Ap­ple up­grades its thinnest, light­est lap­top, writes Ro­man Loy­ola

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Along with the Mac­Book Pro, Ap­ple re­vealed at WWDC an up­grade for the Mac­Book. The firm’s ul­tra­portable lap­top, trad­ing porta­bil­ity for speed and con­nec­tiv­ity. It has a slower pro­ces­sor than the Mac Pro, and it has one USB-C port. For fre­quent trav­ellers, it could be the ideal lap­top.

One thing that hasn’t changed about the Mac­Book is the colour choices. Ap­ple of­fers four fin­ishes: Gold, Rose Gold, Space Gray and Sil­ver.


The main new fea­ture in the new Mac­Book is that it sports sev­enth-gen­er­a­tion In­tel Kaby Lake pro­ces­sors. Ap­ple also re­vealed all of its lap­tops now have SSDs that fea­ture a 50 per­cent speed im­prove­ment.


Ap­ple of­fers two standard con­fig­u­ra­tion and each model can be cus­tom­ized, which can drive up the price. You also have four colours to choose from: Gold, Rose Gold, Space Gray and Sil­ver. Here are the key spec­i­fi­ca­tions for the two mod­els.

£1,249: 1.2GHz dual-core Core m3 pro­ces­sor, 8GB mem­ory, 256GB SSD, In­tel HD Graph­ics 615 (in­te­grated), one USB-C port

£1,549: 1.3GHz dual-core Core i5 pro­ces­sor, 8GB mem­ory, 512GB SSD, In­tel HD Graph­ics 615 (in­te­grated), one USB-C port

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