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Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) 1.1 GHz

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Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) 1.1 GHz
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) 1.1 GHz
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5300, Core: 300 - 850 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, Dual-Channel Memory, 10.18.14.4112
Memory
8192 MB 
, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600, soldered, no Slots
Display
12 inch 16:10, 2304 x 1440 pixel 226 PPI, Apple APPA027, IPS Panel, LED Backlight, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-Y PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Apple SSD AP0256, 256 GB 
, NVMe-Protocol, 231 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset connection (3.5 mm jack), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Helligkeitssensor
Networking
Broadcom BCM4352 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.1 x 281 x 197 ( = 0.52 x 11.06 x 7.76 in)
Battery
40 Wh Lithium-Polymer, in-built
Operating System
Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Camera
Webcam: 480p Facetime Camera
Primary Camera: 0.3 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo Speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 29-Watt Power-Supply, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
920 g ( = 32.45 oz / 2.03 pounds), Power Supply: 169 g ( = 5.96 oz / 0.37 pounds)
Price
1449 Euro

 

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Average Score: 80.44% - good
Average of 40 scores (from 70 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 63%, features: 60%, display: 93% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 97%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) 1.1 GHz

89.7% Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) Notebook Preview | Notebookcheck
More display, less power. Finally the moment has come: The new Apple MacBook 12 faces our tests. Read all about our first results and get a first taste of our upcoming extensive review.
89.7% Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) 1.1 GHz Review | Notebookcheck
The art of omission. Sometimes less is more, which is what Apple probably thought when they designed the ultramobile MacBook 12. Besides unnecessary weight, they also removed (almost) all the ports. A radical concept that won't suit everybody – and inspire some.
80% Apple MacBook Air
Source: Laptop Mag English
Apple's 12-inch MacBook gets more attention due to its high-res display, but the 11-inch Air is a more practical solution for students and those who want a highly portable notebook. Its performance, keyboard and battery life hit all the right notes for a sub-3-pound ultraportable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MacBook
Source: ITP English
The new MacBook does pose something of a problem for the MacBook line, simply because it's so much more expensive than the MacBook Air - already a fabulous ultra-thin laptop with a great battery life. The thing is, the MacBook Air has always suffered from something of an image problem, coming across as the MacBook Pro's dweeby, under-powered little brother.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
Apple MacBook 12-Inch
Source: Hot Hardware English
We don't see a whole lot of middle ground when it comes to the new MacBook. Potential buyers are either going to embrace the super thin and incredibly lightweight laptop along with Apple's effort to deliver an almost entirely wireless experience, or they're going to poo-poo the lack of connectivity and cost of adapters.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2015
80% New MacBook 2015 review: is this the way all laptops should be?
Source: T3 English
Including just one USB Type-C port and tampering with the MacBook Air's near-perfect keyboard were daring, if unsurprising moves considering Apple's penchant for minimalism. Holding the new MacBook in the hand is like seeing into the future of laptop design; it's the MacBook Air all over again. Tablets are expected to sell poorly for a second consecutive year in 2015 as people look toward thin and light computers that let them get real work done, an area where the new MacBook excels.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple 12" MacBook
Source: Digital Versus English
This year Apple chose thinness over connectivity, basically obliging users to go wireless with their peripheral devices. You'll want to think about that before buying. When it comes to everything else, the 2015 MacBook 12-inch is impeccably well designed, it has long-lasting battery life and it performs adequately well for basic uses.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 30% display: 100% mobility: 80%
After a month of testing, Apple's new MacBook rates as perfect for working on the go.
Source: Computerworld.com English
The new MacBook isn't the fastest Mac ever -- but then again, with a size and weight perfect for traveling, it doesn't need to be. The MacBook offers a full OS X 10 experience in a package nearly as portable as the iPad. If your digital lifestyle is mostly on-the-go with an emphasis on wireless, this could be the computer for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2015
80% Apple MacBook Retina 12in
Source: It Pro English
Apple’s 12in Retina MacBook is a stunning ultra-portable laptop. Its sturdiness, battery life, screen quality and touchpad are rivalled only by Apple’s other laptops. If portability is absolutely paramount, then the MacBook’s light weight and battery life make it a superb choice, but its unique one-port configuration and reliance on wireless peripherals may make it challenging to fit into how you work – at least in the short to medium term.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Apple MacBook
