The Apple M1 chip is the first system on a chip (SoC) for Mac. Packed with an astonishing 16 billion transistors, it integrates the CPU, GPU, I/O, and every other significant component and controller onto a single tiny chip. Designed by Apple, M1 brings incredible performance, custom technologies, and unparalleled power efficiency to the Mac.
With an 8-core CPU and up to 8-core GPU, M1 on MacBook Air delivers up to 3.5x faster CPU performance1 and up to 5x faster graphics2 than the previous generation.
- Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU and 7‑core GPU
- 16-core Neural Engine
- 8GB unified memory
- 256GB SSD storage
- Retina display with True Tone
- Backlit Magic Keyboard - US English
- Touch ID
- Force Touch trackpad
- Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports