Apple MacBook 12” Laptop with Intel Core M-5Y51 CPU, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD
Portability was Apple’s chief concern when designing the new MacBook. As a result, the impossibly thin laptop weighs just two pounds and is just a half-inch thick at its thickest point. This easy-to-carry frame doesn’t sacrifice much in the way of power, though—it boasts a dual-core Intel Core M processor, a fast 512GB solid-state drive, and a crisp 12” Retina display.
Retina Display: Lifelike Picture
The Retina display takes its name from its density of pixels, which are packed together so tightly that they’re indistinguishable by the human eye at normal viewing distances. This produces a resolution so smooth and crisp that you can see individual eyelashes in photographs, grasp subtle details in movies and video games, and read online articles as easily as if they were on a printed page.
Solid-State Drive: Speed and Reliability
The built-in solid-state drive (SSD) performs the same duties of a traditional hard-disk drive, but up to 100 times faster. Unlike hard-disk drives, SSDs don’t rely on moving parts to write, store, and retrieve data; instead, they use flash memory chips that can boot up your computer and launch apps in mere seconds. Without the moving parts, SSDs are also lighter, take up less space within your computer, and are less susceptible to damage and data loss from computer bumps.
Force Touch: A Deeper Level of Control
Apple’s Force Touch technology reinvents the laptop trackpad, supercharging traditional taps and multitouch gestures by adding precise pressure sensitivity. While pressing normally on the trackpad’s smooth glass surface produces a traditional click, pressing harder can carry out a suite of commands, such as making a movie skip ahead more quickly or displaying the definition of a word in an article.
- Product number: MJY42LL/A
- Operating system: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
- Screen: 12” LED-backlit LCD with IPS technology
- Resolution: 2304x1440
- Processor: 1.2GHz Intel Core M-5Y51 dual-core
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics 5300
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 512GB SSD
- Optical drive: no
- Memory card slot: no
- Webcam: 420p FaceTime camera
- Audio: built-in stereo speakers and dual microphone
- WiFi: 802.11ac
- Bluetooth: v4.0
- Ports: one USB Type-C, one 3.5mm audio
- Battery: 39.7Whr lithium-polymer
- Battery life: up to nine hours
- Product weight: 2.03lb.
- Product dimensions: 11.04” (W) x 7.74” (D) x 0.52”–0.14” (H)
- Condition: new
- Full specifications
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From the start, Steve Jobs was enthralled with not only the novelty of technology but also its design. When speaking about the Apple computer, he said it was “going to be insanely beautiful.” Over the years, Apple’s products have worked to fuse innovative technology with almost artful design. The iMac stunned the world with its colorful plastic shells, which the New York Times said “more closely resemble a pack of Life Savers than a new computer line.” The glossy white iPod—no bigger than a deck of playing cards—could hold an entire library of music. Time Magazine named the iPhone the Invention of the Year for its stunning design and, uniquely, because of the promise it held for even better products in the future. With each new item they launch, Apple works to shape the way future societies communicate, learn, and dance when they’re alone.