Apple Updates MacBook With New CPU
Apple on Tuesday launched an updated version of the MacBook with the latest 6th generation Intel Core M processor. It is also available in the new Rose Gold colour, which Apple has been rolling out across its product line including the iPhone and iPad Pro.
“MacBook is the thinnest and lightest Mac we have ever made and it’s our vision for the future of the notebook,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“Customers are going to love this update to MacBook, with the latest processors, faster graphics, faster flash storage, longer battery life and a beautiful rose gold finish,” he added.
The updated MacBook comes with latest Core M processor which is clocked up to 1.3GHz. Combined with Turbo Speed technology, it can reach speeds of up to 3.1GHz. The new Intel HD graphics 515 unit can deliver up to a 25 per cent improvement in performance claims Apple.
The base model comes with a fanless dual core Core M3 processor clocked up to 1.1GHz, 8GB RAM and 256GB of SSD storage and starts at Rs 1,06,900. The Core M5 version has a clock speed of up to 1.2GHz and it comes with 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage. It costs Rs 1,29,900. The Core M7 version of the MacBook is a built to order.
Interestingly, Apple claims that it has improved the battery life of the device. The battery life is now rated at 10 hours for wireless web browsing and 11 hours for watching movies on iTunes.
Like the previous model, it comes with a single USB Type C port for connectivity and power. It has a 12 inch retina display with a resolution of 2,304×1,440 pixels. It has an all metal body, with no fans inside, measuring 13.1mm and weighing less than a kilo. Uniquely, it comes with Force Touch trackpad, which was first seen on the MacBook last year.
Like all Macs, it runs on OS X El Capitan. Apple has also updated the MacBook Air. Now, all 13 inch versions of the MacBook Air start with 8GB RAM.