Recently, Apple launched 12-inch MacBook Pro and it was hailed by some critics. Now the company has announced some upgrades to the Retina MacBook line last week. Soon the new 12-inch MacBook will have some snazzy features, colours, and other performance specs.
However, the question is: Is it worth trading in your old laptop for the new notebook? We have listed five reasons not to buy this new laptop and instead wait patiently for the next one.
Both the versions of 12-inch MacBooks are expensive.
The base model of MacBook is powered by 1.1 GHz m3 Skylake processor and 8 GB of memory is included. The base model has flash storage of 256 GB while the higher-end model has 512 GB storage and powered by 1.2 GHz m5 processor, notes CS Monitor.
Both devices carry a price tag of $1,299 and $1, 599 respectively.
Processing Speeds Are 10% Faster
The new MacBook has Skylake processor, which is rated to perform 10 percent faster than the previous MacBook. However, some viewers believe that the CPU could be even better.
Vlad Savov of The Verge said that Apple has failed to follow through on a truly revolutionary CPU.
“I can’t be the only person throwing his hands up in the air in exasperation. Intel’s Skylake processors got announced at least three times during 2015, but only now do we see them appear on an Apple computer, and it’s only the low-power M variant in the MacBook. Where are our powerful new mobile workhorses, Apple?” he wrote.
It has single USB-C Port
It certainly has the slimmer design but it has only one USB-C port and it is one-third of the size of a regular USB port. The previous MacBook also had a single USB-C port. Critics were quick to complain that the latest version also lacks full USB options.
No Update to the Keyboard
It is good to have a touch sensitive keyboard surface but the new and improved notebook has no update for the keyboard this year.
Apple Might Be Quietly Phasing Out the MacBook Air
It was announced that the new notebook has no-frills, and with the updates, it is said that the Retina notebook will overtake the MacBook Air.
“Apple is not a company that can be accused of doing things thoughtlessly and the decision to leave the Air’s display at the lower quality and resolution must be taken as a deliberate one. In other words, Apple is comfortable with keeping the Air as a technological straggler in its lineup,” writes Savov of The Verge.