Apple’s M1 chip “changes everything” in a new MacBook Air, which Apple claims is three times faster than 98% of the PC laptops sold in the last year — and without a fan.
Apple is reusing the same MacBook Air chassis for the new Apple Silicon MacBook Air. Apple said that the new MacBook air is up to 3.5x faster than the previous generation.
“What’s even more amazing is that with M1, the MacBook Air is faster than 98% of PC laptops sold in the last year,” said Apple.
“MacBook Air is the most popular Mac,” said Apple’s John Ternus. “In fact, it’s the world’s best selling 13 inch notebook users love it stunning Retina display, great everyday performance and incredible portability, all in a sleek wedge shaped design.”
“These days, users are working more from home, learning remotely, and using the Air to stay connected. making performance and battery life, extremely important,” continued Ternus. “We’re thrilled that our first chip for the Mac enables the MacBook Air to do things that were previously impossible on such a thin and light notebook.”
“So if you’re editing family photos or exporting a video for the web with iMovie, the new air blazes right through it,” he continued. “Or if you’re working in Lightroom, you can manage huge raw libraries that are unheard of speeds, turning your Air into a mobile photo studio.”