There weren’t many complaints with the previous 12-inch MacBook model (which is a ‘best buy’), and if you own the previous model you don’t have a reason to rush on getting this one. If on the other hand, this is your first dip on the MacBook world, this is the slimmest MacBook and you can choose an Intel i5 for even faster performance (see the lowest price).
Processor: Intel Core m3 – 1.2 GHz – 2 Cores
RAM: 8 GB
Storage: 256 GB SSD
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615
Resolution: 2304 x 1440
OS: Mac OS
Weight: 0.92 kg
Dimensions: 28 x 19.6 x 1.5 cm
USB 2.0: none
USB 3.0: none
Ethernet port: no
Backlit keyboard: yes
Separate numeric keypad: no
This MacBook comes with an Intel core m3 processor, 256GB SSD, and 8 GB of RAM. This is a small upgrade from the last year version. There’s also a model with an Intel Core i5 processor and 512 GB SSD if you want even more power and storage. They also upgraded the graphics chip from last year from 515 to Intel HD Graphics 615 chip.
The battery holds up well at about 12 hours of web browsing and video playback, which is quite impressive. The boot time of this MacBook is about eight seconds. If you want to run demanding software like video editing software you should go for a MacBook Pro, but for everyone else, this 12-inch MacBook is more than enough.
Even though the MacBook is really thin the audio is very good with clear and enjoyable sound. You get the same Retina display that Apple is famous for. Nothing new here. Not that this is a bad thing, it’s a very sharp and fantastic screen with vivid colors.
The same problem as the last year model is still here and that is the single USB-C port which is also the way to charge it. So you get one port to charge the device and plug something in.
We get that this is the latest and fastest port and that this kept the design slim but at least two of them would’ve been nice. You’ll need an adapter if you want to charge it at the same time with plugging something else in and also for compatibility with older ports.
This is an excellent laptop. There’s not too many laptops that perform like this one. If you’re new to the MacBook you might find a lot to love about this one but if you own an older version you don’t really need the upgrade.
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