MacBook Air M1 review: Faster than most PCs, no fan required


Apple’s new MacBook Air is stunningly fast. It’s raring to go the instant you open its lid. Want to browse the web? Watch it load bloated sites faster than you’ve ever seen on a laptop. Want to play some games? Step back as it blows away every ultraportable, with no fan noise to get in the way. And if you need to take a break, don’t worry. It’s got enough battery life to last you all day. Using the new MacBook Air is like stepping into a new world where we can demand much more from ultraportables.

All of this is thanks to Apple’s new M1 system-on-a-chip (SOC), its first for Macs. After more than a decade of building its own mobile chips, Apple has accomplished an impressive feat: It proved its computers no longer need Intel inside.

Incredibly fast performance
No fan noise
Excellent keyboard and trackpad
Retina Display looks great
Can run iPhone and iPad apps
Excellent battery life

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