Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook gets supercharged with the Apple M1 chip. Tackle your projects with the blazing-fast 8-core CPU. Take graphics-intensive apps and games to the next level with the 7-core GPU. And accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. All with a silent, fanless design and the longest battery life ever — up to 18 hours.¹ MacBook Air. Still perfectly portable. Just a lot more powerful.
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Dont waste your money on cheap laptops like me
I love this laptop bought it on 5/23 and I was debating whether I should buy a mac or another windows computer... I owned multiple HP pavilion's that were cheaper of course because at the time I couldn't justify spending over $500 for a laptop in the past. all of them turned to garbage after the first year so after buying 4 of them and wasting my money when I could have taken the money I spent on them and bought a macbook I learned my lesson and decided to buy a mac instead and so far it has been one of the best decisions I made I love this laptop and am hoping for it to run good for a couple of years like the reviews said instead of it turning into garbage after 1 year like those hp laptops
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Does the Job & Looks Cute
Owned for 7 months when reviewed.
It’s Simple and does the job it’s supposed to do. I was a mostly a PC person, so getting used to the commands gets tricky, but I bought a shortcut sticker to help with that. I don’t perform a lot of tasks on it, other than wfh via a vpn. I have to use MS Teams messenger to communicate with team members, and screen sharing is clear. Using screenshare on my MacMini M1 isn’t clear. So odd. But there are no delays or lags and have no experienced any glitches. Sound is good. Watched a few streams and it’s crystal clear. I use it for hours so I have to charge it every so often after 6 hours or so. It’s light weight and easy to carry in my shoulder purse. I love that this will last me for quite sometime. I bought a case cover and a keyboard cover.
I am new to MacBook but not to Apple. I was worried about ease of use because I’ve always owned windows computers so I contemplated switching over. I made the best decision ever! I love how simple and intelligent this laptop is. The best part is that it’s super fast and communicates effortlessly with my iPad and iPhone. Super dependable and great for business. Also… The setup literally took less than 10 minutes straight out the box!! I would suggest getting a usbc hub/adapter because there are no ports for regular usb just usbc.
So I have once had a 2013 MacBook PRO that I aaaabsolutey LOVED!! So, I need to upgrade and I am someone who loves reading reviews about products doing my research, you know, the “adult thing” to do… So you know you’re not wasting your money lol no I’ve put my trust into thousands of strangers and took their advice and purchased this MacBook Air for myself as well as for my 14-year-old (which it’s basically hers anyway lol) and we both really are madly in love with it it’s great. Yes, I am really used to the 16 inch screen size, but it’s OK because this actually my daughter’s EARLY Christmas present (muhahaha), but she DOES love it!! As do I!! I use it at night school (Cosmetology) which makes the 13.3 size actually kinda better than a big MacBook, it’s so light to carry…I don’t, I may just keep this one for myself ;-) haha Just Kidding!! But it was DEFINITELY A GRRRRREAT BUY!!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The 2014 Mac Air VS the New Mac Air
I own two Mac Airs. One from 2014 and this one. I would like to compare the two because I feel there are some features on the older version that are more desirable.
1. The Battery
The new Mac battery lasts forever and charges quickly with a USB-C port. I favor the older magnetic charger but that's a small thing.
The new display is very clear however, the screen extends to the very edge of the device similar to the iPhone. So if you drop this device you're screwed. I dropped my 2014 and it dented the edge of the screen but didn't break the glass because of the extra aluminum edge. I don't think the new Mac screen would survive this.
3. The web cam
The 2014 is very dark for some reason. The new Mac seems to have fixed this issue with a nice and clear video.
4. USB ports
The 2014 has 2 USB-A ports, a lighting connection port, phone jack and an SDXC card slot
The new Mac only has two USB-C ports and a headphone jack! so you need a number of adapters to connect anything which is quite annoying especially since my wireless mouse uses an old USB-A. Apple only sells limited adapters so you need to buy PC adapters which I'm not crazy about. However I have a dual USB-A adapter from Dell that works great
5. The Chip
The M1 chip is lighting fast. Even though my 2014 has an 1.4 Ghz dual core I5, it doesn't compare.
6. The famous logo
It's another little thing but, I liked the illuminated apple logo on the back of the 2014. Maybe its no longer there to extend battery life? Idk but I thought it was a nice feature that separated apple from the rest.
This is my first MacBook Air and I’m loving it. I’m still learning all it can do, right now I write in my journal check emails play light games but this laptop is a little power house and I’m glad I purchased it. It was the birthday gift to myself. I would recommend to anyone. The battery life is really good and I love the display
I bought this online in “Open box” condition meaning the display model. It was described as being on excellent condition and all in all I ended up paying around $970 for it after taxes and fees. When I first received the laptop I was immediately in awe of its beauty (I bought the rose gold version) However upon trying to set up the laptop and gain access into it I ran into a bunch of issues which required me to contact Apple support. Best Buy had not done a software reset on the laptop before shipping it to me which resulted in me not being able to log in or set up my password. It was only after 2 days of receiving it that Apple finally pin pointed the issue and was able to walk me through doing a complete reset thereby allowing me to finally gain access into my laptop! Ever since then I’ve been in love with it! My only small complaint would be that I have to buy an adapter now to be able to connect my phone to it, other than that this was a great buy!
I've purchased this model of the MacBook; the day after Christmas. When I bought it, I fell in love with it. I bought the Gold Color; which I thought was cute. Although the MacBook came with the 256GB which I thought was enough. I bought this MacBook for online school, it is so flawless. I love the quietness, no viruses and the compatibility. It is very fast. This is my first MacBook and I will keep it forever.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about portability, performance, design and sound. Editors are less positive about price and have mixed opinions about touchpad. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 92/100 = Excellent quality.
TechRadarRating, 4.5 out of 54.5Matt Hanson on November 18, 2021
Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020) reviewSame, but different
PCMagMatthew Buzzi Tom Brant Matthew Buzzi John Burek W on November 17, 2020
Apple MacBook Air (M1, Late 2020) ReviewThe M1-equipped MacBook Air now packs far better performance than its predecessors, rivaling at times the M1-based MacBook Pro. At $999, it's the best value among macOS laptops.