Apple - MacBook® - 12" Display - Intel Core M - 8GB Memory - 256GB Flash Storage - Gold

At just 2 pounds and 13.1mm thin, MacBook is our thinnest and lightest notebook and it's available in three gorgeous metal finishes. With a stunning 12-inch Retina display, Apple-designed keyboard and all-new Force Touch trackpad, it features fifth-generation Intel® Core™ M processors, fast PCIe-based flash storage, and all-day battery life. MacBook is designed for a wireless world and is the ideal notebook for customers looking for the complete Mac experience in our most portable notebook ever.
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Best Portable Computer/Mac/iPad Replacement Ever! Posted by: from: on Hey Guys, This macbook is inevitably a great replacement for your iPad or any tablet. I already own a macbook pro 13 inch fully loaded and that is my primary computer for hardcore computing needs like video edits, photos and any other intensive tasks. This macbook however is unbeatable in how well it performs for having a processor that only draws 5 watts of power and is also fanless. Do go ahead and buy the base model of this machine as thats the value for money. Do not bother buying the 512 gb sad model as that is an overkill and then the product really becomes overpriced. Also, buy this as a secondary on the go machine if you already have a primary laptop and this is an awesome tablet replacement. I also got rid of my iPads as i love using this instead as this is a full computer experience than half baked touch/computer experience like the iPad.

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Tough Buy Posted by: from: on Okay, so at first I absolutely loved this laptop - but after some research it's hard to say what Apple was thinking with the new Macbook. If the Macbook Air had a retina display, I'd be all over it. The Air model with the same storage has a better processor, longer battery life , two USB ports, a mag-safe power cord, and a thunderbolt port as well as an SD card reader. The Macbook has the new industry standard USBC port - BUT ONLY ONE! What the heck, only one port and you need a dongle to use a normal USB, SD reader, or HDMI!? The charger also runs out of that same port so you can't use a USB and charge at the same time unless you buy an apple adapter ($80). However, the macbook has a retina display and new styling that makes the Macbook Air look like a dinosaur. The new Macbook is not for everyone, but I chose it for the Retina display and style since I'll just be using it for browsing, notes, and mainstream things. Most people would choose the battery life and ports of the Air though. Let the debate begin.

14 out of 15 found this review helpful.

Great on the go computer! Posted by: from: on This is a really great computer for Mac users on the go or for those that want a small laptop and don't do a lot with multimedia. Battery life is also very good in this model and the display is among the best Apple Retina displays out. Strong, lightweight, stylish and functional, the 12" MacBook offers the lofty standard Apple quality in a smaller and slightly more affordable package. For those that are looking to do a lot of video editing, music creation, photo editing or just like to hook up peripherals (cell phones, wired printers, cameras etc.), you may want to look into a 13" or even 15" MacBook Pro Retina. With the 12" MacBook you only get a headphone jack and the new "do-it-all" USB-C connection. No standard USB or SD memory card slot. If the hardware and size fit your needs, you won't find a better computer out there!

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Fast, elegant mini with connectivity compromises Posted by: from: on This 12" MacBook has a great feel, beautifully compact and light, with a full size keyboard. Retina display has outstanding resolution at its highest pixel capability. Solid state drive makes operations very fast, but the slower processor reduced speed a little, compared to my 4-yr old MacBook Pro. I bought this for travel because it's almost as small as an iPad, but much more capable than any tablet, yet I'm eager to use it at home instead of my 15" Pro. The ~256 GB storage in the base model is generous. The single usb-c port is a serious limitation, requiring multiple adapters to permit connection to usb, HDMI, VGA, and Ethernet, especially while still keeping the charger connected. The charger, alas, doesn't use the damage-protecting MagSafe connector common to all other MacBooks. The 11" MacBook Air might be a preferable choice at a lower price and more ports, but it's larger, has a lower resolution display, and comes with half the solid state storage in its base model. Thus, the 12" is a better compromise.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

