The first Mac with an in-house designed ARM-based processor was unveiled by Apple recently with the release of the MacBook Air M1 Chip. This new MacBook Air is a significant upgrade from its previous versions and offers improved performance, graphics, and battery life. This MacBook has a few design tweaks, but it retains the familiar wedge-shaped design of its predecessor. With its upgraded features, it’s little wonder many people are questioning if this is the best MacBook Air ever manufactured.
MacBook Air M1 Key Specs and Price in Kenya
|Price in Kenya||KSh131,000|
|Display size||13.30-inch with 2560×1600 pixels and 60Hz Refresh Rate|
|Chipset||Apple Apple M1 1st Gen Apple M1|
|Model||MacBook Air M1|
|Connectivity Options||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax and Bluetooth version 5|
|Camera||720p FaceTime HD camera|
|Front Camera||16 MP|
|Headphone and Mic Combo Jack||Yes|
|Battery capacity||Built-in 49.9‑watt-hour lithium‑polymer battery|
|Charging speed||30W USB-C Power Adapter|
Gold, Silver, Space, Gray
MacBook Air M1 Design
This MacBook has the same design as its predecessor, with only minor tweaks. It still has a recognizable wedge shape and is equally portable and light. Three colors options are available – gold, silver, and space gray. You can pick the color that best suits your style among the lovely colors.
This phone sports a 13.3-inch Retina display with a 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. It’s a pleasure to use because of the display’s brightness, vibrancy, and sharpness. For watching movies, editing photos, and working on documents, the MacBook Air with the M1 display has one of the best displays in this price range.
The performance of the MacBook Air with M1 is one of its most outstanding features. The device comes with 16GB of RAM and an M1 processor, ensuring that the MacBook can handle any task you throw at it without tiring. Even when running demanding apps such as Adobe Photoshop, the MacBook Air with M1’s performance remained impressive. The MacBook Air with M1’s 8-core GPU configuration significantly improved over earlier models. Overall, the MacBook Air with M1’s graphics performance is excellent, and we recommend it to anyone looking for a laptop that can handle demanding graphics-intensive tasks.
This MacBook features two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, which is disappointing. Many users would have loved additional ports, but it’s hardly a dealbreaker. You can always use a hub or adapter to increase your port options.
MacBook Air M1 Software and iOS Apps
The MacBook Air with M1 runs the most recent version of Apple’s operating system, macOS Big Sur. macOS Big Sur is fast, responsive, and optimized for the M1 chip. This MacBook Air also supports iOS apps, a game-changer. You may download and utilize iOS apps on your MacBook, which opens up a world of possibilities.
Life Of The Battery
The MacBook Air with M1 has impressive battery life. In its M1 chip announcement, Apple promised all-day battery life, and the company has achieved that goal. The battery life is impressive and is one of the best features of this laptop. With all-day battery life, you can go through a workday without worrying about charging your laptop.
The MacBook Air has surprisingly good stereo speakers. The speakers are powerful and precise, generating a lot of basses. This MacBook also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is a nice touch.
Should you purchase the MacBook Air M1?
The MacBook Air with M1 is a beautiful notebook that combines outstanding speed, graphics, and battery life. It’s great for anyone needing a powerful laptop to tackle demanding work. The MacBook Air is lightweight, and portable, and has a superb display and keyboard. However, the webcam could be better, and it only has two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports. This MacBook is an excellent option if you can surpass these minor drawbacks.
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