Ever since the original MacBook was announced nearly 12 years ago, it was positioned as an affordable alternative to Apple MacBook Air and Apple MacBook Pro laptop PCs. That’s no longer the case today, as the MacBook has since turned into a 12-inch, ultra-premium laptop.
To begin, it features a Retina display, which puts its price point at slightly more than the Air and around the same as the cheapest Apple MacBook Pro. This means that the MacBook, according to Steve Jobs, has so many pixels that they are imperceptible by the human
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eye from more than 12 inches away.
Future versions of the MacBook may look wildly different from what is available today, as one patent filed by Apple suggests a spill-resistant keyboard in the works. Another rumor reports we might see a dual-screen MacBook with a touch-screen OLED keyboard. There are also some reports that Apple is messing around with the idea of a cheaper 13-inch Retina MacBook starting at around the same price as the Rs 80000.00 MacBook Air. There have also been rumors that Apple is planning on implementing co-processors into some of their future Macs. However, this is all just speculation, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
As we sit, awaiting the advent of Apple’s next laptop, the 12-inch MacBook you see here is as good as they come. Light, thin and inalterable, it’s a classic Apple product shrouded in a beautiful exterior that’s sure to draw jealous looks. Yet, as luxury often does, the MacBook comes with a cost.
Price and availability
You can easily snag the MacBook we’ve reviewed here off the shelf of Apple Store Amazon for Rs. 55990.00That price fetches you everything found under our hot pink spec sheet, including a 7th-generation Intel Core m3 processor.
It’s worth mentioning that this isn’t the latest CPU to come out of Intel, with the company’s 8th-generation chips having launched last year. Instead, you’ll have to wait for the MacBook 2018 to find out what’s next for Apple’s smallest laptop currently available for sale it will be release may be June.
For the time being, should your lavish taste necessitate a more powerful 12-inch MacBook, there are higher tiers to choose from.
Simultaneously, Google’s flagship Chromebook, the Google Pixelbook, starts at around Rs.60000.00, about with a beefier Core i5 Y-series processor with the same RAM, but half as much SSD storage.
Google Pixel Book (i5, 8 GB RAM, 128GB)Rs.120157.00
- Google Pixelbook, the high performance Chromebook. It’s the first laptop with the Google Assistant built in. Press the Google Assistant key on your keyboard or say “Ok Google” to get started. The Google Assistant is always ready to help.
- Features 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB for storage. The long lasting battery delivers up to 10 hours of use and it’s fast charging so you can get 2 hours of use in 15 minutes.
- 4-in-1 design adapts to whatever you’re doing with laptop, tablet, tent and entertainment modes. Access to favorite apps including Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, YouTube and more.
- Pixelbook’s super thin and lightweight design measures 10.3 mm and weighs 2.45lbs. Features a 12.3” 360° touchscreen display, a sleek aluminum body, Corning® Gorilla® Glass and a backlit keyboard.
- Powered by Chrome OS with automatic software updates so you’ll always have the latest virus protection. It starts up in less than 10 secs, stays fast throughout the day, and won’t slow down over time.
On the Windows side, one of the most technically comparable laptops is the Acer Swift 7, an Ultrabook seemingly handcrafted to go toe-to-toe with the MacBook. price start
Acer Swift 7 SF713-51 13.3-inch Laptop (7th Gen Core i5-7Y54/8GB/256GB/Windows 10 Home/Integrated Graphics), BlackRs.98990.00
- 3.2GHz Intel Core i5-7Y54 7th Gen processor
- 8GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 256GB Solid State hard drive
- 13.3-inch screen, Intel HD 615 Graphics
- Windows 10 Home operating system
- 9 hours battery life, 1.125kg laptop
- Privacy Controls: Trusted platform module (TPM) solution, BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords