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Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2015 (MF855, MF865, MJY32, MJY42, MK4M2, MK4N2, Z0QS, Z0RM, Z0RW, Z0RT, Z0RN, Z0RX)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1576 reviews of Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2015 (MF855, MF865, MJY32, MJY42, MK4M2, MK4N2, Z0QS, Z0RM, Z0RW, Z0RT, Z0RN, Z0RX). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical comments about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2015 (MF855, MF865, MJY32, MJY42, MK4M2, MK4N2, Z0QS, Z0RM, Z0RW, Z0RT, Z0RN, Z0RX) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2015 (MF855, MF865, MJY32, MJY42, MK4M2, MK4N2, Z0QS, Z0RM, Z0RW, Z0RT, Z0RN, Z0RX)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2015 (MF855, MF865, MJY32, MJY42, MK4M2, MK4N2, Z0QS, Z0RM, Z0RW, Z0RT, Z0RN, Z0RX) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and price. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the energy efficiency.

portability, design, performance, price, usability

energy

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MK4M2B/A 12-Inch MacBook Intel Core 1.1 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256GB StorageApple MK4M2B/A 12-Inch MacBook Intel Core 1.1 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256GB Storage

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2015 (MF855, MF865, MJY32, MJY42, MK4M2, MK4N2, Z0QS, Z0RM, Z0RW, Z0RT, Z0RN, Z0RX)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch, Early 2015 (MF855, MF865, MJY32, MJY42, MK4M2, MK4N2, Z0QS, Z0RM, Z0RW, Z0RT, Z0RN, Z0RX) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the durability.

portability, performance, design, usability, screen

durability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook MK4M2LL/A 12-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (Gold, 256 GB)Apple MacBook MK4M2LL/A 12-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (Gold, 256 GB)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) 1.1 GHz Review

 

The art of omission. Sometimes less is more, which is what Apple probably thought when they designed the ultramobile MacBook 12. Besides unnecessary weight, they also removed (almost) all the ports. A radical concept that won't suit everybody – and...

careful build quality and very high stability, extremely low weight as well as compact dimensions, excellent touchpad, bright Retina display with wide viewing angles, good everyday performance, decent battery runtimes, fanless, powerful speakers

only one combined USB and power connector, bad webcam, no maintainability or upgradeability, high price and expensive accessories, only 12 months warranty

We could start to criticize the poor port variety, the lack of expandability or the low 3D performance – certainly points of criticism that are worth noting. You do, however, have to consider the target group for the MacBook and whether these issues...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Apple MacBook (2015) review

 

Gawk, but leave your wallet in your pocket: Apple's new MacBook is an engineering marvel and a terrible value.

May, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook 12-inch Retina (2015) Review

 

Wonderfully light yet sturdy aluminum design; Three color options; Keyboard remarkably fast; Awesome stereo speakers; Strong battery life

Must use dongle to plug in most devices; Pricey

The new MacBook is a fantastically light and compact laptop that delivers a rich display, long battery life and surprisingly strong ergonomics, but it needs more ports.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

12-inch MacBook review

 

(Shot on location at WeWork. Also available on YouTube) Apple's latest laptop is simply called the MacBook. Actually, I suppose, you're going to see everybody refer to it as "the new...

Incredibly thin ; Beautiful Retina display ; Great keyboard

Processor-intensive tasks are slow ; Laptop gets warm ; Only one port for everything

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: Apple MacBook

 

Apple's newest laptop may not make a lot of sense to you at first glance, but it clearly represents the future of computers.

This is about as well as you can design a clamshell PC: I still don't understand how a laptop can be this light. The screen will make every Air owner jealous. If only all laptop chargers were this small

Expensive to the point of being hard to recommend. A little slow when you push it. The battery is just shy of being as worry-free as it wants to be. USB-C isn't yet everywhere

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook 2015

 

The complaints started even before Apple's first new MacBook demo ended. During the March, 2015 press event, observers fretted about the new, slimmer, lighter 12-inch MacBook . "It's underpowered," they said. "The battery life will be short. The new...

