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-[* black] The new MacBook is less than half the thickness of its 2009 ancestor, measuring 0.52 inches at its thickest point and weighing in at 2.03 pounds.
-[* black] The comparatively massive 2009 model, with its girthy 1.08-inch-thick chassis, totes a hefty 5 pound frame.
+[* black] The new MacBook is less than half the thickness of its 2009 ancestor, measuring 0.52 inches at its thickest point.
+[* black] At 1.08" thick, the 5 pounds of polycarbonate-swathed 2009 MacBook dwarfs our 2.03 pound Retina MacBook.
+ [* black] Apple probably shaved off a lot of that weight in removing ports. Back in 2009 we had MagSafe, ethernet, Mini DisplayPort, 2x USB, audio, and a security slot.
+ [* black] We'd also remind you to say goodbye to your optical drive, but that ship has [http://www.macworld.com/article/2013146/apple-and-the-incredible-vanishing-cd-drive.html|pretty much sailed|new_window=true].