Our goal with MacBook was to do the impossible: engineer a full‑size experience into the thinnest, lightest Mac notebook yet. And not only is it compact — it's more powerful than ever. The new MacBook delivers up to 20 per cent faster performance with new seventh‑generation Intel Core m3, i5 and i7 processors, and up to 50 per cent faster SSD storage. - 13.1mm thin - 0.9kg light - 12-inch Retina display - Up to 10hrs battery life
More muscle in every millimetre. 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.
We squeezed the most into it. And out of it. Each component inside MacBook has been meticulously designed to get the most out of an incredibly thin and light enclosure. We chose powerful yet highly efficient processors, and optimised macOS to draw on the processor using as little power as possible. Because no fan is needed to cool the computer, it has more room for battery cells to support you on the go, all day long.
Processor Inside you'll find seventh-generation Intel Core m3, i5 and i7 processors with 14-nanometre process technology. This lets MacBook expertly combine energy efficiency with the performance needed to take on all sorts of tasks. - Up to 20% faster performance - Up to 3.6GHz Turbo Boost processing
Fanless architecture MacBook was built for virtually silent performance. Its processor runs on just 5 watts of power, which generates less heat and eliminates the need for a fan to cool the computer. Instead, the logic board is seated on an anisotropic graphite sheet that helps disperse any heat. So you won't hear a thing while your MacBook is hard at work.
Storage and memory Though its components are tiny, MacBook has an impressive capacity to store the files and run the applications you need every day. With up to 16GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory and up to 512GB of SSD storage, you get an amazingly thin and light notebook with snappy performance.
Battery To achieve all-day battery life, we needed to use every millimetre of space inside MacBook. So we created an innovative terraced battery cell, custom shaped to fit the specific contours of the enclosure. The result is 35 per cent more battery cell capacity than would have been possible before. -35% more capacity than standard technology would allow
A Retina display that takes everything to the edge. The stunning 12-inch Retina display on MacBook is truly something to behold. With over 3 million pixels and edge-to-edge glass, every image leaps off the screen in rich, vibrant detail. All on an amazingly thin Retina display. - 2304x1440 resolution - 16:10 aspect ratio - 178° viewing angle
To deliver the gorgeous Retina experience, we designed the pixels to create a larger aperture. This lets more light pass through, allowing us to use more energy-efficient LED backlighting, yet achieve the same vivid brightness.
A keyboard refined for an even better hands-on experience. We believe that a comfortable, full-size keyboard is an essential part of any notebook. To fit one into MacBook, we designed a keyboard from the ground up — including each key and its underlying mechanism. This makes the whole keyboard not only much thinner, but also more comfortable and precise, so your fingers feel right at home.
The Force Touch trackpad. Press a little deeper, do a lot more. The pressure-sensing capabilities of the Force Touch trackpad allow you to tell your MacBook what you want it to do based on subtle differences in pressure. Click anywhere to perform a variety of actions in different apps, all on the same surface, without lifting a finger. And the Taptic Engine provides haptic feedback that adds a sense of touch to what you see on the screen.
Multi-Touch. Precise control at your fingertips. Multi-Touch gestures make it easy and intuitive to interact with your MacBook. Scroll in any direction, swipe through web pages, pinch, rotate or Force click to unlock other useful capabilities.
Connect to everything you love. Anywhere you go. With powerful technologies in an incredibly compact enclosure, MacBook is designed to fit perfectly into a world where just about anything you do with a notebook can be done over the air. For those moments when you do need to plug in, USB-C packs a ton of capability into one small and convenient port.
USB-C. Singularly versatile. The USB-C port puts everything you need in a port all in one place. It provides charging, speedy USB data transfer (up to 5 Gbps), and video output in a reversible design that's one-third the size of a USB 3 port, giving you the flexibility to easily connect your favourite devices.
Fully equipped for a wireless world. MacBook takes full advantage of the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technologies — and with innovative Apple software and services that let you get the most out of them, you can wirelessly connect to the web, transfer files, organise your photos, listen to music and more.
macOS macOS is the operating system that powers everything you do on a Mac. macOS High Sierra brings new forward-looking technologies and enhanced features to your Mac. It's macOS at its highest level yet.
Display Retina Display 12-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology 2304x1440 resolution at 226 pixels per inch with support for millions of colours 16:10 aspect ratio Supported scaled resolutions: 1440x900 1280x800 1024x640
Processor 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m3, Turbo Boost up to 3.0GHz, with 4MB L3 cache
Memory 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory Configurable to 16GB of memory
Storage 256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD
Size and Weight Height: 0.35–1.31 cm Width: 28.05 cm Depth: 19.65 cm Weight: 0.92 kg
Graphics and Video Support Intel HD Graphics 615 Dual display and video mirroring: simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 4096x2304 resolution at 60Hz on an external display, both at millions of colours
Wireless Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
Charging and Expansion USB-C port with support for: Charging USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps) Native DisplayPort 1.2 video output VGA output using USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter (sold separately) HDMI video output using USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter (sold separately)
Camera 480p FaceTime camera
Audio Stereo speakers Dual microphones 3.5mm headphone jack
Keyboard and Trackpad Full-size keyboard with: 78 (US) or 79 (ISO) individual LED backlit keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys Ambient light sensor Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing and Multi-Touch gestures
Battery and Power Up to 10 hours wireless web Up to 12 hours iTunes film playback Up to 30 days of standby time Built-in 41.4-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery 29W USB-C Power Adapter; USB-C power port
Electrical and Operating Requirements Line voltage: 100V–240V AC Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz Operating temperature: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F) Storage temperature: –25° to 45° C (–13° to 113° F) Relative humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing Operating altitude: tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) Maximum storage altitude: 4,500 metres (15,000 feet) Maximum shipping altitude: 10,500 metres (35,000 feet)
Operating System macOS High Sierra macOS is the operating system that powers everything you do on a Mac. macOS High Sierra brings new forward-looking technologies and enhanced features to your Mac. It's macOS at its highest level yet.
Accessibility Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new MacBook. With built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy, you can create and do amazing things. Features include: VoiceOver Zoom Increase Contrast Reduce Motion Siri and Dictation Switch Control Closed Captions Text to Speech