Apple Updates The 12-inch Retina MacBook

Apple has announced the next generation 12-inch Retina MacBook with several smaller, but important upgrades. Among those are the new processor, faster specs, one-hour longer battery life, and a new Rose Gold color option.

 

Faster CPU Performance

 

Since the updated 12-inch Retina MacBook is already available, we are able of seeing Geekbench results. These show that the new model is from 15% to 18% faster in terms of CPU performance, compared to the last year’s model. Furthermore, disk speed tests show that write speeds are from 80% to 90% faster than the previous generation Retina MacBook.

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Battery Life

 

The upgraded MacBook has the ability to last one hour longer than before. Apple says that you can count on up to 10 hours on a single full charge.

This is not only the result of implementing the next-generation energy efficient Skylake processors but also due to a 41.4 watt-hour battery. Here is how the new model performs in terms of battery specs:

  • Up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing
  • Up to 11 hours of movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time

 

Looking for a refurbished Retina MacBook?

 

Due to newly released model, Apple has lowered the price of refurbished early-2015 model on its online store. You can find notebooks priced from $929 up to $1,319, depending on the configuration selection.

 

Additional Info

 

In case you are looking to see the new model in action, you can find a YouTube video below posted by The Verge. The video discusses the new looks as well as the new tech specs. Take a look: