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Apple Macbook (early 2016)

Apple Macbook (early 2016)

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

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

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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

Apple deserves credit for improving the MacBook's battery life and disk speeds, but other than that, this is, for better and worse, the same machine as last year's model. If you previously shied away from the 12-inch MacBook because of the "one port" thing, this still isn't the laptop for you. But if portability and screen quality are a priority above else, you can take comfort in knowing that this year's version is just as good in that respect, and that the performance is materially better.

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Pros
  • Lightweight
  • attractive design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Gorgeous display
  • Improved SSD speeds
  • New model does indeed get an extra hour of battery life
  • Now available in pink
  • if that's your thing
Cons
  • Still just one port; adapters sold separately
  • Battery life still trails other ultraportables
  • including Apple's own MacBook Air

Reviews

78
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 9

85
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 2
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
12
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
1.1
System RAM
8
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
VGA
Maximum battery life
Up to 11
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
Processor speed
System RAM
Pointing device
Video outputs
Maximum battery life
Ultraportable
12
Other
Mac OS
1.1
8
Trackpad
VGA
Up to 11

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

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).

Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

90
Peter
I was looking for a laptop on the go, mainly to present PowerPoints, all over...read more
80
MarcG.
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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