Apple has just announced a hardware update for its MacBook, announcing better performance and longer battery life, as well as a new Rose Gold colorway.
The computer therefore embeds the latest generation of Intel mobile processors, namely the Core m3-6Y30, which equips the 1450 € version, which will have a frequency of 1.1 GHz to 2.2 GHz. The € 1,800 model, for its part, will incorporate a Core m5-6Y54, which will be clocked between 1.2 GHz and 2.7 GHz. Finally, both models can optionally benefit from a Core m7-6Y75 with a frequency between 1.3 GHz and 3.1 GHz. In addition to the central processor, the MacBook graphics chip is also improved to pass on a Intel HD Graphics 515. Concretely, Apple announces a performance gain of up to 25%, which should however be tested in real conditions.
The RAM is also refreshed, to switch to 8 GB standard. Similarly, the autonomy of the laptop should now reach ten hours in total, an hour more than the previous model, again on paper. But the most noticeable difference at first glance concerns the new color: the Rose Gold joins the Silver, Space Gray and Gold models, thus offering a range of colors comparable to that of the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
This new MacBook is already available on the Apple Store online, and in stores since today. Apple could also announce new Macs for WWDC, which will take place on June 13.