[Le Deal du Jour] Apple launched its MacBook Air equipped with the M1 chip almost a year ago now. This Apple laptop has benefited from many promotions since its launch, but today’s one is undoubtedly the most interesting since the price goes from 1,129 euros to “only” 829 euros.
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Apple is preparing for the organization of a new keynote in October, just after the one that lifted the veil on the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, the Apple Watch Series 7 or the sixth generation iPad mini last September. We should discover new products, including MacBooks equipped with the latest in-house processor from Apple. Until that becomes clearer, the excellent MacBook Air M1, which we presented to you in our guide to Apple laptops, is today in the spotlight thanks to a new offer.
Instead of the usual 1,129 euros, the price of the version with 256 GB of storage is dropping today at 829 euros at Boulanger, by combining the immediate discount of 100 euros with the trade-in offer of 200 euros valid until November 1st. To benefit from it, just choose the “pick up in store” option and bring back an old laptop that you no longer use.
To better understand the offer
- What changes with the M1 version of the MacBook Air?
The MacBook Air M1 retains the excellent design of its predecessor. We find the same aluminum chassis, the same keyboard and the same 13-inch Retina True Tone display, in an almost identical format. With the naked eye, you won’t see the difference between the two. However, the panel has the particularity of being compatible with a wider range of colors, which is appreciable for photo and video editing.
The main difference comes from the on-board computer components, and more specifically the processor. Apple replaces the Intel Core with its Apple M1 chip, based on an ARM architecture – like the iPads and iPhones. This change improves the performance of the machine, as well as its autonomy. The estimated power is 3.5 times greater than the old models, with endurance which now goes up to 15 hours. Note that the Air M1 also has a 256 GB SSD, which is advertised as twice as fast as the older generation.
You should know that the new ARM architecture brings on the other hand a mandatory rewriting of applications. Some are directly compatible, but to use your old X86 software, you will have to emulate them via Rosetta 2. The result is very convincing, even faster than with an Intel configuration. Finally, we also appreciate the silence of the MacBook Air M1 since it dispenses with fans, especially since the heat of the device is not felt thanks to good heat dissipation.
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