The new MacBook is a luminous bit of engineering that South Africa’s struggling currency has made it difficult to afford this gadget. The new 12-inch MacBook preview models arrived in the country, giving potential buyers a chance to test the device.
Many regarded this as a good initiative by Apple distributor Core Group in the sense that it gives users a hands-on experience with one of the new MacBook before making a decision to buy this state of the art product. The new MacBook is different to its predecessors the MacBook Pro and Air let alone its prices thus it is of paramount importance to know what you’re getting yourself into.
The US mobile manufacturer strike a big deal of the manufacturing characterised with the new scissor switches used in the keyboard and the Force Touch trackpad, which it said which according to Apple is designed to make the notebook as thin as possible.
As such, the keys and trackpad have a much shallower action than those on other MacBooks. New Macbook users will either love it or hate it initially, and even if they despise it, it’s one of those things which may grow on them in time.
New MacBook Trackpad settings
The new Macbook has a shallow trackpad field of motion and seasoned mac users will quickly get used to with the new new “Force click” feature.
The new feature allows users to “Click then press firmly” to use a number of features, including quick look, looking up words in the built-in dictionary, and using data detectors and other app-specific features. For example, if you highlight a date and then force click it, Calendar opens and enable you create an event.
Force clicking a link brings a preview of the page being linked to. This preview comes up in a modal pop-up browser window – letting you view the page without navigating away, or committing to opening a new browser tab or page. Worth noting is that the new MacBook has a single USB Type-C port, which means that everyone who buys one is almost certainly going to need to buy a USB C-to-A adapter.
Local pricing for these adapters has not been made known to the general public.