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Apple MacBook Air 2020 İncelemesi: M1 işlemcinin daha güçlü sürümünü almalı mısınız?

7 or 8 GPU cores? Yeni Apple MacBook Air arıyorsanız, 7 ve 8 çekirdekli tümleşik grafikler arasından seçim yapabilirsiniz. Ancak günlük durumlarda ne kadar büyük bir performans farkı var ve ek GPU çekirdeği yüzey sıcaklıklarını etkiliyor mu?
Andreas Osthoff, 👁 Andreas Osthoff (Çeviren Aslinur Sarica), 🇺🇸 🇩🇪 ...

Yeni M1 işlemcili Apple MacBook Air 2020'nin giriş seviyesi sürümünü daha önce inceledikten sonra, şimdi 8 çekirdekli GPU ve daha büyük 512 GB SSD ile daha pahalı modele daha yakından bakıyoruz. Şu anda 249 $ daha fazla ödemeniz gerekiyor, ancak buna değer mi? Önceki inceleme birimimize kıyasla başka bir değişiklik yok, bu nedenle yalnızca farklılıkları ele alacağız. Diğer tüm bilgiler, giriş seviyesi MacBook Air M1 (999 $) incelememizde mevcuttur: Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Giriş İncelemesi

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Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM) (MacBook Air Late 2020 Seri)
İşlemci
Apple M1 8 x 2.1 - 3.2 GHz
Grafik kartı
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
Bellek
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4X
Görüntü
13.30 inç 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 227 PPI, IPS, parlak: evet, 60 Hz
Harddisk
Apple SSD AP0512, 512 GB 
, 470 GB Boş
Bağlantılar
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 DisplayPort, Ses çıkışları: Headset, 1 Parmak izi okuyucu, Brightness Sensor
Network
Apple AirPort Extreme M1 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Boyut
yükseklik x genişlik x derinlik (mm): 16.1 x 304.1 x 212.4
Batarya
49.9 Wh, 4380 mAh Lithium-Ion
İşletim sistemi
Apple OS X 11.0 Big Sur
Camera
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Ek özellikler
Hoparlörler: Stereo, Klavye ışığı: evet, 12 Ay Garanti
Ağırlık
1.3 kg, Güç kaynağı: 172 g
Fiyat
1360 Euro
Bağlantılar
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
91 %
01/2021
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
M1, M1 8-Core GPU
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.30"2560x1600
91 %
01/2021
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.30"2560x1600
91 %
01/2021
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1, M1 8-Core GPU
1.4 kg15.6 mm13.30"2560x1600
88 %
12/2020
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg14.8 mm13.40"1920x1200
87 %
01/2021
Razer Book 13 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.4 kg15.15 mm13.40"1920x1200
84 %
07/2020
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 AMD
R5 3500U, Vega 8
1.3 kg14.9 mm13.00"2160x1440
90 %
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7
1.3 kg16.9 mm13.30"1920x1080

Vaka - Gıcırdayan menteşeli test numunesi

Mevcut inceleme birimimizde fark ettiğimiz bir şey, gıcırdayan bir ekran menteşesi. Gürültü neredeyse bir koruyucu film parçası varmış gibi geliyor. Ancak bu, işlevselliği etkilemez. Bunu bir MacBook'ta ilk kez deneyimledik ve cihazı kesinlikle iade eder veya perakendeciden değiştirmesini isterdik.

MacBook Air (top) vs. MacBook Pro 13 (bottom)
MacBook Air (left) vs. MacBook Pro 13 (right)

Depolama Aygıtları - daha iyi yazma performansına sahip 512 GB SSD

Test ünitemizin 512 GB PCIe SSD'si, 7 GPU çekirdekli giriş seviyesi modeli için bir seçenek olarak (200 $) yapılandırılabilir. Aktarım hızları, eski MacBook Air'e kıyasla çok daha yüksek ve genel performans, MacBook Pro modellerinin seviyesinde. Okuma performansı, daha küçük 256 GB sürücüyle hemen hemen aynıdır, ancak 512 GB SSD, veri yazarken yaklaşık 400 MB / sn daha hızlıdır. Yine de pratikte bunu fark etmeyeceksiniz.

Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
5GB Read
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple SSD AP0256
2797.6 MB/s ∼97% +3%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Apple SSD AP1024 7171
2788 MB/s ∼97% +2%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple SSD AP0256Q
2756 MB/s ∼96% +1%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple SSD AP0512
2727.6 MB/s ∼95%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1259 - 2798, n=6, last 2 years)
2151 MB/s ∼75% -21%
Average Apple SSD AP0512
  (1259 - 2728, n=4)
2111 MB/s ∼74% -23%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Apple SSD AP0512
1259 MB/s ∼44% -54%
5GB Write
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple SSD AP0512
2895.1 MB/s ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Apple SSD AP1024 7171
2880 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple SSD AP0256Q
2431 MB/s ∼84% -16%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple SSD AP0256
2193.5 MB/s ∼76% -24%
Average Apple SSD AP0512
  (1328 - 2895, n=4)
2052 MB/s ∼71% -29%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (931 - 2895, n=6, last 2 years)
2015 MB/s ∼70% -30%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Apple SSD AP0512
1328 MB/s ∼46% -54%

GPU Performansı - Daha fazla çekirdek, daha fazla performans

Grafik kartı en büyük farktır. Giriş seviyesi model yalnızca 7 GPU çekirdeği alırken, Air'in daha pahalı olan versiyonu 8 çekirdekli daha hızlı sürümle donatılmıştır. Bu, M1 işlemcinin 8 çekirdekli GPU sürümüyle de donatılmış MacBook Pro 13 M1'den hiçbir fark olmadığı anlamına geliyor. 8 GPU çekirdekli Air, beklendiği gibi 7 çekirdekli giriş seviyesi modelin biraz ilerisinde. , ancak fark genellikle sadece yüzde birkaç puandır (en büyük fark% 12'dir). 8 çekirdekli MacBook Air, daha pahalı MacBook Pro 13 M1 ile hemen hemen aynı performans seviyesindedir. Giriş seviyesi MBA zaten 3DMark Wild Life stres testini geçti ve 8 çekirdekli MBA de geçti. Günlük durumdaki farkı fark etmeyeceksiniz. MacBook Air'inizde oyun oynamayı planlamıyorsanız, giriş seviyesi (7 çekirdekli GPU) ile çok mutlu olacaksınız.

3DMark - Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (17731 - 18326, n=5)
18054 Points ∼100% +2%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
17731 Points ∼98% 0%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
17731 Points ∼98%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1 7-Core GPU, Apple M1
16159 Points ∼90% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5964 - 17731, n=5, last 2 years)
13096 Points ∼73% -26%
Geekbench 5.3
OpenCL Score 5.3
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
19078 Points ∼100% +4%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
18837 Points ∼99% +3%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (18352 - 19078, n=2)
18715 Points ∼98% +2%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
18405 Points ∼96% 0%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
18352 Points ∼96%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1 7-Core GPU, Apple M1
17029 Points ∼89% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1594 - 64697, n=61, last 2 years)
15728 Points ∼82% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
12246 Points ∼64% -33%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, Intel Core i5-8257U
7769 Points ∼41% -58%
Metal Score 5.3
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
21951 Points ∼100% +8%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (20411 - 21951, n=4)
21159 Points ∼96% +4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (19064 - 21951, n=3, last 2 years)
20475 Points ∼93% 0%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
20411 Points ∼93%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1 7-Core GPU, Apple M1
19064 Points ∼87% -7%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, Intel Core i5-8257U
7087 Points ∼32% -65%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (43.7 - 75, n=5)
57.7 fps ∼100% +4%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
55.5 fps ∼96%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
54.4 fps ∼94% -2%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1 7-Core GPU, Apple M1
51.4 fps ∼89% -7%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.9 GHz, Vega 20)
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20, Intel Core i9-8950HK
47.1 fps ∼82% -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
42.7 fps ∼74% -23%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6.6 - 55.5, n=11, last 2 years)
31.9 fps ∼55% -43%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, Intel Core i5-8257U
14.9 fps ∼26% -73%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1030NG7
6.6 fps ∼11% -88%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
94.7 fps ∼100% +17%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
81.2 fps ∼86%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
78.2 fps ∼83% -4%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (63 - 81.7, n=6)
75.4 fps ∼80% -7%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1 7-Core GPU, Apple M1
72.4 fps ∼76% -11%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.9 GHz, Vega 20)
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20, Intel Core i9-8950HK
65.5 fps ∼69% -19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.4 - 81.2, n=12, last 2 years)
30.5 fps ∼32% -62%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, Intel Core i5-8257U
20.2 fps ∼21% -75%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i5-1030NG7
9.3 fps ∼10% -89%

