Apple updates its 12-inch and 13-inch MacBooks with an internal hardware upgrade, making it in-line with the laptops in the price range. The upgraded 12-inch MacBook makes use of a new Core M CPU (Sixth-generation Skylake Architecture) from Intel, best known for its minimal battery usage. So, the battery stays even longer delivering better CPU and graphics performance.
The laptop also boosts the load time with a slightly faster RAM and PCIe-based flash storage that delivers data much faster than the previous one. It weighs just 920g and is 35mm thick at its thinnest point. The company’s new keyboard switch mechanism and a touch-sensitive trackpad helps the device to deliver some great performance in spite of being this thin.
These MacBooks also comes in the Apple’s new color variant for its devices, the Rose Gold edition.
The 13-inch version of the MacBook now has improved RAM, from 4Gigs to 8Gigs. This would be a welcoming move for Mac Lovers as it cuts the earlier Rs. 6,000 upgrade for the extra RAM.
The 12-inch version starts at Rs. 1,06,900 for the 1.1Ghz Core m3 CPU model with 256GB of internal storage and Rs. 1,29,900 for the 1.3Ghz Core m7 CPU with twice the storage capacity.
The disappointing thing is that there is no upgrade from a single Thunderbolt port to multiple ones as in the latest MacBook Air launched in March 2016.