Right now at Amazon USA, you can pick up the New Apple MacBook Air for just $1184.92 at Amazon USA, knocking $64.08 off its regular price.
The MacBook Air (M1, 2020) is easily one of the most exciting Apple laptops of recent years. Its M1 chip is a real game-changer, and the ability to run both legacy apps, new M1-optimized apps and iOS apps is very impressive. Battery life is also great, and performance is excellent as well.
Apple is billing the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) as a radical reinvention of its thin and light laptop. This is because, unlike earlier models, the new MacBook Air ditches the Intel processor for Apple’s own ARM-based chip, the new Apple M1. It also comes with macOS 11 Big Sur preinstalled.
According to Apple, this custom chip will allow the new MacBook Air to perform better and run longer while on battery, while bringing other big performance benefits too. Now that we’ve had the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) in our hands, we’ve been able to put those claims to the test.
Launching for the same price as the previous model ($999 / £999 / AU$1,599), Apple has made an incredibly compelling 13-inch laptop. For the same asking price, you’re getting the refreshed model with Apple’s new hardware, and while that doesn’t mean the earlier MacBook AIr (2020) model is now obsolete, if you were not entirely convinced by that release, then this new version may change your mind.
That price point is also incredibly competitive compared to premium Windows 10 laptops like the HP Spectre x360 (2020) and Dell XPS 13 (Late 2020), which are both more expensive
- Apple-designed M1 chip for a giant leap in CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance
- Go longer than ever with up to 18 hours of battery life
- 8-core CPU delivers up to 3.5x faster performance to tackle projects faster than ever
- Up to eight GPU cores with up to 5x faster graphics for graphics-intensive apps and games
- 16-core Neural Engine for advanced machine learning
- 8GB of unified memory so everything you do is fast and fluid
- Superfast SSD storage launches apps and opens files in an instant