First 12-Inch Retina MacBook Unboxing Video Emerges [WATCH]

Although the freshly announced 12-inch Retina MacBook will officially launch on April 10 (the day Apple Watch pre-orders begin), Vietnamese site Tinhte (via MacRumors) has managed to grab one of the silver models and shared an unboxing video on its YouTube channel.

The seven-minute video is in Vietnamese, but from the post the reviewer shared on the site, we have learned that the device feels very thin and light: it gives you the feeling of holding a tablet, not a laptop. Also, Apple removed the glowing logo from its back.

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The entire video is in Vietnamese, so unless you speak the language, you won’t understand a word — still, it is worth the time to check Apple’s design choices up close. The poster even tried to boot the 12-inch MacBook, but he didn’t succeed.

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The device stands out by being the thinnest and lightest Mac computer Apple has ever built. It features a type-C USB port, supports multiple ports as well and weighs only two pounds.

As for the pricing, customers can choose between two models: one with a 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor and 256 GB of flash storage, priced at $1,549 (CAD), and another with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor and 512 GB of flash storage, priced at $1,899 (CAD).

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  • It looks great, but I’m still troubled by the loss of the iconic glowing Apple logo on the back. Would Steve let that happen? 😛

  • The glowing Apple logo will definitely be missed :/

  • Asmodath

    Unfortunately Apple took a step backwards here – letting form override function. They were to concerned with making it thinner, prettier and quieter. There is absolutely no way I’m going to spend $1500 CAD on a laptop that literally has a processor in it that can be out performed by my iPhone 6! And why with all those batteries they stuffed in there, does it still only get the same runtime as last years MacBook Air? Nope, pass.

  • Shameer Mulji

    “And why with all those batteries they stuffed in there, does it still only get the same runtime as last years MacBook Air?”

    Last year’s 11.6″ MBA has a low-res 1366 x 768 screen. The new MB has a hi-res 2304 x 1440 Retina screen. HiDPi screens require much more power.

  • Jason Reid

    Meh..I’m buying one in Gold to replace my wife’s 2010 MBP. She only uses her Pro to surf the net so for her this is perfect. Ordering this and 2 apple watches. Gonna be an expensive month. Hope she’s cleaned her hooker boots.

  • Eric

    GOLD is worth it, must re-morgage my house for the matching watch and macbook pro

  • Tim

    I’ve always covered mine up with a sticker. This will fix the problem of light getting through.