Apple reported its Arm-based M1 silicon for Mac back in November a year ago. With it, they declared the new M1-controlled MacBook Air and Pro. Presently, they are at last accessible in Nepal. How about we investigate the Apple M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro alongside their specs, official cost, and accessibility in Nepal.
M1 Silicon for Mac
Before we dive into the subtleties of the two new MacBook, we should discuss the M1 silicon. The Apple M1 is the first ARM-based system on a chip (SoC) designed by Apple Inc. as a central processing unit (CPU) for its line of Macintosh computers. M1 was inspired by their ARM A14 chip. It is deployed in the MacBook Air (M1, 2020), Mac mini (M1, 2020), and the MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) and it is the first personal computer chip built using a 5 nm process. Apple claims that it has the world’s fastest CPU core “in low power silicon” and the world’s best CPU performance per watt.
Apple MacBook Air (M1) Overview:
Meanwhile Apple MacBook Air is the first of two new laptops with Apple’s first-of-its-kind, innovative M1 processor, enabling a giant hop in performance and battery life.
Compared to its precursor, the design of the MacBook Air has remained the same. Even the height and weight are the same. However, the distinction between the two is the use of M1 silicone in the MacBook Air 2020. With this Apple reports up to 3.5x faster performance, up to 5x faster graphics, and up to 9x faster Machine learning activities.
The 13.3in screen supports a broader DCI-P3 color space – a functionality previously reserved for the more costly MacBook Pro. The 720p webcam is a little smoother, too, but it’s still weak relative to the iPads, iPhones and some competing laptops, which is a real bummer.
All in all, the physical design and functionality of MacBook Air is almost ideal for a standard consumer laptop, with competitors beating it with much smaller bezels across the screen.
Apple MacBook Air 2020 (M1) Specifications:
- Dimension: 0.16-0.63H x 11.97W x 8.36D-inches, 1.29kg
- Display: 13.3-inch Retina IPS display; True Tone technology; P3 Wide Color; 400 nits
- Resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels; 16:10 aspect ratio
- CPU: Apple M1 chip (5nm)
- RAM: 8/16GB
- Storage: up to 2TB SSD
- OS: macOS Big Sur
- Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard
- Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
- Ports: 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
- Battery: 49.9Whr LiPo Battery; 30W USB-C power adapter
- Color options: Space Grey, Silver, and Gold
Apple MacBook Air (M1) Price in Nepal
Apple MacBook Air 2020 with M1 chip are now available for purchase in Nepal at a price tag of NPR 159,500 and NPR 203,000, respectively for the 256GB and 512GB variant. You can buy Apple M1 chip-powered MacBook Air 2020 in Nepal.
|Apple MacBook Model (M1)||Storage||Price in Nepal|
|MacBook Air M1 2020||8/256GB||NPR 159,500|