The Apple MacBook Air M1 is not only nearly silent, but powerful enough to handle even video editing and light gaming, all for $849.99 shipped, this week only, originally $999. This poewrful 8-core CPU performs up to 3.5x faster than its predecessor, and when paired to an 8-core GPU, graphics processing capabilities are up to 5x faster, the biggest leap ever for MacBook Air. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
- All-Day Battery Life – Go longer than ever with up to 18 hours of battery life.
- Powerful Performance – Take on everything from professional-quality editing to action-packed gaming with ease. The Apple M1 chip with an 8-core CPU delivers up to 3.5x faster performance than the previous generation while using way less power.
- Superfast Memory – 8GB of unified memory makes your entire system speedy and responsive. That way it can support tasks like memory-hogging multitab browsing and opening a huge graphic file quickly and easily.
- Stunning Display – With a 13.3” Retina display, images come alive with new levels of realism. Text is sharp and clear, and colors are more vibrant.
- Why Mac – Easy to learn. Easy to set up. Astoundingly powerful. Intuitive. Packed with apps to use right out of the box. Mac is designed to let you work, play, and create like never before.
Since the M1 chip’s storage controller and latest flash technology deliver up to 2x faster SSD performance, you’ll be able to preview massive images or importlarge files is faster than ever. That’s not all, the M1 also has Apple’s latest image signal processor (ISP), which greatly improves camera image quality with better noise reduction, greater dynamic range, and improved auto white balance, making video calls look great in just about any lighting condition.
The introduction of three new Macs featuring Apple’s breakthrough M1 chip represents a bold change that was years in the making, and marks a truly historic day for the Mac and for Apple. M1 is by far the most powerful chip we’ve ever created, and combined with Big Sur, delivers mind-blowing performance, extraordinary battery life, and access to more software and apps than ever before,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.