8-core CPU Devours tasks. Sips battery.
The CPU on M1 isn’t just astonishingly fast — it balances high-performance cores with efficiency cores that crush everyday jobs while using far less energy. With that kind of processing power, MacBook Air can take on intensive tasks like professional-level video editing and action-packed gaming.
7-core GPU Plays hard. Works wonders.
The GPU in M1 delivers lightning‑fast integrated graphics. So you can create, edit, and seamlessly play back multiple streams of full‑quality 4K video without dropping a frame.
A 16-core Neural Engine capable of 11 trillion operations per second. Process that. Apps on MacBook Air can use machine learning (ML) to automatically retouch photos like a pro, make smart tools such as magic wands and audio filters more accurate at auto‑detection, and so much more. That’s not just brainpower — that’s the power of a full stack of ML technologies.
Speed and responsiveness
The M1 chip and macOS work together to make the entire system snappier. MacBook Air wakes instantly from sleep. Everyday tasks from flipping through photos to browsing Safari are faster. And your hardest-working apps all have access to the power they need.