Source: Digital Trends English
Right now, though, it offers too little for too much. It’s beautiful, well-engineered, and cutting-edge, but it’s not a good value. Go to the nearest Apple store. Marvel at its engineering. And then buy the MacBook Pro. Unless you spend most of your time working from an airplay tray, it’s the more sensible choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Apple MacBook (12-inch) review: Is port-free the future?
Source: Pocket Lint English
Whatever your stance, embracing the future ahead of the curve does mean you'll have to wait for everyone else to catch up, which at times might mean you'll end up getting caught out. We haven't been brave enough to go out without the USB dongle also in the bag, for example. The future is exciting, but now without its flaws. And there's no doubt about it: the 12-inch MacBook is the future of laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MacBook (12-inch, 2015) review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There’s no simple answer to this question. The new MacBook is brilliant. It’s a joy to use, looks incredible and runs silently like an iPad does. It’s a model of what future laptops will be like, but with a price tag to match that ambition. However, there’s a red line in this argument that overrules all opposing concerns. You can either live with its new-fangled single USB-C port, or you can’t. If you think you’ll need a bunch of adapters to do what you want, then you should buy a different laptop. That’s it. Yes, it’s pretty and you may really want to own it, but you shouldn’t.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% emissions: 100%
80% Apple MacBook
Source: Comp Reviews English
Apple's new MacBook is an impressive machine considering how thin it is and it certainly makes up for the non-retina MacBook Air models. The problem is that the thin design also introduces a number of issues. It is almost too small to use at times. Connecting it to peripherals is a very big hassle right now that could be corrected as the USB Type C connector gets adopted by more people
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% New MacBook 2015 review
Source: Techradar English
The decision of whether you should buy a new MacBook is a simple one: does it play to your strengths? Perhaps you need the lightest and most portable OS X machine out there today, one with good battery life. Maybe you appreciate an incredible, vibrant display that's equally as good at rendering your crisp documents as it is displaying the same amount of a spreadsheet as a 24-inch monitor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook 2015: Twelve inches of slim and shiny fanboi joy
Source: Reg Hardware English
The design of the new MacBook is world class. It’s wonderfully slim, light and sturdy, with the added bonus of a high quality Retina display. However, the MacBook’s entry-level performance is disappointing, and the limited connectivity may deter some people from taking the plunge until USB-C becomes a bit more mainstream.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/06/2015
80% Almost a game changer
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The MacBook is a project fueled by ambition. Somewhere in Apple’s ranks is a person who set out to make a notebook thinner and lighter than anything before it. That they have. The MacBook is thin, light and striking. Place it on a desk and it deems everything else antique. Carry it on the go and it will be with the same sense of pride one carries an Italian made brief case.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Apple MacBook 2015 review
Source: Stuff TV English
But maybe you really, really want it anyway. And who could blame you? It really is lovely. And you could always get an adapter or two to enhance its productivity credentials. Make no mistake, this is the laptop you buy out of want, rather than need. While your head is saying “Pro” or “Air”, your heart will be purring “new MacBook”. And sometimes there’s nothing wrong with following your heart.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple new MacBook review (early 2015)
Source: Expert Reviews English
It’s hard not to fall in love with the new MacBook. It’s a staggeringly-brilliant bit of engineering and doesn’t compromise on usability, even though it is incredibly tiny. On the face of things, the starting price of £1,049 seems fairly expensive, but it’s £30 less than the equivalent 13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, and only £70 more than the 11-inch MacBook Air with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. Given the new MacBook's better display and lower weight, we’d definitely buy it over either of the Air models. Performance is the big issue for this laptop: it’s got enough grunt for simple tasks, making it a good choice as a second computer for working on the move. If you just want one laptop that does everything, however, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is still the model for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook 1.1 GHz review (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015): The future of Apple laptops
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The MacBook is a triumph in notebook miniaturisation, squeezing a Retina IPS display and full-size keyboard into a 13 mm (at its thickest) tapered chassis, with weight below 1 kg. At over £1000 it’s more an executive notebook than the everyman laptop once given the name MacBook, but that money buys a sleek statement in what’s now possible in lightweight ultraportables. The fan-free design heralds a breakthrough in silent computing and while it is measurably behind the MacBook Air in performance it doesn’t often show it in everyday use.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook review
