Last year Apple launched MacBook with a major redesign, with a great screen, slender bezels and featherlight, and more importantly in Gold colour. No in 2016, the company has released a 12-inch MacBook with a first spec bump and it is now available in Rose gold.
The 2016 version is exactly the same as last year’s model but it did bring some advanced specifications and features. So what does it offer? The run down is as follows.
Most compact ultraportable laptop
The new Apple’s notebook has retained the same design of last year’s model but it adds just 2 pounds and a hair over half an inch (13.1mm) thick. Although the new HP Spectre 13 might be thinner than the new Rose Gold MacBook but it is heavier than the latter. Apple has maintained the most compact ultraportable laptops in the market. 8GB of memory is used as a standard in all configurations of the 13-inch MacBook Air, by Apple.
Houses the latest processor from Intel
One of the major updates in the new MacBook 2016 is its processor. The device sports Intel’s latest Core M Skylake processor, which is Intel’s sixth generation chipset, notes GSM Arena.
MacBook offers better performance than its predecessors
Christina Warren of Mashable notes in their MacBook review, the new core M5 MacBook offers performance between 25-30 percent better than last year’s model, according to Geekbench test. The previous model had the Core M processor. While Geekbench stats from other users claim that the Core M5 improvements look to be about 15 percent better than in 2015. In addition, the Intel HD Graphics 515 is included in the new versionand it rated about 25 percent better as compared to last year’s model.
Faster flash drives
In terms of storage, the flash drive performs faster than its predecessor. The Read performance is 20 percent better while write performance is 90 percent faster as compared to Macbook 2015.
Better battery life
The new laptop offers better battery life. According to Apple, the device can stay up to 10 hours of web browsing and 11 hours of iTunes movie playback.
Best better battery life is one of the key ingredients in MacBook lineup but single USB-C port can be one of the arguments someone could make.