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All features you need to know about Apple MacBook air M1 2020

Nataly Backry

13 January, 2022

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MacBook Air 

  • Features
    • M1 chip
    • CPU
    • GPU
    • Battery life
    • Thermal efficiency
    • Machine learning
    • Neural Engine
    • macOS Monterey
    • Activation Lock
    • Response
    • Retina display
    • Camera and microphones
    • Magic Keyboard
    • Force Touch trackpad
  • What distinguishes Apple devices is that they work in harmony with each other. How does that happen?
  • You may be wondering what is the right MacBook for me?
  • Review
  • Where can I buy a MacBook air m1 16GB ram?

MacBook Air is the best lightweight device to accomplish big tasks with small battery consumption. And that's due to the Apple M1 chip.



M1 chip

It is an integrated system on a chip (SoC) with 16 billion transistors.

This enables it to integrate the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O ports, and more into one small space.

MacBook Air M1 chip

Credit: Apple

The Central Processing Unit (CPU)

CPU with 8 cores


The CPU performs big tasks like video editing and playing games with a lot of movement in a way that is 3.5x faster than before with a high level of efficiency and performance.


Because the CPU includes four performance cores and four efficiency cores, which makes high performance with a small use of the battery and thus increases its life.

M1 Four performance cores

Credit: Apple

Four performance cores enable the M1 chip to accomplish tasks such as compilation in
Xcode in no time.

 Using Logic Pro to record, mix and control music or create photos in Adobe Lightroom is fast and responsive.

But the four efficiency cores provide great efficiency in simple everyday tasks while the performance cores handle the big ones.

mac big sur

Credit: Apple

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

GPU with 8 cores

The M1 chip has the fastest integrated graphics among PCs. This increases the graphics speed to 5 times.

MacBook Air M1 GPU with 8 cores

Credit: Apple

This enables multiple 4K video streams to be edited in high definition and playback smoothly without any video frames dropping.


And you can use the programs: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Affinity Photo, Shapr3D with Apple M1 chip in MacBook air m1 16GB ram.

MacBook Air M1 2020 Battery

Credit: Apple

MacBook Air M1 2020 Battery 

Battery life is up to 18 hours.


Thermal efficiency of Macbook Air M1

MacBook Air m1 16GB ram offers amazing fanless performance because the aluminium heat spreader dissipates the heat generated by the system to make the device work without sound.

MacBook Air M1 machine learning

Credit: Apple

Machine learning

Up to 9x faster than before. This enables MacBook Air applications to receive large amounts of data in order to identify people in images, videos, and language during dictation and analyze sounds, all of which is done very quickly.


Neural Engine

The 16-core Neural Engine on the M1 chip is capable of processing up to 11 trillion operations per second, and this enables djay Pro AI to separate instrument sounds from the vocals in any song in real-time.

Air M1 macOS Monterey

Credit: Apple

macOS Monterey

Wikipedia also mentioned that the Mac OS Monterey operating system got new features, including;

 Siri, Universal Control (which allows keyboard and mouse to seamlessly interact across multiple Macs at once).

And re-designed Safari browser, and receive AirPlay content from devices running iOS and iPadOS, iPadOS and others. Users can also share their screen through the FaceTime application using a feature called (Share Play).

Big Sure Feature in MacBook Air M1

Credit: Apple

Apple site mention 

The M1 chip and macOS Big Sur give MacBook Air advanced security and privacy features that outperform all others in its class, helping protect your system and data.


Safe boot and runtime protection features

It only loads Apple-licensed software at startup and helps protect macOS while it's running.

Apple MacBook Air M1 2020 Can Keep a Secret

Credit: Apple

Activation Lock

Keeps your Mac safe if it's lost, stolen, or lost, so you're more likely to find it and get it back.

MacBook Air M1 2020 Responsiveness

Credit: Apple

MacBook Air M1 2020 Responsiveness

MacBook Air responds quickly from sleep mode and quickly gets things done like scrolling through photos and browsing on Safari.

You can also run powerful applications thanks to Rosetta 2 software.

MacBook Air M1's Screen Display

Credit: Apple

Retina display

The colours are realistic and vivid on the 13.3-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. The screen is edge-to-edge so you can enjoy the view.


