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Apple MacBook Air MGN63LL/A (M1 Chip 13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB) Space-Gray
Apple MacBook Air MGN63LL/A (M1 Chip 13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB) Space-Gray

$809.99

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Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook gets supercharged with the Apple M1 chip. Tackle your projects with the blazing-fast 8-core CPU. Take graphics-intensive apps and games to the next level with an up to 8-core GPU. And accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. All with a silent, fanless design and the longest battery life ever—up to 18 hours. MacBook Air. Still perfectly portable. Just a lot more powerful.

  • Apple-designed M1 chip for a giant leap in CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance
  • Go longer than ever with up to 18 hours of battery life
  • 8-core CPU delivers up to 3.5x faster performance to tackle projects faster than ever
  • Up to eight GPU cores with up to 5x faster graphics for graphics-intensive apps and games
  • 16-core Neural Engine for advanced machine learning
  • 8GB of unified memory so everything you do is fast and fluid
  • Superfast SSD storage launches apps and opens files in an instant
  • Fanless design for silent operation
  • 13.3-inch Retina display with P3 wide color for vibrant images and incredible detail
  • FaceTime HD camera with advanced image signal processor for clearer, sharper video calls

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Apple MacBook Air (M1 Chip 13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB) Space-Gray 2020 (MGN63LL/A)
PROS
  • Aluminum chassis
  • Stable OS
  • Efficient yet powerful M1 CPU chip
  • Performance/Price ratio
  • Gorgeous Retina Display
  • Free built-in apps
  • 8GB RAM
  • SSD with lightning fast Write and Reading speed
CONS
  • Limited ports

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Specification: Apple MacBook Air MGN63LL/A (M1 Chip 13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB) Space-Gray

Product Dimensions

‎11.97 x 0.63 x 8.36 inches, 2.8 Pounds

Item Weight

‎2.8 pounds

Manufacturer

‎Apple Computer

Language

‎English

Item model number

‎MGN63LL/A

Batteries

‎1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Date First Available

‎November 10, 2020

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  1. Paul K.

    Liked:- Long battery life (one charge WILL last all day, i.e. 16 hours. Personally tested true)- Speed (the new M1 processor really is fast)- Quiet (no fan but the laptop still does not get hot)- Light and portable- High resolution & bright displayDisliked:- As with other MacBooks, the keyboard is mediocre especially compared to laptops like Lenovo Thinkpad- Incompatible applications (With the M1 processor still being new, you might experience existing programs frequently crash. For example, Chrome keeps crashing) But I would guess there will be a fix soon

