Updated 18:24 PM PHT Tue, March 17, 2015
(CNN Philippines) — Apple teased fanboys and fangirls for a "special" event to be held on March 9 in San Francisco, California.
Most speculated that the anticipated Apple Watch will be launched. True enough, it was launched, but another Apple gem stole the spotlight – the new MacBook.
"We wanted to reinvent the notebook, and we did it," CEO Tim Cook said with a smirk and full of pride in a video of the event posted at the Apple website.
Cook brought out the gold MacBook and the crowd cheered.
"Can you even see it? I can't even feel it! " Cook said while showing off the thinness of the new MacBook.
Apple brought on the superlatives for the newest MacBook.
Apple claims it is the most extreme and energy-efficient notebook they have ever created.
Its senior vice president for marketing, Phil Schiller, says it is the lightest Mac at 2 lbs and the thinnest at 13.1 mm – that is 24% thinner than the previous thinnest.
The 12-inch, edge-to-edge Retina display consumes 30% less energy, but with the same brightness.
The all-metal enclosed MacBook is equipped with a fifth-generation Intel Core M processor that runs on just 5 watts of power, made even more efficient by optimizations throughout OS X Yosemite.
Apple also claims that the MacBook's new terraced and contoured battery cells will last all day or up to 9 hours of wireless web browsing.
There will be no more of the irritating noisy fan, as the system generates very little heat, thus needing no cooling fan.
Forget separate ports for USB, DisplayPort, Power, HDMI, and VGA, as all can be plugged into the single but versatile USB-C port.
Its all-new, full-sized keyboard uses a butterfly mechanism that create a more precise and stable typing in a fraction of the space.
The new Force Touch trackpad is a glass multitouch surface with four Force sensor and a Taptic Engine. The new trackpad allows you to easily click anywhere.
When you force click a word, you directly receive data from Wikipedia. When you force click an address, you automatically get the location on a map.
Schiller called it an incredible feat of engineering.
The new MacBook comes in silver, space gray, and a "stunning gold," as Schiller called it.
Netizens raved about the newest MacBook, causing it to trend in the Philippines on Twitter.
GOLD MACBOOK WOW— Cleve V. Arguelles (@clevearguelles) March 9, 2015
I WANT THE GOLD MACBOOK ?? pic.twitter.com/yztkeV71lp— Jenna Marbles (@funnyjoke) March 10, 2015
When Schiller mentioned "#MacBookLust" during his keynote, he surely knew how much everyone will lust for the new MacBook.
Do I really need a gold MacBook? The answer is yes, always yes. #MacBooklust— Nicole C. Donner (@melovecoffee) March 9, 2015
The 12-inch MacBook will retail starting at $1,299 or roughly P59,000 for the 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with 256GB of flash storage. A 12-inch 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor MacBook with 512GB of flash storage starts at $1,599 or roughly P71,955.
Shipping starts April 10.