MacBook 10,1 (12-Inch, Mid 2017) – Full Information, Specs

The MacBook 10,1 (12-inch, Mid 2017) was introduced on June 5, 2017. At the starting price of $1299, the MacBook offers a 1.2GHz Kaby Lake Core m3 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.0GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage and the Intel HD Graphics 615 processor. The 2017 model features a more compact design and a high-resolution Retina display, being the only MacBook to offer a choice of four iPhone-like finishes of Space Grey, Gold, Rose Gold and Silver. The combination of faster hardware and the laptop’s refreshed design and low weight sets it further aside from its predecessors.

MacBook 10,1 (12-Inch, Mid 2017)

MacBook (12-Inch, Mid 2017): more muscle in every millimeter.
MacBook (12-Inch, Mid 2017): more muscle in every millimeter.

As briefly mentioned previously, the starting price of the MacBook 10,1 (12-inch, Mid 2017) sets itself quite high at $1299. The second option positions itself at $1599, configured with an 1.3GHz Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage and the Intel HD Graphics 615 processor. A further build-to-order configuration of the MacBook suggests an 1.4GHz Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, and a 16GB RAM option for a further additional fee.

While both the starting and the build-to-order prices of the MacBook appear to be relatively high when compared to the device’s predecessors, such phenomenon can be explained by a number of reasons, for instance, that compared to the cheaper MacBook Air, the chips used in the Air are older than those in the MacBook, not to mention the high-resolution innovative display and design of the more upscale MacBook.

Specifications

AboutManufacturerApple
Official NameMacBook (12-inch, Mid 2017)
TypeSubnotebook computer
Form-factorLaptop
LaunchIntroducedJune 7, 2017
DiscountedStill Available
BodyDimensions11.04 x 7.74 x 0.14-0.52 inch (281 x 197 x 4-13 mm)
Weight2.03 lbs (0.92 kg)
BuildAluminum
Physical buttonsPower
Keyboard78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) individual LED backlit keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
TrackpadForce Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
DisplayTypeLED-backlit display with IPS technology
Size12 inches
Resolution2304 x 1440 pixels
Aspect ratio16:10
Pixel Density~ 226 ppi
MultitouchNo
PlatformOSmacOS
ArchitectureIntel’s architecture
CPU– 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m3, Turbo Boost up to 3.0GHz, with 4MB L3 cache
– 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, with 4MB L3 cache
– 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 4MB L3 cache
GPUIntel HD Graphics 615
MemoryMemory8 / 16 GB RAM
Storage256 / 512 GB SSD
CameraFront480p FaceTime HD camera
BackN/A
SoundLoudspeakerStereo speakers
MicrophoneDual microphones
CommsUSB1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2
WLANIEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Bluetooth4.2
3.5 mm jack3.5 mm headphone jack
Card readerNo
DisplayPortYes (via USB-C)
ThunderboltYes (via USB-C)
One Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:
– Charging
– DisplayPort
– Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
– USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
FeaturesBatteryBuilt-in 41.4-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
– Ambient light sensor
MiscColorsSpace Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
PriceStarting at $1299

Models

MacBook (12-inch, 1.4GHz Intel Core i7, Mid 2017)

MacBook (12-inch, 1.4Ghz Intel Core i7, Mid 2017)
Model IdentifierMacBook10,1
Model NumberA1534 (EMC 3099)
Part NumberBTO/CTO
Family12-inch, Mid 2017
Released2017
Display Size12 inches
Dimensions11.04 x 7.74 x 0.14-0.52 in
Weight2.03 pounds
Processor1.4Ghz Intel Core i7
RAM8/16GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook (12-inch, 1.3GHz Intel Core i5, Mid 2017)

MacBook (12-inch, 1.3Ghz Intel Core i5, Mid 2017)
Model IdentifierMacBook10,1
Model NumberA1534 (EMC 3099)
Part NumberMNYG2LL/A
Family12-inch, Mid 2017
Released2017
Display Size12 inches
Dimensions11.04 x 7.74 x 0.14-0.52 in
Weight2.03 pounds
Processor1.3Ghz Intel Core i5
RAM8/16GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook (12-inch, 1.2GHz Intel Core m3, Mid 2017)

MacBook (12-inch, 1.2Ghz Intel Core m3, Mid 2017)
Model IdentifierMacBook10,1
Model NumberA1534 (EMC 3099)
Part NumberMNYF2LL/A
Family12-inch, Mid 2017
Released2017
Display Size12 inches
Dimensions11.04 x 7.74 x 0.14-0.52 in
Weight2.03 pounds
Processor1.2Ghz Intel Core m3
RAM8/16GB
Storage256GB SSD
OpticalNone
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Special features

Now equipped with seventh-generation Intel Core processors, MacBook is snappier than ever. From daily tasks like launching apps and opening files to more advanced computing, you can power through your day thanks to faster SSDs and Turbo Boost processing up to 3.6GHz.
Now equipped with seventh-generation Intel Core processors, MacBook is snappier than ever. From daily tasks like launching apps and opening files to more advanced computing, you can power through your day thanks to faster SSDs and Turbo Boost processing up to 3.6GHz.
  • Being smaller than its predecessor, the MacBook 10,1 (12-inch, Mid 2017) offers a more advanced processor and graphics processor, alongside faster storage.
  • The laptop is also configured with twice as much RAM, better battery life and an updated keyboard (in fact, potential customers are encouraged by reviewers to test out the keyboard before making the purchase, as the difference between that of the 2017 MacBook and Apple’s previous models appears to be quite drastic).
  • The MacBook’s improved GPU boasting Intel HD graphics to 615 from 2016’s 515 positions the new laptop as a more desirable option for those who might be interested in using the MacBook for gaming, Still, while scoring better in graphics than its predecessor, specifically the entry-level iMac, and catering perfectly to the needs of those intending to utilise the MacBook for every day needs, such as everyday work and software usage, the laptop is not purposefully designed for those in the market for a gaming computer.

Miscellanea

A keyboard refined for an even better hands-on experience.
A keyboard refined for an even better hands-on experience.
  • Many of the critics of the MacBook 10,1 (12-inch, Mid 2017) tend to focus on the limits of the computer’s connectivity – the only two ports offered by the device are the single USB-c and the headphone jack.

Links

Apple MacBook 12-inch (2017): Unboxing & Review [Video]

Video published by DetroitBORG on June 8, 2017

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