There are a lot of innovations crammed into Apple’s latest MacBook, including a 12-in. Retina display, a new Force Touch trackpad, a full-size keyboard that’s been redesigned to compensate for the device’s size, the introduction of USB-C (a new USB standard featuring a reversible connection) and cleverly stacked batteries for maximum space efficiency. Also, for the first time, Apple is offering the MacBook in space gray, silver and gold, the same colors it offers in the iPhone and iPad lineup.
But looking past the specs, the question is: What is the new MacBook like as a day-to-day system? I spent a month with the MacBook — including two round-trip car rides between Orlando, Fla. and Providence, R.I. — in an attempt to find out.