Oyun Performansı

Oyun performansından bahsederken biraz dikkatli olmalıyız, çünkü şimdiye kadar sadece benzetilmiş başlıkları test edebildik. İlginç bir şekilde, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13'ün biraz ilerisinde. Sonuçları kontrol ettik, ancak değerler değişmedi. M1 işlemcisinin yongalar arasında gerçek bir karşılaştırma yapması için yerel oyunları beklememiz gerekecek. App Store'daki iOS oyunlarıyla ilgili herhangi bir sorun yok.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 High Preset AA:SM
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (23 - 43, n=3)
30.3 fps ∼100% +21%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
25 fps ∼83%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
23 fps ∼76% -8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (13 - 44, n=9, last 2 years)
21.6 fps ∼71% -14%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (25 - 45, n=3)
32.3 fps ∼100% +20%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
27 fps ∼84%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
25 fps ∼77% -7%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1, Apple M1 7-Core GPU
22 (16min - 39max) fps ∼68% -19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10.7 - 55, n=19, last 2 years)
21.3 fps ∼66% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
17 fps ∼53% -37%
1920x1080 Lowest Preset
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1, Apple M1 7-Core GPU
40 (30min - 66max) fps ∼100%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18 - 42, n=9, last 2 years)
31.4 fps ∼79%
1280x720 Lowest Preset
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
78 fps ∼100%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (64 - 78, n=3)
69.3 fps ∼89% -11%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
66 fps ∼85% -15%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1, Apple M1 7-Core GPU
65 (46min - 129max) fps ∼83% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
44.4 fps ∼57% -43%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (9 - 102, n=26, last 2 years)
43.3 fps ∼56% -44%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
Intel Core i5-1030NG7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
15.6 fps ∼20% -80%
Total War: Three Kingdoms
1920x1080 High (incl textures)
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
25.5 fps ∼100%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (20.3 - 25.5, n=3)
22.1 fps ∼87% -13%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
20.6 fps ∼81% -19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6.5 - 36, n=12, last 2 years)
18.1 fps ∼71% -29%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1, Apple M1 7-Core GPU
17.4 (15min - 19max) fps ∼68% -32%
1920x1080 Medium (incl textures)
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
42.3 fps ∼100%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (32.2 - 42.3, n=3)
35.8 fps ∼85% -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
33 fps ∼78% -22%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1, Apple M1 7-Core GPU
26.3 (22min - 28max) fps ∼62% -38%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10.2 - 57.5, n=16, last 2 years)
25.8 fps ∼61% -39%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
15 (12min - 18max) fps ∼35% -65%
1280x720 Low (incl textures)
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
100 fps ∼100%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (93.4 - 100, n=3)
97.8 fps ∼98% -2%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1, Apple M1 7-Core GPU
95.2 (88min - 102max) fps ∼95% -5%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
93.4 fps ∼93% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18.2 - 164, n=18, last 2 years)
71 fps ∼71% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
49.3 (42min - 57max) fps ∼49% -51%
Borderlands 3
1920x1080 High Overall Quality (DX11)
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
20.5 fps ∼100%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (19 - 20.5, n=2)
19.8 fps ∼97% -3%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1, Apple M1 7-Core GPU
17.7 fps ∼86% -14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7.73 - 34.7, n=8, last 2 years)
16 fps ∼78% -22%
1920x1080 Medium Overall Quality (DX11)
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
30.7 fps ∼100%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1, Apple M1 7-Core GPU
28 fps ∼91% -9%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (20.3 - 32.5, n=3)
27.8 fps ∼91% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.1 - 52.6, n=10, last 2 years)
23.3 fps ∼76% -24%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
20.3 fps ∼66% -34%
1920x1080 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
51.1 fps ∼100%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
 
51.1 fps ∼100%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (26.7 - 51.1, n=4, last 2 years)
35.8 fps ∼70%
1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
56.7 fps ∼100%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (30.4 - 56.7, n=3)
46.5 fps ∼82% -18%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1, Apple M1 7-Core GPU
45.2 fps ∼80% -20%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7.3 - 103, n=10, last 2 years)
45.1 fps ∼80% -20%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
30.4 fps ∼54% -46%
düşük orta yüksek ultra
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 78 27 25 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 100 42.3 25.5 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 56.7 30.7 20.5 fps

Temperature

There are no perceptible differences in terms of surface temperatures. Despite the passive cooling solution (and the high performance), the results are not too high and do not cause any worries. You can comfortable use the MacBook Air M1 even under load.

