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MacBook “Core M” 1.3 12″ (Early 2015) 1.3 GHz Core M (M-5Y71)
The Apple MacBook “Core 2 Duo” 2.4 13-Inch (Black – Early 2008/Penryn) features a 45 nm “Penryn” 2.4 GHz Intel “Core 2 Duo” processor (T8300), with two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared “on chip” level 2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus, 2 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) installed in pairs (two 1 GB modules), a 250 GB Serial ATA (5400 RPM) hard drive with “Sudden Motion Sensor” technology, an 8X dual-layer write DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive, an Intel GMA X3100 integrated “graphics processor with 144 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory”, and a 13.3″ widescreen TFT active-matrix “glossy” display (1280×800 native resolution).
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|Introduction Date:||March 9, 2015*||Discontinued Date:||April 19, 2016|
|Details:||The “Introduction Date” refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The “Discontinued Date” refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
*This model first shipped on April 10, 2015.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2015.
|Processors:||1 (2 Cores)||Architecture:||64-Bit|
|Geekbench 2 (32):||6523||Geekbench 2 (64):||7177|
|Details:||Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com’s Ultimate Mac Comparison.
|Geekbench 3 (32):||2293||Geekbench 3 (32):||4516|
|Details:||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com’s Ultimate Mac Comparison.
|Geekbench 3 (64):||2671||Geekbench 3 (64):||5308|
|Details:||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com’s Ultimate Mac Comparison.
|Processor Speed:||1.3 GHz||Processor Type:||Core M (M-5Y71)|
|Details:||This model is powered by a 14 nm, 1.3 GHz 64-bit “Fifth Generation” Intel Mobile M (M-5Y51) processor which includes two independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 4 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).
This system also supports “Turbo Boost 2.0” — which “automatically increases the speed of the active cores” to improve performance when needed (up to 2.9 GHz for this model) — and “Hyper Threading” — which allows the system to recognize four total “cores” or “threads” (two real and two virtual).
Also see: How fast are the “Early 2015” MacBook models compared to one another? How fast are these models compared to the 11-Inch and 13-Inch MacBook Air? How fast are they compared to the 13-Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro?
|Turbo Boost:||2.9 GHz||Custom Speeds:||N/A|
|System Bus Speed:||OPI*||Cache Bus Speed:||1.3 GHz (Built-in)|
|Details:||*This system does not have a traditional system bus or a “Direct Media Interface” (DMI) to connect between the processor and chipset. Instead, it uses a directly attached “On Package Interface” (OPI).|
|ROM/Firmware Type:||EFI||EFI Architecture:||64-Bit|
|L1 Cache:||32k/32k x2||L2/L3 Cache:||256k x2, 4 MB (on chip)|
|Details:||Each core has its own dedicated 256k level 2 cache and the system has 4 MB of shared level 3 cache.|
|RAM Type:||LPDDR3 SDRAM*||Min. RAM Speed:||1600 MHz|
|Details:||*Shipped standard with 8 GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM onboard.|
|Standard RAM:||8 GB||Maximum RAM:||8 GB|
|Details:||8 GB of RAM is onboard and it cannot be upgraded at all.
Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
|Motherboard RAM:||8 GB||RAM Slots:||None|
|Details:||There are no RAM slots. 8 GB of RAM is onboard and it cannot be upgraded later.|
|Video Card:||HD Graphics 5300||VRAM Type:||Integrated|
|Details:||This model has an Intel HD Graphics 5300 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.|
|Standard VRAM:||1.5 GB*||Maximum VRAM:||1.5 GB*|
|Details:||*The Intel HD Graphics 5300 processor reserves 1.5 GB of system memory for video function.|
|Built-in Display:||12″ (16:10)||Native Resolution:||2304×1440|
|Details:||12″ color TFT LED-backlit active-matrix “Retina” display with IPS technology and a 2304 by 1440 native resolution at 226 ppi (16:10 aspect ratio). Apple reports that it also supports “1440 by 900, 1280 by 800, and 1024 by 640” as scaled resolutions.|
|2nd Display Support:||Dual/Mirroring||2nd Max. Resolution:||3840×2160|
|Details:||This model can simultaneously support the internal display as well as up to 3840×2160 on an external display, both at “millions of colors.”