Source: PC Pro English
There’s no doubt, however, that Apple has succeeded in what it set out to do. That is to create a sub-1kg laptop as usable as far larger laptops, as long-lasting and powerful as most people need, and that doesn’t make compromises in display or build quality to achieve its goals. Yes, it’s expensive; no, it isn’t for everyone – but it is a superb laptop all the same.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Tested In-Depth: Apple 12-Inch MacBook (2015)
Source: Tested English
We've been living with Apple's new MacBook for a few weeks, and sit down to discuss in-depth its technical merits and interesting design choices. Even if you're not interested in Macs, the use of Intel's Core-M chip and USB Type-C give insights into the future of mobile computing. Here's how the retina MacBook fits into Apple's laptop lineup, and how this pricey device compares to other Core M-based computers.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/28/2015
Testing: Apple's 12-Inch MacBook (2015)
Source: Tested English
For a company that prides itself for attention to detail, the single-port design is an intentional choice, one that doesn't just project Apple's vision of the future of laptops, but identifies the ideal user of this MacBook. This isn't going to be a laptop for someone who needs to plug into a monitor every day, nor is it going to be someone who needs a computer for video editing. It's a laptop for coffee shops, airplanes, and hotel rooms. For shoulder bags instead of laptop bags. And that's OK.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2015
80% MacBook
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
It's controversial; it's sexy and built as perfectly as any Apple product. That's the 12" MacBook, a 2 lb. laptop that's sturdy enough to throw in your bag with little care, yet it can get any basic computing task done quickly. The biggest problem with the MacBook may be how hard it is to get one. At launch it wasn't available in stores and immediately went to a 4-6 week backorder status.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
12-inch MacBook (2015) review: Lighter than Air, but at a cost
Source: Gizmag English
Is the new MacBook a smart practical purchase right now? Not really. You're paying for the combination of its form factor, that gorgeous display and OS X. The Retina MacBook Pro gives you two out of three – and adds faster performance and a 23 percent bigger screen. You have to really want that ultra-light, slim and sexy build, to opt for the new MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2015
54% Apple MacBook Review (12-inch 2015 model)
Source: Notebookreview.com English
On one hand, this is a wonderful evolution of the MacBook Air with a gorgeous 12-inch screen, fantastic battery life, and all the goodies that come with the latest release of OS X Yosemite. This laptop is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a Mac that can run all the OS X apps that you need for work and play, includes a keyboard, has all-day battery life, and is only marginally larger than an iPad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 54%
80% Apple MacBook
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, the MacBook—like many other portables in its class, particularly other Core M-based models we've seen—delivers capable performance, as long as you think of it as a traveling productivity partner, online venturer, and music and video entertainment enjoyment station rather than a formidable number-cruncher or content-creation machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Living in the future: Apple’s super-thin MacBook reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
If neither of those things bother you and you’re already living in a wireless world, relying on a phone and/or tablet to take care of your life, you will love the MacBook, as it’s not just an excellent machine, but also a sign of things to come, and if living in the future is your idea of awesome, this is one machine you’ll have to check out.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 100%
70% Apple MacBook 12-inch Retina
Source: Laptop Mag English
My initial reaction to the MacBook was that it was too ahead of its time, but there are lots of things I love about it right now. The new butterfly keyboard and touchpad design make this 2-pound wonder surprisingly comfortable to use for long stretches, and the ultrabright and colorful Retina display make the experience all the more pleasant.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Hands-on with Apple’s hyper-thin MacBook
Source: Gadgetguy English
Right now, from our initial glance, it appears Apple is targeting the on-the-go professional, with someone who relies heavily on a wireless environment to get their work done, using their computer for web surfing, some light office and productivity work, and generally is after something as high class as they are. Consider us intrigued, because thin isn’t just in, it’s also waving its arms about trying to get the attention of everyone… and succeeding.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2015
80% Apple MacBook 12-Inch (2015)
Source: PC Mag English
The Apple MacBook is certainly an excellent choice if you travel frequently and want to run desktop apps instead of settling for mobile versions. It's lighter and much slimmer than the latest Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, and its battery lasts longer. However, the latter holds on as our Editors' Choice high-end ultraportable laptop because at the same price as the 12-inch MacBook, it is still faster at most tasks, and it has much more versatile connectivity options.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
