the popular MacBook laptop. New features include Nvidia graphics, a glass multitouch trackpad, a thinner casing crafted from a single block of aluminum, solid state drives, some price reductions, and more.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:15 >>There is one more thing and of course that one more thing is the Macbook. The MacBook is an amazing product. It is the best selling Mac ever. We sell a ton of these MacBooks and people love them. They are one of the best products in the industry and they sell for, the entry price is $1099 and we're going to keep right on selling these to a lot of people but we're going to reduce the entry price today to $999. Make them a little more affordable and I think we'll just keep on selling these for an awful long time. They are fantastic products. But we've heard from a lot of MacBook customers and the top three things they'd like in their MacBook are a metal enclosure. They lust after the MacBook Pro's metal enclosure. Faster graphics. All right they want to play games. They are doing a lot of graphic intensive applications with photos and other things. They want faster graphics. And a lot of them want LED back with displays for that instant on and brighter displays. So these are the three top things we've heard and we figured out a way to bring these to the MacBook Lime and so we are introducing a new generation of MacBook on top of our white plastic MacBook and here it is. Again, there it is. It's an all new MacBook. Again, corner to corner glass, LED back with display. It is our new next generation MacBook. So let's take a look at it. It's got the same features in may ways that the MacBook Pro does. Precision aluminum Unibody enclosure, LED back with display, next generation graphics, the multi touch glass trackpad, mini display port connector, and it's environmentally responsible. The same Unibody construction for the MacBook as we used in the MacBook Pro. In this case it eliminates almost 60% of the major structural parts providing a much more ridged product as well so Unibody precision aluminum enclosure. Again, in video graphics we're using the 90400M and we're getting five times the graphics performance, five x. Here's our system architecture. It's very clean. It's very simple and of course we've got that gorgeous glass track pad with all the gestures. We've got our new display connector so again you can just hook this up, drive large displays with it. And we've got five hours of battery life. We haven't skimped on environmental responsibility on this product either just because it's a consumer product we think it's maybe more important. Arsenic free. BFR free. Mercury free. PVC free system. Highly recyclable and we've been able to get the packaging 42% smaller and this product as well meets EPA gold. So the new MacBook. It's going to come in two models. The first, well before that actually the new MacBook Pro delivers metal enclosure, the much faster graphics, the LED back with display. Now to get into these features yesterday cost $1999, you know, to step up to a MacBook Pro to get those features. Starting today you can get these features for just $1299. That's $700 more affordable for these key features. That's a 35% lower entry price for these features. So two models. Twelve ninety nine, 13.3 inch, LED backlight display, a two gigahertz Intel core two duo with three megabytes L2 cash, two gigabytes of fast DDR3 memory, the Invita G-force 9400M, 160 gig hard drive, slot loading super drive. This is a beautiful machine for just $1299. And second model,$1599 adds a faster processor, a larger hard drive, and a first for a MacBook a backlit keyboard. You can get upgrades and accessories. More memory, larger hard drives, a solid state drive, all the video cable adapters. And again the new MacBooks are shipping today. They should hit the stores tomorrow. ^M00:05:45 [ Music ]

New releases

McLaren P1: Harbinger of the hybrid supercar revolution (CNET On Cars, Episode 58)
23:31 January 30, 2015
McLaren P1 on the track and on the street, CNET Style. How engines get their names and what it means. Also: CNET's Top 5 cars of last...
Play video
Boost's ZTE Speed is a 4.5-inch, low-priced Android
1:07 January 30, 2015
Featuring a 5-megapixel camera, a quad-core CPU, and a 4.5-inch display, the ZTE Speed is one of Boost's prepaid bargain Androids.
Play video
The LaCie Mirror is perfect for narcissists
2:14 January 30, 2015
CNET editor Dong Ngo totally likes what he sees when looking at the one-of-a-kind LaCie Mirror portable drive. And that's because (you...
Play video
Rid your Android quick settings menu of oddball toggles
1:17 January 30, 2015
CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to fix one of the most annoying features in Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Play video
Beats Pill XL: Bigger Bluetooth speaker justifies its premium price
1:25 January 30, 2015
We weren't such big fans of Beats' original Pill, but the company's jumbo-sized model is well designed and performs much better.
Play video
Facebook using beacons to show location 'tips'
2:50 January 30, 2015
Social network's new app feature sends location tips to your feed using GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons. Meanwhile, your home Internet...
Play video
Testing out 'Insane Mode' in the Tesla P85D, Ep. 190
4:28 January 30, 2015
This week we get all nostalgic with the Prynt smartphone case that makes your iPhone work like a Polaroid camera, we learn some scary...
Play video
Nvidia G-Sync is a smooth move for PC games
3:01 January 30, 2015
The right graphics card and a G-Sync monitor can make games look better.
Play video