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Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Gold

Price From: $From: $1, Ratings out of 5 stars (9,) out of 5 stars (4,) Description MacBook Air. Extremely portable and amazingly fast with up to 18 hours of battery life. MacBook Pro. A true powerhouse with up to 20 hours of battery life for more demanding workflows. Display inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen display inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina display Processor System on Chip (SoC) Apple M1 chip; 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores; Up to 8-core GPU; core Neural Engine System on Chip (SoC) Apple M1 chip; 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores; Up to 8-core GPU; core Neural Engine Battery Up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback (varies by use) Up to 20 hours Apple TV app movie playback (varies by use) Touch Bar and Touch ID Touch ID Touch Bar and Touch ID Storage GB or GB SSD GB or GB SSD Number of Thunderbolt Ports 2 2 Weight pounds ( kg) pounds ( kg)


Two-minute review

The MacBook Air (M1, ) has given Apple’s slimmest laptop line a giant leap forward. With the manufacturer’s highly-acclaimed Apple M1 processor, the ARM-based chip that’s replaced the Intel CPUs of prior models, under the hood and the macOS 11 Big Sur pre-loaded, it has become among the most powerful thin and light laptops.

Thanks to this new chip, the MacBook Air (M1, ) not only gets additional performance boosts but also better power-efficiency and longer battery life. That’s while sticking with the same pricing as its predecessor ($ / £ / AU$1,), the MacBook Air (). This new Air, therefore, offers upgraded internals, particularly that M1 chip, without any additional cost. 

If you weren’t swayed by the Intel-based model, then maybe this one will change your mind. That’s especially considering that its premium Windows 10 competitors, the HP Spectre x and Dell XPS 13 (Late ), are both pricier, making the MacBook Air (M1, ) all the more competitive.

Considering the price points of premium Windows 10 competitors like the HP Spectre x and Dell XPS 13 (Late ), both of which are pricier, the Air’s price tag looks even more competitive.

You can also go for a more powerful MacBook Air with extra storage for $1, / £1, / AU$1,, and both of these can be further customised with more memory and even more storage.

Price-wise, then, we think Apple has nailed it. Of course, this certainly isn't a cheap laptop, but nor does it feel overpriced, especially compared to its similarly specced rivals - something that Apple has been accused of in the past.

Apple has also been accused of caring more about aesthetics of its products than the actual features and functions, but with the MacBook Air (M1, ), we actually think the opposite is true. This is because while the new MacBook Air has some huge changes on the inside - most noticeably the new M1 chip - on the outside, nothing has really changed.

So, this model looks (and feels) just like the last model (and the model before that). For people who love the look of the MacBook Air, this may be good news, but we feel it's a bit of a missed opportunity. The M1-based MacBook Air is such a revolutionary and exciting device, we'd have loved to have seen Apple take a few risks with the design as well, even if it was just by making it lighter, or slimming the bezels down that surround the screen.

The fact is, HP and Dell have now overtaken Apple when it comes to designing thin, light and gorgeous laptops - a fact that would have seemed unthinkable a few years ago. 

When it comes to performance, however, we have no qualms. The M1 has proved to be a complete beast that puts Intel to shame in many respects. During our time with the MacBook Air (M1, ), we were incredibly impressed with how it performed.

Big Sur runs well, and the visual overhaul of the operating system offers a nice change, while still feeling familiar. The fact that both new and legacy apps run well on the M1 chip is very commendable, and so far there don't seem to be any issues with running apps built for Intel Macs using Rosetta 2, the tool used by Apple to allow older Mac apps to run on the M1. Also, the fact that you can now run thousands of iOS apps and games pretty much flawlessly is a huge win as well.

Battery life also seems to be fantastic, and the fanless design is nice, as it means the laptop runs silently; we do have our concerns about how it manages heat, however.

