Apple’s Macbook gets an upgrade and a new colour. – TheTechZone

Apple’s Macbook gets an upgrade and a new colour.

Apple has upgraded its super slim 12 inch Macbook a year on from its initial release. There are new processors from Intel’s sixth-generation Core M range from 1.1Ghz to 1.3Ghz. These new processors also consume the same amount of power as the previous ones so battery life should not be compromised by the extra grunt.

The memory has been given an upgrade too, its faster now, upgraded from 1600Mhz to 1866Mhz modules. This should have a small increase in performance.

Graphics have also been given a makeover with Intel’s HD515 GPU installed. According to Apple this should give a 25 percent performance boost to graphics.

Battery performance is also slightly better, due to a slightly more powerful battery (39.7 watt hours versus 41.4 watt hours). Apple say that battery life whilst web browsing has gone up from 9 hours to 10 hours. If you plan on watching video’s all day then the battery should last you 11 hours of iTunes movie playback and 30 days of standby.


The most obvious change is the new rose gold colour. It joins the previously available silver, gold and space grey colours.

The upgraded version along with the rose gold colour is available right now starting at £1049 for the base model with 256GB of storage, 8GB of memory and the 1.1Ghz Core M3 processor.