Unlike in 2008, the 12-inch MacBook won't be flying into unclaimed territories when it goes on sale in April. Instead, there will already be companies there camped out with laptops that are cheaper and--on paper at least--better.
That said, the new MacBook does seem to hit a lot of the high points that people want: A good keyboard, a good trackpad, a higher resolution screen while maintaining good battery life, and weighing near nothing. It'll be interesting to see how Apple's newcomer stacks up when it hits the real-world streets.
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