Apple MacBook Air: Most Powerful Processor & Up to 18 Hours of Battery Life
Following the presentation of its first M1 computer processor, Apple also showed the first laptop based on it — the new MacBook Air. It is 3.5 times faster than the previous version with Intel processors. In addition, the battery life has significantly improved.
Externally, the new MacBook Air is no different from the previous version. This is the same thin and light laptop in a metal case with a 13.3-inch Retina screen (2560x1600). But inside it is a completely new computer. Thanks to the M1 processor, the laptop is 3.5 times faster than its predecessor in terms of CPU, and in terms of graphics, its performance has increased by as much as 5 times. According to Apple, it is faster than 98% of personal computers sold last year. Using a proprietary ARM processor made it possible to completely abandon active cooling, so that the laptop works absolutely silently.
The use of the proprietary processor also significantly improved battery life. Thus, the new MacBook Air is capable of working up to 15 hours of web surfing and up to 18 hours of video playback in the Apple TV application.
Among other features of the laptop, it is worth noting the presence of a fingerprint scanner that allows you to make purchases on the Internet using Apple Pay, two USB Type-C (Thunderbolt/USB 4) connectors, a significantly improved webcam, and powerful stereo speakers.
MacBook Air with an 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU as part of the M1 chip, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD will cost $999.00 (₹92,900) in the US.
The version with an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU as part of an M1 chip, 8 GB of RAM, and a 512 GB SSD will cost $1,249.00 (₹1,17,900) in the US.