In the end, we'd have liked Apple to have been a bit more ambitious with the design of the MacBook Air (M1, ) – a bold reinvention of the laptop to match the internal hardware and software overhauls would have made this an even more exciting device.

Price and availability

Spec sheet

Here is the MacBook Air (M1, ) configuration sent to TechRadar for review:

CPU: Apple M1 (8-core)
Graphics: Integrated 7-core GPU
Screen: inch, 2, x 1, Retina True Tone display (backlit LED, IPS)
Storage: GB PCIe SSD
Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), mm headphone jack
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5
Camera: p FaceTime HD webcam
Weight: pounds (kg)
Size: x x inches ( x x cm; W x D x H)

Apple made preorders for the MacBook Air (M1, ) available as soon as it was announced, with units shipping from November 17 worldwide. Many Apple Stores are closed due to the global pandemic, so your best option for getting one right now is by ordering online.

Prices for the new MacBook Air () start at $ / £ / AU$1, As usual, there are a number of specifications available at launch, and you can further customize these to get the MacBook Air () that best suits your needs and budget.

The base model features an M1 chip with an 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU, 8GB of RAM and GB SSD.

There's also a higher-specced model, priced at $1, / £1, / AU$1,, which has an M1 chip with an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM and GB of storage. So, for that extra money you're getting an additional core in the GPU, and double the storage.

You can also configure these models to have 16GB of RAM (for $ / £ / AU$ extra), and up to 2TB of SSD storage (for $ / £ / AU$1,).

For comparison, the MacBook Air () launched earlier this year for $ / £ / AU$1,, which was actually cheaper than the launch price of the MacBook Air ().

So you're getting the new MacBook Air (M1, ) for the same price as the earlier model, which we commend Apple for. If you bought a MacBook Air a few months ago, however, you may feel a little annoyed that it’s already outdated.

That $ / £ / AU$1, entry point isn’t just the cheapest way of getting a new Apple laptop; it’s an incredibly competitive price point that undercuts many of the best inch laptops running Windows 10, such as the Dell XPS If you thought Apple’s laptops were overpriced compared to the competition, think again.


We've mentioned how, thanks to its competitive price, the MacBook Air (M1, ) is helping challenge people’s preconceptions about MacBooks – but the new MacBook Air, along with the MacBook Pro inch (M1, ) and Mac mini (M1, ), also offer strong rebuttals to the criticism, often leveled at the Apple, that its products are more style than substance.

People often dismiss Apple as making products that look good, but that don’t do anything particularly revolutionary when it comes to the actual hardware. With the  MacBook Air (M1, ), however, it's the complete opposite. 

With this laptop, Apple has actually done some really exciting things on the inside – switching to its own M1 chip, and building macOS Big Sur from the ground up to take advantage of it – while leaving the actual design of the device completely unchanged. This is both good news and bad news.

First, the good news. For many people, the iconic design of the MacBook Air is pretty much perfect, so they don't see the need for any radical change. At the same time, by simply offering minor spec bumps every year, the MacBook Air was in danger of being outclassed by more ambitious rivals. So, by concentrating on revolutionizing the hardware of the MacBook Air, and not tinkering with the design, Apple is doing something many of its critics have argued it should do: focus on the unglamorous, yet essential, stuff.

But what about the bad news? Well, because the MacBook Air (M1, ), along with macOS Big Sur, promises to be such a big revolution, the fact that it looks – and feels – exactly the same as previous MacBook Airs is a little disappointing, to put it mildly.

The MacBook Air (M1, )’s dimensions of – x x inches (– x x  cm) and weight of pounds (kg) are exactly the same as those of both the MacBook Air () and the model, and virtually the same as those of the Air, which is a bit lighter.

On the outside, then, this new MacBook Air looks identical to the three previous models – and it means that the excitement that comes with pulling the new MacBook Air from its packaging is somewhat dulled, particular if you've owned one of those earlier machines.

