This is not the first reduction that we see for the new MacBook Air equipped with the Apple M1 chip. But today, only Boulanger offers it at a reduced price: 1,069 euros instead of 1,129. Will you fall for it?
Announced at the end of 2020, the new Apple M1 chip has since been introduced in many Apple devices, including the MacBook Air. This recent model then gets rid of Intel Core processors to accommodate this house SoC based on the ARM architecture, in order to gain power and autonomy. Promotions are still quite rare, but it is currently possible to obtain the 256 GB version with 60 euros reduction.
- Quiet, because no fans
- Good autonomy: more than 15 hours
- The high performance of the Apple M1 chip
Instead of 1,129 euros, the Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 with a 256 GB SSD is now available on sale at 1,069 euros at Boulanger. It is the only reseller at the moment to offer a price reduction.
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The MacBook Air M1 retains the excellent design of its predecessor. We then find the same aluminum frame, the same keyboard and the same 13-inch Retina True Tone screen, in an almost identical format. With the naked eye, you won’t see the difference between the two. However, the panel has the particularity of being compatible with a wide range of colors, which is more appreciable for photo and video editing.
The main difference comes from the computer components used, and more precisely the processor. Apple replaces the Intel Core with its Apple M1 chip, based on an ARM architecture (like the iPad and iPhone). This change simply improves the performance of the machine, as well as its autonomy. The power is then estimated 3.5 times greater than the old models, with endurance which now goes up to around 15 hours.
However, this new architecture brings about a mandatory rewrite of the applications. Some are directly compatible, but to use your old X86 software, you will have to emulate them via Rosetta 2. The result is very convincing, even faster than with an Intel configuration. Very reassuring for the future, because it would have been a real problem to have so much power not to use it.
Another notable fact: this MacBook Air M1 dispenses with fans. Today it is one of the quietest ultraportables around. Finally, note that it has a 256 GB SSD, advertised as twice as fast as the old generation, and 8 GB of RAM to complete the whole.
To find out even more, do not hesitate to read our review of the Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1.
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