You have heard too much about the MacBook 12in m7. Every person is giving his own point of view based on his experience. But a lot of people expressed their negative thoughts about this laptop. This laptop became famous at that time because of multiple reasons some are good and some are less good. So, here we discuss was the Macbook 12-inch really the worst.
No doubt, in the last decade and still Apple’s Laptops are capturing the market. People really like to buy MacBooks because they love them for multiple reasons. Firstly they are durable and reliable; secondly, they are more secure than other laptops, and lastly their stunning performance. Normally, professional businessmen, developers office workers, creators, and students prefer Apple laptops. So, here we are discussing Apple’s Macbook 12in m7.
Specs and Review of Macbook 12in m7 Laptop
Macbook 12in m7
|Processor:||Intel Core M7-6Y75-2 core – 3.1 GHz|
|GPU:||Intel HD Graphics 515 – LPDDR3 SDRAM with main memory sharing|
|Display:||12in Retina Display~2304 × 1440p (16∶10)|
|RAM:||8 GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3|
|Hard Drive:||256/512 GB NVMe/PCIe 3.0 ×2, 8.0 GT/s|
|Speakers:||Dual stereo speakers|
|Dimensions:||11.04 in × 7.74 in × 0.14 inches|
280.42 mm × 196.60 mm × 3.56 mm
|Colors:||Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold|
|Camera||480p FaceTime camera|
pros and cons
- Super Slim and Light Metal body
- Retina display
- Great speakers
- Multiple Colors Options
- Fanless, noiseless operations
- Bad port selection
- No Thunderbolt 3
- Low camera quality with 480p
- Limited Hardware Upgrades
Macbook 12in m7 Review
Back in 2015, this laptop series was launched. But after 2 or 3 years the Macbook 12 inches series was discontinued in July 2019. According, to Apple the reason for discontinuous this series was the Light Year Ahead at that time. By replacing this series Apple brought the Macbook Air Laptop series.
This laptop contains an IPS Technology based LED Retina Display. The Display size is 12 inches with a resolution of 2304-by-1440p. Screen pixel density on this laptop screen is 226ppi. In addition to this, the display has good brightness and good color accuracy with millions of colors supported. Moreover, the screen-to-body ratio is also decent, with an aspect ratio of 16:10 on the display. The Glassy display is clear and excellent in quality. It supports 1440 by 900, 1280 by 800, & 1024 by 640 scale resolutions. The display is super thin.
Retina display is well known because almost all Apple devices contain it. Actually, Retina is a registered trademark for Apple devices display. Retina display enhances the viewing quality of the display. The main focus of Retina displays is to make such types of displays that have excellent viewing quality and to make smaller images and text that are not visible to the normal eye or the naked eye visible. And to many extents, Retina displays are successful in their focus or goal.
So, overall in the display category, this laptop will never let you down and will you a stunning experience of the screen.
Design & Built
The design and build are the main factors for which Macbook 12in m7 is famous. When this laptop was launched in 2015 people were really preferring this laptop because of its stunning build. This laptop is one of the thinnest and lightest laptops ever built. Then Apple discontinued this laptop and replaced this with the Macbook air. After, the Macbook 12in the Macbook Air is the thinnest and lightest MacBook of the Apple. But still, the Macbook Air is behind in thickness and weight from the Macbook 12in. The 12in has a thickness of 0.14–0.52 inch and the air has 0.16–0.63 inch. This thing makes this laptop the thinnest laptop ever built on the earth.
The whole body of this laptop is build
Furthermore, it weighs around 2.03 pounds which is very easy to carry and handle. The slim body has only a single port and other than that nothing is there the sides are clear. Moreover, it is available in 4 different solar options which are Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold. So, in this regard, you have multiple options to choose the color according to your choice. After looking at the designs and design it seems like Apple target Female buyers. So, we think this laptop is ok according to the design and build point of view. Although, because of this design and build you will face compromises on some things that we will discuss further in this blog.
