RANK #1

Apple MacBook Air M1

"The MacBook Air now has the speed and battery life to beat the best PCs."
As posted by tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Remarkably fast performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Crisp display

Cons

  • Light on ports
  • 720p webcam

Product Details

Date First Available:
‎November 10, 2020

Overall Rating

94.7%
The overall rating was calculated based on 36494 customer and expert reviews from 63 review sites and 17 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Laptops:
  • 95.9%
    Design
  • 97.8%
    Performance
  • 96.8%
    Battery life
  • 96.0%
    Features
  • 95.9%
    Display
  • 94.7%
    Audio
  • 96.3%
    Keyboard and touchpad

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
45
Good
5
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

  • Apple MacBook Air 13in (256GB SSD, M1, 8GB) Laptop - Space Gray - MGN63LL/A (November, 2020)

    EBAY.COM
    956 reviews
    $890.00
  • 2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Space Gray

    AMAZON.COM
    8,318 reviews
    $899.00
  • Apple 13.3" MacBook Air M1 Chip with Retina Display (Late 2020, Gold)

    BHPHOTOVIDEO.COM
    69 reviews
    $899.00
  • MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop - Apple M1 chip - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Space Gray

    BESTBUY.COM
    815 reviews
    $899.99
  • MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop - Apple M1 chip - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Space Gray

    BESTBUY.COM
    815 reviews
    $899.99
  • Apple MacBook Air 13in (256GB SSD, M1, 8GB) Laptop - Silver - MGN93LL/A (November, 2020)

    EBAY.COM
    956 reviews
    $979.00
  • Apple MacBook Air 13in (256GB SSD, M1, 8GB) Laptop - Space Gray - MGN63LL/A (November, 2020)

    EBAY.COM
    956 reviews
    $979.00
  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3" with Retina Display, M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 7-Core GPU, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD, Gold, Late 2020

    ADORAMA.COM
    1,003 reviews
    $999.0
  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3" with Retina Display, M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 7-Core GPU, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD, Gold, Late 2020

    ADORAMA.COM
    1,003 reviews
    $999.0
  • 2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Gold

    AMAZON.COM
    8,318 reviews
    $1,099.00
  • Apple 13.3" MacBook Air M1 Chip with Retina Display (Late 2020, Gold)

    BHPHOTOVIDEO.COM
    69 reviews
    $1,099.00
  • MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop - Apple M1 chip - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Silver

    BESTBUY.COM
    815 reviews
    $1099.99
  • MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop - Apple M1 chip - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Gold

    BESTBUY.COM
    815 reviews
    $1099.99
  • 2020 Apple MacBook Air (13.3-inch/33.78 cm, Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU and 7‑core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) - Gold

    AMAZON.IN
    406 reviews
    ₹85,990.00
  • MacBook Air 13.3" (2020) - M1, 256 GB SSD, Space Grey

    CURRYS.CO.UK
    336,161 reviews
    £898.0
  • Apple 13.3" MacBook Air M1 Chip with Retina Display (Late 2020, Space Gray)

    BHPHOTOVIDEO.COM
    69 reviews
    $1,449.00
  • Apple 13.3" MacBook Air M1 Chip with Retina Display (Late 2020, Space Gray)

    BHPHOTOVIDEO.COM
    69 reviews
    $1,449.00
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Expert Reviews

The MacBook Air now has the speed and battery life to beat the best PCs.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Remarkably fast performance
  • Strong legacy app support
  • Amazingly long battery life
  • Comfy Magic Keyboard
  • Improved webcam

Cons

  • Still has thick bezels
  • Light on ports

The new Arm-based system has exceeded almost every expectation

Read more on theverge.com

Pros

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

Cons

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

The Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020) is the first of the company's thin and light MacBooks to be powered by its own M1 hardware.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • macOS Big Sur is fast and responsive
  • Battery life is great
  • Silent in use
  • Keyboard remains very good

Cons

  • No new design
  • Fanless design could impact performance

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.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • 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

Cons

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

Boasting Apple's new M1 chipset, the MacBook Air is one of the most powerful ultralight laptops on the market right now.

Read more on techadvisor.com

Pros

  • Incredible performance
  • Long battery life
  • iOS apps on a Mac

Cons

  • Only one external display supported
  • 720p webcam
  • Lack of ports

Ditching Intel has removed the shackles from the $999 laptop, unleashing a force to be reckoned with.

Read more on wired.com

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

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

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

Cons

  • Supports only one external display

It's difficult to recommend against the M1-based MacBook Air. Apple Silicon support still needs a little work, but rivals all have compromises versus the Air in terms of performance, price or portability.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Crisp display
  • Performance is super-fast
  • Fanless design
  • Brilliant keyboard
  • Not a bank-breaker
  • Apple Silicon transition is going well
  • 256GB minimum storage welcome

Cons

  • Maximum memory of 16GB
  • Large bezels beginning to look dated
  • No Face ID login
  • Some key apps don't run on Apple Silicon natively yet

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

Read more on androidauthority.com

The MacBook Air M1 is one of the very first laptops to feature Apple Silicon, but how much of an improvement is there on the Intel model?

