Apple MacBook Air 13" M1 8-GPU (2020)
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Apple MacBook Pro 13" i5 2.9 (Early 2015)

Product comparison with benchmarks

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Device Information

Gold, Silver, Space Grey Colours Silver
1,249 $ Price from 1,799 $
Q4/2020 Release date Q1/2015

Processor

Apple M1 Name Intel Core i5-5287U
Apple Manufacturer Intel
8 / 8 Cores / Threads 2 / 4
3.20 GHz Frequency 2.90 (3.30) GHz
5 nm Structure 14 nm
M1 (Firestorm / Icestorm) Architecture Broadwell
Q4/2020 Release date Q1/2015

Memory

8 - 16 GB Memory Size 8 - 16 GB
LPDDR4X 4266 Memory Type LPDDR3 1866
68.2 GB/s Memory Bandwith --
No Upgradeable? No

Graphic card

Apple M1 - 8 GPU Cores Name Intel Iris Graphics 6100
Internal Type Internal
1.30 GHz Frequency 0.30 (1.10) GHz
8.00 GB Memory Size 1.50 GB
LPDDR4X Memory Type LPDDR3
5 nm Structure 14 nm
Q4/2020 Release date Q1/2015

Screen

13.3 inch Size 13.3 inch
2560 x 1600 (227 ppi) Resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (227 ppi)
16:10 Ratio 16:10
IPS Technology IPS
400 nits Brightness 300 nits
Yes HDR support No
No Always On Display No
6016 x 3384 @ 60 Hz 1. external display 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
-- 2. external display 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz

Storage

256 - 2,048 GB Size 128 - 1,024 GB
SSD Type SSD
PCIe Interface PCIe
No Upgradeable? Yes
-- 2. drive --
-- Card reader SDXC

Battery

Lithium-Polymer Type Lithium-Polymer
49.00 Wh Capacity 74.90 Wh
18.00 h Battery life 12.00 h
USB-C @ 30 W Charging MagSafe 2 @ 60 W

Network

802.11ax (WLAN 6) Wireless LAN 802.11ac
-- LAN --
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
-- Cellular --

Camera

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

Ports

-- HDMI 1x HDMI 1.4
-- DVI --
-- DistplayPort 2x Mini DisplayPort
2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2) Thunderbolt 2x Thunderbolt 2 (Mini DisplayPort)
-- USB 2x USB 3.0
2x (Thunderbolt / USB 4.0) USB-C --
-- Lightning --
-- Other --

Dimensions / Housing

16 mm Height 18 mm
304 mm Width 314 mm
212 mm Depth 219 mm
1,290 g Weight 1,580 g
-- Housing Material --
-- Glas Type --
-- IP Protection Class --

Additional data

Q4/2020 Release date Q1/2015
1,249 $ Price from 1,799 $
Gold, Silver, Space Grey Colours Silver
TouchID Security features --

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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