MacBook Retina Review – The Portable Performer
Source: Slashgear English
In contrast, the new Macbook makes a laptop truly a laptop again. No heat to scorch your lap. Lightweight enough that you can be working for hours without losing sensation in the rest of your legs. And, being that it’s a laptop, you shouldn’t have to worry about plugging it in after a few hours of use, and there the power-sipping processor and OS X's smarts allow you to keep going for hours.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2015
80% Review: Apple MacBook
Source: Wired Magazine English
Much like that first Air, the new MacBook is for the future. It’s a vision of our next computer, the one we’ll buy when our Airs or ThinkPads can’t keep up anymore. The MacBook is a work in progress: The processor and the battery will improve, and the price will drop. It won’t take long. The future’s getting here faster than you think.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: New MacBook 2015 review
Source: Techradar English
This is a great design from Apple, bringing a 12-inch laptop with a Retina display and stunning lightweight chassis for not much in the way of compromise... apart from the price, with it starting at $1299. It comes in silver, gold and space gray, all of which look really neat (space gray really is classy) and man... this thing is SO LIGHT.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/09/2015
80% Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2015) review:A minimalist
Source: CNet English
Likewise, this new MacBook will also be the right fit for a smaller segment of a public than the more universally useful 13-inch MacBook Air or Pro. But those who can work with the limitations -- primarily a lack of ports, shorter battery life, performance that's not suited for pro-level photo and video editing, and a shallow keyboard that takes some getting used to -- will love its sharp display, slim and light body, and responsive touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Apple MacBook 12-inch Retina
Source: Laptop Mag English
My initial reaction to the MacBook was that it was too ahead of its time, but there are lots of things I love about it right now. The new butterfly keyboard and touchpad design make this 2-pound wonder surprisingly comfortable to use for long stretches, and the ultrabright and colorful Retina display make the experience all the more pleasant.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Review: The new 12-inch MacBook is a laptop without an ecosystem
Source: PC World English
The MacBook is a gorgeous piece of hardware. The Retina display is excellent, and I’m really loving the Force Touch trackpad. The keyboard is more of a hit-or-miss affair; if you’re someone who is particular about your keyboards and spends a whole lot of time typing, it may be a deal-breaker.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
MacBook Air vs MacBook comparison: Which is the best lightweight Mac laptop?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
For now it’s clear that the MacBook Air offers the better deal in terms of specs, presuming that you are looking for a light laptop – if weight isn’t an issue then there are even better options in the MacBook Pro range.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2015
New 12-inch MacBook vs iPad Air 2: Should you buy Apple's ultra-portable laptop or super-slim tablet?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you're looking for a work device first and foremost, the MacBook is the better option. There's a better range of work software on OS X, the hardware keyboard and Force Touch touchpad will be a crucial advantage over a touchscreen, and the extra screen space will be a boon. If you're mostly going to be using email, web surfing and light gaming, the iPad is more appealing.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2015
MacBook vs Surface 3 Pro comparison: The Surface is impressive, but is it better than the MacBook?
Source: MacRumors English
It’s a tough choice between the MacBook and Surface 3 Pro. Both have their strong points and weaknesses, but overall we’d have to choose the MacBook. The amount of attention to detail that Apple has and the features that the MacBook has makes it the better choice of the two. As we said, it is a tough choice and really it comes down to the individual and their portable computing needs.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2015
Apple MacBook 2015 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
First impressions suggest the MacBook’s a seriously impressive laptop. It’s an object of desire, a feat of engineering and a honed tool for getting stuff done. It imposes some limitations that may start off awkward, but it’s likely you’ll quickly adapt to them. But it’s clearly not for everyone. The professional show-off will love how tiny and sexy it is, but the regular user for whom a laptop is also as a repository for photos or a portal to entertainment will find alternatives that suit them better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/10/2015
New Apple MacBook (12-inch): Stunning, super thin and oh so bling (hands-on)
Source: Pocket Lint English
Finally there is the colour. Gone are the days of just silver, now there are the iPad's slate grey and gold options in the mix too. The gold is, well, really gold and shows others you are confident. Maybe overly. It's a lot of gold for a boardroom or a train so make sure you're the kind of person who can carry it off.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2015