There had been rumors that the move to Apple’s own silicon would result in lighter devices, but this isn't the case. One big design change that has been enabled by the M1 chip, though, is that the MacBook Air (M1, ) is now fanless. This means the internals keep cool enough under workloads without the need for fans to kick in and cool them down. There’s a catch to this (which we’ll get to in a bit), but it means the MacBook Air (M1, ) runs virtually silently, and it’s very impressive.

The lack of fans could have allowed Apple to make the new MacBook Air thinner and lighter, so it’s interesting that it remains the same size and weight as its predecessors.

On opening up the MacBook Air (M1, ) you’re again presented with a sight that's familiar, and in a good way. The best addition to the previous MacBook Air’s design, the new Magic Keyboard, is again included here. It really is a lovely keyboard to work on, feeling tactile and responsive despite how flat the keys are. 

A Touch ID button is again situated above the keyboard, and it remains the best fingerprint scanner we’ve used on a laptop. Too many of the fingerprint scanners on Windows laptops struggle to log us in reliably, but the Touch ID button here logged us in successfully pretty much every time, even when we’d not completely covered the scanner with a finger.

The screen is also virtually the same as the one on the MacBook Air (), except for one big difference. So, it’s still inches with a nit LED backlit display, and a Retina display of x resolution, and comes with Apple's True Tone technology, which automatically adjusts the color temperature on the screen based on the ambient light.

What’s new here is that the MacBook Air (M1, )’s screen now supports the P3 wide color gamut, which results in more accurate, true-to-life images. P3 support used to be only found in the more expensive MacBook Pros, so it’s great to see Apple bring this feature to its more affordable MacBook Air lineup. If you’re a photographer or video editor who requires accurate colors, you no longer have to automatically go for a MacBook Pro.

The screen is also surrounded by those big thick bezels that have been a staple of the MacBook Air’s design for ages now, and which leave this laptop feeling a little dated. Devices such as the Dell XPS 13 and the Huawei MateBook X () offer incredibly thin bezels around the display, and not only does it make these devices look more modern, it means the makers can actually reduce the overall size of the laptop further while offering the same-size screen.

Yep, you read that right: we think Huawei has the edge over to Apple when it comes to thin and light laptop design. Strange times indeed.

The webcam above the screen is also unchanged from last time, with the same p FaceTime webcam. The p resolution feels distinctly outdated when most competitors offer p, and with more people spending more time working from home these days, we’d have liked Apple to have given the webcam a boost.

However, the company claims that thanks to the M1 chip, the image signal processor has been overhauled, giving the webcam supposedly better noise reduction and dynamic range, along with auto white balance. We’ve only used the webcam for a limited time so far, and it seemed fine, if not mind-blowing.

Port-wise you get the same two Thunderbolt 3 ports and an audio jack as on recent MacBook Airs. The Thunderbolt 3 ports support charging, and can be used to power external monitors, and transfer data up to 40Gb/s. We’re glad to see that Apple’s move to its own M1 chip, rather than Intel, hasn't meant the loss of the Thunderbolt ports (Thunderbolt is an interface developed by Intel).


Here’s how the Apple MacBook Air (M1,) performed in our suite of benchmark tests:

Cinebench R23 CPU: Single-Core: 1,; Multi-core: 6,
Geekbench 5 Single-Core: 1,; Multi-Core: 7,
Battery Life (TechRadar movie test): 11 hours and 15 minutes


As soon as we began using the MacBook Air (M1, ) we were impressed. It boots up quickly (an additional benefit of the M1 chip), Big Sur feels fast and responsive, and the new look for the operating system really impresses. The interface has a more modern look, with bright, vibrant colors that really show off the MacBook Air's screen. It's also less cluttered, so you're not overwhelmed by icons and options, while the Control Center has been redesigned based on the version in iOS. It looks neater, and it's easier to use. 

