Apple Announces New MacBook Air With M3 Chip: Features 60 Percent Faster Performance From M1, Wi-Fi 6E, More

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Apple Announces New MacBook Air With M3 Chip: Features 60 Percent Faster Performance From M1, Wi-Fi 6E, More

Apple has finally announced the new MacBook Air model with an upgraded processor. The company was initially expected to unveil the new machines by the end of this month at its Spring event. However, the company saw fit to announce the upgrade via press release. The latest update features a plethora of upgrades over the previous version in terms of performance and connectivity.

Apple has finally upgraded the MacBook Air with an M3 chip, featuring major performance gains compared to M1

In terms of looks, the new M3 MacBook Air models are identical to the previous version. Apple has only upgraded the 13-inch model of the MacBook Air as it has seen fit to discontinue the 15-inch model from the lineup. We are not aware if the company will see fit to reintroduce the machine in the future. As mentioned, the latest machines still feature an aluminum unibody design with a 13.6-inch screen size. Apart from the design, Apple made various internal improvements, such as upgraded intervals and connectivity.

The new MacBook Air is powered by Apple’s M3 chip which, according to Apple, is 60 percent faster than the company’s M1 chip. Compared to the MacBook Air powered by the Intel chip, the M3 MacBook is 13 times more powerful. The M3 chip will deliver faster computational and graphical performance compared to the M2 chip as well. However, the device also makes sure that it is future-proof with an upgraded Neural Engine, which will allow the machine to handle AI tasks more efficiently.

Other than this, the M3 MacBook Air also houses a new AV1 decode engine which will bolster high-quality video from streaming services more efficiently. The new machine also gains Wi-Fi 6E support for faster download and upload speeds. However, you will have to buy a dedicated router that supports the new standard. In terms of audio, the machine also features Voice Isolation and Wide Spectrum microphone models for enhanced sound recording and voice clarity.

Lastly, the M3 MacBook Air is also capable of supporting two external displays with the lid closed. Previously, you only has the option to connect just one external display. If you are interested in getting your hands on the device, pre-orders will begin later this week on Friday, March 8. The color options available are the same – Starlight, Space Gray, Silver, and Midnight. As for the price, the M3 MacBook Air is priced at $1,099. We will be sharing additional details on the device, so be sure to stick around.

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