On November 10, 2020, Apple announced the launch of M1, the most powerful chip it has ever created. Yet. It is the first chip that is designed specifically for the Mac, optimized to work on the small size and deliver maximum power efficiency. Due to its world-class design, it boasts of the world’s fastest CPU performance per watt and comes power-packed with 16 billion transistors on the integrated chip. As a result, when compared to previous-generation Macs, the M1 delivers up to 3.5x better CPU performance and up to 6x better GPU performance. The chip is now being packaged into the latest generation of Macs – the MacBook Air. As all Apple products go, this laptop doesn’t fail to amaze users and stretches the limits of technology even further.
New features of the latest MacBook Air
Apple Silicon (M1) chip
The M1 chip is the culmination of years of hard work by Apple, and it shows. It has received rave performance reviews from users and critics as they can multitask with ease, offer a smooth lag-free experience even with the most power intensive tasks (think multiple Chrome tabs, photoshop, HD video streaming, all happening in tandem).
Yes! You read it right - no cooling fan! The Air’s new design allows the Mac to run at peak performance levels while delivering a noiseless user experience and freeing up space on the motherboard. This means lesser weight and less frequent maintenance issues.
The MacBook Air adds a Retina display, which projects beautiful, high-resolution images and supports millions of colors, without compromising visual quality! This is a significant upgrade from the older MacBook versions, which don’t support Retina display and hence, offer an experience that isn’t as superior as the Macbook Air.
This is one of the most important pros of the new MacBook Air. What good is a laptop that won’t last a couple of hours? Due to the enhanced M1 chipset, the new MacBook Air now delivers up to 18 hours of battery life on a full charge, allowing users to surf the web, play high-resolution videos, and perform tasks. This is almost a 2x longer battery when compared to previous-generation Macs! Additionally, you can use any 30W charging adapter such as your car charger, wall charger, power banks, to charge your Mac on the go, without worrying about running out of energy while travelling. Visit Stuff Cool’s website for the smallest MacBook-compatible charger that is ideal for your travel needs, which is capable of delivering a 50% charge in 30 minutes.
Instant power on
An additional benefit of the M1 chip integration is the ability to power on your Mac instantly, just by lifting the lid.
Thunderbolt 3 protocol
This adds versatility and compatibility to the MacBook, allowing users to charge the laptop, transfer data, and connect third-party products through USB 4 type C ports.
This security feature allows users to securely log in to their Macs using nothing other than their fingerprint. The touch ID is a cool feature that enables users to make single-touch purchases on supported websites using Apple Pay technology. Users also have added support with keychain/ password certifications, and purchase verifications. Additionally, it enables users to open password-protected documents, verify purchases, make purchases on the Apple TV app and App store, and lots more.
What weighs half of its previous edition, and is highly affordable?
That’s right, the ultra-lightweight MacBook Air M1!
The 13-inch MacBook Air weighs just around 1.24 Kg, making it effortless to carry around. This, along with other power-packed features such as long battery life, power-packed performance, and a Retina display, make the MacBook Air the perfect travel companion as it can last an entire day without being plugged in.
The MacBook Air M1 has been designed for users on the go – those who require the right balance of performance and long battery life. The cherry on the pie is that the entry-level MacBook Air M1 costs as much as the previous-generation models, making it a steal deal for all the go-getters and Apple fans.
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