All applications that you usually run in macOS on Intel-based MacBooks should work fine with the new MacBook Air (M1, ), thanks to some software wizardry using Apple's Rosetta 2 tool, which allows apps to run on the new architecture.

We tried a mix of both new apps built for the M1 chip, as well as legacy apps built for Intel Macs, and running via Rosetta, and there was no noticeable difference in terms of performance. The fact that you can seamlessly run older apps on the new MacBook Air really is commendable – the M1 chip is based on ARM architecture, and one of the biggest drawbacks of Windows 10 on devices running on ARM-based chips is that you're limited to running only ARM-compatible apps from the Windows Store. There's a rather sparse selection of these, and this severely limits the usability of these devices. Microsoft needs to come up with its own Rosetta, pronto.

Not only can you run pretty much any existing Mac app on the MacBook Air (M1, ), but thanks to the M1 chip using similar architecture to iPhones, you can now run any iOS app or game as well. This brings a huge amount of new tools to the MacBook, and is genuinely exciting. iOS apps and games are more feature-rich and graphically impressive than ever before, and having access to these could be a game-changer. We played a few iOS games, and they ran perfectly on the MacBook Air – suddenly, the MacBook has become a decent gaming machine.

We were able to have quite a few apps running all at once, swapping between them with ease, and the Apple MacBook Air (M1,) kept up brilliantly. Throughout our tests it felt fast and capable. Moving a large 14GB file from an external SSD took less than a minute, for example. This really does feel like a fast and spritely machine.

Apple claims the new MacBook Air is three times faster than other laptops in its class, and faster than 98% of PC laptops sold in the past year. It also says the neural engine is nine times faster than the one in the previous MacBook Air, and its SSD is up to twice as fast thanks to the M1 and the latest flash technology.

One thing to note is that the fanless design of the MacBook Air (M1, ) could mean that performance is throttled when it's performing demanding tasks over long periods of time. Because there are no fans to stop it overheating, the only thing it can do is reduce the performance of the components – known as throttling – to control temperatures.

In fact, that’s why pros may want to go for the new MacBook Pro inch. It has the same M1 chip as the MacBook Air, but it has fans, which means it can be used for intensive tasks over longer periods of time, without, Apple claims, throttling.

However, in our tests we didn't notice any major incidents of throttling, and as you can see from the benchmark tests, the MacBook Air (M1, ) came impressively close to the performance of the more expensive inch MacBook Pro (M1, ).

In both Geekbench 5 and Cinebench, the single-core performance of the MacBook Air was pretty much on par with the MacBook Pro, and multi-core scores weren't that much different either.

This is great news for the MacBook Air - and slightly less good news for the inch MacBook Pro (M1, ). Because the MacBook Air (M1, ) is such a good laptop, it almost makes the MacBook Pro feel unnecessary. Performance seemed pretty similar in our day-to-day use, and we even played around with 8K video editing in Final Cut Pro, and while Apple seems keen to stress that the Air is capable of 4K video editing - it actually did a great job at 8K as well, allowing us to scrub through multiple 8K sources with ease. Very impressive.

So, with that boost in performance, along with the new P3 color gamut support, the MacBook Air (M1, ) is a brilliant choice for video editors who want a more affordable laptop than the MacBook Pro. It makes the MacBook Pro inch a slightly harder to justify purchase, though it does have a few key features that the Air misses, such as the TouchBar and better cooling. Having both MacBooks churning through high intensity tasks for long periods of time should show a bigger performance gap in the Pro's favor. But for most people, the MacBook Air (M1, ), will offer plenty of power and performance.

Battery life

As for battery life, we knew that the new 'Apple silicon' would be more power-efficient, so it's no surprise to find that the new MacBook Air has the longest battery life of any MacBook Air yet – up to 15 hours of wireless web browsing, or up to 18 hours of video, according to Apple.

We’ve been very impressed with the MacBook Air’s battery life – even after a few hours of work (and web browsing), the battery only dropped a few percentage points, and even if you leave it on standby for a day and come back to it, the battery level remains high.

