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Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch M1 (Late 2020)

Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch M1 (Late 2020)
alaScore 100

826 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 826 reviews of Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch M1 (Late 2020). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and battery. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability and price. Comments are divided on the touchpad.

performance, usability, portability, battery, design

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch M1 (Late 2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Apple MacBook Air M1 review: Fast, fanless, and absolutely fantastic

 

The MacBook Air M1 leverages Apple's own CPU to morph from a small and inexpensive but slow option into a darn fast alternative.

Apple's M1 blows Intel away ; Phenomenal battery life ; Excellent keyboard and touchpad ; Rock-solid build quality ; Simple good looks

Supports only one external display

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Apple MacBook Air with M1 review: new chip, no problem

 

We are stunned by how good this laptop is.

Fast ; Intel-based apps work well ; Excellent battery life

Awful webcam ; iOS apps are a whiff ; It’s time to admit Macs would be better with touchscreens

Apple has released a new MacBook Air with its own processor inside, the Arm-based M1 chip. It makes this laptop very fast and runs Intel apps without any significant problems. It also has very good battery life but a bad webcam.

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (M1, Late 2020) Review

 

Good value, especially for a MacBook ; Much-improved performance, thanks to Apple’s new M1 processor ; Exceptional battery life ; Sleek, portable metal design ; High-quality keyboard, touchpad, and display ; Multiple color options

Port selection limited to two USB Type-C connections ; Still no touch-screen option

The 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.

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Phillip Tracy (laptopmag.com)

MacBook Air with M1 review: A near-perfect laptop

 

The MacBook Air with Apple Silicon ushers in a new era for Apple

Breathtaking performance ; Outstanding battery life ; Slim unibody aluminum chassis ; iPhone and iPad app support ; Great speakers and Magic keyboard ; macOS Big Sur is a nice update

Few ports ; Design could use an update

A groundbreaking transformation; the M1 chip takes the MacBook Air to new heights with better performance and battery life than ever before. Put simply, the new MacBook Air is the best laptop for most people.

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Review: Apple M1 CPU humbles Intel and AMD

 

The M1 based entry-level Macbook in our extensive technical test.

stays cool despite the lack of a fan;workmanship and iconic design;speakers;performance of native apps

Thunderbolt with limitations;large display bezels;720p webcam;stability in Rosetta emulated apps;CPU throttling under longer load;relatively slow WiFi 6 at only 80 MHz

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Apple M1 MacBook Air Review (2020) – Evolutionary Leap

 

Were Charles Darwin here today, once he'd finished screaming at us for tinkering with necromancy and demanding to know what the heck a Lexus was, I think he'd want to see the new MacBoo…

Apple M1 is astonishingly fast ; Excellent battery life ; Compatibility with non-native apps is impressive

720p webcam is still underwhelming ; Lack of an embedded 4G/5G option is frustrating

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph Cliff Joseph (zdnet.com)

MacBook Air (Late 2020) review: M1 chip gives Apple's veteran ultraportable a shot in the arm Review | ZDNet

 

The new M1-based MacBook Air throws down the gauntlet for rival ultraportable laptops, offering speedy performance and outstanding two-day battery life.

Speedy M1 SoC ; Outstanding battery life ; Rosetta 2 emulation works well with Intel-native apps ; Slimline, lightweight design

Design is looking a bit dated ; No CPU upgrade options ; Expensive RAM and storage upgrades ; Only two Thunderbolt ports

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Gary Sims Gary Sims (androidauthority.com)

Apple MacBook Air (M1) review: Apple's silicon for Apple's laptop

 

The MacBook Air (M1) brings a new level of performance and efficiency. Find out how in our Apple MacBook Air (M1) review.

Apple M1 Processor ; Iconic design ; Build quality ; Impressive battery life ; Large trackpad ; Good audio for a laptop

Lack of ports ; 720p camera ; Possible app incompatibly during the transition phase

Apple's M1 processor promised much and delivers on those promises. The MacBook Air with the new processor takes everything that was great about the previous generations of MacBook Air and brings it to a whole new level of performance and power efficiency.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (tomsguide.com)

MacBook Air with M1 review: A computing revolution

 

The MacBook Air's new M1 chip gives the laptop MacBook Pro-like power along with amazing battery life.

The Dell XPS 13 has much smaller bezels, but it trails behind the MacBook Air in performance and battery life. You could save $650 with a similarly configured $999 Asus ZenBook 13, and get a few ports too, but you'd be sacrificing performance and...

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (creativebloq.com)

MacBook Air (M1, 2020) review

 

Apple has made some big changes to the MacBook Air (M1, 2020), making it the best 13-inch laptop money can buy.

Great performance ; Very good price ; Screen supports P3 wide colour gamut ; Excellent battery life

Same design last previous models ; Lack of ports ; Still pricey

Running Apple’s powerful new M1 chip, and with an updated display that supports the P3 colour gamut, the new MacBook Air (M1, 2020) is the best 13-inch laptop digital creatives can buy right now.

Nov, 2020

Price comparison for Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch M1 (Late 2020)

  Store     Price
New Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch...
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$983.00 TO SHOP
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$484.00 TO SHOP
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$500.00 TO SHOP
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This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing...
$518.00 TO SHOP
Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/A 11.6-Inch HD Laptop...
1.3 GHz Dual-Core (Haswell) 4th-Gen Intel Core i5 Processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz)
$454.00 TO SHOP
Apple MacBook Air MD760LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (Intel...
Up to 12 Hours of Battery Life, OS X Mavericks
$517.00 TO SHOP
Apple MacBook Air MD711LL/B 11.6in Widescreen LED...
11-Inch LED-backlit Display with build in 720p FaceTime HD Camera; 1366x768 Resolution; Intel HD Graphics...
$436.00 TO SHOP
Incase Textured Hardshell in Woolenex for 13-inch...
Compatible with 13-inch MacBook Air w/ Retina 2020 & M1, 2020 (Model # A2179 & A2337 (M1))
$69.00 TO SHOP
Apple MacBook Air MD760LL/B 13.3-Inch Laptop (Intel...
Renewed products look and work like new. These pre-owned products have been inspected and tested by Amazon...
$484.00 TO SHOP
Apple MacBook Air 13.3in Laptop Intel Core 2 Duo 1...
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 1.86GHz
$489.00 TO SHOP

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