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MacBook 2016 review: Ultraportable laptop satisfies with speed gains

Roman Loyola | April 27, 2016
It's not a desktop Mac replacement. The MacBook is ideal for on-the-go use.

For a lot of people, the MacBook is the ideal laptop. It’s light, small, easy to carry, and offers good performance for productivity software, though it can handle pro apps fine (you’ll just have to wait a little longer for some tasks). The MacBook is meant to serve for the user constantly on the go, and it serves that purpose well.

If what you want is the MacBook Pro feature set in a MacBook body, you’ll need to either wait and see what Apple does in the near future or bite the bullet and buy a MacBook Pro. If you want more ports but at an affordable price, the MacBook Air is your laptop and you’ll have to accept its compromises.

64-bit Geekbench 3 results

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Longer bars/higher scores are better. Click to enlarge.

64-bit Geekbench 3 results: 2016 and 2015 MacBook

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Longer bars/higher scores are better. Click to enlarge.

64-bit Geekbench 3 results: 2016 MacBook and 2015 MacBook Air

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Longer bars/higher scores are better. Click to enlarge.

64-bit Geekbench 3 results: 2016 MacBook and 2015 MacBook Pro

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Longer bars/higher scores are better. Click to enlarge.

64-bit Geekbench 3 results: 2016 MacBook and iPad Pro

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Longer bars/higher scores are better. Click to enlarge.

Cinebench OpenGL results

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Longer bars/higher scores are better. Click to enlarge.

Blender BMW Benchmark results

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Shorter bars/lower scores are better. Click to enlarge.

 

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