You can also enjoy watching and protecting your eyes at the same time because the MacBook Air screen adjusts the white point on the screen automatically to match the colour temperature around you.

Camera and microphones of MacBook Air M1

Credit: Apple

Camera and microphones


In the M1 chip, there is an image signal processor that makes it clear in facetime video calls.

In addition, if you want to get natural skin tones, you can use the Neural Engine, which adjusts the white balance and exposure.

Noise reduction of MacBook Air M1 2020

Credit: Apple

The sound is crystal clear due to the three built-in microphones that focus on your voice and do not show other sounds.


Magic KeyBoard Macbook Air M1 2020

Credit: Apple

Magic Keyboard


The Magic Keyboard enables you to type easily and use new programmed shortcuts to reach what you want, and do not forget the role of the backlighting of the keys that helps you type in low light.


Force Touch trackpad

Precise control with plenty of room to scroll, zoom in or out.

MacBook Air M1 2020 Touch ID

Credit: Apple

Touch ID

You can unlock and lock the device with one touch of the fingerprint, and you can access more than that. You can purchase an application or open documents without having to enter a password.


Connectivity of MacBook Air M1 2020

Credit: Apple


Wi-Fi 6 is very fast and with more devices joining the network it keeps the MacBook Air 16 GB RAM powerful.


Ports of MacBook Air M1

Credit: Apple

Output / Type C

Thunderbolt / USB 4 enables data transfer and charging from the same port. You can transfer data at speeds up to 40Gb/s19

And there are 2 USBs for MacBook Air 16 GB RAM, MacBook air m1 16 GB ram.


What distinguishes Apple devices is that they work in harmony with each other. How does that happen?


For example, if you use graphics apps, you can draw with the Apple Pencil on the iPad and extend the workspace on the Mac to display the graphics.


If you wear an Apple Watch, you can unlock and lock your Mac automatically.

Or make calls without touching the iPhone.


You can also control your Mac and iPad using the Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse 2 by moving the cursor to move between them easily.


The best mouse to use with MacBook air m1 16GB ram is Magic Mouse 2, designed in a way that allows it to glide smoothly across your desk. 

The Multi-Touch surface also lets you perform simple gestures like scrolling between web pages and scrolling through documents.


You may be wondering what is the right apple MacBook for me?


As stated on the Apple website:


MacBook Air

MacBook Pro 13”

MacBook Pro 14” and 16”

13.3-inch Retina display

Apple M1 chip

Up to 16GB of memory

Up to 2TB storage

Up to 18 hours battery life

Touch ID

13.3-inch Retina display

Apple M1 chip

Also available with

Intel Core i5 or i7 processor

Up to 16GB of memory

Up to 2TB storage

Up to 20 hours battery life

Touch Bar and Touch ID

14.2-inch or 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display

Apple M1 Pro chip or Apple M1 Max chip

Up to 64GB memory

Up to 8TB storage17

Up to 21 hours battery life

Touch ID


As stated on Tom's guide page about MacBook air m1 16GB ram


The MacBook Air's performance — powered by the M1 processor and 16GB of RAM — is phenomenal. When I split its screen between 20 Chrome (Intel, not Universal) tabs and a 1080p YouTube video — plus Apple's Mail and Photos app, Pixelmator (again, an Intel app) and 1Password (Intel, again) in the background, I never saw anything close to a hiccup.


Oh, and in the background, 20GB of 4K video was being AirDrop transferred, while everything stayed smooth and stable.


During a group call, I even found time to play around with iOS apps, downloading and opening the Overcast podcatcher, HBO Max and the game Among Us. All while a 4K YouTube video of a chef cooking played on my laptop monitor, I played around in each of those apps, so I could start an Adventure Time episode, download a podcast and drag my Lil Among Us guy around on the screen. Yes, I'm very good at multitasking.


All this was done at the same time without problems, yes it is an amazing device.


Where can I buy Apple MacBook air m1 16GB ram?


Through the Amazon website

or through the Apple website

In order to buy a MacBook Air from America to Egypt at the best price, you can subscribe to one of the packages of the Gebhaly company and it will get you to your door.


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