A Detailed Review of MacBook 12in M7

| Updated on May 8, 2024
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It was in the year 2015 that Apple unveiled the new 12-inch MacBook and it revolutionized what it meant to be a lightweight notebook once again. It was like a laptop from the future, with an innovative butterfly switch key, stunningly small Retina display, physics-defying Force Touch Trackpad, super-fast storage, only a single, solitary USB-C port, and a terraced battery, it also came with a price tag to match. The 12-inch MacBook is designed for those who desire an iPad-like experience in a clamshell that runs macOS. The ultra-light, ultra-productive experience has been taken to the next level thanks to the finest processors, a 16 GB memory option, and second-generation butterfly switches on the keyboard. It exemplifies how, in the case of ultralights, even minor changes can make a significant effect.

Battery Life 

Apple is particularly proud of the fact that almost every cubic centimeter of the MacBook design is filled with shelf life. This doesn’t appear to have altered with MacBook 12in M7, but battery performance has improved because of the use of more efficient generation CPUs. The MacBook 12in M7, according to Apple, will last an hour longer than the other models, with ten hours of Wi-Fi browsing instead of nine. In real-world use, the MacBook comes close. People have been using this laptop as a day-to-day work computer for a while now, and while it drains at around 11% per hour with a regular combination of writing, browsing, and emailing at low-mid brightness, it also has a tendency, like most MacBooks, to stay at 100% power for a long time. Currently, up to 40 minutes, albeit if you empty the cell, MacBooks will recalculate their battery readings. With the MacBook, you can easily get a full day’s worth of work done on a single charge. Although other models of MacBook have a longer battery life, they also have a less striking screen. An hour of Netflix video streaming on the MacBook depleted 13% of the battery, indicating that it would last little under eight hours. However, we were using the laptop with a screen brightness of 60%, which is a touch more than you’ll need when using it indoors. A 41.4 Wh Li-Poly battery powers the gadget for up to 10 hours of “wireless web” use, 11 hours of “iTunes movie playback,” and “30 days” of standby time. This device also comes with a 29W USB-C power adapter.


The motherboard has 256/512 GB of PCIe-based flash storage soldered on it (cannot be upgraded). The hard drive’s storage speed is predicted to be between 845 and 947 megabytes per second. The device’s thinness and lightness are also noteworthy, and the increased processor speed is a pleasant upgrade, regardless of how minor it may be in real-world use. MacBook 12in M7 has a 4 MB Level 3 cache and an 8 GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM onboard, up from the 8 GB 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM that came with the early 2015 edition (unable to upgrade). The architecture is based on a 64-bit system.

Resolution and Size of the Screen

This MacBook has a 12-inch screen with a resolution of 2304 x 1440 pixels and is equipped with Apple’s new TFT LED-Backlit active-matrix “Retina” display. Because the pixel density is 226 pixels per inch, millions of colors may be seen clearly. Individual pixels are not immediately discernible at a regular viewing distance as a result of this. Other resolutions supported by this device with IPS technology include 1440 x 900, 1280 x 800, and 1024 x 640.

Keyboard Specifications

The keyboard is large enough for comfortable typing, although it has a number pad that most people will not use. Despite having fewer keys, this keyboard is perfect for gamers, writers, and photo editors. It has extra desk space because it has a full-sized keyboard. This is especially handy for folks who play games on their computers. The right-hand mouse has less travel, which is beneficial to right-handed people. The tiniest keyboard is 75% the size of a standard keyboard. The smallest keyboard after that is 65 percent. Then things get a little more complex. Some keyboards are half the size or less. These keyboards can be found both online and in a local electronics store. If you can’t find a similar keyboard for your laptop, you might want to consider buying a used one. It will increase your chances of finding the ideal model for your requirements.

MacBook Keyboard

The SteelSeries Apex Pro is an excellent mouse for gaming. This variant is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS. It can also connect over Bluetooth. This model is available on Amazon. The ABS keycaps on this keyboard provide the greatest typing experience possible. A full-sized keyboard with strong metal housing and a beautiful design is also available from ASUS. Gateron switches are also used for smoothness and reliability. One of the most popular laptops is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. It boasts a great display and an illuminated RGB keyboard. Even in low-light situations, you can utilize it. The illuminated keyboard is simple to operate and requires only a small amount of force to hit the keys. You can also traverse the keyboard by using multi-finger gestures. In a nutshell, MacBook 12in m7 is made for gaming. It has all of the characteristics that make gaming enjoyable as well as interesting at the same time. A full-sized keyboard is an ideal choice for gamers. It’s perfect for typists, gamers, and programmers because of all of its attributes of gaming. With a full-size numeric pad on the right side of a full-sized keyboard, you have the option of using a tiny or full-sized keyboard. The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is the ideal option for gamers. Other than that, it even boasts a stylish appearance and high-quality construction.

Graphics Processing Unit & Processor (GPU)

The operating system that came pre-installed on this gadget was MacOS X 10.11.4. (15E2066). Apple also went back to Intel for a graphics processor, replacing the HD Graphics 5300 in the early 2015 model with the Intel Integrated HD Graphics 515. The onboard 8 GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM is shared by this processor.  

This laptop is for folks who require a big keyboard with adequate key travel. It also has a full-size keyboard and RGB capabilities. Hot-swappable switches are also available on the keyboard. It’s also compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. The software support for the LG Legion 5 is outstanding. This laptop has a full-sized keyboard, a dedicated numeric keypad, as well as HDMI and Ethernet ports.

Other Features

The following features and ports are available on the MacBook:

  • You can test 2nd display resolution properties of up to 38402140 at 30Hz by connecting VGA or HDMI adapters to the single USB-C connection.
  • 480p FaceTime Webcam 1 USB-C port for communication.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 standard AirPort (802.11ac) is backward compatible with older Bluetooth devices and delivers optimal low energy utilization for rapid PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers.
  • Full-size backlit keyboard with Force Touch Trackpad that allows you to force click by pressing down on the trackpad and then pressing harder.
  • External audio equipment such as headphones and microphones can be connected via optical digital audio in/out.

By far MacBook 12in M7 is not only Apple’s most conventional device but it is also the most reliable one. The stability and performance speed are just amazing. Among a few cons, the limited options of colors, high price, and a slight slowdown in its graphical performance over usage are some of the major issues. However, MacBook 12in M7 is the best device if you want to complete a basic task. Although, Apple has brought its variant at a lower price but MacBook 12in M7 has set a benchmark from the time it has been released. MacBook’s 12-inch Screen and its battery life are the main reason why people splurged their precious money on the device. With time, many upgrades have come and a lot of competitors have tried dominating the market in terms of certain features, the popularity of the MacBook 12in M7 remains untouchable.

Janvi Panthri

Senior Writer, Editor

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