MacBook 2016 Review : Ultra Slim, Pretty Rose Gold Hue To Catch Eyeballs
Have you ever wished to own a notebook or laptop that appears exquisitely pretty to the eyes? Well, the new MacBook 2016 is exactly that. Available in rose gold, space gray, gold and silver, the MacBook has features that will make you jump in delight. While portability is the main reason why people are flocking to buy this ultra slim MacBook, the notable improvements from its predecessor is also worth mentioning. But the bad news is, Apple did not step down from its decision of including a single USB-C port. Prettiness has its consequences you see. However the power consumption issue has been taken care of and this MacBook comes with an extended battery life as compared to its predecessor. Bound in an aluminum case, the laptop looks absolutely marvelous.
But you do not wish to buy an expensive MacBook just because of its looks, do you? With MacBook 2016, you do not have to worry about that. The pixel packed 12 inch Retina display makes everything looks quite fresh and pleasing to the eyes. The single port option can be a deal breaker for most. There has been severe controversies regarding Apple’s decision to cut down the number of ports to one. However, you can easily add more ports with the help of an adapter for multiple functions. So, there isn’t much of a problem. When portability is an issue, the new MacBook 2016 scores high for its ultra slimness and lightweight properties and a single port is just one of its many consequences.
What could have been changed?
However many people felt that Apple could have easily tweaked its design to include a MagSafe charging port along with the USB-C port so that users could charge their notebooks and plug in accessories simultaneously. However, that would mean compromising the sleek design which is the USP of the 12 inch MacBook 2016. Anyways, we can get the MagSafe port back as and when Apple desires. So you can wait for it or adapt to Apple’s methods with the new sleek design. The choice is totally yours.
Aesthetically beautiful and functionally efficient keyboard
Apple has the reputation of changing conventional designs to aesthetically pleasant ones. So, it comes as no big surprise that the keyboard has some minor changes when it comes to the size and shape of keys. While the Escape key notices an increase in length to fill up the existing row space, the up and down arrows are cut down to half of their original sizes and the left and right arrow keys are intact. At first, you may find it tad difficult to accommodate with the change in key sizes but in no time, you will find yourselves typing in full speed with the new keyboard.
Many of us face difficulties while carrying our laptops or notebooks in our backpacks. MacBook 2016 has been designed keeping in mind this factor. The new MacBook is highly portable and can be easily fitted into your backpack and it is so light (1.99 pounds) that you sometimes even forget that you are carrying something as big as a laptop.
However, the MacBook 2016 is not the only one in the team of light models. The Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 weighs 1.87 pounds but the display size is of 13 inches while the LG gram 14Z950 is a bit heavier at 2.08 pounds. Also, the upcoming HP Spectre is going to be thinner and lighter (2.45 pounds) as well. So you see Apple’s MacBook 2016 is not the only option you have if you wish to opt for light weight laptops.
Force touch trackpad with haptic vibrations
The haptic vibrations that set off when you force click are identical to normal clicks which makes it quite an interesting feature. It helps to make your adaptation to the OS X much easier. Also, pressure sensitivity will allow you to draw better on many platforms. Force touch also enables you to rename any folder without any hassle. All you have to do is simple force click on the selected folder and you will be able to edit the name.
Force touching a file will also open a preview window where you can view the contents before mailing them so as to make sure you are mailing the right thing. No more do you have to press the space bar to get details of any events in the calender. A simple force click and you will get all the details instantly. So, you see how the force touch trackpad will make your tasks a lot easier and time efficient?
All in all, the MacBook 2016 is an expensive piece which you should buy if you are suffering from portability or space issues. The tech giants have manufactured it keeping in mind its inherent simplicity and light weight properties which makes it a must have for all those who are in the habit of travelling with their laptops. It is good for digital nomads and the likes who travel with their backpacks as it takes up quite a little amount of space. So, if you are one among them, the sleek design and beautiful rose gold hue is just for you. Tell us what you think about Apple’s new MacBook 2016. Is it worth the investment? Let us know in the comments section below or you can even write to us. Have a beautiful though inspiring day!