Apple has just introduced the latest MacBook Air with a fanless design powered by the new M1 chip from Apple, specifically designed for the industry-leading per watt performance for Mac products. M1 has up to 3.5x faster CPU, up to 6x faster GPU, up to 15x faster machine learning (ML) capabilities, and up to 2x longer battery life than before. And users get access to the greatest set of applications ever for Mac with M1 and macOS Big Sur.
“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. We can’t wait for our customers to experience this new generation of Mac, and we have no doubt it will help them continue to change the world,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
The new MacBook Air is built with the M1 chip from Apple, featuring an 8-core CPU that is 3.5x faster than the previous generation and an 8-core GPU that accelerates graphics on the new MacBook Air up to 5x faster. MacBook Air can have higher frame rates to run games smoothly with the M1 chip and manages workloads of machine learning up to 9x faster. The M1 chip uses the storage controller and the latest flash technology to provide the new MacBook Air with 2x SSD output.
Thanks to the latest M1 chip from Apple, the new MacBook Air comes with a fanless design, which means it runs absolutely silently. The new MacBook Air will now also allow up to 15 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 18 hours of video playback to last for a long time.
Here’s the difference you will find when it comes to comparing the current MacBook Air powered by M1 chip with the previous-generation MacBook Air: 1) The new MacBook Air is able to export a project with iMovie for the web up to 3x faster. 2) In Final Cut Pro, incorporate 3D effects into the video up to 5x faster. 3) In Final Cut Pro, the latest MacBook Air can play and edit multiple streams of full-quality 4K ProRes video without falling frame rates. 4) Export Lightroom images up to twice as fast. 5) To intelligently frame a clip up to 4.3x faster, using ML-based features like Smart Conform in Final Cut Pro. 6) Extend FaceTime and other video calls with a single charge for up to twice as long.
New MacBook features the latest Apple’s Image Signal Processor (ISP) in the M1 chip to improves the camera quality with better noise reduction with great dynamic range and improved auto white balance and ML-enhanced face detection during video calls. The new MacBook Air also supports P3 wide color gamut which will produce more vibrant colors, true-t-life Retina display.
Combined with macOS Big Sur, the Secure Enclave in M1 offers best-in-class security with features such as Touch ID, making it easy to unlock MacBook Air and secure online transactions with the touch of a finger using Apple Pay. And Wi-Fi 6 provides faster wireless performance, while two USB 4-supported Thunderbolt ports allow a wide range of peripherals to be connected.
And do more with macOS Big Sur, with M1 chip it takes full advantage of all the capability and power to deliver a massive boost in performance, extending battery life, and run buttery smooth apps, Mac now instantly wakes from sleep, just like iPhone and iPad.