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Rose gold MacBook gets cut in half so we can see its incredible internal tech

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:16PM EST

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Apple’s new Retina MacBooks are promising some significant upgrades to both battery life and processor speeds, which is pretty remarkable given that the laptop weighs in at only 2 pounds and is just 13.1 millimeters thin. The crew at YouTube channel What’s Inside? decided to saw a rose gold version of the new Retina MacBook in half this week to give us a better look at its innards and came away very impressed by just how much cutting-edge tech Apple has jammed into such a small space.

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They first saw the laptop’s screen in half and find that it has several layers including a reflective layer and a protective layer. What’s really impressive, however, is what happens when they open up the inside of the laptop and look at its interior hardware:

See the tiny little section of chips that they’re pointing at? That’s the whole computer, including the CPU, RAM, router and storage. The black rectangles that surround it are all batteries. They also show how the USB Type-C connector cable can be used to both provide power to the laptop’s batteries and deliver access to the actual computer for accessories.

The whole video is really interesting and can be found below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.