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  2. K. MURPHY

    UPDATE 12-15-2020 – After three weeks, I’m still really impressed with the M1 MacBook Air/8 Core CPU/8 Core GPU/512 SSD/8GB RAM. — My updated plea: MAKE SURE YOU GET AS MUCH MEMORY & STORAGE AS YOU CAN AFFORD. SPECIAL ORDER ONE TO YOUR PROJECTED FUTURE NEED!Remember, Macs live a very long time and the value it holds will depend on how usable it will be to you or someone else in 5 or even 10 years. Not that long ago, 80 GB hard drives were HUGE… and UPGRADABLE. RAM was upgradable. The SSD and the RAM in these machines is NOT upgradable.The one issue for me has been that I am a memory hog! I tend to have LOTS of tabs open at once (I’ve caught myself with 50 (Safari) open in one browser and 39 (Chrome) in another!), while running Affinity/Final Cut Pro – and YES, the dreaded Beach Ball has reared it’s ugly head. Well, this got me to assess what I will be using the machine for and for how long.Storage can be added with external drives, slower, but it will let you scrape by. RAM is another story. When you constantly use up RAM, the system starts using “swap memory” where it uses the SSD to store temporary files. One of the YouTube reviewers (Created Labs) explains it like this: RAM memory is like writing on a white board, it’s made to be temporary. Writing to the SSD is like writing on paper with a pencil. It can be erased, but if it’s written on and erased for too long, it’s going to degrade the medium. It will take years for this to cause problems, but keep in mind that in these M1 MacBooks, none of the parts are replaceable. The SSD and the RAM are soldered onto the board.***As ridiculously expensive as Apple RAM is, when it’s not upgradable, get the maximum, in this case, 16 GB.I really doubt that Apple will be making machines with user upgradable RAM after the switch from Intel is complete, except for possibly the very high end Pro models.There is also the fact that if I am going to be doing a decent amount of video editing, a M1 with a fan will be helpful. Upgrading to the cheaper ($699+Upgrades) M1 Mac mini would be the cheapest way to get better performance for the Pro Apps, but I need a laptop, so… So, that is why I’m planning to return this machine and get one (likely the MacBook Pro M1), with 16 GB RAM & 1 TB SSD.***A note on browsers, Safari is by far the BEST browser to run on the M1, at least for now. I always had issues with saving web pages as PDF files in Chrome, where it did not save most of the images/text on the page. In Safari, it’s worked perfectly.——I purchased the MacBook Air M1, 8 core GPU, and 8 core CPU model, with 512 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM in person at the Apple Store (11-20-2020), with education pricing. I traded in my (MNYH2LL/A) – 2017 12″ Macbook with the Intel M3 processor, 256 GB SSD, 8 GB Ram. I kept my charging adapter & C-cable (which are both compatible with the M1 Late 2020 Macbook Air), so ended up with a $330 Apple Store instant credit towards the M1.The M1 model has blown me away with its speed and smooth running with a large number of apps open, including Final Cut & Logic Pro. Admittedly the 2017 MB was the bottom of the line and I suffered under frequent overheating issues with too many things open and the single C-port fiasco.I likely would have gone with the 7 core GPU model if one had been in stock at the time of purchase, but I wanted 512 GB of SSD space, so I paid more by going with eh 8 core. From everything that I’ve seen, the lack of more RAM upgrades is not nearly as important as it was with the Intel x86 processors and is really only useful when you have many GPU intensive “Pro Apps” running at the same time.I would never have dreamed of running Final Cut or Logic Pro on the 2017 Macbook, so this has been an amazing upgrade for me.I would say that the bottom line is that if you’re someone who only uses a laptop for office & basic web surfing and only has a few tabs open at once, and you never experience overheating or the dreaded beach ball “not responding” issues, or if you have non-Apple programs that have not been compiled for the M1 chip, hold off on the upgrade until more apps run natively on the M1. If however, you really need a machine that is MUCH more capable, faster and cooler running than the Intel models, it’s a solid buy and an amazing upgrade from any non-upgradable Mac.

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  3. Adithya

    I’m a fan of apple products and I like almost everything about this new MBA. But it has one huge flaw that nobody talks about. It’s the camera hardware and it hasn’t been updated in ages. My zoom calls are so grainy and bad even with decent light. A $1000 laptop with 10 year old front camera is unacceptable. Camera is very important to me. Especially now that we all are quarantined at home and making zoom calls all the time.

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  4. JJ

    No complains so far. Very fast and performs great. I had a 2014 MacBook Air and finally upgraded this year. This is leagues beyond that entry and I’m very happy with this upgrade.

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  5. Alice Fest Carvalho

    Ótimo produto!!
    Troquei meu MacBook 2013 (funcionando perfeitamente) por esse M1 2020 e só tem melhoras!!
    Vale 100% o investimento.
    A cor Gold é até mais bonita pessoalmente, elegante sem ser cafona.

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  6. Paul K.

    Liked:
    – Long battery life (one charge WILL last all day, i.e. 16 hours. Personally tested true)
    – Speed (the new M1 processor really is fast)
    – Quiet (no fan but the laptop still does not get hot)
    – Light and portable
    – High resolution & bright display

    Disliked:
    – As with other MacBooks, the keyboard is mediocre especially compared to laptops like Lenovo Thinkpad
    – Incompatible applications (With the M1 processor still being new, you might experience existing programs frequently crash. For example, Chrome keeps crashing) But I would guess there will be a fix soon

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  7. BAZZA

    Produto igual ao anunciado , não foi enviada a NF-e , tive de solicitar , e falaram que vão enviar via correios , não enviaram a NF-e via e-mail.

