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Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016) Core M3

Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016) Core M3
Brand: Apple
Category: MacBook
  • Processor 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor
  • Display Retina display 12-inch (diagonal)
  • RAM 8GB
  • Storage 256GB 512GB
  • Web Cam 480p FaceTime camera
  • OS macOS
Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016) Core M3
MacBook Retina 12 inch Early 2016 Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Lightweight and compact design makes it highly portable
  • Good battery life for an ultra-portable laptop
  • High-quality Retina display with excellent color accuracy and sharpness
  • Solid-state drive (SSD) storage for quick boot and load times
  • Quiet and energy-efficient Core M processor
  • USB-C port for connectivity and charging


  • Non-upgradable RAM and storage
  • Limited processing power compared to other laptops in its class
  • No water resistance or dust protection
  • No Thunderbolt or traditional USB ports without an adapter
  • Limited connectivity options

Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016) laptop Specs and Features

The MacBook features a 12-inch Retina display with a 2304 x 1440 resolution and is just 2.03 pounds and 13.1mm thin. Under the hood is a sixth-generation Intel Core M processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.

The MacBook also features Intel HD 5300 graphics, stereo speakers, a Force Touch trackpad, a full-size keyboard and a single USB-C port.

The MacBook is a great laptop for those who need a portable and powerful machine. The Retina display is beautiful and the laptop is very thin and light. The processor is fast and the 8GB of RAM is plenty for most users. The only downside is the lack of ports, but the USB-C port is very versatile.

What are the specifications of the MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016) laptop?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016) laptop:

  • Processor: 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.2GHz)
  • Memory: 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Storage: 256GB 512GB SSD
  • Display: Retina display 12-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera: 480p FaceTime camera
  • I/O: (USB-C) port, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Colours: Rose Gold, Space Gray, Gold, Silver

Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Laptop
Released 20 April, 2016
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 M3 M-6Y30 “Skylake” (1.1 GHz)
Processor Speed 1.1 GHz
Processor Cores Dual Core
Processor Cache Level 1 Cache 128 KB
Level 2 Cache 512 KB
Level 3 Cache 4 MB
Base frequency 1.1 GHz
Turbo frequency 2.2 GHz
Threads 4
Fabrication process 14 nm
64-bit Computing

Memory (RAM)

RAM Speed 1866MHz
RAM Max upto 8 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, 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 30Hz
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 515
GPU Type Integrated
GPU Memory Up to 1.5 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory
Fabrication process 14 nm
GPU boost clock 1000 MHz

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

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 3840 by 2160 pixels at 30Hz on an external display, both at millions of colours
Microphone 2

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. 4.0
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 with 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 Type-C Yes
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader No

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