Small chip. Giant leap.
Our first chip designed specifically for Mac. Packed with an astonishing 16 billion transistors, the Apple M1 system on a chip (SoC) integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and so much more onto a single tiny chip. With incredible performance, custom technologies, and industry-leading power efficiency,1 M1 is not just a next step for Mac it is another level entirely.
8-core CPU Devours tasks. Sips battery.
M1 has the fastest CPU ever made. With that kind of processing speed, MacBook Air can take on new extraordinarily intensive tasks like professional-quality editing and action-packed gaming. But the 8 core CPU on M1 just up to 3.5x faster than the previous generation2 . it balances high-performance cores with efficiency cores that can still crush everyday jobs while using just a tenth of the power.
8-core GPU Plays hard. Works wonders.
The power of macOS Big Sur on M1.
Developed to unlock the potential of the M1 chip, macOS Big Sur transforms Mac with major performance benefits and so much more. Powerful updates for apps. A beautiful new design. Industry-leading privacy features and best class security. It’s our most powerful software ever running on our most advanced hardware yet.
Retina display. Lifelike colors for unreal beauty.
Images take on new levels of detail and realism on the brilliant 13.3inch, 2560 x 1600-resolution Retina display. Text is sharp and clear. Colors are more vibrant than ever. And the glass goes right to the edge of the enclosure, so nothing takes away from your gorgeous view.
Camera and mics. You’re live on the Air.
The image signal processor in the M1 chip helps you look your best for every FaceTime call and video conference. Three builtâ€‘in microphones make sure what you say gets heard whether youâ€™re on a call, dictating a note, or asking Siri about the weather.
Charges, chats, streams, works, and plays well with others.