OS X El Capitan; USB-C Port Only. PEASE NOTE: This MacBook has a single USB-C port (a new version of USB) which handles power and connectivity to all peripherals. An accessory adapter can be purchased to connect standard USB devices to this MacBook.
Mac OS X
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I did my research prior to replacing my 13" MacBook Pro. I had it for less than two years and barely used it because I had the same exact laptop for work. I figured I'd offload my personal MBP since it was in mint condition and get something a bit more suitable for my uses. I don't cut video, I don't record music, I'm not editing photos. The MBP was too much machine for me and it was going to waste. I surf the web, watch Netflix, check email, and - of course - shop on Amazon. I was also seeking more portability; I wanted something I could carry in my backpack every single day and not even know it was there. Since I'd be carrying it day in and day out, I wanted a laptop with a battery that would last. I found all of those things in the 12" MacBook.
It's a laptop that's ACTUALLY the size of a notebook. It's speedy, well-designed, and appealing to the eye. I see a lot of folks commenting on the new keyboard but I've had no issues with it. With a new design...
I actually purchased this directly from the Apple store, but I love it. I held off buying the 2015 version for a year because I was concerned about the size (12 inches almost seeming too small for a laptop), the new keyboard, a single port, and the capabilities of the Core M processor as opposed to an i5 that comes standard in the MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros. So, this is a review written by someone who's owned, multiple PC's, a 2015 13" MacBook Air, and a 2015 13" MacBook Pro.
First of all, I'll address the keyboard. I had tapped on it in the Apple store a few times and wasn't exactly impressed. Coming from the phenomenal keyboards of the MacBook Air & Pro, it seemed to different. However, after using it for the last few days, I have to say it feels amazing to type on. While you don't get the travel that you do in a MacBook Air or Pro, you do get a satisfying *click* from each keystroke.
Second is the trackpad. If you've used the 2015 MacBook...
I debated between "like" and "love" when reviewing this Macbook. How you feel about this all depends, really, on what you decide to use it for. I have a Macbook Pro and a three-year-old Mac Air as well, so those are my reference points.
The 12" Macbook is slightly thinner and about an inch less wide than the Air (the Air has a much thicker bezel), and the Macbook is maybe a quarter inch deeper front to back (with the lid closed) than the Air. Horizontal screen size is almost the same in the Macbook and Mac Air, but the Macbook's display is taller, hence the slightly bigger screen.
Mine has the m5 processor and 512 GB SSD. Initial setup was a breeze, but was a bit frustratingly slow whjen copying and downloading my movies and songs in iTunes. Once all that was done, however, the thing ran like a champ.
Pros: 1. GREAT screen - beautiful colors, bright and clear. Prettier to look at the the Mac Air's non-retina screen,...
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