At the Apple “One More Thing” event, after the introduction of the M1 chip, Apple introduces its new generation notebook, Apple MacBook Air. According to the company, the new MacBook Air will completely redefine thin and light notebooks. Of course, under the hood, the MacBook Air comes with the new M1 chip. Apple claims that the M1 enables the MacBook Air to accomplish “impossible things”. Specifically, the company is referring to operations that were not possible in a thin and light body notebook.
Furthermore, Apple says that the new MacBook Air is three times faster than the previous MacBook Air. This chip integrates the “fastest graphics in the world which is five times faster than the previous model”…Apple said
In terms of CPU, the new MacBook Air is 3.5 times faster than the previous generation while its SSD speed is twice as fast. In terms of battery life, the new notebook has up to 15 hours of wireless network browsing and 18 hours of video playback time. An interesting part of this MacBook Air is that it comes with a completely silent and fanless design. In terms of pricing, the new MacBook Air starts at $999. The Apple MacBook Air as well as the MacBook Pro and Mac mini models are available to order now on Apple.com. You can also pre-order these devices through the Apple Store app. The first official/pick-up sale will take place next week.
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With the arrival of the new MacBook with Apple’s own chip, the company is now shifting away from Intel processors in Macs. A couple of months ago, the company revealed that it will use its own custom Apple Silicon processors in Macs. At the time, it promised that its chips will offer industry-leading performance per watt. However, for now, Apple will still release MacBooks with Intel chips. The complete transition will take about two years. As of now, the company is developing a 27-inch iMac with Intel chips.
Key features of the new MacBook Air:
- Apple-designed M1 chip with 8‑core CPU and 8‑core GPU
- A completely silent, fanless design
- Up to 3.5x faster CPU, up to 5x faster graphics, and up to 2x faster SSD
- Up to 9x faster machine learning
- 13-inch Retina display with True Tone and P3 wide color gamut support
- Up to 2TB of SSD storage and up to 16GB of memory
- Up to 18 hours of battery life
- Two Thunderbolt 3/USB4 ports
- Magic Keyboard, Force Touch trackpad, and Touch ID
- Wi-Fi 6