The latest Apple Event has been and gone, and we are left with some exciting new Apple products as a result. First and foremost the shiny new MacBook with the all-metal enclosure crafted from a single block of aluminum.

Apple says that this means not only a thinner MacBook but, importantly, a much more durable one.

It doesn't look bad either!

Inside the beautiful new body things have also changed. There is the addition of state of the art NVIDIA graphics for a start and large glass iPhone-inspired Multi-Touch trackpads to finish.

Let's look at the NVIDIA graphics first then. This is actually the all new NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 3D integrated graphics processor. It comes with 16 parallel processing cores, delivering up to five times the 3D graphics performance as previous MacBooks could ever hope to achieve.

The amazing glass Multi-Touch trackpad on the MacBook increases the tracking area over previous designs by some 40 percent. Which means you can do all that iPhone inspired gesture stuff like pinching, rotating and swiping. The entire trackpad surface is also a button, allowing users to both track and click virtually anywhere on the trackpad. Cool huh?

"Apple has invented a whole new way of building notebooks from a single block of aluminum. And, just as important, they are the industry's greenest notebooks," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "The new MacBooks offer incredible features our users will love - like their stunning all-metal design, great 3D graphics and LED backlit displays. "

Jonathan Ive, the man behind the design of the iPod and now the new MacBook, adds "The MacBook's unibody enclosure is made from a single block of aluminum, making the new MacBook fundamentally thinner, stronger and more robust with a fit and finish that we've never even dreamed of before."

But Apple was not finished there, it also revealed the 24 inch LED Cinema Display, with a backlit widescreen display and built-in iSight video camera, microphone and speakers. Of course, it is also a stunner to look at with a thin aluminum and glass enclosure just made to go with the new MacBook. The 24-inch glossy, widescreen display with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution uses LED-backlit technology to provide instant full-screen brightness and great power efficiency. It is suspended by an aluminum stand with an adjustable hinge that makes tilting the display almost effortless.

"The new LED Cinema Display is the most advanced display that Apple has ever made," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. It also happens to be the greenest Apple display ever, made with mercury-free LED technology, arsenic-free glass and highly recyclable materials.

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A freelance technology journalist for 30 years, I have been a Contributing Editor at PC Pro (one of the best selling computer magazines in the UK) for most of them. As well as currently contributing to, The Times and Sunday Times via Raconteur Special Reports, SC Magazine UK, Digital Health, IT Pro and Infosecurity Magazine, I am also something of a prolific author. My last book, Being Virtual: Who You Really are Online, which was published in 2008 as part of the Science Museum TechKnow Series by John Wiley & Sons. I am also the only three times winner (2006, 2008, 2010) of the BT Information Security Journalist of the Year title, and was humbled to be presented with the ‘Enigma Award’ for a ‘lifetime contribution to information security journalism’ in 2011 despite my life being far from over...