Should I buy the 2020 Apple MacBook Air M1 or wait for the 2021 Apple MacBook Air M1? | T3

Should I buy the 2020 Apple MacBook Air M1 or wait for the 2021 Apple MacBook Air M1? | T3
(Image credit: Apple) By Carrie Marshall Last updated 2021-01-26T15:42:25Z In our Apple mac book Air (M1, 2020) review we gave the system a maximum score of 5 stars and then proceeded to put it at the top of our best laptops guide as the 'best laptop for most people' – which, given that the Air isn’t exactly cheap, indicates just how good it is.

But we know that even more powerful mac book Airs and mac book Pros are on the horizon, and they’re likely to offer increased performance, too. As such, we're guessing many Mac fans are asking "should I still buy the mac book Air M1 2020, or should I wait for the mac book Air M1 2021?The short answer is that if you need a new laptop, the mac book Air M1 2020 is a brilliant buy: technology always gets better and if you wait for products that aren’t out yet, you’ll never buy anything at all.But that said, Apple is about to make some very big changes to the whole mac book Air range, so it’s worth knowing what they are: you might decide that the newer model might be worth waiting until later on this year for.Apple mac book Air (M1, 2020): Best deals these are the best prices available today on the Apple mac book Air M1 2020.Apple mac book Air (M1, 2020): should I buy it?The M1 mac book Air (left) may look identical to its predecessor, but its new M1 processor is incredibly fast.(Image credit: Apple, Intel)Unless you’re doing very heavyweight tasks such as rendering video or working with very processor intensive tasks, the mac book Air delivers stunning performance. The new Apple Silicon inside it delivers blistering speed and puts the Air back at the top after a few years of relatively uninspiring upgrades.In our review we said that Apple’s cheapest laptop is the beginning of a revolution: big performance doesn’t mean bad battery life, reduced portability or really high prices. We think for most people the mac book Air offers the best of all worlds.The downside, as ever, is the price. For the cost of a single mac book Air you could currently buy three and a bit Lenovo idea pad 3s, the best budget laptops in our best laptops buying guide. But the idea pad isn’t built to the same standards, doesn’t run the same OS or apps, doesn’t have the same performance and isn’t aimed at the same kind of user as the Air. You wouldn’t buy a low-spec Nokia to do the same job as a Samsung Galaxy S21 or an i phone 12.The slimline Air has two Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C ports and a headphone jack. And that's your lot.(Image credit: Future)Apple mac book Air (M1, 2020): specs the mac book Air has an Apple M1 system, which combines CPU, graphics and 8GB of RAM. The screen is 13.3 inches with a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution and the storage is a fast 256GB SSD. There are twin Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C ports and there’s a 720p face time camera above the display. It weighs 1.29kg (2.8lbs) and its dimensions are 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.63 inches (30.41 x 21.24 x 1.61cm; W x D x H).Apple mac book Air (M1, 2020): features the key features here are all-day battery life and noiseless operation: the Air doesn’t have a fan so it’s as quiet as an i pad no matter what you’re doing with it. But the real star is the new M1 processor, which means the Air now delivers the kind of performance that you could only previously get from the most expensive mac book Pros. It’s 3.5x faster than its predecessor, with up to 5x faster graphics performance.A redesigned Air is expected in late 2021 or early 2022 but it will be more expensive than the M1.(Image credit: Future)Apple mac book Air (M1, 2020): what else do I need to know?There’s a new mac book Air in development, but we don’t expect to see it until at least the end of 2021 – possibly later. It’s expected to come in as a more powerful and more expensive option with a new design, with the existing mac book Air remaining as the entry-level option. That should reassure you that the current mac book Air is a smart buy.Overall, then, we think that most people looking to upgrade should buy the Apple mac book Air M1 2020, as it is a fantastic laptop that is future-proofed in terms of technology and comes with the traditional quality Apple build quality. It's a great, portable system that will be ideal for many Mac users.Yes, a new 2021 mac book Air M1, if it does indeed come out this year, will be faster and may have a tweaked design, but right now we think only the most well-heeled shoppers should consider waiting, as when introduced it will be the more expensive system.
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