Apple has quietly pushed out a 2016 update to their Macbook line. Bringing faster hardware to the same sleek Macbook design & adding in the famous Rose Gold (Pink) color to the lineup.
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Aside from the shiny pink I mean Rose Gold look all aesthetics are about the same port & dimension wise. The update brings changes internally, mainly that of the CPU & GPU. Adding in the new generation of Intel-M processors (namely the M3, M5 & M7). Further diving reveals that they’ve expanded the battery ever so slightly to produce longer life & small enhancements to hardware such as the PCI controller & DRAM speeds.
The base model starts at $1,300 & can go upwards of $1,600 depending on your configuration. Real time results wise you get a 20-25% speed increase & almost 40% performance on the GPU side of things. By all means this isn’t going to make your previous Macbook obsolete. Ram capacity, hard drive options, and everything else is basically the same. However if you are already in the market for a Macbook there’s no better time then now to buy based off the recent refresh. This isn’t a powerhouse but for lightweight usage & basic video & photo editing task the Macbook performs decently.
However the update in itself is nothing surprising. More of a refresh but even at that your still stuck with just one USB-C port & outside the Intel changes the exact same hardware options. There was a lot wrong with the last gen Macbook & this simply gave it a speed bump without addressing the major issues. If you know what your looking for & what you’ll get out of this mac then by all means however I feel Apple could’ve waited on this one to push out a more substantial update.