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Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz

Specifications

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz (MacBook 12 (Early 2016) Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3L-1866 soldered
Display
12 inch 16:10, 2304x1440 pixel 226 PPI, APPA027, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-Y Premium PCH
Storage
Apple SSD AP0256, 256 GB 
, NVMe, 231 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: headset, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Broadcom 802.11ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.1 x 280.5 x 196.5 ( = 0.52 x 11.04 x 7.74 in)
Battery
41.4 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Operating System
Apple OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Camera
Primary Camera: 0.345 MPix 480p FaceTime
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, two microphones, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Released
04/19/2016
Weight
927 g ( = 32.7 oz / 2.04 pounds), Power Supply: 171 g ( = 6.03 oz / 0.38 pounds)
Price
1449 Euro

 

Average Score: 81.59% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 65%, features: 50%, display: 90% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz

90.5% Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz Review | Notebookcheck
Pioneering. One of the hotly debated devices from Apple's line-up has been updated: The MacBook 12 omits non-essential features and focuses on highest portability. Fan, many interfaces, a mechanical touchpad, a long key travel: "You don't need that."
80% MacBook review
Source: Techradar English
Apple has given the MacBook's performance a much-needed boost, and it helps OS X zip along much better. Its critical flaws remain, but the 2016 version is less of a risk than it was last year. We just wish it was a bit cheaper.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Xiaomi MI Notebook Air 12 VS Apple MacBook Review
Source: Igeekphone English
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Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2016
80% Review: Apple MacBook (2016)
Source: PC Authority English
If your needs are relatively light, and you value design and portability over all else, then you’ll love the MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Faster and longer-lasting than ever, is the 12in MacBook the best portable laptop?
Source: PC Advisor English
There's no escaping the fact that this is a very similar laptop to its 2015 predecessor, which so divided the tech community. But we think the problems have been overblown. The engineering on show is superb, and the performance is completely acceptable for a modern-day computer of this size. The arguments that there should be more ports on the MacBook only exist because people want one, and are frustrated that their current set-up needs will not allow for it. Apple has undoubtedly improved the MacBook for 2016. It is a truly outstanding laptop that will be wrongly categorised as a luxury technological item. There's a difference between something costing a little too much and it being luxurious - just like the MacBook Air, this laptop deserves to fall in price and rise in specs to continue to be what we consider an excellent flagship computer. The world and its ports just need to catch up.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Apple MacBook 2016 Review: The Good, The Bad, The Expensive
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Apple MacBook 2016 is an excellent piece of hardware with all the compromises and frustrations common with mobile tech. The single USB Type-C port is the hardest to swallow, especially given that USB Type-C accessories are prohibitively expensive. In a few years, USB Type-C accessories will be cheaper and this will be a moot point. But during this transition, we’re annoyed that a $1,299 laptop doesn’t ship with any extras to take the edge off. We can look past the other drawbacks — the lousy camera, shallow keyboard, and non-touch display — but the single port hinders productivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Apple Macbook review (2016, 12-inch)
Source: Expert Reviews English
As good as last year’s model was, I felt like a really needed an excuse in order to justify buying one. This year’s model, however, with its better battery life, faster storage and quicker CPU is a laptop that needs no such vindication. If portability is the most important thing to you, there's simply nothing else like it. However, if you need more power, this probably isn't the laptop you're looking for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook (12-inch, 2016) hands-on review: A question of port
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Apple finds itself in a simultaneously difficult and enviable position in 2016. Having cast its spell over the laptop, the smartphone and the tablet, it has run out of things to revolutionise, things to invent. It seems that Apple is starting to plateau, in both creative and financial terms, but (perhaps unfairly) it must live up to its own hype every time it releases a product. Such as this amazing MacBook, an update to the original 12-inch MacBook unveiled in 2015.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MacBook (12-inch, 2016) review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The 2016 MacBook is much the same computer as that of last year in most respects, but it's more powerful and a little longer-lasting. Those in possession of a 2015 MacBook will find little reason to upgrade – unless they have a particular liking for Rose Gold, that is.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 60% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 90%
70% Apple MacBook
Source: Computer Shopper English
Apple did a fairly minimal amount of tweaking with the 2016 MacBook, dropping new Intel Core M processors and a faster SSD into the snazzy, slim, and solid-feeling chassis that debuted in 2015. We're sure the Rose Gold hue will make the system more appealing to some, but the other color options will still be there for those who prefer a more traditional (and professional) look.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Apple MacBook (2016) review
Source: Stuff TV English
It’s the MacBook Air’s prettier, younger brother. But sometimes we wish it had a bit more of the MacBook Air about it. One USB-C is only really going to cut if you’re one of those stereotype millennials who uses a laptop solely to watch YouTube, obsess over their Instagram likes and waste time browsing inane websites. For the remotely hardcore crowd, this is better as a second, ultraportable PC. And for the bargain-savvy buyer, why not check out Apple’s first-gen MacBook refurbs? Unless you’d lap up that extra hour’s battery life, the older version is just about as good.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple MacBook (2016) review: Small and even more perfectly formed
Source: PC Pro English
Should you buy one? If your needs are relatively light, and if you value design and portability over everything else, then you'll love the MacBook. But you'll also find yourself grimacing occasionally when you release you've left the vital dongle you need to connect a monitor and power simultaneously at home. Thankfully, at least with this generation, you'll get closer to all-day battery life from it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MacBook 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: 04/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MacBook 2016 review: Ultraportable laptop satisfies with speed gains
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
For a lot of people, the MacBook is the ideal laptop. It’s light, small, easy to carry, and offers good performance for productivity software, though it can handle pro apps fine (you’ll just have to wait a little longer for some tasks). The MacBook is meant to serve for the user constantly on the go, and it serves that purpose well.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% 12" MacBook
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
As ever, the 12" MacBook is a surprisingly polarizing little laptop. The first generation sold so well folks had to wait months to buy one, so some people obviously love it (and are willing to spend this much on an ultraportable). Others have lambasted it for lacking ports, having a Core M rather than Core i5 and for costing so darned much.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Schlanker Begleiter für Kreative
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2016
100% Apple MacBook 12" (2016) 1,1GHz 256GB Goud - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
75% Apple MacBook: sneller met langere accuduur
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
不吹不黑|用过MacBook后,论逼格我就只服自己
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Slim size and lightweight; powerful hardware; beautiful design. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2016

Comment

Model: The Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz is a laptop designed for people who are looking for portable solutions. It features a well-built and sturdy aluminum case. The OS X El Capitan system comes with a 1.1 GHz Intel Core M3-6Y30, an Intel HD Graphics 515, a 256 GB SSD and 8 GB DDR3L-1866 RAM. Its 12-inch IPS display features a resolution of 2304 x 1440 pixels.

The backlit keyboard uses a unique butterfly mechanism. In addition, it is easy to type on. The connectivity includes a USB 3.1 Type C port with charging support, a native DisplayPort 1.2 and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which supports the Apple iPhone headset with microphone and remote. Moreover, the devices comes with a 480p FaceTime front camera. The laptop is lightweight with 0.92 kg. Its battery lasts up to 9:38 h of continuous web surfing via WiFi.

Series: The Apple MacBook 12 is a Macbook with 12 inch display for productivity on the go with 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core m5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz) with 4 MB L3 cache, Intel HD Graphics 515, 8 GB of 1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, 512 GB PCIe-based onboard flash storage. Its unique 12-inch Retina display with LED backlight and IPS technology delivers sharp and high definition images. The display features a resolution of 2304 x 1440 pixels and pixel density of 226 pixels per inch.

The Apple Macbook 12 runs on Apple’s latest operating system, which is the Apple El Capitan OSX 10.11.4. It features a full-sized Chiclet keyboard with LED backlight, including 12 function keys and four arrow keys with ambient light sensor. With only 0.92 kg (2.03 pounds), it is really light and suitable for users on the go. The Apple Macbook 12 is equipped with a 480p FaceTime camera, stereo speakers, dual microphones and a 3.5 mm headphone jack for multimedia use. As for connectivity, there are a USB-C port, which supports charging, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gb/s transfer speed) and a native DisplayPort 1.2 video out.

Intel HD Graphics 515: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on Core-m-CPUs of the Skylake generation (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.
6Y30: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 515 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.
0.927 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).


81.59%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.3 GHz
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 0.92 kg
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.2 GHz
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 0.92 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP EliteBook 1030 G1-Z2U93ES
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 13.3", 1.16 kg
Dell Latitude 13 7370, Core m7
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 13.3", 1.25 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-V1C64EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12.5", 1.1 kg
HP Chromebook 13 G1, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-Z2U98ES
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12.5", 0.97 kg
Kogan Atlas UltraSlim Pro-KALAP13SPZA
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.4 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-X2F49EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12.5", 0.979 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-V1C39EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12.5", 0.979 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-W8H05PA
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12.5", 0.979 kg
Xiaomi Mi Air 12 inch 2016
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 12.5", 1.1 kg
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-FB219T
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP Chromebook 13 G1, Core m5
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y57, 13.3", 1.202 kg
HP Elitebook Folio G1-V1C40EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12.5", 0.97 kg
Asus UX305CA-DQ150T
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP EliteBook 1030 G1-X2F03EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 13.3", 1.16 kg
Asus UX305CA-FC022T
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1-V1C36EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m7 6Y75, 12.5", 1.1 kg
HP EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 12.5", 0.979 kg
Dell Latitude 13 7370
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y57, 13.3", 1.247 kg
Asus UX305CA-FC106T
HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus UX305CA-FC037T
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017
Iris Plus Graphics 640, Core i5 7360U, 13.3", 1.37 kg
Apple MacBook 12 2017
HD Graphics 615, Core m3 7Y32, 12", 0.92 kg
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
HD Graphics 6000, Core i5 5350U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
Iris Plus Graphics 650, Core i5 7267U, 13.3", 1.37 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, Core i5 6267U, 13.3", 1.358 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina 2016
Iris Graphics 540, Core i5 6360U, 13.3", 1.37 kg
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