Maksimum yük
 38.6 °C42.9 °C42.1 °C 
 35.7 °C38 °C38.3 °C 
 33.5 °C30.1 °C35.5 °C 
Maksimum: 42.9 °C
Ortalama: 37.2 °C
43.4 °C43.7 °C39.9 °C
40 °C40.4 °C37.9 °C
35.5 °C35.4 °C34 °C
Maksimum: 43.7 °C
Ortalama: 38.9 °C
Güç kaynağı  38.6 °C | Oda sıcaklığı 19.3 °C | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.2 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42.9 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 58.4 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.7 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 39.5 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.9 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (35.5 °C / 95.9 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.4 °C / 83.1 F (-7.1 °C / -12.8 F).
Surface temperatures stress test (top)
Surface temperatures stress test (top)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom)

Battery Runtime - MacBook Air with long runtimes

We have repeated our Wi-Fi runtime test with the second MacBook Air, but the results are identical down to a couple of minutes. We record more than 16 hours in our Wi-Fi test at 150 nits, and still almost 9 hours at the maximum brightness. This once again shows that the consumption of the display is the biggest factor. 

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1, M1 8-Core GPU, 58.2 Wh (Safari)
1223 min ∼46% +31%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU, 49.9 Wh
960 min ∼36% +3%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU, 49.9 Wh (Fullscreen)
914 min ∼35% -2%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
M1, M1 8-Core GPU, 49.9 Wh
933 min ∼35%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
i5-8257U, Iris Plus Graphics 645,  Wh
803 min ∼30% -14%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 52 Wh
657 min ∼25% -30%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
i5-1030NG7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 49.9 Wh (fullscreen)
617.7 min ∼23% -34%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 i5
i5-1030NG7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 49.9 Wh (windowed)
512 min ∼19% -45%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (262 - 1223, n=115, last 2 years)
586 min ∼22% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7, 48 Wh (Edge Chromium)
522 min ∼20% -44%
Batarya ömrü
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
15h 33min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness
8h 44min

Artılar

+ hayran olmamasına rağmen sakin kalıyor
+ işçilik ve ikonik tasarım
+ hoparlörler
+ yerel uygulamaların performansı

Eksiler

- Sınırlı Thunderbolt
- büyük ekran çerçeveleri
- 720p web kamerası
- Rosetta öykünmüş uygulamalarda kararlılık
- Daha uzun yük altında CPU kısma
- sadece 80 MHz'de nispeten yavaş WiFi 6

Verdict - GPU-Upgrade alone is not worth it

In review: Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.
In review: Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.

The more expensive MacBook Air 2020 M1 basically shares the same pros and cons we found during the review of the entry-level model. The MacBook Air benefits a lot from the M1 processor. The performance is now similar to the MacBook Pro 13 with two Thunderbolt ports, and the annoying chassis fan of previous model was finally removed. Apple also improved the display as it now covers the wider P3 color gamut and the PCIe SSDs are much faster than before. All in all, the new Air 2020 is probably the most balanced MacBook we have seen in the last couple of years.

You can just get the entry-level model with the 7-core GPU if the 256 GB SSD offers sufficient storage for you. You will hardly notice the additional performance of the 8-core GPU in practice. 

If you decide which version of the MacBook Air to go for, should not be purely focused on the iGPU, because the difference between the two versions (7 vs. 8 GPU cores) is very small and you just won't notice a difference in most scenarios anyways. The more important aspect is the SSD storage. If you can live with 256 GB, just get the entry-level model. If you want 512 GB, however, the pre-configured model for $1249 including the 8-core GPU makes sense. We suspect you will probably get better deals on default configurations (either 256 GB + 7C GPU or 512 GB + 8C GPU) in the future.

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Price and Availablilty

The new Apple MacBook Air 2020 with the M1 processor is available in most online shops and starts at $1249, while the entry-level model with the 7-core GPU starts at $999 ($899 in Apple's education store).

Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM) - 12/22/2020 v7
Andreas Osthoff

İşcilik
87 / 98 → 89%
Klavye
92%
Mouse
100%
Bağlanılabilirlik
50 / 75 → 67%
Ağırlık
71 / 20-75 → 93%
Batarya
91%
Görüntü
92%
Oyun performansı
78 / 78 → 99%
Uygulama performansı
93 / 85 → 100%
Isınma
90%
Ses
100%
Audio
86 / 91 → 95%
Camera
36 / 85 → 42%
Ortalama
82%
91%
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Andreas Osthoff, 2021-01- 1 (Update: 2021-01- 1)