Still $999, but now with a faster CPU, faster graphics, and a 10-hour battery life. This is a great selling point which proves Apple knows what customers want most.
Its built-in lithium-polymer battery now lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge,1 which makes it perfect for long flights, all-day workshops, and marathon study sessions. The new energy-efficient NVIDIA integrated graphics processor improves battery life by using less power for everyday tasks like writing email and surfing the web. And thanks to advanced battery chemistry and adaptive charging technology, the MacBook battery can be recharged up to 1000 times — good for about five years of typical use — and lasts nearly three times the lifespan of typical notebook batteries. That makes for less waste. And that, in turn, makes for one environmentally friendly battery.
Schools love the MacBook. I’ll bet they will love the iPad even more.