Apple gives MacBooks processor upgrade

Apr

20

2016

Apple 12 “-MacBook upgraded with processors from Intel Skylake generation and faster RAM and storage memory. Battery life has been improved according to the company. The MacBook Air models get a processor upgrade.

Apple provides the MacBook from Tuesday Skylake with Intel processors. The cheapest version gets an Intel Core m3 with clock speed of 1.1GHz and boost to 2.2GHz. The more expensive version gets a Core m5 with clock speed of 1.2GHz and boost to 2,7GHz. Both models can also with the Core m7 at 1.3GHz and equipped with boost to 3,1GHz. It seems to go to the Core m3-6Y30 , m5-6Y54 and m7-6Y75 Intel to go with slightly higher default rates.

The update ensures that the graphics capabilities have been improved: the GPU chips, the HD Graphics 515. This is a GPU of the ninth generation with clock speeds of 300MHz to 1000MHz which performs a lot better according to Intel than the HD 5300 from . the Broadwell-generation Core m Along with the processor updates MacBooks get faster memory: it is 1866MHz lppddr3 with a quantity of 8GB.

According to Apple is also giving the PCI-E flash memory more quickly, without details here. The company claims that the battery life of the laptop now ten o’clock in the Internet and eleven o’clock when watching movies on iTunes is an hour longer than the previous MacBook, but it is not known at what scenario these values ​​are exact. The prices are unchanged: the cheapest version with Core m3 and 256GB of flash storage costs 1449 euros, while the Core m5 version with 512GB storage has a price of 1799 euros. Also new is that the laptop also comes in pink available.

Remarkably MacBook Air laptops get a processor upgrade. However, Apple says that given the 13 “versions now standard 8GB memory. This feeds the rumors that the MacBook Air models are slowly being phased out by Apple.

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