Apple MacBook "Core M" 1.3 12" 2015 SpecsMacBook - BTO/CTO - MacBook8,1 - A1534
About This Mac
This device is a BTO/CTO device which is nearly identical to MF855LL/A and MF865LL/A. We have listed this device separately as it has been configured with an upgraded processor when compared to the base models. This has been done to make it easier to catalog as well as easier to read.
The dawn of 2015 saw the re-establishment of the MacBook Family. The MacBook had been fully redesigned and bore
The storage was equally revamped with 256/512 GB of PCIe-based flash storage soldered to the Mother Board with no hope of a future upgrade. The storage speed of the hard drive is estimated between 451.7 – 738.2 MB/s.
Screen Size and Resolution
This MacBook came with a 12 inch screen that incorporated an incredible upgrade in its native resolution from the previous 1280×820 to 2304×1440 and a new TFT LED-Backlit active-matrix “Retina” display (for millions of colors to be displayed clearly as the pixel density is very high – 226 pixels per inch ensuring that individual pixels are not easily detectable at a normal viewing distance) with IPS technology it also supports other resolutions such as 1440×900, 1280×800 and 1024×640.
The MacBook includes the following features and ports:
- Standard AirPort (802.11ac).
- A Bluetooth 4.0 that provides optimal low energy usage for quick PAN (Personal Area Network) connections and transfers and is also
backwardscompatible with lower Bluetooth devices.
- 1 USB-C port for connectivity.
- 480p FaceTime Webcam.
- Optical digital audio in/out for connecting some external audio equipment like headphones and microphones.
- By attaching VGA or HDMI adapters to the single USB-C port you can assess 2nd display support resolution properties of up to 3840×2160.
- Force Touch TrackPad which lets you Force Click by pressing on the trackpad and then applying more pressure, it is able to differentiate various functions as a result of how much pressure is applied.
Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
The preinstalled operating system on this device was MacOS X 10.10.2 (14C2061). Apple also made a return to Intel for the provision of a graphics processor with the Intel Integrated HD Graphics 5300 graphics processor replacing the NVIDIA GeForce that was used in the last 2010 model. This processor shared the memory of the onboard 8 GB 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM.
Memory & Architecture
This device was powered with a 4 MB Level 3 cache and 8 GB of onboard 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM that cannot be upgraded, unlike the previous versions. This was centered on a 64-Bit architecture.
The MacBook was further improved by a 39.7-watt-hour lithium polymer battery that guarantees 10 hours of battery life as a result of their innovative new-terraced design packing of battery cells.
1.3 GHZ Core M
The flexibility to upgrade died in this MacBook – The RAM and onboard internal storage were fixed without the option of upgrading. The 8 GB of RAM and 256/512 GB of onboard PCIe-based flash storage was impossible to upgrade and due to this the thickness was drastically reduced to between 0.14 – 0.52 inches and the weight was more than halved (2.03 pounds) when compared to the lightest versions from the 2006 – 2010 periods.
Introduced: March 9, 2015
Discontinued: April 19, 2016
Screen Size and Resolution
Level 1 Cache
Level 2/Level 3 Cache
256k x2, 4MB on chip
1 (2 Cores)
Min. RAM Speed
Core M (M-5Y71)
System Bus Speed
HD Graphics 5300
Cache Bus Speed
1.1 GHz (Built-in)
Inclusive Features and Ports
256/512 GB SSD
Standard Optical Drive
451.7 – 738.2 MB/s
Onboard (PCIe 2.0 x 4)
Standard Air Port
39.7 W h Li-Poly
USB Port (C)
9 – 10 hours
Trackpad (Force Touch)
MacBook Retina 12”
Apple Order No
Apple Model Number
A1534 (EMC 2746)