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Apple MacBook (early 2015)

from  $1105.98+
81
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

With its two-pound design, stunning screen and surprisingly comfortable keyboard, the new 12-inch MacBook offers a glimpse at the possible future of laptops. For now, though, its high price and lack of ports make it an expensive novelty, mostly meant for Mac diehards who put portability and screen quality above all else.

Pros
  • Attractive design, well-built
  • Extremely thin and light
  • Fast disk speeds and startup times
  • Surprisingly comfortable keyboard
  • Gorgeous display
  • Includes more storage and memoryat this price than many rival machines
Cons
  • Less comfortable touchpad than on other laptops
  • Only one USB Type-Cport; adapters sold separately
  • Can get warm on the bottom
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Scores

Engadget

81
 

User Reviews

90
Dan P.
Model: 1.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, SilverUsage: I use my laptop for 2-3 hours...read more
80
Hiram Jiang
Every year, laptops have become thinner, and more efficient. Apple has been...read more
90
falleninsea
Model: 1.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Space GrayUsage: This is a second machine...read more
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78
Average Critic Score

Durability

88
 

Speed and features

68
 

Noise

95
 

Display

98
 

Portability (size / weight)

96
 

Battery life

72
 

Expandability

54
 

Design and form factor

94
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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