Apple has released a rose gold MacBook and updated the MacBook Air
Yesterday, Apple announced an update of the line of MacBook and MacBook Air laptops.
Tuesday, April 19, to the delight of fans, Apple announced a new 12-inch MacBook with Retina display. The device received the version in the color “rose gold” and improved hardware. As with the previous generation of ultra-portable laptops, the new version is equipped with a 12” Retina display with a resolution of 2304×1440, a full size keyboard and Force Touch trackpad, which is able to recognize the force of pressing. Externally MacBook didn’t change – size and weight remain the same but the hardware of the laptop became more powerful.
The new 12-inch MacBook received the 5th generation processor Intel Core M (m3, m5 and m7, depending on the configuration), which provide silent operation and energy efficiency. Working in tandem, the CPU and the OS X operating system consume so little power that the computer is almost not heat up, therefore there is no need for cooling fan. And that means that your MacBook will work silently – according to the official website of Apple.
The device is equipped with 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM with a frequency of 1866 MHz and a built-in storage of 256 or 512 GB, Intel HD Graphics 515 processor, which increase the productivity up to 25%. Retina display with resolution of 2304×1440 pixels (pixel density – 226 ppi). Also, the screen has an LED backlight.
12-inch MacBook supports wireless Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard and is compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n. According to Apple’s website, the new product can work up to 11 hours without recharging, so that users no longer have to recharge every few hours. Charging is done via USB-C port, however the Thunderbolt 3, which had around so many rumors is missing in the new MacBook. The laptop is an extremely lightweight and compact (dimensions: 28.5 x 19.65 x 0.35 / 1.31 cm, weight – 0.92 kg). The device is available in four colors – gold, silver, gray space and the new one rose gold. The new MacBook can be already purchased via the official Apple’s website.
The performance of the new 12-inch MacBook increased by 15-18% compared to the 2015 model. According to the benchmark, the MacBook 2016 in the single-core test, scored 2894 points, while in multi-core – 5845 points. For comparison, last year’s model with the same clock frequency received 2437 and 5049 points respectively.
As for MacBook Air update, Apple only increased the amount of RAM memory. Now, 8GB of RAM is a standard for all 13.3-inch configurations. The range of 11-inch versions of MacBook Air was not changed.