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Apple explains the notch on the MacBook Pros

Apple explains the notch on the MacBook Pros

The Apple executive Shruti Haldea explained why the company thinks the notch is the winning choice for i MacBook Pro submitted last week. According to the executive it is a “smart way” to manage the screen, optimizing the space occupied by macOS menu bar.

The notch on the “MacBook Pro” optimizes screen space

Last week, Shruti Haldea unveiled Apple’s new line of laptops along with his peers at the Unleashed event. Many practical innovations: the new ones M1 Pro and Max chipsthe return of the doors HDMI and of the bed of SDthe disappearance of the Touch Bar. But on an aesthetic level, the biggest novelty brought it notch where is the webcam. A design note stolen from iPhones to reduce the bezels of the laptop as much as possible.

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A choice that many on social media have criticized, although it still takes time to prove its actual usefulness or not in everyday use. In his interview on the Same Brain podcast, Shruti Haldea defended the choice, explaining its practical advantages.

“What we’ve done is make the display taller. As in the 16-inch notebook, you still have an active area of ​​16.0 diagonally in that 16:10 window. And we just made the display bigger and put the menu bar up. We moved it up and away from the work area. So it’s a really smart way to give more space to the contentsthe. And when you’re in full-screen mode, you have a 16:10 window and it’s big. It is not noticeable “.

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Apple at the presentation explained that the bezels of the new laptops are 24% smaller on the sides and 60% on the top, measuring only 3.5mm. The notch seems less noticeable on the large latptop screen than on smartphones. But Apple is betting that features like the dark mode and full-screen animations make the top bar housing the webcam less visible.

What do you think about it? Have the new MacBook Pros convinced you?