Apple has released an updated 12 inch Retina MacBook line featuring new Skylake processors, overall better performance, and a new color, Rose Gold. This hardware update has resulted in 1 hour of extra battery life for the users. While there are changes in the internal hardware, the exterior remains the same with the same super-thin chassis, the same edge-to-edge backlit keyboard and the same single USB-C port design as the original Retina MacBook, released about a year ago. The cost, however, remains the same.
With this new lineup, Apple now offers the MacBook in the same colors as its iOS devices, Space Grey, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold. Apple has also made 8 GB RAM the standard spec across every configuration for the 13 inch MacBook Air.
“MacBook is the thinnest and lightest Mac we have ever made and it’s our vision for the future of the notebook,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are going to love this update to MacBook, with the latest processors, faster graphics, faster flash storage, longer battery life and a beautiful rose gold finish.”
Apple SVP Marketing Phil Schiller described the new Retina MacBook as Apple’s ‘vision for the future of the notebook’.
Apple has included the latest sixth-generation Intel Core M processor with the MacBook, giving options to configure each laptop with up to a 1.3GHz processor. MacBook comes in two variants, you can get a Retina MacBook with a 1.1 GHz processor, 8 GB of memory and 256 GB storage. The top end model is slightly expensive and has a faster processor and 512 GB of flash memory.
As per Apple, the new Intel HD Graphics 515 chip should offer up to a 25 percent boost in graphics performance over last year’s MacBook also improving on battery life. Customers should now expect up to 11 hours of movie playback through iTunes or 10 hours of Web browsing, Apple stated.