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Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) Technical Specifications

Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple Computer
  • Processor 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M M-5Y31 “Broadwell” processor
  • Display Retina display 12-inch (diagonal)
  • RAM 8GB
  • Storage 256GB 512GB
  • Web Cam 480p FaceTime camera
  • OS macOS

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Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) laptop Review

The 12-inch MacBook with Retina display was released in Early 2015. It was one of the thinnest and lightest laptops on the market at the time and featured a new Force Touch trackpad and a higher-resolution Retina display.

However, the MacBook had several drawbacks, including a lack of ports, a shallow keyboard, and a high price tag. Despite these drawbacks, the MacBook was a well-built and powerful laptop that offered great performance and a beautiful display.

What are the specifications of the Apple MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) laptop?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) laptop:

  • Processor: 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz)
  • Memory: 8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • Storage: 256GB 512GB SSD
  • Display: Retina display 12-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology, 2304-by-1440 resolution at 226 pixels per inch
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5300
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • I/O: USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB C, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Colours: Silver, Gold, Space Gray

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Laptop
Status Discontinued

Processor (CPU)

Processor Type Intel Core M M-5Y31 “Broadwell” processor
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 1.1GHz
Turbo frequency 2.4GHz
Fabrication process 14 nm
64-bit Computing

Memory (RAM)

RAM 8GB
RAM Type LPDDR3 SDRAM
RAM Speed 1600MHz
RAM Max upto 8 GB
User Upgradable No

Storage

Storage Type Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage Capacity 256GB
512GB
Technology PCIe
User Upgradable No

Display Info

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> 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 <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> 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
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Extras Supported scaled resolutions:

1440 by 900
1280 by 800
1024 by 640

Case

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 Silver
Gold
Space Gray
Touch Screen No

Graphics Card

GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (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 5300
GPU Type Integrated
GPU Memory Up to 1.5 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory
Base Clock 100MHz
Fabrication process 14 nm
GPU boost clock 900MHz

Operating System

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> 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 Info

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> 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 <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> 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. 39.7 W
Placement Non-removable
Charge power 29 W USB-C Power Adapter

Multimedia Features

Audio Features Stereo speakers
Dual microphones
3.5 mm headphone jack
Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
Display Support Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 3840 by 2160 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors

Connectivity Info

Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> 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. v4.0
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> 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
Fingerprint No
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
Thunderbolt Yes
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (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
Backlight Yes

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