Apple refreshes the 12-inch MacBook with Skylake CPUs and a new Rose Gold color

7:32:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

A little over a year ago, Apple unveiled the next generation of the MacBook which is just called the MacBook. Today, the company is announcing a refreshed version of the 12-inch MacBook and to no surprise at all, Apple did not fix the biggest issue that the original version had but they did include new 6th generation Intel Skylake processors in this new ultrathin computer and as expected, there is also a rose gold color option to complement your rose gold iPhone 6S.

Apple MacBook (2016) Key Specifications

  • 12-inch Retina Display (2304 x 1440)
  • 6th generation Intel Core M3, M5, M7
  • 8GB RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics 515
  • 256/512GB flash storage
  • USB Type-C port
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Space Gray, Gold, Silver, Rose Gold

The biggest change to the new 2016 MacBook might be the new Rose Gold color option but under the hood, Apple also upgraded the flash storage to make it a little quicker and alongside the new Skyle processors is a new graphics package which is 25% faster than last year's model. The display is still a pretty high end Retina Display and Apple claims that the new 2016 MacBook will be able to do 10 hours of web browsing and up to 11 hours of video playback on a single charge. 

Apple's new 2016 MacBook is now available for purchase online for $1,299 (RM 5,499) for the Core M3 model with 256GB of flash storage and $1,599 (RM 6,699) for the Core M5 model with 512GB of flash storage. The Core M7 model in the other hand will be built to order. 

UPDATE 19/4/2016: Reflect official pricing in Malaysia