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12-inch MacBook hands-on: Great keyboard and trackpad, but only one port

Susie Ochs | March 11, 2015
OK, there are two ports—if you count the headphone jack. But the new 12-inch MacBook didn't get so thin and light without making tradeoffs.

Hands on impressions
With a great keyboard, a beautiful screen, and a time-saving trackpad, the new MacBook has a lot going for it. Some may find it a struggle to adapt (no pun intended) to a single-port lifestyle, but if that doesn't sound like a big deal, your reward is a slick, golden laptop that only weighs two itty-bitty pounds. As much as I think I need all the ports on my 2.96-pound MacBook Air, I could probably deal with adapters to get the weight down that far. My head says no, but my back and shoulders say yes.

The MacBook ships April 10. We'll have a full review on Macworld as soon as we can put it through its proper paces. What do you think? Is this the future of laptop design, or has Apple gone too far in its quest for ultimate thinness? Let us know in the comments.


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