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  8. Gustavo Lobo

    computador simplesmente incrível! cada dia que passo fico mais apaixonado e descubro melhor como ele é revolucionário. muito satisfeito! coloquei ele ao lado de um macbook pro 2011 pra compararem como é fino.

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  9. Astria Ferrão

    Perfeito como era de se esperar, com entrega a jato! Estava previsto pra chegar entre 27 e 30 de abril. Comprei dia 13 e chegou dia 15! Quanto ao computador não tenho nem o que dizer, já é meu terceiro MacBook Air, desde 2011 e ainda tenho os outros dois sendo usados pelos meus filhos, quase sem nenhum problema, que mesmo quando aparecem são coisas pequenas e plenamente resolvidos pelas assistência técnica on-line, que tem os melhores atendentes que já vi na vida. O preço continua sendo alto demais para o Brasil, mas frente aos outros no mercado, vale cada centavo suado gasto. Esse modelo é ágil, tem como novidade touch para senhas e o teclado é maravilhoso. Super rápido o processador e a memória de 8Gb era o que faltava pra mim, pois dando aulas on-line uso muitos programas conectados ao mesmo tempo e meu MacBook antigo com 4Gb não estava conseguindo dar conta. Mas será perfeito pra minha filha que não usará poucos programas. Já era e continuo sendo fã total, melhores compras sempre são dos produtos Apple. Só queria ganhar melhor pra poder investir mais.

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  10. R

    Update 01/11/21:
    Well, I had some issues but I love this thing enough I’m sticking with it.

    I believe a 3rd party USB hub killed the logic board and touch ID for it. I had to wait about a month to go theough the motions, especially with the time of year. Finally got my replacement back today and I’m really happy.

    Unreal Engine does not run well currently. It gets crashes and will freeze the computer. Everything else runs super smoothly and I never have issues. Really happy with the laptop.

    Initial post:
    Let me start this off by saying I was very skeptical. Lifelong Windows user, I’ve only had an iPod touch (2011) and very briefly an iPhone 6 (I think). I also have pretty demanding needs as far as day to day laptop use goes.

    This thing has handled everything I’ve thrown at it so far. The only drawback is that my current model only has 8GB RAM, but if you’re conscious about what you have open it’s not an issue; even with more intensive programs like Photoshop or Unreal Engine 4. Neither of which are even optimized for the platform yet, which as stated in the title, is really impressive.

    Gaming has been equally impressive. To be fair, I haven’t thrown a next-gen game at it yet, but I threw games that I thought would be able to max it out. Nope, Civ 6, Borderlands 1, and Oxygen Not Included all ran at Ultra with FPS staying at steady 60+ in each game, even in more intensive portions of each game. I’m not saying it’ll be able to play every game at ultra, but it’s definitely been able to handle more than I though it would. It almost seems to be outperforming my desktop, which has an i7@3.4, and a 970ti. I think it might if I had the extra GPU core and 16gb ram, which is crazy for a laptop at this price.

    Overall, it’s worth every penny. I could rant about all the small features that make the OS amazing as well, but you can find videos of that online/may already be familiar.

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  11. Adithya

    I’m a fan of apple products and I like almost everything about this new MBA. But it has one huge flaw that nobody talks about. It’s the camera hardware and it hasn’t been updated in ages. My zoom calls are so grainy and bad even with decent light. A $1000 laptop with 10 year old front camera is unacceptable. Camera is very important to me. Especially now that we all are quarantined at home and making zoom calls all the time.

