Apple MacBook MJY42LLA 12-Inch

Apple MacBook MJY42LL/A 12-Inch

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82
Positive Reviews
$1275.89
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Pros

  • Insane battery life
  • Thin and light
  • Retina display
  • SSD

Cons

  • Price
  • One USB Type-C port
  • No USB Type-C adapter included

Bottom Line

The new MacBook is perfect for Mac users who are after a thin and light laptop that can offer a 14 hour battery life, making it great for travelling professionals.


The new 12-inch MacBook is a direct replacement of the 13-inch MacBook, but now comes in a much smaller and lighter design. The elegant brushed aluminum that has come to signify Apple’s laptops complements the new thin design. The low voltage hardware ensures that the new MacBook will get an average battery life of 14 hours off of a single charge with moderate usage. Critics have commented on the Achilles heel of the new MacBook, which is that it only has one USB Type-C port for data and charging. To be able to use any standard ports will require buying an additional adaptor. The new MacBook comes standard with a Retina display and offers rich colors and wide viewing angles. The keyboard has also been overhauled and offers bigger keys that are extremely comfortable to type on. Overall the new MacBook is a great laptop for professionals on the go, but for those looking for more performance are better off looking at the Pro range.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 80
    TrustedReviews April 19, 2016

    What is the new MacBook?Apple’s new MacBook is the laptop in its most basic, stripped-back form – I called it a laptop for the iPad generation when Apple first announced it. This slight, 12-inch laptop weighs just 920g and, like the original 2008 MacBook Air, removes almost all external connections. It has no normal USB ports, no normal video outputs. In fact, it has as many ports as an iPad.

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Specifications

Processor Intel Core M-5Y70 1.10GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 5300 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Type Integrated
Graphics Memory Shared
RAM 8GB LPDDR3
Operating System Apple Mac OS X Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Weight 2 lbs
Battery Life 14 hours
Hard Drive 1 512 SSD
Display Size 12 inch
Display Type IPS
Display Resolution 2304 x 1440
Display Technology LED Backlight | In-plane switching | Retina
Connectivity USB Type-C | AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0 | VGA
Audio Stereo speackers
Webcam 480p
Additional Features Backlit keyboard
Dimension (LxWxH) 7.74 x 11.04 x 0.52
Warranty 1 year

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