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Apple MacBook Air M1 (13.3-inch, Late 2020)

Apple MacBook Air M1 (13.3-inch, Late 2020)
alaScore 92

1638 reviews

Dec, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1638 reviews of Apple MacBook Air M1 (13.3-inch, Late 2020). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the price. There are some mixed comments about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Air M1 (13.3-inch, Late 2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = 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 Matthew Buzzi John Burek W (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (M1, Late 2020) Review

 

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.

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

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 (digitalcameraworld.com)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch M1 review

 

Is the MacBook Air 13-inch M1 an overpriced luxury or technological breakthrough? We're not 100% sold, but 99.9% is close

Nov, 2022

Expert review by : Michael Potuck (9to5mac.com)

M1 MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro, which should you buy?

 

Apple's M1 MacBooks bring some major performance gains and at first glance, the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro seem quite similar. They have the same CPU/GPU, same ports, same FaceTime camera, and more. However, let's take a closer look at the...

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : José Adorno (9to5mac.com)

Bloomberg: Apple prepares revamped MacBook Air with M1 successor

 

With the success of the 2020 M1 MacBook Air, Apple is readying itself to launch a revamped MacBook Air with an even faster chip. According to Bloomberg , a redesigned MacBook Pro is expected to debut as soon as early this summer “followed by a revamped...

May, 2021