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Apple Macbook Air 2020 (M1) review

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Key features
  • 13.3-inches
  • MacBook

The late 2020 MacBook Air is one of two MacBook options to come with Apple’s new M1 processor. This model is thinner and lighter than the MacBook Pro, but it also has a smaller battery and no cooling fan to keep the processor performing at its best, but it’s also substantially cheaper. Should you plump for this or the more expensive model? We’ve run it through our full lab test to find out.

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First reviewed by Which?

December 2020

Released

January 2020

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