MacBook 12" (2017)
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.
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The goal with the new MacBook was to do the impossible: deliver a complete full-size experience in the lightest and most compact Mac notebook. Every fundamental element has been reimagined to make it not only thinner but also better. The result is more than just a new notebook. It’s the future of the notebook.
Fitting a full-size keyboard into the elegantly thin new MacBook required completely rethinking how a keyboard is engineered and constructed. Each key and its underlying mechanism were redesigned — not only making the whole keyboard much thinner, but also allowing for more comfortable, precise and responsive typing that just feels right.
The moment you open the new MacBook, its gorgeous 12-inch Retina display with edge-to-edge glass brings everything into focus. Every photo leaps off the screen in rich, vibrant detail. Over three million pixels render each letter with crystal clarity. And it all comes to light on the thinnest, most energy-efficient Retina display ever on a Mac.
With the new MacBook comes a whole new way to experience a trackpad. The Force Touch trackpad is engineered to deliver a responsive, uniform click no matter where you press the surface. And underneath, force sensors detect how much pressure you’re applying and give you new ways to interact with your Mac. You can use a force click to enable new capabilities, like quickly looking up the definition of a word or previewing a file just by clicking and continuing to press on the trackpad. You’ll also experience haptic feedback — a tactile vibration from the trackpad that adds the sense of touch to what you see on the screen. These advanced capabilities work in addition to all the intuitive Multi-Touch gestures Mac users love. You’ll be more in touch with your Mac than ever before. Without lifting a finger.
The new MacBook is designed to fit effortlessly into our increasingly wireless world. Just about anything you do with a notebook can now be done over the air, thanks to Apple software that takes full advantage of the latest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology. So no matter where you are, you can connect to the web, transfer files, organise your photos, listen to music and more — without being tied down.
The new USB-C port puts just about everything you need in a port all in one place. This amazing port provides charging, speedy USB 3 data transfer and video output in a small, reversible design that’s one third the size of the current USB port.
The new MacBook has been engineered from the ground up for silent, efficient performance. It starts with a fifth-generation Intel Core M processor that runs on just 5 watts of power, made even more efficient by optimisations throughout OS X Yosemite. Together the processor and OS X sip so little energy that the system generates very little heat, so no fan is required to cool the computer. That means when your MacBook is working, you won’t hear a thing. And the logic board on which the processor sits has been completely redesigned to pack all the capability you expect in a Mac into as little space as possible.
People rely on Apple notebooks for all-day battery life, regardless of how compact the notebook is. And with the slim new MacBook enclosure, all-day battery life simply would not be achievable using traditional rectangular batteries. So we developed our own unique battery technology specifically designed to make use of every last millimetre of available space. The result is a terraced, contoured battery design that not only fits perfectly inside the incredibly slim MacBook, but also is unlike anything seen before in a notebook.
Every Mac comes with apps for creativity and apps for productivity. It also comes with a collection of great apps for things you do every day, like surﬁng the web, sending mail and messages, and organising your calendar. It even comes with an app for finding new apps. Your Mac is more than fully featured, it’s fully loaded.
Memory available to OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 256MB or 384MB. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
Based on an IEEE 802.11ac draft specification. Battery life varies by use and configuration.
3.5 mm headphone jack
Full-size keyboard with:
78 (U.S.) 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
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)
Up to 10 hours wireless web
Up to 12 hours iTunes movie 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
macOS is the operating system that powers everything you do on a Mac. macOS Sierra introduces new ways to enjoy your photos and work more seamlessly between devices.
Electrical and Operating Requirements
Line voltage: 100V–240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-25° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet
Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
29W USB-C Power Adapter
USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)