So far, we’ve seen enough reviews and benchmarks to know that the Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini offer incredible performance compared to previous-generation Intel models, but new tests are still coming out that show just how impressive is actually the Apple chip.
MacRumors The iChan forum member tested the base M1 MacBook Air by opening each default application in the dock of a new user profile and then opening Activity Monitor at the end to see RAM usage.
The MacBook Air can easily open any app without delay, even as the number of open apps grows. Safari, Maps, Mail, Messages, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, App Store, Notes, Reminders and many more run to the end and 8 GB of unified memory in the machine handles all this without a problem. After all, with every app that works, the app̵
The Apple M1 MacBook Air achieves this with 8GB of RAM and no internal cooling fan, which is an impressive feat. Apple’s MacBook Air and other Mac M1 excel in all kinds of benchmarks and speed tests, beating much higher-end Intel-based machines.