Today, Apple has launched its latest MacBook Air runs on the new M1 chip with an 8-core CPU that offers up to 3.5x faster performance than the previous generation and has an 8-core GPU which is up to 5x faster. The ML workloads are up to 9x faster, and the chip’s storage controller and latest flash technology deliver up to 2x faster SSD performance. According to the company, the MacBook Air with M1 Chip is faster than the chips in 98% of laptops sold in the past year.
The MacBook Air comes with Apple’s latest image signal processor (ISP) in the M1 chip, which improves camera image quality with better noise reduction, greater dynamic range, and improved auto white balance and ML-enhanced face detection for better video calls.
The laptops have a 13.3-inch Retina display that now supports P3 wide color results. It comes with Wi-Fi 6, two Thunderbolt ports with USB 4 support and retains the sleek wedge-shaped design and the Magic Keyboard. This time the MacBook Air features a fanless design due to the industry-leading power efficiency of the M1 chip, so it will remain completely silent even with heavy workloads. It also gives up to 15 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 18 hours of video playback, which is the longest battery life ever on a MacBook Air.
Apple MacBook Air (M1) Specifications -
|Display||13.3-inch (2560 x 1600 pixels) 227 PPI Retina display with True Tone, Wide color (P3), 400 nits brightness|
|Processor||Apple M1 chip 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 8-core GPU (7-core GPU in 256GB model), 16-core Neural Engine|
|RAM/Storage||8GB RAM (Configurable up to 16GB), 256GB / 512GB SSD storage (Configurable up to 2TB)|
|Keyboard||Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad|
|Camera||720p FaceTime HD camera|
|Audio||Stereo speakers, Wide stereo sound, Support for Dolby Atmos playback, Three-mic array with directional beamforming, 3.5 mm headphone jack|
|Ports||2x Thunderbolt 3 ports for charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)|
|Connectivity||802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 2.4GHz + 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Battery/Charger||49.9 watt-hour lithium‑polymer battery with up to 15 hours wireless web, up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback, 30W USB-C Power Adapter|
The new Apple MacBook Air with M1 chip comes in Gold, Silver, and Space Grey color. It is already available for pre-order from Apple online store and will be available from Apple Authorised Resellers offline and online retailers in India soon.
MacBook Air with M1 chip Prices are -
- 256GB Storage version - Rs. 92,900
- 512GB Storage version - Rs. 1,17,900