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Apple MacBook 12-inch, 2017 (MNYF2, MNYG2)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Apple MacBook 12-inch, 2017 (MNYF2, MNYG2). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the screen and design are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the price, while views are divided on the keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook 12-inch, 2017 (MNYF2, MNYG2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook 12 (2017) Laptop Review

 

What is new? As well as the quietly updated Air 13, the MacBook 12 has also got a new CPU and a faster SSD. With it, Apple aims to be "years ahead". "Compared to whom or what?" you might ask. Probably in comparison to the Air 13, whose essentials are...

high-quality, extremely thin and lightweight case ; very good Force-Touch touchpad ; very good, high-resolution display ; silent operation ; very good speakers

only one port, which is also used for charging ; keyboard takes some getting used to ; display with glossy surface ; reduced performance under prolonged load

How is the new MacBook 12 from Apple doing about 2 years after its first release? Well, we would not say that it is "light years" ahead, since other manufacturers have not slept during this time and offer slim and likewise powerful mobile computers...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Jayce Wagner (digitaltrends.com)

Apple MacBook 12-inch review

 

The MacBook outshines and outlasts the competition.

Unparalleled craftsmanship ; Solid battery life ; Excellent display ; Surprisingly robust speakers

One Thunderbolt port just doesn’t cut it. ; Not at all competitively priced

The MacBook is an exceptionally well-made device, and if you bought one you probably wouldn’t be disappointed. It will do everything you expect it to do — if you don’t try to play games — but it has one flaw. The price. It’s not just a problem because...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook (2017)

 

The ever-slim Apple MacBook gets a faster processor and remains a battery life champ, but a persistent dearth of connectivity ports makes it unappealing compared with the similarly priced MacBook Pro and Windows competitors.

Astonishingly thin and light. 15+-hour battery life. Retina display offers crisp text and bright colors.

Connectivity is limited to a single USB port and a headphone jack. Components are not upgradeable after purchase.

Unless you are a Mac user who values portability above all else and are fine with shelling out the extra cash for a dock or adapter, we recommend taking a look at the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which we'll have a review for in the coming days. If you don't...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook (2017) review

 

Surprisingly more than ‘more of the same'

Really solid build quality ; New keyboard switches feel great ; The screen’s lovely for general use ; Decent battery life

FaceTime camera is 480p ; Keyboard is REALLY LOUD ; Would be nice if it was 200 quid cheaper ; USB-C rather than Thunderbolt 3

Little’s outwardly changed, but tweaks and spec bumps ensure Apple’s ultra-thin laptop’s still one of the best around

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Apple MacBook (2017) review

 

Full disclosure: I've had a strong affinity for the 12-inch MacBook since it was originally introduced in 2015. Sure, it was underpowered and had an annoyingly flat keyboard. And it had only a single USB-C port -- then still something of an exotic...

The new 12-inch MacBook adds the improved keyboard mechanism from the MacBook Pro line. New processor and RAM options mean better performance.

Little else has changed, including the lack of ports beyond a single USB-C connection. You still can't get more-powerful mainstream Intel processors.

With a subtle tweak to the keyboard and better component choices, this cult favorite mini MacBook suddenly feels like it can be your everyday laptop.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook (2017) review

 

Full disclosure: I've had a strong affinity for the 12-inch MacBook since it was originally introduced in 2015. Sure, it was underpowered and had an annoyingly flat keyboard. And it had only a single USB-C port -- then still something of an exotic...

The new 12-inch MacBook adds the improved keyboard mechanism from the MacBook Pro line. New processor and RAM options mean better performance.

Little else has changed, including the lack of ports beyond a single USB-C connection. You still can't get more-powerful mainstream Intel processors.

With a subtle tweak to the keyboard and better component choices, this cult favorite mini MacBook suddenly feels like it can be your everyday laptop.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook (2017) Review

 

Yes, Apple is keeping the MacBook Air around, but the 12-inch MacBook continues to be the company's true flagship ultraportable. It's pricier at $1,299, versus $999 for the Air, but the MacBook is a pound lighter, has a much sharper and more colorful...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Apple MacBook 2017 review

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The 12-inch Apple MacBook gets an update in 2017, but is it just a lick of paint, or is there something more substantial going on under the hood? With a slight upgrade to the processor and a more powerful graphics card, could the 2017 MacBook make you...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Apple MacBook (2017) Review and Ratings

 

Apple's updated MacBook gets a performance and battery boost, plus a somewhat better keyboard. It remains impressively slim, with an excellent screen, but we still want more than that one port.

Improved performance and keyboard compared to previous-generation MacBook ; 15-hour battery life ; Excellent Retina display

Still just one USB port (a Type-C that won't fit most existing peripherals) ; Noisy keyboard

For the second year in a row, Apple has done a modest amount of tweaking to its updated MacBook, dropping new low-voltage processors and faster SSDs into the same snazzy, slim, and solid-feeling chassis that debuted in 2015. Color options remain the...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.biz)

Courte critique du portable Apple MacBook 12 (2017)

 

Quoi de neuf ? Tout comme l'Air 13, discrètement mis à jour, le MacBook 12 s'équipe d'un nouveau CPU et d'un SSD plus rapide. Apple affirme avoir « des années d'avance ». « Par rapport à quoi » peut-on demander ? Probablement au Air 13, dont la...

châssis de grande qualité, extrêmement fin et léger ; touchpad Force-Touch très réussi ; très bon écran haute-résolution ; silencieux ; très bons haut-parleurs

un seul port, également utilisé pour la charge ; il faut s’habituer au clavier ; écran brillant ; performances réduites en cas de sollicitations prolongées

Comment le nouveau MacBook 12 d’Apple se positionne-t-il, deux ans après la première mouture ? Nous ne pouvons pas dire qu’il n’a pas pris une ride : les autres fabricants ne se sont pas endormis, et proposent des appareils aussi fins et puissants....

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):41.4
Battery life (max):10 / 12
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30 / 720

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam:N

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:30.5
Display Resolution:2304 x 1440
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel density:226
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 615

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English / German / US English
Keyboard number of keys:78 / 79
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Trackpad

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1866
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 10000 / 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

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated:N

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
ExpressCard slot:N
Headphone outputs:1
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y

Power

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

Processor

Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.2 / 3.6
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core M / Intel Core m3-7xxx
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4
Processor lithography:14
Processor threads:4

Processor special features

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:Y

Software

Bundled software:- Photos\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- Siri\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Messages\n- Maps\n- Notes\n- Calendar\n- Contacts\n- Reminders\n- Photo Booth\n- Preview\n- iTunes\n- iBooks\n- App Store\n- Time Machine / iMovie\nGarageBand\nSiri\nSafari\nFaceTime\niTunes\niBooks\nApp Store\nTime Machine
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:macOS Sierra

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:512
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Storage Media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:196.5
Height (front):3.5
Height (rear):1.31
Weight:920
Width:280.5