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Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1577 reviews of Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and price. The performance and design also get good views, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

portability, design, performance, price, usability

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

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The design and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the durability.

portability, performance, design, usability, screen

durability

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

Sep, 2019

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Apple MacBook (2015) Review and Ratings

 

Apple's new MacBook goes past the cutting edge with many technological innovations (and a few inconveniences), but it'll take traveling execs and students to seventh heaven.

Incredibly light, thin, and compact ; Epic battery life ; Brilliant Retina display and backlit keyboard

USB Type-C port won't fit existing peripherals ; No SD card slot or MagSafe power connector ; Shallow keyboard travel takes some getting used to

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test.

Apr, 2015

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