Apple announces MacBook Air with Apple’s Arm-based M1 processor – Monica Chin

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.

The eight-core M1 is a 5nm processor based on the A14 Bionic, the chipset that powers the iPhone 12 and iPad Air lines. Apple stated that the M1 contains four of the world’s fastest CPU cores, paired with four high-efficiency cores — an effort to balance performance with efficiency. It also claims that the chip offers the world’s best performance per watt of any CPU.

Apple says the new Air is faster than “98 percent of PC laptops sold in the last year.” It’s also up to 3.5 times faster than the Intel MacBook Air, with up to five times faster…

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