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • It’s so fast thanks to M1
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Strong app support
  • Great keyboard

Cons

  • Poor webcam
  • Same design as before
  • Poorly positioned (and only two) USB ports

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.

Read more on laptopmag.com

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Few ports
  • Design could use an update

The classic MacBook Air gets the biggest makeover in Apple's new M1 chip Mac lineup, going fanless and adding hours battery life.

Read more on cnet.com

Pros

  • Big boost to battery life
  • Performance in benchmark tests shows the M1 Air easily outperforming Intel versions
  • Fanless design runs cool and quiet

Cons

  • No external design or feature changes
  • App compatibility is an issue for early adopters
  • No mobile broadband options, 5G or otherwise

The MacBook Air (M1) is a small revolution. As much power as you could need in a light and silent design, with giant battery life.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Stunning performance
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Excellent build quality
  • Good screen

Cons

  • More ports would be nice
  • Webcam still not great
  • Some potential niche software compatibility issues

M1 Apple MacBook Air (2020): M1 Apple MacBook Air (2020): Why buy anything else?

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Fast and quiet
  • Great battery life
  • Superb display

Cons

  • Some software may not run
  • M1 MacBook Pro has better sustained performance

In a world of powerful tablets and affordable laptops is there still a market for the MacBook Air? Find out in our MacBook Air (2020) review.

Read more on androidauthority.com

I've been using my new M1 MacBook Air for almost three months. The price/performance of Apple Silicon is excellent, but it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Before you buy, here's what I would have wanted to know.

Read more on zdnet.com

You'll find the big discounts on Apple's latest MacBooks right now on Amazon -- and even bigger savings on the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Read more on cnet.com

The M1 also gives the MacBook Air something it’s never had before: decent gaming performance.

Read more on engadget.com

Pros

  • Excellent keyboard and trackpad
  • Excellent battery life
  • Can run iPhone and iPad apps
  • Retina Display looks great
  • Incredibly fast performance
  • No fan noise

Cons

  • Only two USB C ports
  • Still has a 720p webcam

Apple MacBook Air M1 review: When it comes to looks, the MacBook Air is not at all different from the version launched earlier this year. But how powerful is the new MacBook Air with the M1? Read on to find out.

Read more on indianexpress.com

Apple launched the first two laptops powered by its M1 chip, the new MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, yesterday.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

There will always be things to complain about – like getting just two USB ports and a headphone socket for connectivity, for example, or the base model’s weird 7-core GPU, but honestly, if you look at the design quality, the performance, the screen and its everyday ergonomic finesse, the MacBook Air M1 is just phenomenal. And for what you get, it’s not even very expensive.

Read more on digitalcameraworld.com

Pros

  • Excellent Retina display
  • Silent, fanless design
  • Performance
  • Finish, design, weight

Cons

  • Barely lighter than MacBook Pro
  • 8 core GPU model costs more
  • No HDMI port or memory card slot

We've gathered together all the best deals on M1 MacBook Air, M1 MacBook Pro, and M1 MacBook Mini.

Read more on ign.com

Apple’s impressively powerful M1 MacBook Air is discounted right now, and select models are available for the lowest price we’ve seen lately. Even though Amazon just finished its Prime Day deals event, the e-commerce giant is still offering Apple’s latest machine for up to $149 off.

Read more on reviewgeek.com

In 2008, we saw the fight between the original Apple MacBook Air and the Lenovo ThinkPad X300. Both devices were pulled out of regular envelopes, which was a revolution back then. Now, almost 13 years later, Lenovo once again launches a very compact 13-inhc notebook with the ThinkPad X1 Nano. Time for us to compare the two once again.

Read more on notebookcheck.net

The MacBook Air impresses with Apple’s M1 chip, providing unreal performance and battery life. I tested an M1-equipped MacBook Air for about a week to evaluate portability, performance, and even gaming.

Read more on lifewire.com

Pros

  • Native apps run even better
  • Fantastic performance
  • Runs Intel apps well with Rosetta 2
  • Beautiful Retina display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard

Cons

  • Overall design unchanged
  • Not a lot of ports
  • Webcam still just 720p

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.

Read more on laptopmag.com

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Few ports
  • Design could use an update

Get a laptop that allows you to use iPhone and iPad apps.

Read more on mashable.com

The MacBook Air has a new processor, and with it, it's finally worth the high price Apple's often commanded.

Read more on gizmodo.com

Pros

  • Incredible battery life, lightning fast performance thanks to M1, useful new function keys

Cons

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