I’m not a very technically-inclined person per say. I know how to use a computer pretty well. I took up a few different computer classes in high school, just like everyone else was forced to do but I never excelled or anything. The class just taught me the basics of coding, some Photoshop, and I pretty much took PhotoBooth selfies every chance I had. In my early blogging days, I mainly used my phone to upload to WordPress, then I eventually transitioned to using a tablet or iPad to blog. Recently, though,  my husband surprised me with my very first laptop! I’ve had my rosegold MacBook 12-inch laptop for a little while now and I love it! Just in case you are in search of a new light-weight laptop, here’s my review.

Look and Feel

The MacBook 12 inch (diagonal) laptop is a very lightweight computer, only 2 pounds. It’s very easy to carry around, but I find that it doesn’t feel fragile or easy to break which I appreciate. I have dropped it a few times, I admit, but only on the carpet from a foot or two above. It has survived all falls without any issues or cracks.

A popular complaint that many have is the fact that this MacBook only has one USB-C connector. Many, like me, prefer normal USB so it was weird getting used to it. Many users feel like they need more than one connection, but since I usually only blog and upload/edit photos I usually don’t need more than one.

The keyboard is flatter than ones I have used before, but now has something called a butterfly mechanism that makes typing more comfortable and responsive. Though it looks like it shouldn’t, it feels like a real keyboard! I have no complaints in regards to the trackpad or look of the device.

Functionality

For me, it functions great! The only issues I have had were user-related. But I took the liberty to provide some statistics straight from the Apple site for all of you computer nerds out there:

  • You can choose from four colors: gold, rose gold, space gray, or silver
  • It is 13.1mm thin, 2 lb, has a 12-inch Retina display, and has up to 10 hours of battery life.
  • It has a seventh-generation Intel Core m3, i5, and 17 processors with 14- nanometer process technology.
  • Its processor runs on only 5 watts of power, making it almost silent.
  • Up to 16GB of memory and up to 512GB of SSD storage.
  • The Retina screen has a resolution of 2304 x 1440, aspect ratio of 16:10 and a 178-degree viewing angle.

I have no idea what most of that means, but I am sure many of you do.

The Downside

Apple hasn’t decreased the price by much since it was released. It is starting at $1299, which is a major turn-off for most. Many just go ahead and get the MacBook Pro, which also starts at that price but has another inch of screen. As someone who doesn’t do complicated things on her laptop, I appreciate how high quality this device is in such a small package. I truly loathed the idea of having a large or boxy laptop before I got this one, so when I saw this one I was happily surprised. At first, it seemed so small. Maybe even too small. But as I started to use it, I realized this was exactly what I needed- a sleek and smart laptop. I am beyond happy with my computer, and I equally love the case I purchased on Amazon to protect it. I don’t want to ever have to tell my husband I dropped this thing forreal. That would not be a happy day for us financially.

Any comments or questions about this laptop? Just leave them down below!

 

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