Macbook Air M1 in 2022, Should You Buy or Wait?

by Azrul Abas on May 17, 2022

MacBook Air M1 2020

In November 2020, an Apple event called “One More Thing” announced their own revolutionary silicon called the M1. The Apple M1 chip is the most powerful chip that Apple has ever created and it is the first chip that was designed specifically for the Mac. Within the event, Apple is fitting this new Apple silicon on 3 of their devices: the MacBook Pro 13, the Mac Mini, and the MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is the most popular laptop that Apple has invented for several reasons, it is thin and light, it performs very well, and it is the most affordable laptop that Apple sells until this day. With the latest M1 update on the MacBook Air the Apple fans, especially students, would love this laptop even more.

MacBook Air M1 2020

How well performed and how affordable is the MacBook Air?

Performance-wise, the M1 chip on a MacBook Air has improved so much more than the Intel version of the Mac. It has an 8-core CPU and fast integrated graphics allowing graphic designers to render artwork in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator even faster and better. The M1 gets so efficient it doesn’t even need a fan to cool down the computer even when you are running intense tasks, and also gives an amazing 18 hours of battery life.

The improved version of the Air also comes with a True Tone display, for a more natural viewing experience at different environment lighting. They also get rid of the annoying butterfly keys with the scissor mechanism keyboard that feels nice for typing.

Pricing-wise, Apple offers 2 options for the MacBook Air M1 2020, the base model with 8-Core CPU and 7-Core GPU and 256 GB Storage will cost around S$1,499. The other one with the 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU 512 GB Storage is at S$1,799 price tag.

In our opinion it really is an affordable Mac and we think it is best suited for students and freelancers because it gives great performance without slashing your savings. Should you buy it? Yes! Even though it comes from 2020, it is still a great device compared to today’s laptop and has great value for money. But there is something you should know…

MacBook Air 2022

MacBook Air 2022 (appleinsider.com)

Upcoming MacBook Air 2022

That’s right, the rumor is in the air, the new MacBook Air may be expected to come in mid to late 2022. It’s been  2 years since the last update of the Air and they updated the MacBook Pro in “Peek Performance” so it is a possible event. What we know so far, a famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new Air might have a new design, more color options like the iMac, or maybe a new chip. 

With this information we gathered, if you still haven’t decided whether to buy the MacBook Air, we think it is better for you to wait. Because it would likely be so much more than just a performance upgrade, and you don’t want to have the old design when the new comes around.

 

MacBook Air Battery

While you are waiting for the new MacBook Air to come and replace your old MacBook Air,  you can check if it still has a decent battery life or not. Mend.sg offers a MacBook Air Battery replacement in Singapore, you can book an appointment with us or buy the MacBook Air Battery A1377 or A1405 alone and mend it yourself as an affordable option.

Was this article helpful? Make sure you also check our other blog for other buying guides and tips such as Buying Asus Gaming Laptop or picking the best HP laptop in 2022.

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