Apple updates MacBook with new processors, adds Rose Gold

The 12-inch MacBook also gets graphics boost and longer battery life.

Apple on Tuesday updated its laptop offerings with a new version of its 12-inch MacBook. The company upgraded the processor and graphics subsystem, boosted battery life, and expanded the color choices.

Apple offers two standard configurations of the new MacBook with new processors that are an upgrade over the Intel Core M Broadwell processors in the previous MacBook. The $1,199 model comes with a 64-bit 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M3 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.2GHz, 4MB L3 cache, and 256GB of PCIe-based onboard flash storage. The $1,599 model has a 64-bit 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core M5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz, 4MB L3 cache, and 512GB of PCIe-based onboard flash storage. Each model has the option to upgrade the processor to a 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core m7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) with 4MB L3 cache for an additional fee.

All MacBook models come standard with 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR memory and Intel HD Graphics 515 with support for a resolution of 2304-by-1440 pixels. The MacBook still has a single USB-C port that can deliver 100 watts of power, 10Gbps data transfer speeds, and can be used to connect external displays.

Like the previous MacBook, the laptop measures 11.04 x 7.74 x 0.52 inches (the end towards the user tapers to 0.14 inches), and weighs 2.03 pounds.

Apple claims that the battery life has improved, stating 10 hours of “wireless web browsing” and 11 hours of ”iTunes movie playback.” That’s a boost of an hour for each usage over the previous MacBook.

Apple added a rose gold finish to the MacBook lineup to go with the gold, silver, and space gray options.

Apple also announced that the standard configuration of the 13-inch MacBook Air now comes with 8GB of memory instead of 4GB.

Macworld has a full review of the 12-inch MacBook in the works, so stay tuned.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags macbook airApplemacbook

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Roman Loyola

Macworld.com
Show Comments

Cool Tech

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?