#kamisukareview – New MacBook Air (2020) is finally officially launched Apple at the November 10th launching event. While we saw the MacBook Air (2020) earlier this year, this new model comes with some pretty big changes.
Therefore, unlike the previous model, the New MacBook Air (2020) ditched the Intel processor which was later replaced by Apple's ARM-based chip, namely the New Apple M1 which also comes pre-installed with macOS 11 Big Sur.
The advantages of the New Macbook Air (2020)
Just like Apple's promise that it will bring big changes to macOS over the next few years in order to satisfy and facilitate the work of its users. This latest laptop is designed to run on the M1 chip.
Apple M1 chip
According to Apple, the advantages of this M1-specific chip will allow the New MacBook Air (2020) to perform better and run longer with its robust battery storage, while bringing other major performance benefits.
All applications that normally run on macOS on Intel-based MacBooks will function properly and without interruption in this new generation (2020). Thanks to some software magic with Apple's Rosetta tool, which allows applications to run on a new architecture.
Apple also claims the New MacBook Air is three times faster than other laptops in its class, and 98% faster than PC laptops sold in the past year.
The kitchen performance is nine times faster than the previous version, and the SSD is twice as fast thanks to the M1 and the latest flash technology. This laptop will come with a 13-inch Retina display, automatic facial recognition, and more.
At the launch event for Apple's New MacBook Air (2020), the company announced that the new thin and light laptop from Apple is now available and can be ordered online, with the unit due to begin shipping this November 16.
New Mabcbook Air Price (2020)
The price of the New MacBook Air (2020) starts at $ 999 or when it is converted into it will cost the same as Rp. 14,222,000. As usual, there are a number of specs available at launch.
And you can customize it further to get the New MacBook Air (2020) that best fits your needs and budget.
The following are and prices according to the configuration it offers:
- $ 999 (Rp.14,222,000): 8GB / 256GB, 7-core GPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD
- $ 1,249 (Rp.17,800,000): 8GB / 512GB, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD
In comparison, the MacBook Air (2020) was launched earlier this year with a price range of around Rp. 14,222,000, which is actually cheaper than the launch price of last year's generation (2019).
The previous fully maximized version of the MacBook Air (2020) comes with a 1.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 2TB SSD, and costs $ 2,249 (IDR 32,000,000). Will we see a similar top-end configuration?
Apple claims this performance boost on the New MacBook Air (2020) is equivalent to 5x faster graphics and 3.5x faster general CPU performance.
As an example of the power here, Apple says you can edit multiple streams of ProRes 4K footage and that's faster than last year's 98% MacBokk laptop.
Also, with the low-power M1 chip, this MacBook won't need a fan for cooling, making it completely quiet and efficient.
Regarding battery life, we know the new 'Apple Silicon' will be more power efficient, so it's no surprise that the New MacBook Air will have the longest battery life of the previous generation line.
It can last up to 15 hours if used for online work such as surfing the internet, live streaming, or heavier performance and can even work up to 18 hours if only used for watching videos and other offline work according to Apple.
There have been some improvements to the webcam too, but it doesn't seem like the resolution has been improved. Apple has detailed some of the upgrades to the Intel model, along with the specifications for the upgrade:
- Export projects for the web with iMovie up to 3x faster.
- Integrate 3D effects into videos in Final Cut Pro up to 5x faster.
- For the first time ever, play and edit multiple streams of full-quality 4K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro without losing frames.
- Export photos from Lightroom is up to two times faster.
- Use ML-based features like Smart Conform in Final Cut Pro to intelligently frame clips up to 4.3x faster.
- Watch more movies and TV shows with up to 18 hours of battery life, the longest on the MacBook Air.
- Extend FaceTime and other video calls for up to two times as long on a single charge.
Apple also announced detailed specifications and configurations for the New MacBook Air (2020). The base configuration comes with the Apple M1 chip, with an 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU, plus a 16-core “Neural Engine”.
There's 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage, plus a 13-inch Retina display with True Tone. Touch ID is included, and there are two Thunderbolt ports.
Then there is the version with the Apple M1 chip with an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU. An extra core that can make a real difference in the graphics performance of the New MacBook Air (2020).
Apple has promised that this MacBook will be able to play the latest popular modern games, something the previous generation was unable to do. How are you now interested in owning this new macBook?