Late 2020 Apple Macbook Air (MXK52LL/A) with M1 Chip Review

2020 Apple Macbook Air (MXK52LL/A) with M1 Chip

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The latest brand new Apple Macbook Air (MXK52LL/A) with Apple’s 8-core M1 chip has a 13.3-inch Retina display, 256GB Solid State Drive storage, 8GB memory and a very impressive 18 hours of battery life. The color options are silver, space gray and gold and you can also order it with 512GB SSD by paying roughly 250 dollars extra.

The brand new 8-core M1 processor by Apple with the 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores seems to be a major step in the right direction, in terms of processor and graphics card power and performance, as well as the machine learning performance. With as much as 3.5 times better performance and power you’ll be able to perform your daily and demanding tasks quicker than before with the older generation Macbook Air’s and Pro’s.

With the 8 GPU cores you can expect 5 times more performance in your graphics heavy games and apps. You also have the 16-core Neural Engine for the advanced machine computations. 8GB of built-in RAM is a good amount for this brand new processor and you’ll be able to multitask efficiently. SSD is very fast as you would probably be already aware, and you’ll be able to open your files and apps much faster. The new Apple Macbook Air runs very quietly with a fan-less design, unlike the older models.

The 13.3″ diagonal LED-backlit widescreen Retina display with IPS panel has the 2560 x 1600 pixel native resolution at 227 pixels per inch. It offers great picture quality with vivid colors (P3 wide color), very good contrast and detail and supports millions of colors. You can have very sharp and clear video calls with the good quality FaceTime HD webcam on the top bezel. Apple Macbook Air weighs only 2.8 pounds (1.25kg), measures (0.16–0.63)H x 11.97W x 8.36D inches and offers great portability.

For connectivity, you have the 802.11ax WiFi 6 wireless that is compatible with the 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 2 x Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports for charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps) and USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps). In the box you’ll find the new 13″ MacBook Air, a 2 meter long USB-C charging cable and a 30-watt new apple macbook air with M1 chipUSB-C power adapter. The brand new M1 chip on this MacBook Air works at an impressive base frequency of 3.2GHz and a multi-core benchmark score of 7433 (single core score of 1687).

It outperforms all the Apple iOS devices (iPads, iPhones) on the market by a big margin and is also better than all the Intel processors used on the Macbook laptops, Mac Mini’s and a good percentage of iMac’s so far. It is better than even the Intel i9-9980HK on the late 2019 Macbook Pro and is basically a huge achievement as a desktop processor performance. You have the best per watt performance and super energy efficiency.

This new release Macbook Air, Mac Mini and Macbook Pro are the first Apple computers to have the M1 chip. It offers raw processing power that is better than even the Intel CPU’s on the 16-inch Apple Macbook Pro, but the dedicated graphics cards are better on those machines. Macbook Pro with M1 has the new special cooling system, not a fan-less design. And Air, Pro and Mini have and different single-core and multi-core benchmark scores. The new Apple MacBook Air looks exactly the same as before but with a different keyboard with new keys like Dictation, Do Not Disturb and Spotlight. 18 hours of battery life is probably the longest achieved by Apple as far as we’re aware. And at the current starting prices and such speed and performance, it seems to be very good value for money.

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