Foreign Reviews

80% Apple Macbook – Das Mini-Macbook Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Das Macbook aus der Zukunft
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2015
88% Apple MacBook 12" 1,1 GHz, 256GB SSD (Frühjahr 2015)
Source: Mac Welt - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 88%
96% Apple MacBook 12" 1,1 GHz, 256GB SSD (Frühjahr 2015)
Source: SFT - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 96%
90% Apple priorisiert neu
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 90% ergonomy: 100%
Neues Apple MacBook mit USB Typ-C
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2015
Flach, mobil & ultraschick
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2015
Das Macbook aus der Zukunft
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2015
95% Apples 12 Zoll Notebook der Zukunft
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 98%
Apple MacBook 12" 1,1 GHz, 256GB SSD (Frühjahr 2015)
Source: Mac Welt - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
90% Nicht schon wieder Gangbang!
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 90% ergonomy: 100%
Apple MacBook (2015) Prozessortyp Intel Core M
Source: Mac Life - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
82% Apple MacBook 2016: un'anteprima del futuro
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 75% performance: 80% features: 78% workmanship: 95%
70% Apple MacBook (2015) - De toekomst van de laptop
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Apple MacBook review: kleiner, dunner, lichter
Source: Hardware.info Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Excellent screen in combination with the low weight and small size; good battery. Negative: Weak CPU; only 1 connecting port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2015
80% Test : Apple MacBook 12 pouces, l'ultraportable sexy qui doit faire encore un effort...
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Test : MacBook Retina 12 pouces, une machine à écrire 2.0 trop chère et peu puissante
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Apple MacBook
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook (2015) : prise en main
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/10/2015
Обзор нового MacBook: предмет роскоши
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Very good autopnomy; slim and light. Negative: Poor connectitivy; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2016
Обновленный вариант самого тонкого и легкого ноутбука Apple
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Incredibly slim, lightweight, with a stunning screen; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/13/2016
Легкой походкой или Apple MacBook Air 11 против Apple MacBook 12
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful appearance; high-resolution screen; good keyboard and touchpad; excellent mobility.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2015
Apple Macbook 12 – Революция Или Обман?
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Super Slim and lightweight; high brightness and contrast, wide viewing angles of the display; long battery life. Negative: Only 1 connecting port; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2015
Apple MacBook Retina (Early 2015): ультратонкий 12-дюймовый ноутбук с одним разъемом
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Perfect design with elegant look; very good battery life. Negative: Expensive; weak game performance.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2015
Обзор Apple MacBook 12" Early 2015: между «Маком» и «айпадом»
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: High brightness and contrast display; decent performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2015
Обзор Apple Macbook 12 Retina: Слабоумие И Отвага?
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Slim and lightweight aluminum case; high-quality Retina-screen; excellent touchpad; no cooling fan. Negative: High price; modest performance; no additional connectors.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2015
Đánh giá Macbook 12” 2015: siêu mỏng, vừa đủ mạnh, pin lâu
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Excellent design; excellent display; good battery; decent performance; good keyboard. Negative: Only 1 connecting port; mediocre camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2015
12英寸苹果Macbook上手:轻、薄
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/17/2015
金光闪亮加特技! 新款12寸MacBook首评
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/10/2015
83% Apple MacBook
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 83%

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Model: The Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) 1.1 GHz is driven by the ideology of a creating the most compact and minimalistic laptop. Sometimes it takes the minimalistic concept a bit too far by removing a few convenient capabilities but the core essential delivers nonetheless. The 0.92 kg device has all the elegance a modern Apple device has in terms of clean lines, smooth contours, and color options. The finish is textured nicely with the device feeling robust in hand due to the metal construction. Color options are silver, gold and space grey; a consistent look for Apple. There are 2 variants based on hardware specification. The higher pricing device comes with an Intel Core M processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and 512 GB PCIe flash storage.

Features shared between the 2 variants are 8 GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, Intel HD Graphics 5300 GPU and the stunning 12 inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology. The keyboard on the Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) 1.1 GHz comes with a newly designed Butterfly Mechanism that improves button stability yet maintaining the tactile feel. Apple has also included a new trackpad with Force Touch; a pressure sensitive trackpad that will respond differently depending on the amount of pressure applied by a user. Battery life on the device is around 7 - 9 hours of usage time.

Intel HD Graphics 5300: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in Core M processors from the Broadwell Y-series (4.5 W TDP). 

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

5Y31: Broadwell-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5300 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

12":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.92 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


80.44%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-03-29 (Update: 2015-03-29)