Apple has quietly updated its ultraportable 12-inch Retina MacBook – now with Intel Skylake processors, more RAM, faster flash storage and a new Rose Gold option. Apple claims to be able to squeeze an extra hour of battery life from the new internals.
The new MacBook retains its ultrathin chassis (13.1mm thin) and 1kg weight, the same edge-to-edge keyboard and single USB-C port. The much-loved Force Touch trackpad is also standard feature.
The 12-inch Retina Display pushes 2304×1440 resolution, housed in edge-to-edge glass.
Under the hood, the latest 6th Generation Intel Core M processors (with clock speeds from 1.1GHz to 1.2GHz) deliver faster performance and better battery life. Integrated graphics performance is also up by 25%.
Apple has made 8GB RAM standard across the board.
For US$1,299, you get the 1.1GHz option with 8GB memory and 256GB of storage. Higher up is the US$1,599 configuration that gives you 8GB memory and 512GB of storage.
The lineup now offers four colour options (like its iOS device range) – Space Grey, Silver, Gold and now Rose Gold.
The new MacBook runs OS X El Capitan out-of-the-box.
So, a Rose Gold MacBook. Yay or nay?