So by now you’ve likely watched Apple’s keynote, and know Apple unveiled a new 12-inch MacBook today, but thus far you’ve probably only seen it on stage or in marketing materials. Obviously the new laptop is going to look good in photos, but what about in real life?

Following the event today, select journalists were given the chance to go hands on with the new ultra thin MacBook, and have posted videos of their initial reactions. So naturally, we’ve rounded up some of these clips that show folks trying out the notebook for the first time.



The Verge:




For those who missed it this morning, Apple introduced a 12-inch MacBook (yes, just MacBook) with a 2304 x 1440 Retina display. It’s extremely thin (13.1mm thick), weighs just two pounds, and it features an all-new Force Click touchpad, which offers haptic feedback.

The new MacBook will be available starting April 10th, starting at $1,299. Learn more about it here.

  • Scope

    Oh… never seen that on youtube before. The Verge’s video has widget. Interesting.

    • Piyush

      Its not a widget. Annotations implemented to look like a widget.

  • Yonatan Kats

    I really don’t understand why apple creates so many laptop categories
    Can any one tell me what is the REAL difference between the macbook Air and the new Macbook?
    The macbook Air designed to be a basic laptop for mainstream customers that usually use their laptops for Facebook music etc.. and now this Macbook comes with this exactly same approach -and even take it to the limit.

    • Ronald Miranda

      and with mobile processor

    • Andrew

      Well you see, the Air does… Um… But the new MacBook is more… Erm…


    • WiseBlasian

      So much for “ipad is the future”.

      • Mattoligy

        Being that the A8X actually beats the Core M processor in this “MacBook” and the iPad has as many ports, a touchscreen (which will soon be the same size, with the release of the iPad Pro) and is cheaper I would say iPad isn’t out of the game just yet! The only difference is the os, but a cpu that slow (Intel core m) should not be used with a desktop os anyway so I would say this is a big step back for laptops where as iPads are only moving forward…

  • GT

    They are preparing a revamp of the air. Thinner than the macbook.. so Air, standard macbook and then the pro.

    Just like the future iphones, 3 categories

    • Jeffrey

      You’re funny.

  • Abdl

    Same port for charging and plugging external devices? You kidding me???

    • 9to5Slavery

      You’re an iCrap haha.

      • Guest

        You’re an iCrap at making jokes haha.

    • Guest

      Acquire some sense of humor guys.

      • Abdl

        No! You acquire some brains and stop being an iGoat!
        Apple comes with some lame ideology in products and their sheep followers be like “Meeeeerrr,Amazing! I want that! ”
        The truth about most iSheeps is that they know they compromise alot while buying an apple product,they buy it anyways coz its Apple. If you dont have anywhere reasonable to spend money you could at least help mankind and give charity or whatever!

      • Alberto Espinal

        What you doing here then, this is an Apple blog you are swimming against the current here, you will never win your argument here, F* off!

      • Vince Reedy

        You mean like no dvd drive? Lol apple did that years before the others started it. USB-C will be the new standard. You will see it more and more, but on an Apple device first. Why would you not want the manufacturing process simpler with less parts? I think 1 cable with a breakout looks better than a power cord, display cord, usb stick and headphones sticking out from every side. Processor is the big disappointment for me.

      • XZavier

        I don’t care about what my computer looks like when all the cords are sticking out, i want those stinking cords plugged in for a reason.

      • Right, ’cause having multiple adapters AND the same cables is “neater” than just having the cables…

      • Vince Reedy

        As I posted below, it’s not meant to have peripherals plugged in on the regular. It’s a mobile device. If you need 3 things tethered to a notebook, this is not the machine for you. It’s really simple. By another with multiple ports. Every machine can’t be everything for everybody.

      • All Laptops are mobile devices dude, nothing new to Apple’s device. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is thinner and lighter than this new joke, yet it still packs a lot more (ports, versatility, and performance) under the hood for the same price. Why defend this their lazy-ass move to milk iSheeps to the last drop when you and I know they have the most resources on the planet to offer something significantly better than the competition?

      • Vince Reedy

        I’m not defending it, I’m just saying computer makers will be going this way sooner than you think. If they can make 1 port that can do what 3 or even 4 do, they will.

  • Linton Findlay

    the one port thing is abit stupid, but makes more sense the more you think about it. how often to you use a usb port now? gonna miss the complete lack of a ethernet though

    • I’d like to charge mine while syncing/charging my phone from time to time. I do see your point but there should be at least two of these ports.

    • XZavier

      I use the usb all the time… and the ethernet shouldn’t of been there in the first place imo. this is made for portability not for being stuck plugged into the internet when its wireless these days.

  • dudeimmexican

    All I see is an iPad Air with an attached keyboard…

    • Matt

      Exactly! Well plus OSX…

      • rockdude094

        Nice dp 🙂

      • Matt

        I’m gonna assume that “dp” means Disqus Picture lol. In that case, thanks! Love yours too! Looks like an e92 M3!

      • Naqiuddin Ihsan Amj

        Minus the touch screen

  • Mike

    No HDMI? USB port? why even buy this?

    • Christian Mejía


      • Mike


    • Dominic M

      you have to buy a seperate cable

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    I can already see USB dock sales go up.

  • Carlos Medina

    Looks neat but just a big nope for me.

  • What a stupidly overpriced joke. Here I was hoping this is just a base iPhone 5c like bait, sadly, it’s the main product…just nothing compared to the Surface Pro that it’s priced like.

    • The 5c was a better upgrade then this. The single USB-C connection is a joke. A slap in the face along with the processor. Its a shame I still would consider getting one :/.

  • George

    I’m going to buy this said no one ever

    • iBanks

      I am…

  • Vince Reedy

    Not sure why all the bashing. IMO, it looks like the MBA will become the MacBook. It will be for folks who just want to use wireless devices for the most part. For the times when you need an external device, there is a breakout cable to give you that functionality. This is not meant to be a powerhouse notebook for editing video and the like. The MBP is for that purpose. If it doesn’t work for you, get something that does. If it’s too expensive, buy a Dell. If you need thin and light with ports, get the 11 or 13 MBA.

  • Gary le

    How come no one seems to test the speed of it by launching multiple programs???

  • Haraesh Jayalingam

    Lack of ports and a all in one port for charging, storage and display seems a bit like a bad idea considering its using the new USB-C standard. At least they could have split the charger and USB. Could have been more usable that way

  • AMB_07

    I would honestly not be so harsh over this macbook IF THEY INCLUDED THE CABLE WITH IT. This is just an obvious attempt at milking more money from their customers over features that should have been included.

    Good for Apple I guess, but I see no customers coming out of this as winners.

  • How heavy an object can you weigh on the new “force touch” (is it?) mouse pad? Anyone know?