Apple on Tuesday announced an update of their 12-inch Retina display MacBook. The updated MacBooks offer sixth-generation dual-core Intel Core M processors up to 1.3 GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, faster 1866 MHz memory, improved battery life, and a new Rose Gold color option.
“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.”
The new MacBook’s also offer new Intel HD Graphics 515 GPUs, which deliver up to 25 percent faster graphics performance. The improved battery life offers up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 11 hours of movie playback.
Apple also announced today that it has made 8GB of memory standard across all configurations of their 13-inch MacBook Air lineup.
Pricing & Availability
MacBook is available through Apple.com starting today, and in Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers starting tomorrow. MacBook comes with a 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.2 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage for $1,299 (US), and with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core m5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7 GHz, 8GB of memory and 512GB of flash storage for $1,599 (US). Configure-to-order options include a 1.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core m7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz. Additional technical specifications and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/macbook.