July 30, 2020

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New MacBook Air Announced as First Apple Silicon Mac With M1 Chip and Fanless Design

New MacBook Air Announced as First Apple Silicon Mac With M1 Chip and Fanless Design

Apple today introduced a new MacBook Air as its first Mac with a custom Apple Silicon processor known as the M1 chip. The new MacBook Air is up to 3.5x faster than the previous-generation MacBook Air, with up to 5x faster graphics performance.

Key features of the new MacBook Air:Apple-designed M1 chip with 8‑core CPU and 8‑core GPU

A completely silent, fanless design

Up to 3.5x faster CPU,

up to 5x faster graphics, and up to 2x faster SSD

Up to 9x faster machine learning

13-inch Retina display with True Tone and P3 wide color gamut support

Up to 2TB of SSD storage and up to 16GB of memory

Up to 18 hours of battery life

Two Thunderbolt 3/USB4 ports

Magic Keyboard, Force Touch trackpad, and Touch ID

Wi-Fi 6The new MacBook Air along with new 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini models are available to order now on Apple.com and through the Apple Store app, with the first deliveries and in-store availability to begin next week. The new MacBook Air continues to start at 999 in the United States, with 899 pricing available for students and other educational customers.

The first three Macs with M1 chips mark the beginning of Apple’s transition away from Intel processors in Macs. Back in June, Apple revealed its plans to begin using its own custom Apple Silicon processors in Macs, promising industry-leading performance per watt. At the time, Apple said that the transition would take about two years to be completed.

In the interim, Apple teased new Intel-based Macs in development, including an updated 27-inch iMac released in August. Apple said that it will continue to support and release new versions of macOS for Intel-based Macs for years to come.Tags: Apple Silicon, November 2020 eventThis article, New MacBook Air Announced as First Apple Silicon Mac With M1 Chip and Fanless Design first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Author: Joe Rossignol

Date: 2020-11-10

URL: https://www.macrumors.com/2020/11/10/apple-silicon-mac-unveiled/


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