MacBook Air falls below the magic limit: here is the M1 version at a bargain price
The MacBook Air with the M1 chip has meanwhile received a successor, but the MacBook Air with the M2 chip does not take a big leap forward. Although the performance is a bit better, the battery suffers. Additionally, the M1 chip is more than fast enough for all tasks.
The MacBook Air M1 is therefore still competitive – and significantly cheaper than the new model. The casing is of high quality, the keyboard is pleasant to the touch and the screen offers a superb clear image. The battery lasted around 14 hours in the hands-on test.
Our verdict at the time of the test
“The new Apple MacBook Air is one of the first laptops that Apple offers with its own M1 or Apple Silicon processor. In terms of performance, the new processor is quite convincing. A battery charge also lasts almost 14 hours when watching videos or Review However, Apple has to accept that the laptop was equipped with just over two Thunderbolt 3 ports and it is no longer possible to connect an external GPU.“