Apple MacBook Air (2020, M1)

Apple MacBook Air (2020, M1)
Looria Grade
A

Based on 57 reviews

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Review highlights
  • Great for everyday tasks
  • Excellent touchpad and keyboard
  • Good battery life
  • M1 chip is a big deal for Apple users
  • Graphics performance is good

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The Best Laptops for 2021 | Reviews by Wirecutter

The MacBook Air has a comfortable keyboard, good performance, and a reasonable amount of storage—things that haven’t always been true of previous MacBook Airs.

Positive
Wirecutter
13 days ago
nytimes.com
wirecutter.com

Unacceptable camera. Grainy zoom video.

I'm a fan of apple products and I like almost everything about this new MBA. But it has one huge flaw that nobody talks about. It's the camera hardware and it hasn't been updated in ages. My zoom calls are so grainy and bad even with decent light. A $1000 laptop with 10 year old front camera is unac...

2.0
Adi
2 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

The new Arm-based system has exceeded almost every expectation

The new MacBook Air with Apple’s M1 chip is a triumph.

In a week of testing, I have pushed this computer and its new Apple-made processor to its limits and found that those limits exceeded my expectations on nearly every level.

I’ve also used it in the way a MacBook Air is really meant to be used: ...

Neutral
Dieter Bohn
22 days ago
theverge.com
theverge.com

Apple MacBook Air 13 (M1, 2020)

The Apple MacBook Air 13 (M1, 2020) is a laptop that features Apple's M1 SoC (System-on-Chip). It's very easy to carry around due to its compact size, and its battery easily lasts through a typical 8-hour workday. It has a good keyboard, an excellent touchpad, and a great webcam for video calls...

Positive
Alexander Tozzi
22 days ago
rtings.com
rtings.com

Verdict

Otherwise there are no reasons for complaint at all in terms of the case, input devices, and speakers. In terms of its price, the entry level is particularly attractive, especially since there are always some good offers from vendors over the years.

Neutral
Klaus Hinum
22 days ago
notebookcheck.net
notebookcheck.net

MAKE SURE YOU GET AS MUCH MEMORY & STORAGE AS YOU CAN AFFORD - SPECIAL ORDER IF NEED BE

UPDATE 12-15-2020 - After three weeks, I'm still really impressed with the M1 MacBook Air/8 Core CPU/8 Core GPU/512 SSD/8GB RAM. --- My updated plea: MAKE SURE YOU GET AS MUCH MEMORY & STORAGE AS YOU CAN AFFORD. SPECIAL ORDER ONE TO YOUR PROJECTED FUTURE NEED! Remember, Macs live a very long time an...

5.0
K. MURPHY
2 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com
youtube

Apple M1 MacBook Air - Long Term User Review

So what can i say after six months of using this device? It's the best computer for a thousand dollars you can buy in terms of like a really complete portable package without any major compromises uh unless you're choosing the base model and want some insane productivity multitasking.

Positive
Hardware Canucks
22 days ago
youtube.com
youtube.com

Almost perfect laptop

Liked: - Long battery life (one charge WILL last all day, i.e. 16 hours. Personally tested true) - Speed (the new M1 processor really is fast) - Quiet (no fan but the laptop still does not get hot) - Light and portable - High resolution & bright display Disliked: - As with other MacBooks, the keyboa...

4.0
Paul K.
2 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

A USB C hub broke it

The M1 chip really is amazing. But it only lasted five days for me. Somehow mine managed to break after using a third party USB C hub. The screen wouldn’t turn on at all, and an Apple repair tech couldn’t figure it out after doing a few quick tests. Oh and then Apple said it would take a month to re...

2.0
JJ
2 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

Beautiful laptop. Worth the money

Beautiful laptop. I’ve upgraded from the MacBook Air of old...so far this laptop has blown it away. It wasn’t overly pricey to be honest and I feel it’s worth the price. Overall look is great and keyboard feel is nice. Larger touchpad is great, I’ve paired my Magic Trackpad 2 with it as well.

5.0
Try it or DIY it
2 years ago
amazon.com
amazon.com

Specs

Operating System

Apple macOS Monterey 12.0

CPU

Apple M1

Number of Cores

8-core

Features

16-core Neural Engine