MacBook Retina 12-inch 2017

The Apple MacBook Retina 12-inch 2017 is a notebook computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2017 to 2019 as part of the MacBook computers. The computer has been introduced on June 5, 2017, and its price started at $1299.

The new Macbook features a 1.2 GHz Intel Core M3 or 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 or 1.4 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 12″ high-resolution Retina LED-backlit IPS glossy widescreen Display, aluminum unibody case in four colors; Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold, 8 or 16 GB of RAM, 256 or 512 GB of flash memory, built-in Bluetooth 4.2, FaceTime camera, ambient light sensor, individual LED-backlit keys, USB-C port, Multi-Touch trackpad with Force Touch technology, and integrated 1.5 GB Intel HD Graphics 615 graphics in the base model.

On October 30, 2018, Apple discontinued the original Rose Gold and Gold colors and introduced a new edition of a Gold color which is a redder and less yellow shade of Gold and could be called “Warm Gold”.

This MacBook has been discontinued on July 9, 2019.

Today MacBook Retina 12-inch 2017 is 7 years old!

MacBook Retina 12-inch 2017
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MacBook Retina 12-inch 2017 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJune 5, 2017
October 30, 2018 (Warm Gold*)
DiscontinuedOctober 30, 2018 (Rose Gold and Gold)
July 9, 2019 (Entirely)
Model IdentifierMacBook10,1
Model NumberA1534
Order NumberMNYF2LL/A (1.2 GHz / 256 GB / Space Gray)
MNYH2LL/A (1.2 GHz / 256 GB / Silver)
MNYK2LL/A (1.2 GHz / 256 GB / Gold)
MNYM2LL/A (1.2 GHz / 256 GB / Rose Gold)
MNYG2LL/A (1.3 GHz / 512 GB / Space Gray)
MNYJ2LL/A (1.3 GHz / 512 GB / Silver)
MNYL2LL/A (1.3 GHz / 512 GB / Gold)
MNYN2LL/A (1.3 GHz / 512 GB / Rose Gold)
Original Price$1,299
ColorsSpace Gray
Rose Gold
Weight2.03 Ibs.
920 Grams
Dimensions0.14 – 0.52” H x 11.04” W x 7.74” D
0.35 – 1.32 cm H x 28.04 cm W x 19.65 cm D
*Warm Gold (more red and less yellow)

Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core M3 M-7Y32 “Kaby Lake” (1.2 GHz)
Intel Core i5 M-7Y54 “Kaby Lake” (1.3 GHz)
Intel Core i7 M-7Y75 “Kaby Lake” (1.4 GHz)
Processor Speed1.2 GHz
1.3 GHz
1.4 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 3.0 GHz (1.2 GHz)
Up to 3.2 GHz (1.3 GHz)
Up to 3.6 GHz (1.4 GHz)
Number of Cores2
System BusOn Package Interface (OPI) at 4 GT/s
Cache4 MB shared L3

Storage & Media

Storage256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD


Built-in Memory8 GB LPDDR3 PC3-14900 1866 MHz
16 GB LPDDR3 PC3-14900 1866 MHz
Maximum Memory16 GB
Memory SlotsNone
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display13.3″ high-resolution Retina LED-backlit IPS glossy widescreen Display
Pixel Density226 ppi
Resolutions1024 x 640
1280 x 800
1440 x 900
2304 x 1440 (native)


Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 615
Graphics MemoryUp to 1.5 GB DDR3 SDRAM shared from main memory
Display Connection1 – USB 3.1 Gen 1
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring
Display SupportSupport for up to Two Thunderbolt displays
External ResolutionUp to 4096 x 2304 pixels at 60 Hz
CameraFaceTime camera


Expansion SlotsNone
Hard Drive Interface8.0 GT/s NVMe PCIe x4


BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
USB1 – USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Up to 5 Gbps)
Audio In2 – Microphones
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
2 – Speakers
Display1 – USB 3.1 Gen 1
Security SlotNone


Motion SensorNone
Liquid SensorLiquid Contact Indicators (LCI)

Keyboard and trackpad

KeyboardFull-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
TrackpadMulti-Touch trackpad with Force Touch


Original OSmacOS 10.12.5
Maximum OSThe latest release of macOS
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Power NapSupported
Unlock with Apple WatchSupported with macOS Sierra (Apple Watch (1st generation), Apple Watch Series 1, and Apple Watch Series 2)
macOS High Sierra or later (Apple Watch Series 3 or later)
Bundled SoftwaremacOS 10.12


System BatteryIntegrated 41.4 W Lithium-Polymer
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
Standby TimeUp to 30 days
Maximum Battery Cycles1000
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100-240 V AC
Power Adapter29 W USB-C Power Adapter

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Apple Support – MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017): Technical Specifications