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Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)


Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM) (MacBook Air Late 2020 Series)
Apple M1 8 x 2.1 - 3.2 GHz
Graphics adapter
8192 MB 
13.30 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 227 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Apple SSD AP0512, 512 GB 
, 470 GB free
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Apple AirPort Extreme M1 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.1 x 304.1 x 212.4 ( = 0.63 x 11.97 x 8.36 in)
49.9 Wh, 4380 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Apple macOS 11 Big Sur
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds), Power Supply: 172 g ( = 6.07 oz / 0.38 pounds)
1360 Euro



Average Score: 87.78% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 85%, features: 50%, display: 92% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 96%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)

91.1% Apple MacBook Air 2020 Review: Should you get the more powerful version of the M1 processor? | Notebookcheck
If you are looking for the new Apple MacBook Air, you can choose between integrated graphics with 7 and 8 cores. But how big is there performance difference in everyday situations and does the additional GPU core impact the surface temperatures?
90% MacBook Pro with M1 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The MacBook Pro M1 is easily one of the best 13-inch laptops money can buy. You get blazing performance and epic battery life for your $1,299. And yet the speed gap between the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with M1 is not that great. There are some reasons to splurge for the MacBook Pro with M1, though. You get better sustained performance for larger tasks, because the MacBook Pro has a fan and the Air does not. And I do appreciate that the MacBook Pro has a brighter display and a better GPU for its opening price. If Apple threw in two more Thunderbolt ports I think the Pro would be an easier sell.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
MacBook Air M1 Review: Six months later…I regret nothing
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
The MacBook Air isn’t cheap; that’s a known fact. However, it is the cheapest MacBook you can get and it offers powerful performance that surpasses many Intel-powered laptops. If you’re wondering whether it’s worth to switch from older MacBook Air models to this new M1-powered beast, my answer is go for it and don’t look back, because I didn’t and I’m loving it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2021
90% MacBook Air with M1 review: A computing revolution
Source: Tom's Guide English
This MacBook Air with M1 review has shown why its amazing endurance and shockingly good speed combine to take the MacBook Air to new heights. If only it packed a couple more ports and slimmed down its bezels, the new MacBook Air might be 5-star perfect. 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 around an hour of endurance. For those who live and work in the Apple ecosystem, though, the new MacBook Air is the easiest buying decision you've had in ages.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

80% Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1, 8GB ram, 8-core GPU, 512GB ssd, Goud Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%


Apple M1 8-Core GPU: Integrated graphics card offering 8 cores (depending on the model) designed by Apple and integrated in the Apple M1 SoC. According to Apple faster and more energy efficient as competing products (like the Tiger Lake Xe GPU).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

M1: System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that integrates a processor (eight 64 Bit cores, 4 performance and 4 power saving cores) and a 8 core GPU (7 cores activated in the MacBook Air).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.3 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).

87.78%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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