MacBook 12in M7 Review 2022 (What’s the Best and Worst)
In this MacBook 12in M7 review, we’ll unravel the ins and outs of the newest MacBook.
The new MacBook is an excellent laptop that’s extremely well-built, but it doesn’t come without a few caveats. If you’re looking for a laptop that combines portability with power, then the new MacBook is probably your best bet if you can afford it. There are cheaper alternatives out there but nothing that matches up in terms of quality or style.
MacBook 12in M7 Hardware
The MacBook 12in M7 is powered by Intel’s Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. It comes with 512GB of storage, which is plenty for most users’ needs. The 13.3″ Retina display has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, making it one of the sharpest displays on the market today.
It also includes an nVidia GeForce GTX 670M GPU and Intel Iris Pro graphics card, so you can play games at high settings without any issues whatsoever!
Apple has made the MacBook Retina a new piece of hardware every two years, making it clear that they won’t be sticking with Intel like they initially promised. The latest iteration, introduced less than a year ago, brought with it revolutionary changes to the MacBook’s interior.
The new processor is a significant upgrade over the previous one in every way. It’s faster, with more cores and threads, and it uses less power. You’ll also notice that there’s no fan inside the laptop; Apple has used innovative cooling techniques to make sure your MacBook stays cool while running at full speed. The graphics card in this model is powerful enough to play most games at high frame rates, with some exceptions (like Metro Exodus).
- Processor: Intel Core i7-8500Y Quad Core Processor (Up To 4GHz) With 8MB Cache And 15W TDP
- Graphics Card: Radeon Pro 555X 4GB GDDR5 VRAM With 8GB Shared System Memory
The processor in the latest acbook 12in m7 is now called the Apple M7 chip. It’s the successor to the previous Intel Core i5 processor that was used in the 2011 edition of this notebook, but this one can run up to 2.5GHz, which is about 2.5 times faster than its predecessor.
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And some other improvements have also been made. The graphics card has been upgraded from an AMD Radeon HD 6750M to an nVidia GeForce GTX 670M GPU. Both of these are very powerful GPUs and they’re perfect for gaming on the new Macs, especially when combined with the new Intel Iris Pro graphics card that will come standard with all iMacs in 2017 and beyond.
The MacBook 12in M7 is a fantastic laptop but it does have some drawbacks which we’ll go over below:
- You can’t upgrade RAM or hard drive space yourself! Many modern laptops allow you to upgrade both RAM and hard drive space on your own but this isn’t possible with the MacBook 12in M7 which means that if you need more speed or space then you’ll need to buy a new machine altogether (which isn’t cheap).
If you’re looking to upgrade your old MacBook Pro, this might be the right time. The new MacBook is still expensive but it’s worth it if you really want a smaller and lighter laptop. If not, then maybe wait until next year when Apple releases the next generation of these machines (which will likely have some major improvements).