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Macbook 12in m7 Review: Display, Processor, Battery Life

by Nathan Zachary
MacBook 12in M7

Although it’s hard to believe, the last MacBook Air has launched five years ago. It has been quite some time since Apple released a refreshed Airline. It has been 11 years since Apple updated the MacBook line. Apple’s thinnest laptop was finally updated this year — the first since it was introduced in 2008. It is possible to wonder if upgrading from an aluminum model is worthwhile or whether you should wait for the next iPhone’s release. Let’s see how the M7 models perform in our benchmarks and testing.

Introduction of Macbook 12in M7

This is our thinnest and lightest Mac laptop. It features the 7nm Amber Lake processors by Apple and up to 30% more graphics performance.

The Apple-designed 7nm Amber Lake CPU in the MacBook 12in m7 delivers up to 15% higher CPU performance and up 30% more graphics performance than its predecessor. You can edit photos faster, import large files to iMovie faster, and play more challenging games all at once with the more powerful processor.

Screen Quality

Displays are the most important parts of any laptop. Apple has gone all out to improve its quality and resolution. Retina’s 12in the display has a resolution 2304 x 1440 pixels (282ppi), making this one of the most impressive laptops today. The maximum brightness is 500 nits, making it one of the brightest displays.

Although it’s difficult to determine if this is a PPS or IPS display, it is certainly not Retina quality.

Build Quality

The Macbook 12in m7’s the build quality is good. Aluminum makes the body feel solid and strong. Although the glass coating protects against fingerprints and scratches, it is not as durable as an uncoated one.

Although the keyboard is well-traveled, it feels mushy when you press down. Although the trackpad is responsive and accurate, it can take some time to get used to Apple’s design.

Although the speakers are very loud, they’re located at the bottom of your laptop. They produce muffled sounds if you place the notebook on your lap or on soft surfaces like a pillow or bed.


The MacBook 12in m7 keyboard is among the best in the industry. The butterfly switch is stronger, thinner, and more stable than the traditional scissor-type mechanism. Key travel is 1.5mm. This is less than the standard keyboard. It can also withstand 10,000,000 keystrokes!

The new MacBook 12in M7 keyboard is quieter, more responsive, and smoother. The butterfly switch makes typing more enjoyable and precise.


Two memory slots are available on the MacBook 12in (early 2016). The standard model comes with 128GB SSD storage and RAM. You can also upgrade to 256GB SSD storage and 1TB RAM.

The memory capacity of the MacBook 12in (early 2016) is 16 GB.

We have a helpful guide to help you upgrade your MacBook 12in’s memory (early 2016).

Graphics and video support

Retina-enabled MacBook 12in has a resolution of 2732 x 2048. This resolution is higher than the standard 1920×1080 resolution found on most laptops. Higher resolution means sharper text and images as well as a better streaming experience online. If you frequently use your laptop to do these tasks, it makes it easier for you to read documents and ebooks.

Retina-enabled MacBook 12in supports native resolutions of up to 2880×1800 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio, or 4096×2304 pixels at 4:13 aspect ratio.


Retina displays are designed to maximize resolution on the MacBook 12in. This screen is an LED-backlit, IPS LCD with a native resolution of 2304×1440. The screen’s pixel density is 226ppi. This makes it ideal for reading text or viewing photos.

This screen is 16:10 in aspect, so you will have more vertical space for video content. If you feel the colors are too bright or dull, you can adjust the brightness to 500 cd/m2.

It also supports touch input which is great for apps such as Microsoft Surface Pen or Apple Pencil.

Battery Life

The Macbook 12in M7 has a battery life up to 10 hours and iTunes movie playback for up to 11 hours. It also offers up to 30 days of standby, which is impressive and can easily last you through a long workday. You can also charge your device with fast charging technology using USB-C power delivery. This allows you to do so in just 2 hours.


The Macbook 12in m7 features a 1.4GHz 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor, and 8GB LPDDR3 RAM.

Both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro have faster processors at 2.2GHz and 2.6GHz, respectively. The MacBook Pro’s base model has 16GB of memory. The MacBook Pro’s Air version has 8GB.

However, the MacBook’s performance has been more than adequate for most tasks. This is especially true if you don’t plan on doing any heavy lifting such as video editing or running multiple virtual machines simultaneously.

The Intel Core M7 MacBook features a 12″ screen and a 1.3GHz Intel Core CPU m7 processor. You can choose from Gold, Space Grey, or Rose Gold finishes. The base model is available in a configurable model for $1,299


Overall, the MacBook 12in m7 was a great machine. It was beautiful and easy to use. It was a great machine that made my life much easier. This is a good choice if you are looking for a laptop that will last a long time.

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