Apple MacBook Air 13" i7 2.0 (Mid 2012)
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Apple MacBook Air 13" M1 8-GPU (2020)

Product comparison with benchmarks

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Device Information

Silver Colours Gold, Silver, Space Grey
1,599 $ Price from 1,249 $
Q2/2012 Release date Q4/2020

Processor

Intel Core i7-3667U Name Apple M1
Intel Manufacturer Apple
2 / 4 Cores / Threads 8 / 8
2.00 (3.20) GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
22 nm Structure 5 nm
Ivy Bridge U Architecture M1 (Firestorm / Icestorm)
Q2/2012 Release date Q4/2020

Memory

4 - 8 GB Memory Size 8 - 16 GB
DDR3L 1600 Memory Type LPDDR4X 4266
-- Memory Bandwith 68.2 GB/s
No Upgradeable? No

Graphic card

Intel HD Graphics 4000 Name Apple M1 - 8 GPU Cores
Internal Type Internal
0.35 (1.15) GHz Frequency 1.30 GHz
0.50 GB Memory Size 8.00 GB
LPDDR3 Memory Type LPDDR4X
22 nm Structure 5 nm
Q1/2011 Release date Q4/2020

Screen

13.3 inch Size 13.3 inch
1440 x 900 (128 ppi) Resolution 2560 x 1600 (227 ppi)
16:10 Ratio 16:10
TN Technology IPS
-- Brightness 400 nits
No HDR support Yes
No Always On Display No
2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz 1. external display 6016 x 3384 @ 60 Hz
-- 2. external display --

Storage

128 - 512 GB Size 256 - 2,048 GB
SSD Type SSD
PCIe Interface PCIe
No Upgradeable? No
-- 2. drive --
SD Card reader --

Battery

Lithium-Polymer Type Lithium-Polymer
50.00 Wh Capacity 49.00 Wh
7.00 h Battery life 18.00 h
MagSafe 2 @ 45 W Charging USB-C @ 30 W

Network

802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN 802.11ax (WLAN 6)
-- LAN --
Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
-- Cellular --

Camera

0.9 MP, 720p Front camera 0.9 MP, 720p
-- Back camera 1 --
-- Back camera 2 --
-- Back camera 3 --

Ports

-- HDMI --
-- DVI --
1x Mini DisplayPort DistplayPort --
1x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 1) Thunderbolt 2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2)
2x USB 3.0 USB --
-- USB-C 2x (Thunderbolt / USB 4.0)
-- Lightning --
-- Other --

Dimensions / Housing

17 mm Height 16 mm
325 mm Width 304 mm
227 mm Depth 212 mm
1,350 g Weight 1,290 g
-- Housing Material --
-- Glas Type --
-- IP Protection Class --

Additional data

Q2/2012 Release date Q4/2020
1,599 $ Price from 1,249 $
Silver Colours Gold, Silver, Space Grey
-- Security features TouchID

Benchmark results

Cinebench R23 - Single Core

Cinebench R23 is the latest version of Maxon's render benchmark. It is based on the Cinema 4D application, which is used to generate 3D shapes. We use the single-core as well as the multi-core test.




Cinebench R23 - Multi Core

Cinebench R23 is the latest version of Maxon's render benchmark. It is based on the Cinema 4D application, which is used to generate 3D shapes. We use the single-core as well as the multi-core test.




Geekbench 5 - Single Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.




Geekbench 5 - Multi Core

Geekbench 5 is a multi-system benchmark and measures the performance of a computer. Geekbench version 5 contains new test fields such as augmented reality applications and calculations for machine learning.




FP32 Performance (Single-precision TFLOPS) - FP32 (TFLOPS)

The theoretical computing power of the graphics card with single precision (32 bit) in TFLOPS. TFLOPS indicates how many trillion FP32 floating point operations the graphics card (GPU) can perform per second. The larger this number, the faster the graphics card is.




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