Apple has announced the launch of its 2020 MacBook Air. It’s powered by Apple’s new M1 processor. This is the first MacBook Air, and one of the first laptops, to feature Apple’s own Arm-based CPUs.
Apple says the new Air is up to three times faster than the “best-selling Windows laptop in its class” and faster than “98 percent of PC laptops sold in the last year.” The company also claims you’ll get 18 hours of video playback to a charge. There’s no fan inside, so it should run noiselessly as well.
The release is the first step in Apple’s transition away from Intel processors, which Apple’s computers have used since 2005. The company expects the process to take two years.
Apple claims the chips will deliver better performance and power…tech, The Verge