Apple Inc. has announced a new 12-inch MacBook yesterday, that comes with an upgraded processor, faster flash storage and it also gets an additional hour of battery life but other than the new Rose Gold color variant, it remains unchanged on the outside. Apple has officially launched it in India today. Lets check out the specifications, features and pricing of the latest 12-inch Retina MacBook.
New early 2016 12-inch Apple Retina MacBook Specifications
The new MacBook features a 12-inch (2304 x 1440 pixels) LED-backlit IPS display that comes with a pixel density of 226 ppi and aspect ratio of 16:10. It is powered by a 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor (Turbo boost up to 2.2 GHz) with 4MB L3 cache for the base model whereas the high-end model rocks a 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core m5 processor (Turbo boost up to 2.7 GHz) with 4MB L3 cache. In terms of memory, it comes with 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM (1866 MHz) and has 256 / 512 GB of PCIe-based internal flash storage. All the variants have Intel HD Graphics 515 on board. It runs on OS X El Capitan (10.11.4) out of the box.
The new MacBook supports WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.0 and has one USB Type-C port for all purposes. It comes with stereo speakers, dual microphones, a 3.5 mm audio jack and a 480p FaceTime camera. It has a full-size keyboard with individual LED backlit keys and Force Touch trackpad. It weighs 0.92 kg (2.03 pounds) and its dimensions are (0.35-1.31 x 28.05 x 19.65) cm.
The laptop rocks a built-in 41.4 watt-hour lithium-polymer battery which offers up to 10 hours wireless web, up to 11 hours iTunes movie playback and up to 30 days of standby time. It is powered by a 29W USB-C power adaptor.
The new MacBook is available in Rose Gold, Space Gray, Gold and Silver color variants. It has been priced at Rs 1,06,900 for the 1.1 GHz processor with 256GB storage whereas the 1.2 GHz processor with 512GB storage costs Rs 1,29,900 in India. They are now available at select Apple Authorized Resellers across the country.