Apple MacBook 12-Inch Retina 1.1GHz Dual-Core Intel Core M3
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This MacBook weighs less than a kilogram and is only 13.1mm thick, and yet it still manages to pack in big technology. Combining advanced technology, including an Intel Core M processor, Force Touch trackpad and a versatile USB-C port, with features like the stunning Retina display, ultrafast Wi-Fi and an all-day battery life.
The full-size keyboard has been re-engineered to be thinner and lighter with an enhanced typing experience. The keys use a butterfly mechanism to help deliver precision and stability and prevent the wobble that you'd see on a traditional keyboard. The keys feature a larger surface area, thinner construction and deeper curvature creating a more defined, natural space for your fingertips to find as you type. Even the backlighting is more accurate, with individual LEDs for each key that helps keys look clear and sharp.
Force Touch trackpad
With the Force Touch trackpad, Apple has pushed the trackpad further than ever. It's been refined to provide a responsive, uniform click, no matter where you press. However, the force sensors add a new dimension to using a trackpad, detecting the amount of pressure you're applying to open new possibilities. Use different levels of pressure for new capabilities, such as previewing a file or quickly looking up a definition of a word. It'll also provide haptic feedback- a tactile response to help you feel the action you're choosing. Force Touch also works in addition to the intuitive multi-touch gestures that already help you get around your MacBook with ease.
With three million pixels on show, the Retina display on this MacBook is positively stunning. Designed to ensure that your eyes won’t be able to discern individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, images take on a new level of realism, while text is sharp and clear. Colours on the Retina display are rich and vibrant, while a high contrast ratio makes blacks appear blacker and whites whiter. It also includes IPS technology to enable a clear view from angles as wide as 178-degrees.
Processing, graphics, memory and storage
The Intel Core M3 processor combines energy efficiency and the performance needed to handle everyday tasks. Because it's so energy efficient, this MacBook generates less heat than previous models, and therefore doesn't require a fan, all while ensuring a long battery life. The integrated Intel HD 515 Graphics deliver astonishing visuals. Fast and responsive performance is ensured by 8GB of RAM, now running at 1866MHz, and 256GB of flash storage.
USB-C is small, reversible and versatile. Used for charging, quick USB 3.0 data transfer, connecting external devices and peripherals and video transfer via an additional adapter and HDMI, VGA or DisplayPort, it's one versatile port for a variety of functions. And because of it's reversible design, you'll never find yourself trying to plug something in the wrong way up.
A built-in 41.4-watt-hour lithium-polymer batter provides up to 10 hours of wireless web and up to 11 hours of iTunes film playback. With up to 30 days of standby time, the MacBook is ready to go when you are.
Please note: connecting peripherals via USB-C may require an additional adaptor (sold separately).
Mac OS X El Capitan
OS X El Capitan is engineered to take full advantage of your Mac hardware, and to be as easy to use as it is beautiful to look at. It comes with an amazing collection of apps you’ll use — and love — every day. And it enables your Mac and iOS devices to work wonderfully together.
OS X lets you control your Mac with simple, intuitive gestures. Your favourite apps are easy to reach in the Dock, while Launchpad provides quick access to everything. Finder makes it easy to browse and organise your files, with Spotlight ensuring that searching for documents and apps is effortless. It comes with amazing apps like Pages, Numbers, iPhoto, iMovie and Garageband that give you the platform you need for productivity and creativity, with more great apps are available for download from the App Store.
If you own and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 8, then you can move between devices in even smarter ways. Make and receive iPhone calls on your Mac, even if your iPhone is in another room. Send and receive both iMessage and SMS text messages on your Mac. Start an email, document or browsing session on one device and instantly pick it up on another.
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