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Detailed Review of MacBook 12in M7

Detailed Review of MacBook 12in M7

Introduced in 2015 and marketed in 2016, MacBook 12in M7 proved itself to be a futuristic laptop in Apple’s MacBook series. With its ultra-thin and edgy design, it attracted the MacBook enthusiasts like crazy.

Even with its thin and delicate design, Apple was able to put in some exceptional features.

The device had a price of $1299 when it first got available in the market. Some might argue its high price, but looking at the features it provided, it seems worth it.

In this review article on MacBook 12in M7, we will discuss its main features and also look at the pros and cons of having one of these devices.

Features of MacBook 12in M7:

The MacBook 12in M7 has a pretty noticeable design and technical features. Let’s discuss them one by one. Beginning with…

1-     Design:

Macbook 12in m7 Design

Weight only 2 pounds, the MacBook 12-inch was the first laptop in the lineup that provided a rose gold color available for the users. It is one of the thinnest laptops and measures only 1.31 centimeters at its thickest point.

We were electrified looking at this cool and decent color on the high-quality aluminum body.

The device portrays a sleek and minimalist design.

Talking about the physical connectivity, the device provides a USB-C port on the left side of it (yeah, Apple loves USB-C ports). The port supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 and can be used for charging, data transferring, or connecting other external devices like secondary displays.

Apple maintained the minimalist design of the device and avoided adding extra ports that can be found in traditional laptops such as HDMI, USB-A, etc.

Although it provides a 3.55 mm headphone jack for users to connect their favorite headphones or external speakers. To provide better sound quality, the device has stereo speakers on both sides of the keyboard.

2-     Battery Specifications and Performance:

Even with a thin and sleek design, Apple managed to provide a battery that performs really well. According to Apple, the laptop provides 10 hours of battery life for web browsing, 12 hours of iTunes and movies playback, and up to 30 days of standby time.

Battery feature of MacBook 12in m7

Well, these numbers are not definite as the battery life depends on various factors like application size, screen brightness, etc.

The battery of MacBook 12in M7 is efficient because the company has optimized the hardware and macOS for maximum battery saving. Apple has also provided some applications that help optimize the performance of the device in order to save battery.

For example, AppNap reduces the battery usage for the apps that are not being used at the moment. Similarly, Time Coalescing reduces the GPU performance when you are not using the laptop.

3-     Screen And Display Specifications:

The screen display of the MacBook 12in M7 is pretty smooth, clear, and stunning. The device offers a Retina display that supports the display resolution of 2304 X 1440p that has a pixel density of almost 226 PPI (pixels per inch).

Display macbook

This high pixel density provides a sharp and colorful display that can be enjoyed while watching videos or images. The laptop provides the P3 Color gamut, which basically provides a natural display by allowing the screen to show a vast range of colors.

One distinctive feature of the device’s display is that it provides Apple’s True Tone technology. Its basic function is to adjust the color tone according to the lighting intensity around you. This feature is handy while working on sunny days or in places where light intensity is high.

4-     GPU and CPU:

The MacBook 12-inch M7 has integrated graphic processing. This means that the CPU and GPU of the device are merged within the same chip.

Talking about GPU, the device provides an Intel HD Graphics 515 for its users. This GPU handles the daily tasks related to graphics pretty well like video editing, photo editing, playing videos, etc.

GPU and CPU Detail of macbook 12in M7

One thing you should consider here is that although the graphics of the laptop are pretty well, it is not much effective for gaming purposes. So, if you are buying the laptop for only gaming purposes, just don’t.

The device provides an Intel Core M7 processor (as mentioned in the model’s name). The processor is a part of Intel’s M series of processors and is designed to balance the battery life and performance of the device.

5-     RAM and Storage:

The device comes with a built-in 8GB of RAM. This amount of RAM is quite enough to perform multitasking and do your daily work smoothly.

RAM & Storage

MacBook 12in M7 contains the storage in form of SSD (solid state drives) instead of typical hard drives. This allows the device to work faster and smoother. The range of the SSD storage is from 256 to 512 GB which is more than enough for daily usual tasks.

One important thing to consider here is that, like other devices of Apple, MacBook M7 does not provide the ability to upgrade these figures of RAM and storage after you purchase the product. So, consider the storage factor before buying it.

Other Key Features:

Besides the above-explained basic features of the MacBook 12-inch M7, some other key features are explained below.

  • The device provides a 480p camera resolution to take that can be used for quality video calling.
  • The device provides a smooth and compact keyboard that has Apple’s butterfly mechanism in it.
  • MacBook M7 has the Force Touch trackpad that is pressure sensitive and easy to use.
  • The design of the device is fan-less which means that it does not have a fan in it. This supports the design of the laptop but heating problems can annoy you.
  • Although the company has stopped building these laptops you can still buy them on Amazon for US$542.

Pros and Cons of MacBook 12-inch M7:

Before you consider buying MacBook M7, consider the following advantages and drawbacks of the device.


  • Portability and lightweight
  • Excellent Display that shows things with sharp colors
  • Excellent battery life
  • Fan-less design
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Premium aluminum body


  • Less availability of ports
  • Not suitable for gaming
  • Can’t upgrade the mechanical components


Even being 7 years old, MacBook 12in M7 is still pretty convenient to use these days. Providing the users with stunning minimalist design and exceptional hardware and software properties, you can consider buying it for your daily life works. But before you do so, fully understand the features and limitations of the device described above.

Read also: Best Alternatives of Google Pixelbook 12in 2023

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