New 12″ Apple Macbook available in Gold, Space Grey & Silver

Information verified correct on December 11th, 2016

Apple has released a new 12" MacBook that is the world's most energy efficient notebook.

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If you're a Macbook lover, you're not going to find it hard to switch to the new 12" MacBook. Even though Apple has increased the specs of it's MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air, the new MacBook is simply irresistible.

The key points

  1. Comes in Gold, Silver, Gold (to match with your new iPhone 6!)
  2. Weight: 2 pounds (0.92kg)
  3. 13.1mm thin
  4. Full Metal Enclosure
  5. Full size keyboard (even with a 12" display - impressive!)
  6. New keyboard with Butterfly mechanism
  7. Led light for each key
  8. 12" Retina display that is just 0.88mm thin
  9. Force Touch Trackpad with new ways to interact with your MacBook
  10. The first Fanless Macbook
  11. Intel Core M Processor in 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3GHz
  12. New USB-C combining power, VGA, and other interfaces.
  13. It's the world's most energy efficient notebook

Design

  • Full sized keyboard
  • Available in Gold, Silver, Space Grey
  • The keyboard keys use a new butterfly mechanism making them much more reliable and responsive, regardless of where you press the key.
  • The keys are now 17% larger and have a 40% thinner key assembly
  • Every key is backlit with it's own LED
  • Force Touch Trackpad with sensors that detect how much pressure you're applying, allow you to press anywhere on the surface.
  • First fanless Macbook

Screen

  • 12" Retina Display
  • Edge to Edge Glass, only 0.5mm thick
  • Resolution: 2304 x 1440, 16:10 Aspect Ratio, 178 degree viewing angle
  • 30% more energy efficient than the Retina display on any other Mac notebook

Storage & Memory

  • 8GB RAM
  • Up to 512gb Flash Storage

Battery Life

  • World's most energy efficient laptop
  • Up to 9 hours web browsing
  • Up to 10 hours iTunes Movie playback

Connectivity

  • New USB-C port combining Power, USB, Display, HDMI and VGA
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Colours

The new MacBook will be available in Gold, Silver and Space Grey.

Macbook in Gold

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Macbook in Silver

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Macbook in Space Grey

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Price in Australia

The new MacBook will be available to buy in Australia at the following price points

  • $1799 for the 1.1GHz Intel Core M, 8GB RAM with 256GB Flash HDD
  • $2199 for the 1.3GHz Intel Core M, 8GB RAM with 512GB Flash HDD

Australian Release Date

The new MacBook will be available for pre-order from April 10th in Australia. You will be able to see the new MacBook on April 10 in Apple Stores around Australia.

Jeremy Cabral

Jeremy is a publisher for finder.com.au, he is also a personal finance all-rounder specialising in: Credit Cards, Savings Accounts, Personal Loans, Home Loans & Online Shopping.

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2 Responses to New 12″ Apple Macbook available in Gold, Space Grey & Silver

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    CH | May 17, 2016

    How can you connect to a mobile broadband device. I am finally thinking of using a MacBook for work – but I need to be online on the go… I cant seem to find anything on how to connect.

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      Brodie | May 31, 2016

      Hi CH,

      If you purchase a mobile broadband device, it will come with instructions, a username and password you will need to connect to your MacBook.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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