MacBook 2016 — Nice improvement on 2015

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  1. Admiral, May 26, 2016
    Last edited: May 26, 2016

    Admiral macrumors regular


    Mar 14, 2015
    I've spent a week now with my new MacBook 1.2GHz/512GB, the not-pink one, and declare it a nice improvement over the 2015 MacBook. Notably, UI lag is more or less gone thanks to the improved Intel Graphics 515 and overall 10-15% performance improvement over the 1.1GHz/256GB model from last year. Video playback is smoother and somehow "brighter" because there is more CPU left over during playback.

    Battery life is much improved. I'm consistently getting three hours more out of this battery. I don't know if my 2015 RMB was a dud or something, but this one is giving me up to 10 hours puttering about on the Internet and word processing, and six hours of video playback.

    The extra SSD storage space is nice too.

    All in all, this one is a winner. Better in every way than last year's model, and still cool (okay, just warm instead of blazing hot) and silent. It's corrected virtually every niggling issue I've had this year.
  2. Bonaqua macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2014
    That's great Admiral. Glad it's working out for you.
  3. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    I'm worried that the new macbook 13" that's rumored to come out will give better performance with 98% of the portability. I guess it depends how you frame the macbook 12. If you frame it as an iPad with a keyboard, which I did, it's a really nice laptop. But I'm very curious how the 13" will differ. If it's just as thin and light, then I suspect many would add an additional .25 pounds for a larger screen, larger battery, maybe an extra usb c port, etc.
  4. Admiral thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 14, 2015
    That could be the case. In that case, my kids may get this one sooner than planned!
  5. Bonaqua macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2014
    To me the fanless design of the Macbook is a key selling point.
  6. bjet767 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2010
    It's not even close to being an "iPad with a keyboard"

    What a silly idea.

    The rMB has a real full featured operating system, OS X.

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