There’s a lot that’s really cool about Apple’s latest MacBooks.
But the coolest thing about them, for VO talent that will use these laptops, seems to be pretty boring to most people.
Apple’s not even touting it – you have to look in the fine print to find it.
But trust me – it defines coolness, because it’s so useful.
Yes, it weighs just 2 pounds.
Yes, it’s only 13 mm thin.
Yes, it’s got a 16×10 Retina display and edge-to-edge screen that lets you see more of your script and Audacity window more clearly.
Yes, the keys are nearly 20% larger.
Yes, the keyboard is 40% thinner.
Yes, the battery lasts up to 9 hours, and the Intel chip that powers it does so at only 5 watts.
And yes, it comes in silver, rose gold and space gray.
Let’s face it: none of that will make you a better VO talent.
But this will:
It has no fan.
Yep. No fan. Which means no fan noise. Ever. It uses a “chimney” system to channel heat up and out of the MacBook, from the body to the screen.
Which means, you don’t have to take a break when your Mac heats up and the fan kicks in. Because it has no fan.
Which, by definition, is coolness.
Note that I specify here the MacBook, not the MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air or any other model than the plain and simple MacBook.
(There’s one other Macintosh that
is fan-free (thanks, Joel!) has a fan that operates at just over 700 RPM and is virtually silent, but that particular Mac Pro can cost you over 4 times as much, and it’s not very portable.)
So, I now have an answer to one of the most often asked questions I get: “What’s the best computer to buy if I want to do voice over?”
The new MacBook. Check it out here.
Hope this helps.