Apple MacBook 12” Retina (5th Gen) Core M 1.1/2.4GHz 4MB,8GB,256GB,HD 5300,Early 2015 - Gold - Used

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Design  

 

 

According to Apple, the 12-inch MacBook has been designed to be not only thinner and lighter, but also more functional and intuitive. Appearance wise, it looks like a melding of the MacBook Air and the Retina MacBook Pro, with a super thin clamshell design and a black bezeled-display.

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At 13.1mm, thick when closed, it is Apple's thinnest MacBook to date, and it weighs only two pounds. The display portion of the notebook is only 0.88mm thick, which means it does not have the same light-up rear Apple logo that's found in Apple's existing MacBooks. Instead, it has a polished, embedded Apple logo that more closely resembles the logos found on the iPhone and the iPad.

It has an edge-to-edge keyboard with a speaker grille above the keyboard, and a single USB Type-C port on the left. On the right, there's a headphone port.

Display

 

12" LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display

The new MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display that Apple calls "paper thin" at 0.88 millimeters. It's the thinnest Retina display ever on a Mac, which Apple says was created using a manufacturing process that creates edge-to-edge glass that's just 0.5 millimeters thick.

It has a resolution of 2304 x 1440 with 226 pixels-per-inch, a 16:10 aspect ratio, and a 178 degree viewing angle.

According to Apple, the new MacBook includes redesigned pixels with a larger aperture, which allows more light to pass through. That let the company use LED backlighting that's 30 percent more power efficient but still offers the same level of brightness.

Keyboard Redesign

 

Because the new MacBook is so thin, Apple had to entirely redesign the keyboard, leading to a new key feel that's had some early criticism. According to Apple, the keyboard is "dramatically thinner" than the keyboard in the MacBook Air.

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It includes a new butterfly mechanism underneath the keys that's 40 percent thinner than a traditional keyboard scissor mechanism, but also "four times more stable." Apple says that the new butterfly design offers better precision regardless of where a finger strikes the key. A traditional scissor mechanism is focused on the center of the key, causing wobble around the edges.

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The new MacBook required a more precise key because hitting a key off-center on such a thin keyboard could cause keystrokes not to register, leading to the new, more precise butterfly mechanism that ultimately takes up less vertical space.

Apple says that the redesigned keys on the new MacBook offer 17 percent more surface area with a thinner construction and a deeper curvature, all of which "allows for much greater control when typing."

To keep the keyboard thin, Apple opted to remove the LEDs and light guide panel that traditionally light up its keyboards, opting instead for a single LED built into each key. This has the benefit of no light leak around each key cap for a much cleaner look.

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Intel Core M Processor

 

The new MacBook uses Intel's 14-nanometer Broadwell-Y Core M processors, which combine high performance and low power for more efficient devices. Due to their low power design, the 5-watt Core M processors are able to run both silently and cool, alleviating the need for an internal fan and vents.

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Thanks to the Core M chip, the MacBook is the first Mac notebook that has no fan. Instead of using a fan, the logic board is seated on an anisotrophic graphite sheet, which Apple says helps to disperse any heat.

Apple's entry-level MacBook uses a 1.1GHz Core M processor (2.4GHz Turbo Boost), while the model has a slightly faster 1.2GHz Core M processor (2.6GHz Turbo Boost). There's also a 1.3GHz custom option (2.9GHz Turbo Boost). Both MacBooks use Intel HD 5300 graphics.

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Force Touch Trackpad

 

Apple has brought an Apple Watch feature to the trackpad of the new MacBook, introducing the first Force Touch trackpad. It includes built-in force sensors to detect how much pressure is being applied to the surface of the trackpad, enabling new pressure-based gestures.

A new "Force Click" gesture, for example, is enabled by a click and a long press. This brings up features like file previews on the desktop, maps in the Mail app and Wikipedia entries in Safari. Adding pressure to the trackpad when scrolling through the maps app or fast forwarding through a movie will gradually speed up movement, and when using features like Mark Up in the Mail app, Force Touch will be able to distinguish between thin strokes and harder presses.

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Apple says that there will be a range of different pressure-based gestures available within apps. Sensitivity is customizable, letting users adjust the amount of pressure needed to register a click.

The Force Touch trackpad also has the benefit of being able to register a click on any part of the trackpad, an improvement over the trackpads of the MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro. Existing trackpads can be difficult to click near the top part of the trackpad adjacent to the keyboard, a problem solved by the Force Touch trackpad.

The trackpad includes a Taptic Engine that provides tactile feedback whenever it's pressed, letting the users feel what's happening on the screen in addition to seeing it. Apple says it delivers tangible responses to certain tasks, such as aligning annotations on a PDF.

USB-C

 

The MacBook's thin design prevented Apple from including standard USB and MagSafe ports for charging and as a result, it has just one USB-C port. The port offers quick charging, USB 3.1 data transfer at speeds up to 5Gbps (Gen 1), and video output that supports HDMI, VGA, and DisplayPort 1.2 connections.

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With USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter allowing users to connect their MacBooks to an HDMI display while also connecting to a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.

There's also a USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter , which allows users to connect their MacBooks to a VGA display while also connecting to a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.

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Battery Life

 

Apple invented a new terraced battery cell to introduce the maximum amount of battery life in the thinnest enclosure in the new MacBook. As a result, the MacBook offers "all-day" battery life with a 39.7-watt hour lithium-polymer battery, which equates to up to nine hours of web browsing and up to 10 hours of iTunes movie playback.

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Other Features

  

MEMORY

The MacBook uses 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory and it appears to be limited to just 8GB. There is no 16GB upgrade option to increase the available RAM.

STORAGE

Apple offers 256 or 512GB of PCIe-based flash storage in the new MacBook.

FACETIME CAMERA DOWNGRADE

Apple has downgraded the FaceTime camera in the new MacBook when compared to the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro, likely due to size constraints. The MacBook has a 480p FaceTime Camera. It includes stereo speakers and dual microphones.

CONNECTIVITY

 

Like the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro, the MacBook includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. It will ship with OS X Yosemite. 

Specification

Performance
Processor 1.1 / 2.4 GHz Intel Core M Dual-Core 5th-Gen Broadwell
Cache L3: 4 MB
Memory Onboard Type: 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 8 GB
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel HD Graphics 5300
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 12" LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Native Resolution 2304 x 1440
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 256 GB 
Type: PCIe-Based Flash
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB-C
Display 1x VGA via optional cable
1x HDMI via optional cable
1x DisplayPort via optional cable
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Dual Array Microphones
1x Combo Analog Headphone/Optical Digital Audio Out
Communications
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Webcam Yes
480p Video
General
Operating System Mac OS X Yosemite 
Keyboard Keys: 78
Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Features: LED Backlight
Pointing Device Force Touch Trackpad with Multi-Touch Control, Pressure-sensitive, Force Click
Battery Built-In Lithium-Polymer  Providing up to 9 Hours per Charge (39 Wh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Consumption: 29 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 11.0 x 0.5 x 7.7" / 27.9 x 1.3 x 19.6 cm
Weight 2.03 lb / .92 kg

 

 

 
 
Apple MacBook 12” Retina (5th Gen) Core M 1.1/2.4GHz 4MB,8GB,256GB,HD 5300,Early 2015 - Gold - Used (Apple)
Apple MacBook 12” Retina (5th Gen) Core M 1.1/2.4GHz 4MB,8GB,256GB,HD 5300,Early 2015 - Gold - Used
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