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Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.2 GHz

Specifications

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.2 GHz
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.2 GHz (MacBook 12 (Early 2016) Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3L-1866 verlötet
Display
12 inch 16:10, 2304x1440 pixel 226 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, NVMe
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset
Networking
Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.1 x 250.5 x 196.5 ( = 0.52 x 9.86 x 7.74 in)
Battery
41.4 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Apple OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Camera
Primary Camera: 0.345 MPix 480p FaceTime
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, zwei Mikrofone, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Released
01/19/2016
Weight
920 g ( = 32.45 oz / 2.03 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1449 Euro

 

Average Score: 77.9% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.2 GHz

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, Long, Date: 08/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Apple MacBook 2016 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The updated MacBook packs more performance and battery life into a wonderfully thin and light design, but Apple didn't address the biggest drawbacks.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Macbook 2016 (12-inch) review
Source: Tab Times English
As a Mac user of many years, the 12-inch Macbook definitely requires a compromise in the way I work. For example, my 15-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display powers a two screen set up and the Macbook 2016 is incapable of doing that, especially as none of Apple’s official adapters currently offer DisplayPort functionality. Ironically, Google makes a USB Type-C to DisplayPort adapter that is perfect for this task, but with the limitations of a single port, the Macbook doesn’t stack up to my particular usage.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Apple MacBook (2016) review: Is port-free still the future?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The 12-inch MacBook has divided opinion since day one, having done-away with a full-size USB port for the smaller USB Type-C. A couple of years down the line and this will be a more standard format, but the bigger issue is the MacBook's persistence to offer just one of these ports for both charging and connectivity. If you're a casual or cloud-based user that won't be a big issue though. Just as we said of the first iteration: the 12-inch MacBook is all about portability; it's a laptop so thin, so sleek, so light, that everything else has been pushed by the wayside.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
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, Medium, Date: 09/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Apple MacBook 2016
Source: Laptop Mag English
The 2016 MacBook is certainly an improvement over its predecessor. It's significantly faster, especially if you opt for the Core m5 model, and it lasts an hour longer on a charge, all while being extremely portable. I also continue to love the Retina display and don't really mind the flat butterfly keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
MacBook 2016 Review – Still controversial
Source: Slashgear English
I'll be sticking with my first-gen MacBook, then, though that's not going to stop me recommending it to those who travel frequently, have mainstream needs for processing, and who are willing to pay a premium for OS X on a notebook that's still a relatively rare sight in the wild. Apple doesn't expect it to be the Mac for every user: that's why it's not the only Mac. Just make sure you're going into it with your eyes wide open.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2016
80% Apple MacBook Retina 12in
Source: It Pro English
The 12in Retina MacBook isn’t for everyone. If you value portability and battery life above all and predominately use wireless peripherals as well as cloud apps and storage, then this MacBook will be a great fit. If you use lots of demanding applications, need to connect lots of wired peripherals or just can’t get on with the low-travel keyboard, then one of Apple’s more conventional MacBooks will be a better choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Apple's updated MacBook is indeed faster with longer battery life
Source: Engadget English
Apple deserves credit for improving the MacBook's battery life and disk speeds, but other than that, this is, for better and worse, the same machine as last year's model. If you previously shied away from the 12-inch MacBook because of the "one port" thing, this still isn't the laptop for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
70% Apple MacBook 2016
Source: Laptop Mag English
The 2016 MacBook is certainly an improvement over its predecessor. It's significantly faster, especially if you opt for the Core m5 model, and it lasts an hour longer on a charge, all while being extremely portable. I also continue to love the Retina display and don't really mind the flat butterfly keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
84% MacBook still short on ports, but this improved minimalist laptop is more tempting than ever
Source: CNet English
In hands-on use, the new MacBook feels almost exactly like the previous version. If you've got the 2015 MacBook, there's no need to upgrade, but if you were holding off to see what the second generation looked like, the potential boost to performance and battery life makes me feel even more confident about using this as primary laptop, especially for frequent travelers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Rhapsody in Rosé
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2016
Apple Macbook vs. HP Elitebook: Dünn und dünner
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/30/2016
Apple Macbook 12. Опыт Реальной Эксплуатации.
Source: Mobileimho.ru RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; good hardware; nice performance; long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2017
Обзор Apple MacBook (Early 2016): ноутбук или планшет — нелегкий выбор
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Quite noticeably increased productivity; good enough for common tasks; compact size. Negative: Outdated design; relatively slow SSD.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/12/2016
Красивая печатная машинка. Обзор ноутбука Apple MacBook (2016)
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Density; good keyboard and trackpad; good display; good autonomy. Negative: Weak performance; poor connectivity; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2016

Comment

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.
6Y54: 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.
0.92 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).


77.9%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» 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) 1.1 GHz
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 0.927 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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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04-26 (Update: 2016-04-26)