12" MacBook (Early 2016, Silver)

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With a Retina display and a thin, lightweight design, the silver Apple 12" MacBook (Early 2016) provides both portability and performance. Measuring just 0.5" (13.1mm) thin and weighing only 2 pounds, the MacBook is compact yet still has a premium feel, thanks to its unibody design.

The MacBook features a 12" Retina display with 16:10 aspect ratio and 2304 x 1440 native resolution, which results in 226 pixels per inch (ppi). The display also has 178°-wide viewing angles. To deliver the total Retina experience on the MacBook, Apple redesigned the pixels to create a larger aperture, allowing more light to pass through. This enabled Apple to use LED backlighting that's 30 percent more energy efficient than the displays on other Mac notebooks with no loss in brightness.

Inside the MacBook you'll find the 6th-Gen (Skylake) Intel Core m7 processor, which is designed with 14-nanometer process technology. This means that the chip is packed with more transistors than the previous generation, for higher density and more efficient performance. Since the Intel Core m7 only draws 5 watts of power and generates less heat than its predecessors, Apple is able to omit the fan. Instead, the logic board, which is 67% smaller than the one in the 11" MacBook Air, is seated on top of an anisotropic graphite sheet, which helps disperse any heat that is generated out, to the sides. No fan also means the MacBook will be virtually silent. Even with its miniaturized internal components, the MacBook has an impressive capacity, featuring 8GB of fast, power-efficient 1866 MHz LPDDR3 onboard RAM and 512GB of PCIe-based flash storage.

Since the logic board is much smaller and there is no fan, Apple decided to use the remaining space in the MacBook to install a custom battery. The result is 35 percent more battery capacity than before, which adds up to 10 hours of web browsing and up to 11 hours of iTunes movie playback (battery life may vary depending on usage).

In order to maintain its thin and light design, the MacBook features a universal connectivity standard that combines the essential functions you need every day in one dynamic port. The USB Type-C port offers charging, quick USB 3.0 data transfer for connecting to external devices and peripherals, and video output that supports HDMI, VGA, and Mini DisplayPort connections. It is all in a reversible design that's one-third the size of the current USB port.

The Force Touch trackpad features Taptic Engine, which provides a click sensation when you press anywhere on the surface. The sensory capabilities of the Force Touch trackpad allow you to tell your MacBook what you want it to do, based on subtle differences in the amount of pressure you apply as well as providing haptic feedback.

The MacBook also embraces 802.11ac Wi-Fi for fast wireless Internet access. It also has Bluetooth 4.0 technology, which allows you to connect wirelessly to supported peripherals and accessories.

Performance
Processor Intel Core m7 Dual-Core
Base Clock Speed 1.3 GHz
Max Boost Speed 3.1 GHz
Total Installed Memory 8 GB
Maximum Memory Capacity 8 GB
Memory Type LPDDR3 SDRAM
Memory Speed 1866 MHz
Onboard Memory 8 GB
Available Memory Slots None
Graphics Type Integrated
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 515
Display
Panel Type IPS
Size 12"
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Native Resolution 2304 x 1440
Finish Glossy
Viewing Angle 178° Horizontal, 178° Vertical
External Resolution Up to 3840 x 2160
Drives
Total Capacity 512 GB
Solid State Storage 1 x 512 GB Integrated PCIe
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C
Display 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 via optional cable
1 x HDMI via optional cable
1 x VGA via optional cable
Audio 2 x Integrated Speaker
2 x Integrated Microphone
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
Communications
Network None
Wi-Fi 802.11ac; Dual-Band
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Broadband None
Webcam User-Facing
Battery
Chemistry Lithium-Ion Polymer
Watt Hours / Type 41 Wh Non-Removable
Maximum Runtime 10 Hours
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Power Supply 1 x 29 W
General
Operating System Not specified by manufacturer
Keyboard Keys: 78
Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pointing Device Force Touch Trackpad
Dimensions (W x H x D) 11.0 x 0.5 x 7.7" / 27.9 x 1.3 x 19.6 cm
Weight 2.03 lb / .92 kg

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