The new 12-inch Apple MacBook is amazingly thin and light, has a premium look and feel, and is available in three colors. It offers better battery life than other laptops with Intel's Core M processors, and performance that's as good as or better than...

Its performance and battery life falls short of the MacBook Air and Pro. The new keyboard is shallow and takes some getting used to, and sharing a single port for all accessories as well as the power cord is almost immediately frustrating.

If you can live with its limitations, the new 12-inch MacBook delivers a groundbreaking design that points the way to the next chapter in laptops.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Jason Snell (pcworld.com)

Review: The new 12-inch MacBook is a laptop without an ecosystem

 

If you value portability over power, and you don't need to physically connect to much, the new MacBook might be for you.

Thin and light, with great battery life ; Beautiful Retina display ; Force Touch trackpad

Weak keyboard ; Single USB-C port for charging and peripherals ; Slow Core M processor

The new MacBook is the future of Apple laptops. The Force Touch trackpad, Retina display, and 2 pound weight make up for the MacBook's weak keyboard and slower performance, but not everyone can live on...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Brandon Russell (technobuffalo.com)

Apple MacBook (2015) review: Thin and beautiful, but worth the price?

 

Haven't we been here before? Following the new MacBook's announcement last month, I was immediately taken back to the year 2008, when Apple introduced the first MacBook Air. It was so thin you could stuff it in a manila envelope; it was a neat party...

If the sacrifice of performance is worth the thinner, more modern form factor, than by all means, go ahead and spend the $1,299 on the base model. If you value performance, however, then the new MacBook isn’t for you. This is a first-generation device...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Will Shanklin (gizmag.com)

12-inch MacBook (2015) review: Lighter than Air, but at a cost

 

After more than four years of identical-looking MacBook Airs, Apple finally made a next-generation MacBook that ticks all those boxes we've been asking for. The "new MacBook" is lighter and thinner than the Air, but also has a Retina Display like its...

, which is to say it's lighter than any full-blown computer has any right to be.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Marco Hanna (phonedog.com)

Apple MacBook (2015) Unboxing and First Impressions

 

The brand new MacBook was announced at the Spring Forward event that Apple had back in March. They were talking about the new Apple Watch, they're also talking about the new Macs. And I got one right over here so this is the brand new 12-inch MacBook....

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:39.7 / 41.4 / 54.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):39.7 / 41.4 / 54.5
Battery life (max):10 / 11
Battery performance:39.7
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:640 x 480

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Gold / Grey / Pink gold / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:12 / 13.3
Display Resolution:2304 x 1440 / 2560 x 1600
HD type:2K Ultra HD
LED backlight:No / Yes
Panel Type:IGZO / IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:29 / 61

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:100 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 850 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x161E / 0x191E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5300 / Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel® HD Graphics 515 / Intel® HD Graphics 5300
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Belgian / English / French / Russian / Spanish / Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard number of keys:78 / 79
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 177165.4
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Power cord included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:29 / 61

Processor

Bus type:Opi
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
Number of Processing Die Transistors:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 2x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 2x4,4x1 / x1 (6), x2 (4), x4 (3)
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:M-5Y31 / M-5Y51 / M-5Y70 / m7-6Y75
Processor boost frequency:2.4 / 2.6 / 2.9 / 3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core M / Intel® Core™ M
Processor frequency:0.9 / 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 2
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:M-5Y31 / M-5Y51 / M-5Y70 / m7-6Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core M-5Y Mobile series / Intel Core m7-6Y series
Processor socket:BGA1234 / BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):3.5
Stepping:D1 / F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:100 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:83612 / 84666 / 84669 / 88199
Processor code:SR23G / SR23L / SR2EH
Processor package size:20 / 30 / 30 x 16.5 x 1.05
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: No
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes

Software

Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:256 / 512
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.72 / 7.74 / 8.36
Height:0.587
Height (front):0.0138 / 0.138
Height (rear):0.0516 / 0.516
Weight:3.02 / 32.5
Width:11 / 11.1 / 12