CNET First Look
Hands-on with Apple's new 12-inch MacBook with Retina DisplayDan Ackerman gives his first impressions of the new 12-inch MacBook. The new notebook has a full-size keyboard, Force Touch trackpad and USB-C connector. It starts at $1,299 and ships in early April.
[MUSIC] I'm Dan Ackerman and we're here taking a very first look at Apple's new 12 inch MacBook, they just call this the MacBook and it is, of course, thinner and lighter than any other MacBook out there. It has got a 12 inch retina display and a newly redesigned keyboard that goes nearly edge to edge here. And of course a new track pad. This is probably one of the most technologically interesting parts of it, is the track pad. It's got, it's got a force system where the harder you press on it you can get different contextual reactions. Whether it's highlighting a word and getting a Wikipedia entry, or in a video editing situation, pressing harder on it and increasing the speed of your fast-forward. Of course very thin, very light, and very interesting. It comes in other colors besides just silver. You can also get. Space paint and gold, it's like a, the iPhone, I bet the gold one is going to be very popular. One change that may take a little bit of getting used to, they've gotten rid of almost all the ports except for a headphone jack and a USB key over here which is gonna be used for power and for any kind of dongle-based output you wanna do like HDMI. Inside Intel's new core M processor, along with 256 gig FSB, and 8 gigs of ram, and it's going to start at $1,299 and be available early April. I'm Dan Akron and that is Apple's new 12-inch MacBook.