In our official battery test, where we run a looped p video at 50% brightness until the battery dies, the MacBook Air (M1, ) lasted a very impressive 11 hours and 15 minutes.

That's a lot longer than the previous model lasted in the same tests (7 hours 55 minutes), and it just beats the latest Dell XPS 13 as well (11 hours 1 minute).

This means you should be easily able to go a full work day (and more) without needing to charge the MacBook Air - though obviously the battery will deplete quicker if you're doing more intensive tasks with it.

It doesn't quite reach the huge 13 hours and 22 minutes the new inch MacBook Pro (M1, ) managed, but we can’t imagine anyone having any complaints with the MacBook Air (M1, )’s battery life.

Buy it if

You want an affordable MacBook
The MacBook Air (M1, ) isn't just one of the best MacBooks Apple has ever made, it's also the cheapest. This is fantastic value.

You want a powerful thin and light laptop
The performance of the MacBook Air (M1, ) really is impressive, so much so that many people thinking about buying the MacBook Pro should actually consider this instead.

You want a long-lasting battery
The MacBook Air (M1, ) has a brilliant battery, and will be able to power through a work or school day with ease. Really impressive stuff.

Don't buy it if

You want a budget laptop
The MacBook Air (M1, ) is a great value laptop, but it is still very expensive. There are some brilliant budget laptops out there these days that offer excellent performance for a lot less.

You don't like Macs
The MacBook Air doesn't have a revolutionary design, nor does it try to win over Windows users too much. If you weren't a fan of previous MacBook Airs, the new model won't really persuade you otherwise.


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Apple MacBook Air () review: the best Mac for most people

Apple’s MacBook Air has experienced some extreme peaks and valleys over the past decade: the second-generation design introduced in was, for years, the standard by which all midsize laptops were judged. The Air was Apple’s most popular Mac and one of the best and most popular laptops ever made. That history, and the strength of the Air brand, meant that people just kept buying the MacBook Air, even as Apple let it fall far behind the rest of its laptops.

It was weird: at one point, Appleopenly pointed out that the base model inch MacBook Pro was a better choice than the Air during a keynote, and people still bought the Air instead.

Eventually, the stubborn popularity of the Air and a renewed commitment to the Mac led Apple to completely redesign the MacBook Air around a Retina Display in But Apple also gave it one of its troubled butterfly keyboards, which developed a reputation for unreliability and a worse reputation for costly fixes.

When Apple updated the new Air last year, it stuck with that butterfly keyboard, which meant that there was still a question mark hanging over it. And the Intel chips inside struggled with even moderately demanding tasks.

That brings us to now: the MacBook Air comes with the new scissor-switch keyboard Apple introduced in the inch MacBook Pro, and the processors have been upgraded to Intel’s new 10th-generation parts. Apple also lowered the price by $ the MacBook Air now starts at $

It’s been a long road back, but this new MacBook Air is right where it needs to be: squarely in the mix of being the best laptop for most people.

The base MacBook Air starts at $ with a GHz dual-core Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and GB of storage. But almost everyone should spend at least $ more on the upgrade to the GHz quad-core Core i5. I’ve been reviewing the step-up $1, configuration that has a quad-core Core i5 and doubles the storage to GB, which is the version I think most people should get. You can’t upgrade the storage later, so best to load up when you can.

Along the left side, there are two Thunderbolt 3 ports; the new Intel chips have Iris Plus graphics, which means you can now run a 6K display from a MacBook Air. (I wasn’t able to test this, as our Pro Display XDR is in the office, and I don’t currently have access to it. But I’m willing to bet that running a 6K display involves a fair amount of heat and fan noise from the Air. I’ll update if and when we learn more.)

On the other side, you’ll find a headphone jack because normal people doing normal laptop things often need to plug in headphones. I implore you: use wired headphones for your videoconferencing. You will be much happier, and you will not find yourself delaying the start of every meeting so everyone can dink around with Bluetooth.

