Hands-On With Apple’s Stunning New Gold Laptop

TIME

Apple had a trick up its sleeve during Monday’s special event. And no, it wasn’t the Apple Watch.

(Though you ought to read my initial review of that device here.)

The company announced a new laptop, which it calls simply MacBook, that looks more like a MacBook Air that went on a diet. How slim, you ask? It measures just 13.1 millimeters at its thickest point, and weighs in at a mere 2.03 pounds.

And then you put your hands on it and realize. Gosh, it’s small. Incredibly small. Unbelievably small.

I repeated a similar phrase during the keynote that introduced it, which I live-blogged for this very publication. It’s easy to think dwell on size when the device is the sole item on a sweeping black stage. It’s another thing to walk into Apple’s demo area, lay your eyes on the sold, silver, and grey varieties, and think…

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