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Apple MacBook 12-inch, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Apple MacBook 12-inch, 2017. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas the keyboard and price get critical views.

portability, performance, usability, design, battery

price, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook 12-inch, 2017 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook 12 (2017) Laptop Review

 

What is new? As well as the quietly updated Air 13, the MacBook 12 has also got a new CPU and a faster SSD. With it, Apple aims to be "years ahead". "Compared to whom or what?" you might ask. Probably in comparison to the Air 13, whose essentials are...

high-quality, extremely thin and lightweight case ; very good Force-Touch touchpad ; very good, high-resolution display ; silent operation ; very good speakers

only one port, which is also used for charging ; keyboard takes some getting used to ; display with glossy surface ; reduced performance under prolonged load

How is the new MacBook 12 from Apple doing about 2 years after its first release? Well, we would not say that it is "light years" ahead, since other manufacturers have not slept during this time and offer slim and likewise powerful mobile computers...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Jayce Wagner (digitaltrends.com)

Apple MacBook 12-inch review

 

The MacBook outshines and outlasts the competition.

Unparalleled craftsmanship ; Solid battery life ; Excellent display ; Surprisingly robust speakers

One Thunderbolt port just doesn’t cut it. ; Not at all competitively priced

The MacBook is an exceptionally well-made device, and if you bought one you probably wouldn’t be disappointed. It will do everything you expect it to do — if you don’t try to play games — but it has one flaw. The price. It’s not just a problem because...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook (2017)

 

The ever-slim Apple MacBook gets a faster processor and remains a battery life champ, but a persistent dearth of connectivity ports makes it unappealing compared with the similarly priced MacBook Pro and Windows competitors.

Astonishingly thin and light. 15+-hour battery life. Retina display offers crisp text and bright colors.

Connectivity is limited to a single USB port and a headphone jack. Components are not upgradeable after purchase.

Unless you are a Mac user who values portability above all else and are fine with shelling out the extra cash for a dock or adapter, we recommend taking a look at the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which we'll have a review for in the coming days. If you don't...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook (2017) review

 

Full disclosure: I've had a strong affinity for the 12-inch MacBook since it was originally introduced in 2015. Sure, it was underpowered and had an annoyingly flat keyboard. And it had only a single USB-C port -- then still something of an exotic...

The new 12-inch MacBook adds the improved keyboard mechanism from the MacBook Pro line. New processor and RAM options mean better performance.

Little else has changed, including the lack of ports beyond a single USB-C connection. You still can't get more-powerful mainstream Intel processors.

With a subtle tweak to the keyboard and better component choices, this cult favorite mini MacBook suddenly feels like it can be your everyday laptop.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Apple MacBook (2017) review

 

Full disclosure: I've had a strong affinity for the 12-inch MacBook since it was originally introduced in 2015. Sure, it was underpowered and had an annoyingly flat keyboard. And it had only a single USB-C port -- then still something of an exotic...

The new 12-inch MacBook adds the improved keyboard mechanism from the MacBook Pro line. New processor and RAM options mean better performance.

Little else has changed, including the lack of ports beyond a single USB-C connection. You still can't get more-powerful mainstream Intel processors.

With a subtle tweak to the keyboard and better component choices, this cult favorite mini MacBook suddenly feels like it can be your everyday laptop.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook (2017) Review

 

Yes, Apple is keeping the MacBook Air around, but the 12-inch MacBook continues to be the company's true flagship ultraportable. It's pricier at $1,299, versus $999 for the Air, but the MacBook is a pound lighter, has a much sharper and more colorful...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Apple MacBook 2017 review

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The 12-inch Apple MacBook gets an update in 2017, but is it just a lick of paint, or is there something more substantial going on under the hood? With a slight upgrade to the processor and a more powerful graphics card, could the 2017 MacBook make you...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Apple MacBook (2017) Review and Ratings

 

Apple's updated MacBook gets a performance and battery boost, plus a somewhat better keyboard. It remains impressively slim, with an excellent screen, but we still want more than that one port.

Improved performance and keyboard compared to previous-generation MacBook ; 15-hour battery life ; Excellent Retina display

Still just one USB port (a Type-C that won't fit most existing peripherals) ; Noisy keyboard

For the second year in a row, Apple has done a modest amount of tweaking to its updated MacBook, dropping new low-voltage processors and faster SSDs into the same snazzy, slim, and solid-feeling chassis that debuted in 2015. Color options remain the...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.info)

Breve Análise do Portátil Apple MacBook 12 (2017)

 

O que há de novo? Além do Air 13 silenciosamente atualizado, o MacBook 12 também possui uma nova CPU e um SSD mais rápido. Com isso, a Apple pretende estar "anos adiante". Você deve perguntar "Comparado com quem ou com o que?" Provavelmente em...

Carcaça de alta qualidade, extremamente fino e leve ; Touchpad Force-Touch muito bom ; Tela muito boa e de alta resolução ; Operação silenciosa ; Muito bons alto falantes

Apenas uma porta, que também é utilizada para carregar ; Leva um tempo se acostumar ao teclado ; Tela com superfície refletiva ; Desempenho reduzido sob carga prolongada

Como o novo MacBook 12 da Apple se sai cerca de 2 anos após seu primeiro lançamento? Bem, não diríamos que está "anos-luz" à frente, já que outros fabricantes não dormiram durante este tempo e também oferecem computadores móveis finos e igualmente...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.nl)

Kort testrapport Apple MacBook 12 (2017) Laptop

 

Wat is nieuw? Net als de stilletje geüpdatete Air 13 heeft ook de MacBook 12 een nieuwe CPU en snellere SSD gekregen. Daarmee wil Apple "een voorsprong van jaren" nemen. "Vergeleken met wat?" vraag je je wellicht af. Waarschijnlijk in vergelijking met...

hoge kwaliteit, extreem dunne en lichtgewicht behuizing ; erg goed Force-Touch touchpad ; erg goed, hoge resolutie beeldscherm ; stille werkign ; erg goede luidsprekers

slechts 1 poort, die ook nodig is voor opladen ; toetsenbord vereist enige gewenning ; beeldscherm met glanzend oppervlak ; verminderde prestaties bij langdurige belasting

Dit is de verkorte versie van het originele artikel. Het volledige, Engelse testrapport vind je hier.

Jul, 2017