Keyboard & Touchpad
The laptop has a very smooth and responsive keyboard. The Keys size is also decent to enhance the accuracy of typing. Moreover, on this laptop, the scissor keyboard is replaced with a butterfly keyboard. The butterfly keypad is non-mechanical and the scissor-style keyboard is a mechanical keyboard. The butterfly-style keyboard is pretty smooth and to some extent more dust free. But some people were complaining that the keys are not reliable because sometimes the keys are stuck and in some worst cases they drop down from the keypad. This is a very serious issue and with the Macbook Air Apple again started using the scissor-style keypad. But the issue is Macbook 12in don’t have it. Not all users faced this issue only some users our aim is to provide you with the full and right information.
Furthermore, the laptop has a quite good-sized touchpad that is responsive and properly placed. This haptic force touchpad is good in performance and touch sense is also excellent.
Memory and Storage
The Macbook 12 comes with a standard size of 8GB RAM and it’s an LPDDR3. In addition to this, it is configurable with up to 16GB RAM. The RAM plays a very important role in the performance of any computer and laptop. If your active tasks are not performed well then nothing goes well.
Furthermore, you can get this laptop in two different storage options 256GB and 512 GB. Both storage devices are PCIe-based SSD. The 256GB is a 1.2 GHz and 512GB is 1.3 GHz. They are super fast to load the data and read/write operations. As you know that installing or upgrading RAM or Storage is not allowed on this laptop. So, choose carefully according to your requirement before buying. Here in this sector, this laptop has a weak point as it has limited memory and storage options and in addition to this, you can upgrade it.
As you are buying an Apple laptop so performance is promising. The Apple laptops are well-optimized and give peak performance. You will not complain in terms of performance. This laptop contains a core m7 chipset which is optional in this series. By default, you get core m3 and core i5 processors. The M7 is the best, fast, and top processor from others. This processor will handle your all tasks very easily like a fly. If you have heavy usage and you are wanted to buy this laptop then our recommendation is to buy it with 16GB RAM so your loaded tasks works can be performed smoothly. The core m3 is a 3.0Ghz, the core i5 is 3.2 GHz and the core m7 this one is a 3.6GHz. Now you have an idea of processor performance.
Coming to the graphics performance this laptop is integrated with the Intel HD Graphics 615. The GPU is also quite good in performance and makes your graphics work smoother and easier. If your laptop is connected to an external display this GPU can support the 4096-by-2304 resolution and 60hz refresh rate on an external monitor. As it has no fan as the laptop is super slim and has not had much space for that. This thing makes the work experience super silent with no interruption. There are few chances for heating but strong optimization and good hardware quality can tackle this.
The Apple Macbook 12in m7 comes with dual speakers. Both the speakers are stereo with excellent sound quality. The bass and quality of sounds feel stunning. So, you can enjoy Multimedia with great sound quality and colorful retina display. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack to connect headsets or speakers.
For sound recording, two microphones are available with this laptop that have great sound-capturing quality. So, for online meetings and calls, it can be a good option. But the camera resolution is low that only allows you to capture 480p videos, it rests behind here.
This is the worst sector of this laptop for some people due to only port availability. There is only one USB Type-C port available with this laptop. This single port can be used for multiple purposes like Charging, 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).
But with this when we look at this era of Apple this only one port is acceptable. As Apple created an environment for wireless communication of its device. Now almost everything becoming wireless from Apple like charging, Earpods, headsets, keyboards, etc. In addition to this everything on apple is available on Clouds you don’t need to connect your external device to this laptop if you have your iCloud ID.
The Apple 12in 7m is decent in battery life as compared to its performance and display. This laptop comes with a 41.4Wh lithium polymer built-in battery.
These are the battery timings according to Apple
- Up to 10 hours of wireless web
- Up to 12 hours of iTunes movie playback
- Up to 30 days of standby time
Furthermore, it supports 30W charging and you will get the 30W charging adaptor in the Box of this laptop. There is a single USB Type-C port for charging not only for charging but other multiple operations. The type-c cable is available with this laptop in the box.
Some people have good thoughts and some have the worst about this laptop. But the people who are talking worst about this laptop maybe it does not fulfill their needs. As every person has different needs and requirements so it is up to you what are your requirements. After reading this review you are able to decide is it worth for you or not. If it fulfills your needs and requirements then go for it.
If you wanted to buy a super slim laptop and you think only Macbook Air is available in the market. No, this is the cheap option for you for students, office work, and documentation this laptop can be a good option. Especially for girls as it is super slim and light with good color availability. You can easily carry this in your hand or bag.