Apple updated its lightest-weight New MacBook 2016 with newer CPUs, faster SSDs and a rose-gold option, the refreshed MacBook promises a 25 percent boost in graphics performance and an extra hour of battery life. I’d say those claims are indeed accurate.
In addition to Rose Gold, the 12-inch MacBook remains available in existing Gold, Silver, and Space Gray colors
The one-hour improvement to battery life, which is now up to 10 hours, was achieved not only by more efficient Skylake processors, but also due to a larger 41.4-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
The Macbook continues to have a 12-inch display with a 2,304-by-1,440 resolution at 226 PPI, single USB 3.1 Type-C port, 256GB or 512GB flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 480p FaceTime camera, stereo speakers, dual microphones, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The biggest changes to the 2016 MacBook are its internal components, which include a 6th-generation Core M processor, 8GB of RAM and faster flash storage (256GB or 512GB). You have your choice of a 1.1-GHz Core m3 or 1.2-GHz Core m5 CPU,
The integrated Intel 515 graphics in the MacBook will be fine for editing photos and playing some light Mac games
The 12-inch MacBook remains a beautiful piece of hardware, made of sturdy aluminum and measuring just 0.5 inches thick.
What I like most about the MacBook is that I can use it while commuting or flying and still have plenty of room to work when the person in front of me reclines. It’s also so light that I would sometimes forget whether the notebook was in my backpack
To achieve the MacBook’s razor-thin profile, the MacBook sports a flat keyboard that uses a unique butterfly mechanism. the keys have very little travel — just 0.5 millimeters. That’s half of what the MacBook Air provides (1 mm 0
I wish apple would have updated facetime camera as well. Its still 480p.and there is only one USB Type – C Port . it can sometimes be an issue to some people as if you want to charge your macbook and want to transfer your iphone data at the same time you cant do it ,Because there is only one USB Type- C Port
Force Touch Touchpad: Still Magical
Even after a year, I’m pretty amazed by how the MacBook’s large, 4.4 x 2.7-inch Force Touch trackpad tricks your brain into thinking that it’s physically clicking down when you press it. It’s not. Instead, the pad uses a Taptic Engine to deliver haptic feedback. It worked brilliantly as I clicked on links, opened apps and selected text.
As with last year’s MacBook, the Force Click feature lets you save time by deep pressing on items. For example, you can look up the definition of a word by Force Clicking it, or you can preview a web page or preview an address in Maps with a deep press.
Apple promises up to 10 hours of battery life on the new MacBook when surfing the web, and it got close to that mark.
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.