Apple updates 12-inch MacBooks with Skylake processors and new rose gold (pink) option

The updated 12-inch MacBook with the latest Intel Skylake processors, and in rose gold.
The updated 12-inch MacBook with the latest Intel Skylake processors, and in rose gold. PHOTO: APPLE

SINGAPORE - Apple has updated its 12-inch MacBook, first launched in March last year, with the latest Intel Skylake processors, better graphics and longer battery life.

The design remains unchanged. It still features a 13.1mm-thin all-metal unibody frame that weighs a mere 920g, but now comes in four aluminium finishes instead of three. Apart from the normal gold, silver, space grey options, it now also comes in rose gold (or pink). It is the first time that an Apple computer comes in rose gold colour.

Otherwise, the MacBook has the same 12-inch (2,304 x 1,440 pixels) Retina display, full-size keyboard, Force Touch trackpad and single USB-C port as its predecessor.

However, it now features the latest sixth-generation Skylake dual-core Intel Core M processors with speeds up to 1.3 Ghz and faster 1866MHz system memory.

It also uses the new Intel HD Graphics 515 to deliver up to 25 percent faster graphics performance than its predecessor. Battery life is said to be better at 10 hours of wireless web browsing - one hour longer than the previous model.

The MacBook (pricing starts from $1,788) is available now at apple.com/sg and in selected retailers starting tomorrow.