But you’re not here for telecommuting tips — you’re here to learn about the new keyboard. Reliability aside, I was absolutely not a fan of the butterfly keyboards, and I kept my MacBook Pro around as long as I could because I so much preferred its traditional keyboard. I’m happy to say that the keyboard on the new MacBook Air is a solid return to form. It feels just like the keyboard on the inch MacBook Pro I’ve been using for several months, which is to say, it feels very good. The keys have 1mm of travel, the inverted-T arrow key layout is back, and everything is just clicky enough without being too loud. Overall, the whole thing is very solid and very satisfying.

I don’t really want to give Apple too much credit for updating this keyboard since it took the company way too long to get away from the butterfly design after people started calling out the problems. And I don’t think Apple gets the benefit of the doubt on reliability anymore. It’s just going to take time to earn that trust back. But history aside, the keyboard is one of the single most important parts of a laptop, and the new MacBook Air’s keyboard is extremely good.

I also greatly prefer this keyboard with a standard top row and function buttons to the Touch Bar keyboard on the inch MacBook Pro. I know people who love the Touch Bar — maybe you do, too — but I don’t love it, and I think it’s really telling that Apple still hasn’t put a Touch Bar on its most popular laptop. Physical volume and brightness keys forever, is what I’m saying.

The other thing the Air doesn’t have is a touchscreen. There’s nothing much more to say about it at this point; if Apple can add trackpad support to iPadOS, it can probably figure out touch support in macOS. But the company doesn’t seem interested in that, so I wouldn’t expect to see it happen anytime soon. At least the trackpad is great: it’s huge like on all modern MacBooks, but it still feels great to scroll and click on.

So that’s the keyboard. From a physical hardware perspective, it was the only thing Apple needed to fix. It still looks and feels like what you’d expect a MacBook Air to look and feel like. It has the classic wedge shape, it’s not flimsy at all like other ultrabooks, and the bezels around the screen are fairly minimal.

The other big news is the processor selection, which consists of three special versions of Intel’s 10th-generation Y-series chips. Previous MacBook Airs offered but one anemic dual-core processor choice; now, you can spec an Air out with a GHz quad-core Core i7 if you wish.

Our review unit is the step-up configuration, with a GHz quad-core Core i5 chip and 8GB of RAM. It’s been fairly capable: I’ve been working in Chrome, Slack, Zoom, and Lightroom like I normally do, and things have clipped right along. That feeling is backed up by a single-threaded Geekbench 5 score of , which is basically in line with the inch Core i9 MacBook Pro’s single-threaded score of

But I wouldn’t call the Air a rocket; I can definitely push the limits pretty easily. Just opening Lightroom is enough to make the fan speed up, and after a couple of edits, it’s going full blast. Heavy sustained workloads cause the system to do some aggressive thermal throttling, basically capping the max speed of the processor in order to manage heat.

Apple told me this throttling is by design. The company doesn’t think most people need hardcore sustained performance, so the Air is built around Intel’s turbo boost feature, which can quickly ramp the processor to GHz to get something done and then ramp it back down to GHz to preserve heat and battery life. This is a pretty normal strategy now.

But if you push the Air for a little while, things will get hot, and the system won’t allow the processor to get all the way up to GHz. In my tests with Cinebench, clock speed was capped at around GHz under sustained workloads. And that fan was blowing its heart out.

In day-to-day use, I never really noticed any of this thermal management, which is the entire point. But it’s also clear that there isn’t a ton of performance headroom if you need to sit around rendering 3D graphics or exporting videos all day long. You’ll definitely hear that fan, and you might experience some slowdowns.

