Apple announces all-new MacBook Air powered by M1
After unveiling its own ARM-based M1 Chip, Apple has also announced an all-new MacBook Air powered by Apple M1. This is the first laptop getting the in-house processor.
The new MacBook Air will offer improved performance and much better battery life. Apple claims that the new MacBook powered by an M1 processor will offer up to 18 hours of battery life.
Apple claims that this new MacBook Air offers 3.5 times faster CPU performance and 5 times faster graphics performance as compared to the latest Intel-powered MacBook Air.
The laptop also comes with a 13.3-inch retina display, up to 16GB RAM, up to 2TB SSD storage, and Wifi 6. It supports Thunderbolt, USB 4, Wi-Fi 6, and Touch ID. It has the same webcam that was in the latest Intel-based MacBook Air, but software has improved its performance.
The biggest advantage of Apple’s new Silicon based chip is that the laptop can run iOS and iPadOS apps natively on macOS. Apple has updated its own software to support its silicon chip, Adobe will also soon release its software for it.
This new M1 powered Macbook Air starts at $999 ($899 for students).