With a subtle tweak to the keyboard and better component choices, this cult favorite mini MacBook suddenly feels like it can be your everyday. When Apple first introduced the new 12 - inch MacBook in , the company once again redefined what it meant to be an ultralight laptop. Apple's updated 12 - inch MacBook for boasts faster processor and storage performance, 10 hours of battery life and a form factor like no. I have no idea how Apple pulled that one off. Compare this with the model's and the 13in MacBook Air's and you get an idea of power. Every Mac comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support. My teenage niece uses last year's MacBook 12 for classes and such. This week on CNET News. A laptop that doesn't scald your lap is always a plus. Year 3 Additional coverage with the AppleCare Protection Plan. When it comes to multitouch, there's literally an iOS for that. But if you're any kind of web-developer, traveler, logo-designer, blogger, please do yourself a favor and buy this thing. When Apple first introduced the new inch MacBook in , the company once again redefined what it meant to be an ultralight laptop. With either model, you'll likely need a USB-C to USB-A dongle or Apple's big multiport dongle. The option for more space is x You get only a single USB-C port , and it doesn't support the Thunderbolt 3 standard, which is growing in popularity and can be found on laptops that cost hundreds less. There's still no multitouch on the MacBook's screen, of course. Is it a little of both? One reason why the inch MacBook is better Apple's mini MacBook gets it right By Dan Ackerman Reviewed: But among Windows machines that are just as light and thin as the MacBook, the Huawei MateBook X is the most tempting choice because it offers more speed along with almost as much battery life. The MacBook is not design for someone that will be compiling programs, or using anything that starts with the names "Adobe" or "Autodesk". They need to step away from that bubble they live in and talk to real users.