A lot of people tweeted questions at me about the performance difference between the Core i5 Air and the Core i5 inch MacBook Pro. U-series processor differences aside, it really comes down to thermal design: Apple told me that the MacBook Pro is the better laptop for people who need to push their machine to the limit all the time. It has a more forgiving thermal design and faster turbo boost clock speeds. Basically, the MacBook Pro can run hotter and faster for a longer period of time than the MacBook Air, which means better performance for heavy sustained tasks.

My sense is that the people with those needs know exactly who they are; they should wait for a refreshed MacBook Pro with an updated keyboard. Everyone else will likely find that the MacBook Air’s performance is totally fine for most day-to-day tasks, but that they’ll hear the fan run every so often.

I have to say that the Air’s battery life was just average: Apple claims that the new Air can get up to 11 hours of battery life if you’re just browsing the web in Safari, but my pretty boring workday of running Chrome, Slack, and Zoom killed the battery in just five hours with the screen brightness turned all the way up. I probably could have extended that a little if I’d turned down the brightness, but this is not the world’s brightest screen to begin with — it averages about nits of brightness — so I wasn’t eager to back it down.

I don’t think this is entirely Apple’s fault — all three of these apps are battery hogs — but at this particular moment in history, I don’t think I’m alone in having Zoom and Slack open all day every day. And while Safari is much more efficient than Chrome, Chrome is still just a fact of life for a lot of people. It’s great that the Air can get terrific battery life if you restrict yourself to Apple’s own apps, but my friends, we live in a society.

Speaking of Zoom, the webcam in the Air is the same old p webcam Apple’s been using forever. It’s fine. It is aggressively fine. I hope someone on the Mac team talks to someone on the iPhone team about cameras before they release another laptop with this webcam.

I can easily keep going with minor observations about the MacBook Air: USB-C is still some sort of elaborate logic puzzle. The Retina Display is commendably sharp, but it doesn’t have the P3 wide color gamut of the MacBook Pro, and it’s weird that Apple calls it x when it runs at an effective x by default. (You can set it to the equivalent of x , and you should do that.) The gold model is slightly pinkish, which is very striking. It doesn’t support Wi-Fi 6 because Apple’s using a different Wi-Fi module than the one that’s normally packaged with these Intel chips, but no one has Wi-Fi 6 yet so whatever. It’s nice that it uses a watt charger, which means any number of third-party USB PD devices will charge it just fine. We’re at the point where macOS Catalina comes out of the box with almost every Apple app preloaded in the Dock, including Podcasts and Apple TV, help.

But really, the most important thing is that, for the first time in several years, I feel confident saying that most people in the market for a Mac laptop can just buy a MacBook Air and expect it to competently and reliably do most things for a long time to come. That’s a big win and a solid return to form.

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MacBook Air

8-core CPU Devours tasks. Sips battery.

M1 has the fastest CPU we’ve ever made. With that kind of processing speed, MacBook Air can take on new extraordinarily intensive tasks like professional-quality editing and action-packed gaming. But the 8&#x;core CPU on M1 isn‘t just up to x faster than the previous generation — it balances high-performance cores with efficiency cores that can still crush everyday jobs while using just a tenth of the power.


8-core CPU The 8-core CPU in M1 is the highest-performing CPU we’ve ever built, by far. It combines four performance cores and four efficiency cores that work together to tackle demanding multithreaded tasks, resulting in a quantum leap in performance at a fraction of the power — and a significant boost to battery life.

Four performance cores Our high-performance core is the world‘s fastest CPU core when it comes to low-power silicon — and M1 has four of them combining their efforts for a massive boost in performance. Compile in Xcode in significantly less time. Record, mix, and master professional-quality music in Logic Pro with scores of tracks, plug&#x;ins, and virtual instruments. And create stunning images in Adobe Lightroom with unprecedented speed and responsiveness.

Four efficiency cores Four efficiency cores deliver outstanding performance for everyday tasks using just a tenth of the power. These e&#x;cores are the most efficient place to run lightweight tasks, allowing the performance cores to tackle the most demanding workloads.

