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Apple MacBook Air M1 (13.3-inch, Late 2020)

Apple MacBook Air M1 (13.3-inch, Late 2020)
alaScore 94

1639 reviews

Jun, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1639 reviews of Apple MacBook Air M1 (13.3-inch, Late 2020). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the price. Opinions are divided on the touchpad.

performance, usability, portability, design, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Air M1 (13.3-inch, Late 2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Hanson (

Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020) review


Same, but different

macOS Big Sur is fast and responsive ; Battery life is great ; Silent in use ; Keyboard remains very good

No new design ; Fanless design could impact performance

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (

Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020) review: the best laptop for most people


The new MacBook Air reveals a world where thin and light laptops don't have to be compromised

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (

Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020) review: Big steps to a bright future


The MacBook Air now runs exclusively on Apple's own processors, dubbed Apple Silicon, called the M1 chip. So what difference does that make?

Crisp display ; Performance is super-fast ; Fanless design ; Brilliant keyboard ; Not a bank-breaker ; Apple Silicon transition is going well ; 256GB minimum storage welcome

Maximum memory of 16GB ; Large bezels beginning to look dated ; No Face ID login ; Some key apps don't run on Apple Silicon natively yet

It's difficult to recommend against the M1-based MacBook Air. Apple Silicon support still needs a little work, but rivals all have compromises versus the Air in terms of performance, price or portability.

Dec, 2020

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

MacBook Air M1 (2020)


Boasting Apple's new M1 chipset, the MacBook Air is one of the most powerful ultralight laptops on the market right now.

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

M1 Apple MacBook Air (2020) review: Why buy anything else?


Exactly the same and yet totally different: the M1 MacBook Air is a game-changer

Fast and quiet ; Great battery life ; Superb display

Some software may not run ; M1 MacBook Pro has better sustained performance

No two ways about it, it’s a stunning debut for Apple’s ARM-based M1 MacBook Air.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Natalya Paul (

Apple MacBook Air (M1) review


Some zing in the Air

Super-fast ; Great battery life ; Retina display is superb

Webcam poor ; Thick bezels

Blazing speeds, better battery – but a disappointing camera

Dec, 2020

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Apple Macbook Air 2020 (M1) laptop review

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The late 2020 MacBook Air is one of two MacBook options to come with Apple's new M1 processor. This model is thinner and lighter than the MacBook Pro, but it also has a smaller battery and no cooling fan to keep...

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Karen Haslam , Editor (

MacBook Air M1 2020 review


The M1 MacBook Air brings all the benefits of the M1 Chip, amazing battery life and other improvements. There are omissions though

M1 Chip is revolutionary ; Brilliant battery life ; Same great design

Only supports one additional display ; Won't work with eGPUs ; FaceTime camera still poor

The M1 MacBook Air offers a significant improvement with better battery life and dramatically faster operation. There are still some areas for improvement though and stiff competition from the M1 MacBook Pro.

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Jon Honeyball (

Apple MacBook Air (Apple M1, 2020) review: The world’s best ultraportable | IT PRO


This debut for Apple's M1 silicon is a triumph of epic proportions

Phenomenal performance ; Whisper-quiet operation ; Flawless display

No design change from previous generation

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Mark Coppock (

Apple MacBook Air M1 review: Fast, fanless, and absolutely fantastic


The MacBook Air M1 leverages Apple's own CPU to morph from a small and inexpensive but slow option into a darn fast alternative.

Apple's M1 blows Intel away ; Phenomenal battery life ; Excellent keyboard and touchpad ; Rock-solid build quality ; Simple good looks

Supports only one external display

Dec, 2020