When Apple officially released the new MacBook a couple months back, mouths watered at the site of a notebook that looks tiny and gorgeous, while feeling as light as a piece of cardboard. Many people wondered how Apple fit so much in such a tiny notebook. The answer, unfortunately, was that Apple had to leave a lot of things out.
The MacBook not only misses regular USB and Thunderbolt ports, but is also too thin for a SD card slot. However, Brooke Crothers of Forbes discovered something major that the MacBook is missing.
“I just started using the new 12-inch MacBook and have only realized now that its single port doesn’t work with any current Apple displays — including my LED Cinema display.”
Crothers went on to call Apple twice about not being able to connect the MacBook to any Apple displays and found out that he was right about this. This is because Apple has included one port — a USB-C port. This port used to connect everything and, unfortunately, you will need to purchase adapters (no adapter available for Apple display). This may be the way the future of computing will be, but it’s certainly a disability to the unit right here in the present.
The MacBook has received mixed reviews. Business Insider noted how the MacBook may seem disappointing, but is really the laptop of the future.
“But the real story with the new MacBook is we’re getting a taste of what the future of computers will look like. External drives won’t matter as we store more stuff in cloud services like Dropbox. Zippy processors won’t matter as we do more and more tasks in a web browser instead of desktop apps.”
Business Insider sums up its review by stating what many others think: the MacBook may not be ideal right now, but it will be all you need in the future. Patrick O’Rourke of Financial Post believes that Apple’s MacBook is all style and no substance.
“In the end, it’s likely that unless you’re an Apple fanatic, the company’s new MacBook should not be your next laptop purchase. Right now it is largely just an extremely expensive, incredible looking, netbook.”
Initially, those who wanted to purchase a MacBook weren’t able to in Apple Store retail locations and many Apple fans were upset that physical units of the MacBook showed up at Best Buy first. Presently, most colors of the MacBook are available everywhere. Do you have a MacBook and, if so, what do you think of it? Let us know in the comments section.
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