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MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" vs Macbook Retina 2017 - 12"

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The 12” MacBook was often referred to as the MacBook Adorable or the MacBook Retina. This model MacBook was considered an ultra-portable laptop and was available from 2015 - 2017. Apple released the MacBook 12” (2016) in April 2016 and released the MacBook 12” (2017) in June 2017.

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MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" vs Macbook Retina 2017 - 12" Pricing

MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" prices start at $221, which is cheaper than the Macbook Retina 2017 - 12" low price of $249.

Specs Comparison

The MacBook (2016) and the MacBook (2017) share many of the same specs, including a 12-inch Retina display, 8GB of RAM, 256GB or 512GB of storage, WiFi 802.11ac, stereo speakers, dual microphones, 3.5mm headphone jack, a 480p FaceTime camera, and a single USB-C port. The MacBook (2016) features options for a dual-core Intel Core M3, Core M5, or Core M7 processor, Intel HD Graphics 515, Bluetooth 4.0, launched with OS X El Capitan, and can be updated to macOS Monterey. In comparison, the MacBook (2017) features options for a dual-core Intel Core M3, Core i5, or Core i7 processor, Intel HD Graphics 615, Bluetooth 4.2, launched with mac OS Sierra and can be updated to macOS Ventura.

Size

Measurements for the MacBook 12” (2016) and the MacBook 12” (2017) are as follows: 0.14” - 0.52” (H) x 11.04” (W) x 7.74” (D), with a weight of 2.03 pounds and a 12” display size.

Camera

The MacBook 12” (2016) and the MacBook 12” (2017) feature a 480p FaceTime webcam.

Color Choices

MacBook Retina 2016 - 12"

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Rose Gold
  • Silver

Which MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" color should you buy?

Macbook Retina 2017 - 12"

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Rose Gold
  • Silver

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MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" vs Macbook Retina 2017 - 12" Colors

Both the MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" and Macbook Retina 2017 - 12" share four colors: Rose Gold, Silver, Gold, and Gray.
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The MacBook 12” (2016) and the MacBook 12” (2017) are available in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, and Space Gray.

Storage Options

MacBook Retina 2016 - 12"

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB

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Macbook Retina 2017 - 12"

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB

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MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" vs Macbook Retina 2017 - 12" Storage

Both the MacBook Retina 2016 - 12" and Macbook Retina 2017 - 12" share two storage options: 256GB and 512GB.
Swappasaurus

The MacBook 12” (2016) and the MacBook 12” (2017) are available with options to get 256GB or 512GB of storage.

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