The new MacBook Air with Apple’s M1 chip is a triumph.
In a week of testing, I pushed this computer and its new Apple-made processor to its limits and found that those limits exceeded my expectations on almost every level.
I also used it in the way a MacBook Air is really meant to be used: as a daily computer for everyday tasks. In doing so, I logged eight and sometimes 10 hours of continuous use on the battery.
Going into this review, I had a catalog of potential pitfalls Apple might have fallen into by switching from an Intel chip to its own processor. Chip transitions are devilishly difficult and don’t usually go smoothly. This MacBook Air not only avoids almost all of these pitfalls, but gleefully overcomes them.
Not everything is perfect, of course. Apple’s insistence on using dirty webcams continues to be a disappointment, and running iPad apps is a disaster. But while using the MacBook Air, I often found myself so impressed that I had a hard time believing …
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