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Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2016 (MLHA2, MLHC2, MMGM2, MMGL2, MLHE2, MLHF2, MLH82, MLH72)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2016 (MLHA2, MLHC2, MMGM2, MMGL2, MLHE2, MLHF2, MLH82, MLH72). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and screen are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas the connectivity and keyboard get negative views. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

portability, performance, design, screen, usability

price, keyboard, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2016 (MLHA2, MLHC2, MMGM2, MMGL2, MLHE2, MLHF2, MLH82, MLH72) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2016 (MLHA2, MLHC2, MMGM2, MMGL2, MLHE2, MLHF2, MLH82, MLH72)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2016 (MLHA2, MLHC2, MMGM2, MMGL2, MLHE2, MLHF2, MLH82, MLH72) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated.

keyboard, performance, screen, portability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MLHE2B/A MacBook 12-Inch Laptop (Intel Core m3 1.1 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Storage, Intel HD Graphics 515, OS X El Capitan)Apple MLHE2B/A MacBook 12-Inch Laptop (Intel Core m3 1.1 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Storage, Intel HD Graphics 515, OS X El Capitan)

May, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2016 (MLHA2, MLHC2, MMGM2, MMGL2, MLHE2, MLHF2, MLH82, MLH72)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2016 (MLHA2, MLHC2, MMGM2, MMGL2, MLHE2, MLHF2, MLH82, MLH72) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and screen. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and image quality, while there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

performance, portability, design, screen, usability

image quality, connectivity

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook MLHA2LL/A 12-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (Silver, 256 GB) NEWEST VERSIONApple MacBook MLHA2LL/A 12-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (Silver, 256 GB) NEWEST VERSION

May, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Apple MacBook review: Improved minimalist MacBook is still one port shy of laptop nirvana

 

The modest updates to Apple's 12-inch MacBook laptop don't go far enough to make it the new must-have machine for everyone. At the same time, there's a sizable enough boost to performance and battery life that the system can no longer be considered an...

The 12-inch MacBook gets a decent boost to performance and battery life, while keeping the same slim, light premium body. The high-res display and responsive trackpad remain the gold standard. Color options add a fun bit of personalization

The single USB-C port will continue to be an inconvenience for many. The shallow keyboard isn't ideal for long-form typing. Other super-slim laptops manage to fit in more powerful processors

With a handful of subtle improvements, the updated 12-inch Apple MacBook is more of a mainstream machine, but remains a few tweaks away from being the best laptop on the market.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Hands-on with the 2016 12-inch Apple MacBook

 

The 12-inch MacBook is a love-it-or-hate-it laptop. It seems to inspire either fierce loyalty or intense derision, at least judging from comments on my review of the original version, and social media feedback on any follow-up stories since. A new set...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Steve Duncombe (choice.com.au)

Apple MacBook 2016 review

 

Apple's 2016 version of its opinion-polarising 12-inch MacBook laptop (included in our small laptop reviews ) is a refinement rather than a major rework of its ground-breaking 2015 MacBook . It's the same slim and exceptionally light package, and its...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):41.4
Battery life (max):11
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:640 x 480

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:30.5
Display Resolution:2304 x 1440
HD type:2K Ultra HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 850 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191E
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 515 / Intel® HD Graphics 515
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard number of keys:79
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:29

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):29.8
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 2x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 2.7 / 3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core M / Intel® Core™ M
Processor frequency:0.9 / 1.1 / 1.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:M3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54 / M7-6Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core m3-6Y series / Intel Core m5-6Y series
Processor Socket:BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88198 / 88199 / 88202 / M3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54
Processor code:SR2EH / SR2EM / SR2EN
Processor package size:20
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No

Software

Bundled software:iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:256 / 512
Storage Media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.6 / 196.5
Height (front):0.35
Height (rear):1.31
Weight:920
Width:28.1 / 280.5