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Technical comparison of MacBook and iPhone 5

Here’s a table that compares some of the technical specifications of my new iPhone 5, with the Apple MacBook that I bought in 2006:

ComparisonEarly 2006 MacBookiPhone 5
Processor clock speed1.83 GHz1.3 GHz
Processor cores22
Storage60 GB hard drive64 GB solid state memory
Screen resolution1280 x 8001136 x 640
Networking802.11a/b/g Wireless
10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11a/b/g/n Wireless
Weight2400 grams112 grams
CamerasFront-facing: 480pFront-facing: 720p
Rear-facing: 8 megapixel

All specifications from the Wikipedia articles for the MacBook, iPhone 5 and Apple A6.

In other words, my mobile phone is arguably as powerful as a laptop from 6 years ago, has better connectivity, more RAM and storage, and weighs 21 times less. And also happens to be a fully working mobile phone and a pretty good camera too. This is the future, people.

One Comment

  1. And I pulled this down from the ether and consumed it on a device previously only imagined in Star Trek. The future happened without me realising, but yet no jet packs or hover boards…