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Those looking for a new daily driver should seriously consider it MacBook Air M1. Thanks to Apple’s new processor, it’s powerful enough to serve most people, and its new fanless design is a big improvement. A laptop usually starts at $ 1,000, but you can now buy it for $ 850 on Amazon. It’s the new lowest price and is $ 50 cheaper than the price the laptop has hovered in the last few weeks.
The base model comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but you can also grab it 512 GB model now for less – more precisely 1,099 US dollars, or 150 US dollars from the usual price. Models with extra memory ship relatively quickly, but you’ll have to wait until the end of August to get your basic laptop in hand. If you’re willing to wait, this is the best sale we’ve seen on the MacBook Air M1 in recent months.
We believe MacBook Air M1 Be the best Apple laptop for most people right now. The performance improvement provided by the M1 chipset is impressive – websites load almost instantly, scrolling feels effortless, and native apps work like clockwork. There are no fans in the Air M1 fan, so you will achieve a quieter experience on the whole – without the annoying fuss when you bring the machine to its limits. And the Air M1 should last all day (about 16.5 hours on our testing) so you can use it for work and play.
The design of the Air M1 is pretty familiar, but it’s not bad. It is that famous thin and light shell with a wonderful Retina screen of 13.3 inches, a large and precise touch pad and a comfortable keyboard. Yes, you’ll have to deal with a 720p webcam and only two USB-C ports, but those are the small prices you would have to pay for an otherwise stellar machine.
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