Our goal with MacBook was to do the impossible: engineer a full-size experience into the thinnest, lightest Mac notebook yet. And not only is it compact - it's more powerful than ever. The new MacBook delivers up to 20 per cent faster performance with new seventh-generation Intel Core m3, i5 and i7 processors, and up to 50 per cent faster SSD storage.
More muscle in every millimetre.
Now equipped with seventh-generation Intel Core processors, MacBook is snappier than ever. From daily tasks like launching apps and opening files to more advanced computing, you can power through your day thanks to faster SSDs and Turbo Boost processing up to 3.6GHz.
We squeezed the most into it. And out of it.
Each component inside MacBook has been meticulously designed to get the most out of an incredibly thin and light enclosure. We chose powerful yet highly efficient processors, and optimised macOS to draw on the processor using as little power as possible. Because no fan is needed to cool the computer, it has more room for battery cells to support you on the go, all day long.
Inside you'll find seventh-generation Intel Core m3, i5 and i7 processors with 14-nanometre process technology. This lets MacBook expertly combine energy efficiency with the performance needed to take on all sorts of tasks.
MacBook was built for virtually silent performance. Its processor runs on just 5 watts of power, which generates less heat and eliminates the need for a fan to cool the computer. Instead, the logic board is seated on an anisotropic graphite sheet that helps disperse any heat. So you won't hear a thing while your MacBook is hard at work.
Storage and memory
Though its components are tiny, MacBook has an impressive capacity to store the files and run the applications you need every day. With up to 16GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory and up to 512GB of SSD storage, you get an amazingly thin and light notebook with snappy performance.
To achieve all-day battery life, we needed to use every millimetre of space inside MacBook. So we created an innovative terraced battery cell, custom shaped to fit the specific contours of the enclosure. The result is 35 per cent more battery cell capacity than would have been possible before.
A Retina display that takes everything to the edge.
The stunning 12-inch Retina display on MacBook is truly something to behold. With over 3 million pixels and edge-to-edge glass, every image leaps off the screen in rich, vibrant detail. All on an amazingly thin Retina display.
To deliver the gorgeous Retina experience, we designed the pixels to create a larger aperture. This lets more light pass through, allowing us to use more energy-efficient LED backlighting, yet achieve the same vivid brightness.
A keyboard refined for an even better hands-on experience.
We believe that a comfortable, full-size keyboard is an essential part of any notebook. To fit one into MacBook, we designed a keyboard from the ground up - including each key and its underlying mechanism. This makes the whole keyboard not only much thinner, but also more comfortable and precise, so your fingers feel right at home.
Enhanced butterfly mechanism. Key to the keyboard.
Now, with our second-generation butterfly mechanism, the keyboard experience is refined for greater comfort and responsiveness. So when your finger strikes a key, it goes down and bounces back with a crisp motion that you'll appreciate the moment you start typing.
Processor & Chipset
Dual-core (2 Core)
Total Solid State Drive Capacity
Display & Graphics
Display Screen Type
Display Screen Technology
In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology
2304 x 1440
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
Graphics Controller Model
HD Graphics 615
Graphics Memory Technology
Graphics Memory Accessibility
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Standard
Total Number of USB Ports
USB Type-C Detail
USB-C port with support for: Charging USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps) Native DisplayPort 1.2 video output
USB/VGA Video/Data Transfer Cable for iPod, iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Projector, TV - First End: 1 x Type C Male USB - Second End: 1 x Type C Female USB, Second End: 1 x Type A Female USB, Second End: 1 x HD-15 Female VGA - Supports up to 1920 x 1080
3.28 ft Lightning/USB Data Transfer Cable for iPhone, iPad, iPod, MAC, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook, iMac, iMac Pro - First End: 1 x Lightning Male Proprietary Connector - Second End: 1 x Type C Male USB - White