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Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) Core i5

Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) Core i5
Brand: Apple
Category: MacBook
  • Processor 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m3
  • Display 12-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display
  • RAM 8GB/16GB
  • Storage 128GB, 512GB
  • Web Cam 480p FaceTime camera
  • OS macOS
Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017, Core i5)
MacBook Retina 12 inch 2017 Intel core i5 Technical Specifications scaled

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Thin and lightweight design for maximum portability
  • High-resolution Retina display with good color accuracy
  • Fast performance with Core i5 processor
  • Solid-state drive (SSD) storage for quick boot and load times
  • Good battery life for a small laptop
  • Multiple USB-C ports for connectivity and charging


  • Limited processing power compared to some other laptops in its class
  • Non-upgradable RAM and storage
  • No traditional USB-A ports may require dongles for some peripherals
  • No water resistance or dust protection
  • No dedicated graphics card for intensive gaming or video editing

Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) laptop Specs and Features

The new MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) is a welcome refresh to Apple’s line of ultra-portable laptops. The new MacBook features a lovely Retina display, a more powerful Intel Core m3 processor, and an improved keyboard.

With all of these improvements, the new MacBook is a great ultra-portable laptop for those who need a light and portable machine that can still handle some light computing tasks.
The new MacBook’s Retina display is simply gorgeous.

The colours are bright and vibrant, and the text is crisp and easy to read. The new MacBook is also a bit more powerful than its predecessor, thanks to its Intel Core m3 processor. The new MacBook’s keyboard is also improved, with better key travel and a more satisfying typing experience.

What are the specifications of the (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) laptop?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) laptop:

  • Processor: 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
  • Memory: 8GB/16GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Storage: 128GB, 512GB SSD
  • Display: 12-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology, 2304-by-1440 resolution at 226 PPI
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Camera: 480p FaceTime camera
  • I/O: USB-C port with VGA output and HDMI support, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Colours: Rose Gold, Space Gray, Gold, Silver

Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Laptop
Released 06 June, 2017
Status Available
External Buttons and Connectors USB-C port with support for:

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)

Processor (CPU)

Processor Type Intel Core i5 M-7Y54 “Kaby Lake” (1.3 GHz)
Processor Speed 1.2 GHz
Processor Cores Dual Core
Processor Cache Level 1 Cache 128 KB
Level 2 Cache 512 KB
Level 3 Cache 4 MB
Base frequency 1.3 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.2 GHz
Threads 4
Fabrication process 14 nm
64-bit Computing

Memory (RAM)

RAM Speed 1866MHz
RAM Max upto 16 GB
User Upgradable No


Storage Type Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage Capacity 256GB
Technology PCIe
User Upgradable No

Display Info

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Retina display (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology
Size 12-inch (diagonal)
Resolution 2304-by-1440 resolution
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 226 pixels per inch
Refresh rate 60Hz
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Extras Supported scaled resolutions:

1440 by 900
1280 by 800
1024 by 640


Height 0.14–0.52 inch (0.35–1.31 cm)
Width 11.04 inch (28.05 cm)
Depth 7.74 inch (19.65 cm)
Weight 2.03 pounds (0.92 kg)
Colors Rose Gold
Space Gray

Graphics Card

GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Intel HD Graphics 615
GPU Type Integrated
GPU Memory Up to 1.5 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory
Fabrication process 14 nm
GPU boost clock 1050MHz
Memory bus 128 Bit

Operating System

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. macOS

Battery or Power Info

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 41.4 W Lithium-Polymer
Placement Non-removable
Charge power 29 W USB-C Power Adapter

Multimedia Features

Audio Features Stereo speakers
Dual microphones
3.5 mm headphone jack
Display Support Dual display and video mirroring: simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz on an external display, both at millions of colours
Speakers 2 – Speakers
Microphone 2 – Microphones

Connectivity Info

Bluetooth Features Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Optical drive No

Input and Output

Keyboard and Trackpad 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
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader No

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