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  12. K. MURPHY

    UPDATE 12-15-2020 – After three weeks, I’m still really impressed with the M1 MacBook Air/8 Core CPU/8 Core GPU/512 SSD/8GB RAM. — My updated plea: MAKE SURE YOU GET AS MUCH MEMORY & STORAGE AS YOU CAN AFFORD. SPECIAL ORDER ONE TO YOUR PROJECTED FUTURE NEED!

    Remember, Macs live a very long time and the value it holds will depend on how usable it will be to you or someone else in 5 or even 10 years. Not that long ago, 80 GB hard drives were HUGE… and UPGRADABLE. RAM was upgradable. The SSD and the RAM in these machines is NOT upgradable.

    The one issue for me has been that I am a memory hog! I tend to have LOTS of tabs open at once (I’ve caught myself with 50 (Safari) open in one browser and 39 (Chrome) in another!), while running Affinity/Final Cut Pro – and YES, the dreaded Beach Ball has reared it’s ugly head. Well, this got me to assess what I will be using the machine for and for how long.

    Storage can be added with external drives, slower, but it will let you scrape by. RAM is another story. When you constantly use up RAM, the system starts using “swap memory” where it uses the SSD to store temporary files. One of the YouTube reviewers (Created Labs) explains it like this: RAM memory is like writing on a white board, it’s made to be temporary. Writing to the SSD is like writing on paper with a pencil. It can be erased, but if it’s written on and erased for too long, it’s going to degrade the medium. It will take years for this to cause problems, but keep in mind that in these M1 MacBooks, none of the parts are replaceable. The SSD and the RAM are soldered onto the board.

    ***As ridiculously expensive as Apple RAM is, when it’s not upgradable, get the maximum, in this case, 16 GB.
    I really doubt that Apple will be making machines with user upgradable RAM after the switch from Intel is complete, except for possibly the very high end Pro models.

    There is also the fact that if I am going to be doing a decent amount of video editing, a M1 with a fan will be helpful. Upgrading to the cheaper ($699+Upgrades) M1 Mac mini would be the cheapest way to get better performance for the Pro Apps, but I need a laptop, so… So, that is why I’m planning to return this machine and get one (likely the MacBook Pro M1), with 16 GB RAM & 1 TB SSD.

    ***A note on browsers, Safari is by far the BEST browser to run on the M1, at least for now. I always had issues with saving web pages as PDF files in Chrome, where it did not save most of the images/text on the page. In Safari, it’s worked perfectly.
    ——
    I purchased the MacBook Air M1, 8 core GPU, and 8 core CPU model, with 512 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM in person at the Apple Store (11-20-2020), with education pricing. I traded in my (MNYH2LL/A) – 2017 12″ Macbook with the Intel M3 processor, 256 GB SSD, 8 GB Ram. I kept my charging adapter & C-cable (which are both compatible with the M1 Late 2020 Macbook Air), so ended up with a $330 Apple Store instant credit towards the M1.

    The M1 model has blown me away with its speed and smooth running with a large number of apps open, including Final Cut & Logic Pro. Admittedly the 2017 MB was the bottom of the line and I suffered under frequent overheating issues with too many things open and the single C-port fiasco.

    I likely would have gone with the 7 core GPU model if one had been in stock at the time of purchase, but I wanted 512 GB of SSD space, so I paid more by going with eh 8 core. From everything that I’ve seen, the lack of more RAM upgrades is not nearly as important as it was with the Intel x86 processors and is really only useful when you have many GPU intensive “Pro Apps” running at the same time.

    I would never have dreamed of running Final Cut or Logic Pro on the 2017 Macbook, so this has been an amazing upgrade for me.

    I would say that the bottom line is that if you’re someone who only uses a laptop for office & basic web surfing and only has a few tabs open at once, and you never experience overheating or the dreaded beach ball “not responding” issues, or if you have non-Apple programs that have not been compiled for the M1 chip, hold off on the upgrade until more apps run natively on the M1. If however, you really need a machine that is MUCH more capable, faster and cooler running than the Intel models, it’s a solid buy and an amazing upgrade from any non-upgradable Mac.

