Apple has gone ahead and completely refreshed its 12-inch MacBook lineup, infusing the series with new processors, longer battery life and better graphics performance. Even the 13-inch MacBook Air has been updated with 8GB of RAM as a standard among all the configurations.
The big news here is the introduction of the first rose gold MacBook in all its pink glory. Unfortunately, the single USB-C port design has been carried forward, meaning you’ll still have to shell out additional cash for an adapter to connect things like a charger and HDMI cable simultaneously.
The updated 12-inch MacBook packs a 6th-gen dual-core Intel Core m3, m5 or m7 SoC which clock in at 1.1GHz, 1.2GHz and 1.3GHz, respectively. A Turbo Boost option increases the speed of the last to 3.1GHz only. Apple claims the new Intel HD Graphics 515 GPU makes the laptop’s performance up to 25% faster.
Apple has additionally equipped the notebook with faster PCIe-based SSD storage to make sure it conducts everyday tasks without lags. The device also contains a brand-new terraced and contoured battery design. This combined with the firm’s own custom technology has helped it to extend the battery life of the gadget by 1 hour to a total of 10 hours.
Here’s a neat look at the top specifications of the Apple MacBook:
– Display: 12-inch Retina, 2304 x 1440 pixels
– OS: OS X El Capitan
– Memory: 256GB/512GB
– RAM: 8GB
– Processor: Intel Core m3/m5/m7
– GPU: Intel HD Graphics 515
– Battery: 41.4-watt-hour
– Size: 28.05 x 19.65 x 0.35-1.31cm
– Weight: 0.92kg
– Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB-C, Wi-Fiac
The new-and-improved Apple MacBook is now up for sale on the company’s website and will hit retail outlets soon. Its price starts at $1299 in the US and Rs 106900 in India for the base model.