Also see: How do you connect an external display to the Retina MacBook? What is the maximum supported resolution? What adapters are required?
|Standard Hard Drive:||256 GB, 512 GB||Int. HD Interface:||Onboard* (PCIe 2.0 x4)|
|Details:||This custom configuration processor option for the MF855LL/A and MF865LL/A configurations are equipped by default with 256 GB or 512 GB of PCIe-based flash storage soldered onboard, respectively. It cannot be upgraded at all, whether at the time of purchase or otherwise.
How do you connect external storage to the Retina Display MacBook? What options are available? Is it possible? Are adapters required?
|Standard Optical:||None*||Standard Disk:||None|
|Details:||*This MacBook model does not have an internal optical drive. Site sponsor PowerMax offers the external Apple USB SuperDrive for US$79, although an adapter is required, as well. It writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL at 4X, DVD-R and DVD+R at 8X, DVD-RW at 6X, DVD+RW at 8X, reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 16X, and reads CD at 24X.
Also see: What are the full capabilities of the external SuperDrive available for the MacBook? Can it be used with other Macs?
|Standard Modem:||None||Standard Ethernet:||None|
|Details:||This MacBook does not have internal Ethernet support. Apple, likewise, has not released a USB-C to Ethernet adapter, although third-party adapters are available.
How do you connect the Retina Display MacBook to a wired Ethernet network? Is it even possible?
|Standard AirPort:||802.11ac*||Standard Bluetooth:||4.0|
|Details:||802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible) and Bluetooth 4.0 standard.
Also see: What is 802.11ac? How is it different from 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n?
|USB Ports:||1 (C)||Firewire Ports:||None|
|Details:||One USB-C port. Supports USB 3.1 Gen 1.
What is USB-C? What adapters are available for the Retina Display MacBook USB-C port?
|Expansion Slots:||None||Expansion Bays:||None|
|Details:||No expansion slots or bays provided.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of external expansion options and accessories, including docking stations, adapters, input devices, cases, and more for this MacBook.
|Incl. Keyboard:||Full-size||Incl. Input:||Trackpad (Force Touch)|
|Details:||Apple reports that the integrated keyboard has “78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor.” Apple also boasts that this keyboard is “34 percent thinner” than the previous Apple keyboard design and uses “an Apple-designed butterfly mechanism” that is 40 percent thinner than the “traditional keyboard scissor mechanism.”
The “Force Touch” trackpad offers “precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures.”
|Case Type:||Notebook||Form Factor:||MacBook Retina 12″|
|Details:||This MacBook uses an extremely thin aluminum case design with a “catchless” magnetic latch. It is available in three color choices — “traditional” silver, gold, or a dark “Space Gray” option.|
|Apple Order No:||BTO/CTO||Apple Subfamily:||Early 2015|
|Details:||As this model technically is a custom configuration of the MacBook “Core M” 1.1 12-Inch (Early 2015) or MacBook “Core M” 1.2 12-Inch (Early 2015), it does not have its own order number.|
|Apple Model No:||A1534 (EMC 2746)||Model ID:||MacBook8,1|
|Details:||Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com’s Mac Identification section.
|Battery Type:||39.7 W h Li-Poly||Battery Life:||9-10 Hours|
|Details:||Apple reports that this model can provide up to 9 hours of “wireless web” and up to 10 hours of “iTunes movie playback.” The system is bundled with a 29W USB-C power adapter.
Also see: What is the “real-world” battery life of the “Early 2015” 12-Inch Retina Display MacBook? Is it really as long as Apple claims? How does it compare to the MacBook Air and Retina Display MacBook Pro?
|Pre-Installed MacOS:||X 10.10.2 (14C2061)||Maximum MacOS:||Current|
|Details:||This system fully supports the last version of OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” and the current version of OS X 10.11 “El Capitan.”
Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
|Minimum Windows:||8 (64-Bit)*||Maximum Windows:||10 (64-Bit)*|
|Details:||*The pre-installed version of Apple’s Boot Camp BCA supports the 64-bit version of Windows 8. Boot Camp 6 supports the 64-bit version of Windows 10. Earlier versions of Windows are not supported.|
|MacOS 9 Support:||None||Windows Support:||Boot/Virtualization|
|Details:||Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?
Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
|Dimensions:||.14-.52 x 11.04 x 7.74||Avg. Weight:||2.03 lbs (0.92 kg)|
|Details:||In inches while closed – minimum height to maximum height by width by depth, (0.35 cm-1.31 cm, 28.05 cm, 19.65 cm).|