4 out of 5 Posted by: from: on This laptop is beautiful in color as I purchased the gold model. In terms of needed specs for doing YouTube videos, this has imovie but a basic version of it. It has the basic 8gb and 256 ssd flash drive, which is sufficient and you can just purchase a flash drive to makeup for the additional lack of space. It does get the job done when rendering short videos (4 mins average). What I noticed is that it did overheat in the process. Video editing, while it can be done, may overwork this laptop. It is best for ultra portability and people who do not require a lot of ports or will be mainly web browing, researching, emailing, and other light activities. With the Bluetooth you can connect up to 7 devices, but 3-4 is recommended. Overall, I recommend this for those who want more functionality than a typical ipad but will not be running heavy intensive editing, 3D graphic, gaming or similar software that require a lot of cpu action (1.1 ghz processor, but turbo boosts up to 3.2 for heavy applications).

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

It's ok Posted by: from: on So this is a really cool Macbook. I love the gold color and the new type of keyboard takes some getting used to but overall I now prefer this keyboard to my wife's macbook Pro. The battery lasts about 1 day. If you do a lot on your mac the battery drains really fast so I am dissapointed with that. I guess since its low powered, if you do much with it the book has to use all of its processing power and that really drains the battery. The size is not bad at all. I really wanted the keyboard and track pad features combined with the gold color on a 13 inch macbook pro but that does not exist. So I was nervous about the 12 inch screen. It hasn't been an issue and I'm used to working on dual 27in monitors. the C-usb plug is the other weird/annoying thing. You have have to a usb adapter for it, which apple will gladly sell you for $25 or so. I bought the single usb and plug a port into it. I should have bought the $75 adapter that has usb, HDMI, and I think VGA. The super thinness of the book is cool but at the same time its so slim that it's not sturdy enough to handle you moving a hand on or off it. With my 13in MacBook Pro, it has more weight so you can move your hands around without having the computer sway and move around. Overall I like it. It fills my need which was to replace my aging iPad 2 with something I could take to class, and a keyboard. If you live in a super wifi world, which I do, you still need NAS storage and bluetooth everything because you don't have the ports or the space for much.

11 out of 11 found this review helpful.

Don't Listen to the Critics Posted by: from: on As many others here have stated, I must say I have no idea what the critics are talking about. Here is my daily workload and concurrently open apps: - Two external monitors plus laptop display (1 monitor over usb to hdmi adapter) - 5+ Safari tabs - MATLAB - Word - PowerPoint - Excel - Keynote - iMovie - iTunes - Messages - Mail - Photoshop And this thing performs impressively well. Now even better with El Capitan. That is incredible. The number of reviews, many by respected sources, that denigrate this engineering marvel sicken me. Obviously under this workload it's not as responsive as a MacBook Pro or iMac, but to say it is unacceptably sluggish browsing folders or email is completely absurd.

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

NEW MACBOOK 2015 Posted by: from: on I've used a Macbook Air and Pro for six years and was excited to have this model. Almost everything about this machine is incredible. The Core M processor is lightening fast. They've finally improved the sound of the speakers. It's feather light. Does not run hot. Beautifully backlit keys and lovely colors. Very unfortunately the keys are so close together it's difficult to type and I have small hands. Also the key stroke is so short its uncomfortable to type. I'm confused as to why Apple chose to make this model so tiny. If you didn't feel comfortable with the 11.6 in MacBook Air, You're not gonna love this model unless you feel comfortable typing on this tiny machine. Other then that it's quite perfect.

35 out of 44 found this review helpful.

a great portable product Posted by: from: on This MacBook is easy to carry every day. Its weight is almost the same as my notebook. It supports my normal homework and some coding programs.

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Incredibly light. It's a Mac with compromises. Posted by: from: on This thing is so light and portable, but as countless others have pointed out, it has only one port that's shared for both power and accessories. Two would make a lot more sense. Keyboard is just OK in my book due to the limited range of motion. Display is great. Despite its diminutive scale, it's very readable and usable. And now my 13" MacBook Pro feels giant! None of these things are a surprise. It's a little, portable MacBook with a couple mostly minor compromises. I wish battery life was a bit better, but it's adequate. My buying experience buying an Open Box unit, though, was abysmal. The unit was fine, but there was a great deal of confusion about the unit when I arrived to pick it up. It took me at least an hour of waiting at the Service Desk to actually have it in hand to purchase.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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