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Apple MacBook

Apple has once again created an electronic device that is the topic of many heated discussions all over the world: The MacBook – not the Air, not the Pro, but the slimmest and lightest of them all. Read more below!

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Apple MacBook Malaysia

Experience Thin like Thin

Our smartphones and tablets are incredibly compact and powerful, but they do not provide a full computing experience in terms of performance and capabilities go – however close they may be. Apple, wanting that to happen, has gone and done it: they have put a complete computing experience into the lightest and thinnest MacBook ever made – without most compromises.

The ultra-thin and super-compact Apple Macbook is rather capable and powerful thanks to Intel’s brand new line of sixth generation Intel M Core processors. The ultra-compact body of the Apple MacBook weighs just under a kilogram and its thickness (or thinness) is only 13.1 mm. It slides easily into every bag and even in your jacket if you are feeling a little bit adventurous!

See with Retina Display

Say goodbye to borders with the new Apple MacBook and its beautiful edge-to-edge screen. Under that beautiful edge-to-edge display sits the beautiful 12-inch Apple Retina Display with a large resolution of 2304 x 1440 (2K).

The term ‘Retina Display’ is coined by Apple to describe an incredibly large pixel count in a digital display; the pixel count is dense enough that the human eye is unable to discern each individual pixel from the others. Because it is Apple’s thinnest Retina display yet, images and videos on the Apple MacBook appear with amazingly rich vibrant details and colours that seem to pop off the beautiful glass display with crystal clarity.

The Complete Keyboard

Most compact laptops do away with full-sized keyboards in an effort to fit more components and also to maintain the compact form factor, but the Apple MacBook does not compromise by offering the full-size keyboard experience. Everyone will be able to enjoy the exact same layout and size of the standard Apple MacBook Pro and Air keyboards without compromises. The only difference is that the keyboard’s key travel is very short, but still offers a very distinct tactile feel when typing for longer periods of time.

Quietly Amazing – Apple MacBook Malaysia

The Intel Core M processor that is used in the Apple MacBook is one of the latest innovations from Intel. It is a very efficient processor that consumes very little power; efficiently powering your laptop for all of your tasks efficiently without wasting any power or having a high battery drain. The Intel M does not generate a lot of heat as well, resulting in a great thin form factor that is fan-less. This makes the Apple MacBook both ultra-thin and ultra-quiet.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2016-09-21
Small size and lightweight design, quality screen, Force Touch trackpad, day's battery lifeStill only one USB TypeC (two would be better), no touchscreen, no Touch ID, expensive
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Reviewed on 2016-09-16
W hen it was released in 2015, the Apple MacBook was so thin and light as to be a revelation. At a shade over 900g and 13.1mm thick when closed, this 12in laptop was slimmer, lighter and had a smaller footprint than the 11in MacBook Air. However, any po...
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Reviewed on 2016-09-09
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Reviewed on 2016-09-06
Welcome to our hands-on review of Apple's new 12-inch MacBook for 2016. If you'd prefer to read about the original model, head over to our 2015 12-inch MacBook review . Our review is based on two models we've spent time with: the £1,299 model (1.2GHz m5 p...
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Reviewed on 2016-09-06
Gorgeous Rose Gold color, Improved performance, Terrific design, Great speakersSingle USBC port, No price cut?, Controversial keyboard
Did you buy the 12-inch MacBook? I did, but not because I wanted one.No: the laptop I really wanted was a new MacBook Air, or even a redesigned 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a sleeker chassis. Of course, neither came. And like many other Air fans, I r...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-25
For a long time, Apple's tried to chase a dream of devices that are so thin and so light, that they almost defy physics. Its newest MacBook (MSRP $1,299.99) is the culmination of this fixation. Apple's obsessions are all on display here, but they might i...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-22
Undeniably beautiful design, Improved processors on all models, More resilient battery performance, A screen to die forSingle port limits some users, Keyboard takes some practice, You'll need to save up
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Reviewed on 2016-06-30
Notebooks and laptops are some of the most important and most personal devices we have today, yet for some reason, these devices seem somewhat stunted in terms of their evolution. Sure, they're more powerful, new 2-in-1 paradigms have made them versatile...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-15
The MacBook Air offers a faster processor and better upgrade options, MacBook comes in gold and silver and space greyThe MacBook Air screen can't match the Retina screen on the MacBook, MacBook is low powered with a high price
Apple introduced new MacBook Airs and a completely new MacBook with a Retina display on 9 March 2015. This new MacBook came as a bit of a surprise because everyone thought that it was the MacBook Air that would be getting the retina display, while Apple i...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-02
Excellent design, Thin and lightweight, Decent battery lifeExpensive, Only one port, 480p webcam (seriously?)
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Reviewed on 2016-06-02
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Reviewed on 2016-06-01
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Reviewed on 2016-05-27
Lustworthy design, Lovely display, Stupidly fast boot timesStill only one USB TypeC port, Expensive, Weaker performance than comparably priced notebooks
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Reviewed on 2016-05-25
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Reviewed on 2016-05-25
Gorgeous design and now available in rose gold, Unbelievably thin and light, Awesome Force Touch trackpad, Great Retina Display, Excellent build qualityLess powerful than other Mac notebooks, Shorter battery life than other Mac notebooks, Only one USB TypeC port, No dedicated jack/port for power, Keyboard needs getting used to
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Reviewed on 2016-05-23
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Reviewed on 2016-05-23
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Reviewed on 2016-05-20
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Reviewed on 2016-05-17
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Reviewed on 2016-05-13
Great hardware, Excellent display, Best touchpad on the marketOverpriced for its performance, Single USB TypeC port frustrating, accessories expensive, Display not a touchscreen, Shallow key travel makes for uncomfortable typing
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Processor frequency

1.1 GHz

Processor family

Intel Core M

Processor boost frequency

2.2 GHz

Processor cores


Processor cache

4 MB

Processor cache type



Internal memory

8 GB

Internal memory type


Memory clock speed

1600 MHz

Maximum internal memory

8 GB

Memory form factor


Optical drive

Optical drive type


Display diagonal

30.5 cm (12")

Display resolution

2304 x 1440 pixels

LED backlight
HD type

2K Ultra HD

Aspect ratio


Panel type


Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity


DVI port
Headphone outputs


S/PDIF out port
Docking connector
DC-in jack
ExpressCard slot
CardBus PCMCIA slot type
SmartCard slot

Weight & dimensions


920 g


28.1 cm


19.6 cm

Height (front)

0.35 mm

Height (rear)

1.31 mm


Pointing device


Numeric keypad
Full-size keyboard
Keyboard backlit
Island-style keyboard


Wi-Fi standards

IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth version


Near Field Communication (NFC)


Total storage capacity

256 GB

Storage media


Flash memory

256 GB

Flash drive interface

PCI Express

Card reader integrated


Operating system installed

Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Bundled software

iPhotoiMovieGarageBandiBooksSafariFaceTimeTime MachinePhoto BoothiTunesGame Center


Front camera


Battery technology

Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Battery life (max)

11 h

Battery capacity (Watt hours)

41.4 Wh


Product type


Colour of product


Form factor


Housing material



On-board graphics adapter model

Intel® HD Graphics 515

Discrete graphics adapter model
Maximum resolution

3840 x 2160 pixels