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Apple's updated 12" MacBook puts on a bit more muscle

But you're going to have to option it out.
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MacBook 12 2017 Update

While it's still not the Apple ultraportable of our dreams, the 12" MacBook is getting some solid power options with a transition to Intel's "Kaby Lake" processors. This means you'll able to get Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs with clock speeds up to 3.6GHz on the i7 and 3.2GHz on the i5. You'll also be able to spec it with 16GB of RAM and the SSDs will be getting even faster. They've also added the next-generation keyboard butterfly switch from the new MacBook Pros for a better typing experience.

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