Apple Macbook

Apple recently released an updated version of their popular MacBook Air laptop with the new M1 chip. This latest iteration of the MacBook Air brings some exciting improvements.

At the same time, it maintains the thin, lightweight design that makes it such a portable powerhouse.

An Even More Portable Design

The MacBook Air has always been known for its slim profile. Even with the upgrades, the new MacBook Air 13” with M1 chip is incredibly thin at just 0.63 inches and weighs only 2.8 pounds.

MacBook Air

This makes it easy to slip into any bag or backpack and carry around all day.

Despite its compact size, the MacBook Air still has a 13.3″ Retina display.

Images and text look sharp and vivid on the high-resolution LED screen. The bezel around the display is very trim, maximizing the screen area on the small laptop body.

Powerful Performance with Efficiency

At the heart of the updated MacBook Air is Apple’s new M1 chip. This custom silicon was designed by Apple to optimize performance while maintaining amazing energy efficiency.

The 8-core CPU in the M1 allows the MacBook Air to handle demanding tasks like editing 4K video, rendering complex 3D scenes, or compiling code much faster than previous generations.

Macbook M1

Yet it sips power, rather than guzzling it, extending the Air’s battery life.

The M1 also contains an integrated 7-core GPU. This allows the laptop to tackle graphics-intensive activities like gaming, video editing, and graphic design workloads.

The GPU is up to 5x faster than the previous generation while using less power.

Longer Battery Life

The power-efficient M1 chip allows the 2020 MacBook Air to reach new heights in battery performance. In fact, Apple claims it can reach up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge.

In real-world testing, many reviewers have seen the MacBook Air last for 15+ hours of normal use, like web browsing, watching videos, and doing office work.

Macbook M1 Battery

This is a huge upgrade from the previous generation Air which topped out around 8-10 hours of battery.

This marathon battery life means you can leave your charger at home when commuting to work or school. The MacBook Air will have plenty of juice to last through a full day of use.

Stay Connected All Day

The MacBook Air with M1 keeps you connected no matter where you use it. It comes with Wi-Fi 6 support for improved wireless speeds and reception.

Macbook M1 Wifi

Bluetooth 5.0 allows you to wirelessly connect peripherals like headphones, mice, and external drives.

All models also include two Thunderbolt 3 ports for plugging into external displays, docks, and high-speed peripherals. The Thunderbolt ports use the USB-C connector for convenience.

Security and Convenience with Touch ID

MacBook Air models with the M1 chip include the Touch ID fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button.

This allows you to unlock the laptop and make purchases with Apple Pay just by placing your finger on the button.

Macbook Touch ID

Touch ID makes accessing your MacBook Air secure while also quick and convenient.

You don’t have to enter passwords or PIN codes every time you want to use it. But your fingerprint ensures no one else can get into your laptop or accounts.

Choose Your Ideal Configuration

The MacBook Air with M1 starts at $999 for a model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD storage. However, you can configure it with up to 16GB RAM and 2TB storage based on your needs and budget.

More memory helps with multitasking and having lots of browser tabs open.

More SSD capacity gives you space to store photos, videos, documents, and games without needing external storage.

Apple also offers the MacBook Air in three finishes: Gold, Silver, and Space Gray. So you can choose the right color to match your style.

An Impressive Upgrade

The new 13-inch MacBook Air with M1 chip takes Apple’s bestselling lightweight laptop and supercharges it with the company’s latest silicon.

The speedy yet efficient M1 processor, long battery life, and refined design make this Air a tempting upgrade for those using older MacBooks.

It’s an even more capable entry-level choice for new Mac users.