Apple Macbook (early 2016)

82

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.

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
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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

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