Apple’s updated Macbook lines feature an all-aluminium body, improved graphics capability and a touchpad that omits a mouse button - because the entire trackpad is one massive clickable button.
Pros: The new Macbooks run a fair bit faster than the older ones - no great surprise - and the new design is highly eye-catching. The one-button trackpad is large and surprisingly easy to learn how to use, including new gestures that quickly minimise all applications or switch between them.
Cons: At the same time Apple updated the line, prices also went up alarmingly. We’ve tested the top-of-the-range model, but even the entry-level aluminium Macbooks are now up by around $300.
Verdict: A great notebook, but less affordable than it used to be.