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MacBook hands-on: Thinner, lighter and oh-so beautiful in gold

MacBook hands-on: Thinner, lighter and oh-so beautiful in gold

Brandon Russell

Apple added a brand new MacBook to its lineup on Monday, and it’s the thinnest, lightest Apple laptop we’ve ever seen. At just 2 pounds, the MacBook is not much heavier than an iPad Air 2, and it’s 24-percent thinner than Apple’s thinnest MacBook Air. Seriously, it makes the Air, which is elegant and svelte and beautiful, seem downright elephantine. Our devices are getting thinner all...

Surface Pro 3 Unboxing and Hands-On: Microsoft's Laptop Of the Future

Surface Pro 3 Unboxing and Hands-On: Microsoft's Laptop Of the Future

Brandon Russell

So there was no Surface Mini announcement this week like many were expecting. But Microsoft did introduce a thinner, faster, more advanced follow-up to the Surface Pro 2—and it’s impressive. The company’s Surface devices have always had a vague sense of purpose, and as a result have failed to break into must-own territory. The Surface Pro 3, a direct competitor with Apple’s MacBook Air...