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  13. gipsyspace

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     Amei! Vale muito a pena. Depois de tentar inúmeras vezes em outras lojas e ter diversos problemas com a transação, a amazon foi a única empresa que foi incrivelmente rápida com a resposta e aprovação. No dia seguinte o vendedor enviou, e como precisava rapidamente para continuar o meu trabalho, chegou em dois dois aproximadamente.

    Vamos lá: acho que merece uma avaliação extensa.

    O processador M1 equivale a um intel I9. se o uso for mt pesado recomendo pegar o de 512 gb/16 gb ram. O meu de 8 está segurando bem. Utiliso obs estudio, faço streaming, mas n trabalho com cinema ou coisas que demandem muitas edições pesadas.

    10- A bateria me surpreendeu. Demora muito pra descarregar. Autonomia de 10 horas. Acima do normal. ( Todas essas impressões se aplicam há uma semana)

    10- teclado. Delicioso de teclar. Recomendo colocar proteção por ser um apple. Nada se consegue modificar muito.

    10- design. NUNCA vi algo tão fininho. Leve e o tamanho é perfeito se vc quer mobilidade.

    Pontos negativos:

    Alguns app nativos você não consegue deletar ( ocupa a memória)

    Obsolescência programada gigante ( money)
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    N recomendo instalar todas as atualizacoes que eles mandam antes de 6 meses. Verifique antes. Pesquise. Eles ja me mandaram algo e eu ainda n fiz.

    Peças soldadas, pelo que pesquisei não é possível aumentar a memória dele. caso o meu uso aumente a demanda vou precisar trocar. ( Capitalista, porém n é só algo dessa empresa em si. Vale a pena o investimento mas pense bem e faça muita pesquisa e testes baseados no seu uso)

    USB – o usb dele é o novo. Prepare o bolso pra gastar entre 100/200 pilas pra comprar um hub com umas 4 ou 5 usbs se seu uso for intenso. Tem outros mais baratos mas n vi nada
    confiável por menos de 90.

    Vendedor ótimo, gostaria de agradecer muito. Mudou meu trabalho e sou eternamente grata. Estou deixando logo a avaliação pra que vc possa receber tudo o quanto antes. Só me preocupo se perco algo deixando antes do tempo? Acho que não né, estou usando e por enquanto te sendo ótimo. Sou muito cuidadosa.

    Bom, de toda forma é uma máquina linda e potente. Pra um uso leve/moderado.
    Se vc acha que vc precisa investir em algo, vai colher bons frutos. Mas pesquise se esse modelo é o exato.

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  14. JJ

    The M1 chip really is amazing. But it only lasted five days for me. Somehow mine managed to break after using a third party USB C hub. The screen wouldn’t turn on at all, and an Apple repair tech couldn’t figure it out after doing a few quick tests. Oh and then Apple said it would take a month to replace it with a new one.

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  15. Tryer and DIYer

    Beautiful laptop. I’ve upgraded from the MacBook Air of old…so far this laptop has blown it away. It wasn’t overly pricey to be honest and I feel it’s worth the price. Overall look is great and keyboard feel is nice. Larger touchpad is great, I’ve paired my Magic Trackpad 2 with it as well.

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  16. Kevin (verified owner)

    The product is firmly packed.

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  17. Camden (verified owner)

    The product is firmly packed.

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  18. Jackson (verified owner)

    Very well worth the money.

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  19. Aiden (verified owner)

    Good product.

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  20. Liam (verified owner)

    Very well worth the money.

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  21. Kayden (verified owner)

    Very fast delivery.

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  22. Nathaniel (verified owner)

    Good service.

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  23. Mason (verified owner)

    Good quality.

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    Good service.

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    Good service.

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    Good service.

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  27. Tyler (verified owner)

    Highly recommend this.

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  28. Hayden (verified owner)

    Good service.

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  29. Aadarsh (verified owner)

    The product is firmly packed.

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