The Macbook Family
The MacBook family -- manufactured by Apple Inc and branded by Macintosh laptop computers -- combines iBook and PowerBook series since Apple-Intel transition. The model available are the MacBook, the MacBook Air, and the MacBook Pro. The new MacBook uses a USB Type C instead of using a Magsafe charger.
This family uses a unibody aluminum construction. The new standardized keyboard is suitable to the MacBook line having black keys on a silver aluminum body. Its lids are held closed by a magnet with no mechanical latch and memory and hard drive access is straightforward.
They feature two USB 3.0 ports and utilizes backlight displays to power the Apple logo. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with its Force Touch trackpad -- uses a Tactic Engine to deliver haptic feedback giving a feeling like touchpad is physically clicking downward when really it is not -- has faster flash storage, longer battery life, and beefier discrete graphics. The trackpad also supports several gestures. The 15-inch MacBook Pro’s flash storage is up to 2.5 times faster, offering up to 2Gbps and can serve up to 9 hours of wireless web surfing.
The starting $1,999 configuration is having 2.2-GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB memory, 256GB flash storage and Intel Iris graphics. If you opt for discrete graphics instead of Intel’s Iris integrated graphics, the AMD Radeon R9 M370x GPU enhances performance up to 80 percent. The $2,499 configuration also packs a 2.5-GHz Core i7 chip, 16GB of RAM and 512GB flash storage.