The new MacBook will have sixth generation dual-core Intel Core M processors with speeds of up to 1.3 GHz during normal use, and a Turbo Boost feature which gets you 3.1 GHz. The current top-end, off-the-shelf MacBook is capable of 1.2 GHz under normal load with a speed boost of up to 2.6 GHz.
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Apple also packed in an 1866 MHz memory, new Intel HD Graphics 515 (which is about 25 percent faster than the existing MacBook’s Intel 5300 GPU) and a faster PCIe-based flash storage.
New MacBooks will also get a battery life bump as well. Apple claims the new MacBook can get 10 hours of Wi-Fi Web browsing or 11 hours of iTunes playback.
Oh yeah — you can get it in Rose Gold, too. As design goes, nothing has changed; there’s no new hinge as has been rumored, and we’re still dealing with one USB-C port. It’s the same MacBook Apple introduced last year, just with beefed up specs and a new color.
Apple also subtly improved the Air lineup, though it’s not quite as sexy as the MacBook news: 8GB of memory is now standard across the board for all 13-inch MacBook Air configurations.