Advice Request Apple MacBook Air: with Intel or M-1 chip

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Which CPU should I go for?

  • Apple M-1

    Votes: 9 100.0%
  • Intel i3

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Intel i5

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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Level 29
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Jun 14, 2011
Hello fellow forum members!

I am about to buy MacBook Air however I cannot decide if I should go with Intel CPU or rather choose for Apple's M-1 chip?
I don't have plans to run Windows on MacBook so M-1 seems to be way better option mainly due to better overall performance.
What's your opinion guys?


Level 7
Sep 23, 2019
I would go for the M1. Apple really did a phenomenal job with their first chip in the series.

The only downsides for the M1 lineup so far that I've seen (besides not being able to run Windows) is:
  • Multiple external display limitation
  • No eGPU support
If those don't matter to you, then definitely go for the M1.

Note: SSD is not user upgradeable on the M1. Not sure how it is on the Intel versions though.


Level 10
Jun 6, 2017
M1 without a doubt. It’s performance and power efficiency blow everything else out of the water. There are no good reasons to buy an Intel MacBook- its yesterday’s technology and you would very quickly regret that decision.
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