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8-core GPU Plays hard. Works wonders.


Up to 8-core GPU The GPU in M1 puts MacBook Air in a class of its own. M1 features the world‘s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer. That’s up to 5x faster graphics performance compared with the previous generation.

Incredible graphics performance MacBook Air can take on more graphics-intensive projects than ever. For the first time, content creators can edit and seamlessly play back multiple streams of full&#x;quality 4K video without dropping a frame.

MacBook Air with Apple M1 chip

Previous-generation MacBook Air (Baseline)

Xfaster 3D title render speed

MacBook Air with Apple M1 chip

Previous-generation MacBook Air (Baseline)

Xfaster game performance

MacBook Air with Apple M1 chip

Previous-generation MacBook Air (Baseline)

Xfaster GPU
raster performance

MacBook Air with Apple M1 chip

Previous-generation MacBook Air (Baseline)

Xfaster real-time
3D performance

Up to 18 hours of battery life. That’s 6 more hours, free of charge.

No fan.
No noise.
Just Air.

Thermal efficiency

With the industry-leading efficiency of the M1 chip, MacBook Air delivers amazing performance without a fan. Now an aluminum heat spreader dissipates the heat the system generates, so no matter how intense the task, MacBook Air runs completely silently.

Up to 9x faster. Even for a 16&#x;core Neural Engine, that’s a lot to process. Apps on MacBook Air can use machine learning (ML) to automatically retouch photos like a pro, make smart tools such as magic wands and audio filters more accurate at auto&#x;detection, and so much more. That’s not just brain power — that’s the power of a full stack of ML technologies.

Machine learning

The magic of machine learning The machine learning technologies in the M1 chip open up a world of possibilities for Mac apps. Machine learning lets apps build and apply models based on massive amounts of data — to do things like identify friends and family in photos and videos, interpret natural language for dictation, and even analyze audio to recognize laughter, applause, and more. And that data is processed on device to protect your privacy — all at lightning speed.

Neural Engine The dedicated 16&#x;core Neural Engine in the M1 chip can execute up to a staggering 11 trillion operations per second, powering workflows you couldn’t imagine before — like enabling the djay Pro AI app to isolate instrumentals and vocals of any song in real time.

Optimized for machine learning The entire M1 chip is engineered for machine learning. The CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine are each designed for different types of machine learning workloads — and the ML performance controller distributes ML tasks to the right places to maximize performance.

ML accelerators The two dedicated ML accelerators are built for fast matrix multiplication, executing up to one trillion operations per second — perfect for low-latency ML tasks that don’t require the massive power of the Neural Engine.

The power of macOS Big Sur on M1.

Developed to unlock the potential of the M1 chip, macOS Big Sur transforms Mac with major performance benefits and so much more. Powerful updates for apps. A beautiful new design. Industry-leading privacy features and best&#x;in&#x;class security. It‘s our most powerful software ever — running on our most advanced hardware yet.

More power. Wakes instantly.

The do&#x;it&#x;all notebook gets do&#x;the&#x;unbelievable memory. The M1 chip brings up to 16GB of superfast unified memory. This single pool of high&#x;bandwidth, low&#x;latency memory allows apps to share data between the CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine efficiently — so everything you do is fast and fluid.

MacBook Air

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The M1 chip and macOS Big Sur give MacBook Air advanced security and privacy features beyond anything in its class, helping to keep your system and your data protected.

Secure Enclave coprocessor Provides a silicon-level foundation for critical security features like Touch ID and Apple Pay — and with M1, it’s faster than ever.

Dedicated AES storage encryption engine Keeps encryption keys safe while delivering incredible performance for encrypted storage and data protection.

Secure boot and runtime security features Ensures that only trusted Apple software loads at startup and helps protect macOS while running.

Activation Lock Helps keep your Mac secure if it‘s ever lost, stolen, or misplaced, and can improve your chances of recovering it.

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