Ready to release this coming Friday, April 10th, the new 12-inch Retina MacBook was announced throughout the recent Spring Forward occasion at which Apple also launched even more details regarding the Apple Watch. Having been reported as a potential new MacBook Air design, the notebook was rather provided the MacBook tag. The reports of it having merely one port were appropriate, however.

With the launch of the new MacBook merely days away, Apple has provided valuing information to its reseller partners, comprehensive with information on any sort of build-to-order options that will also be readily available. While there won’t be any large additions readily available for the new equipment – – no RAM upgrades or additional storage – – there will be the choice to select a quicker 1.3 GHz CPU which will unavoidably also hit the rate rather.


Based upon the information offered to reseller Expercom, the stock $ 1299 entry-level machine that features a 1.1 GHz Intel Core M CPU, 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD will be upgradeable to a 1.3 GHz chip for an additional $ 250. The storage and memory will, as formerly mentioned, remain the same.

At the greater end, the stock $ 1599 design possesses a 1.2 GHz CPU, the very same 8GB of memory yet a bigger 512GB of storage. The additional 1.3 GHz CPU choice includes $ 150 to that device’s price, with storage and memory again remaining unmodified.

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With that in mind, the rates and spec options for the 12-inch MacBook are:

  • 1.1 GHz, 256 GB SSD ($ 1299)
  • 1.3 GHz, 256 GB SSD ($ 1549)
  • 1.2 GHz, 512 GB SSD ($ 1599)
  • 1.3 GHz, 512 GB SSD ($ 1749)

The new 12-inch equipment takes place sale this coming Friday and has taken a lot of flak for that solitary port, though a high resolution screen, improved keyboard and Force Touch trackpad have proven popular. It’s not inexpensive though, meanings that the MacBook Air might still be the best alternative for numerous.

(via: MacRumors)

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