Apple MacBook Air M1 Real-World Test (Performance, Battery Test, & Vlog)

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The new Apple MacBook Air M1 is here and after everyone I know has been bugging me to try it with its new M1 chipset, I gave in and bought one. So let's see how someone not using Apple's programs does in terms of battery life, photo editing, video editing, and more in this M1 MacBook Air real-world test.
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  • I really thought I was viewing the wrong channel when I clicked the video. Unexpected intro haha!

    FabianFabianदिन पहले
    • @TheUnlockr good haha!

      FabianFabian20 घंटे पहले
    • Unexpected good or unexpected bad? Lol

      TheUnlockrTheUnlockr22 घंटे पहले
  • what about the speakers on it does it sound clear?

    ElissaElissa2 दिन पहले
  • What’s the song in the Beginning

    Malachi BlackwoodMalachi Blackwood2 दिन पहले
  • Subbed great video 📹👍

    Manoj KaleManoj Kale3 दिन पहले
    • Thank you!

      TheUnlockrTheUnlockr2 दिन पहले
  • Honestly Apple new mack isn't really as good as advertised. Its looks half baked without optimization. On others hand windows laptops are great can use for any task including gaming

    Manoj KaleManoj Kale3 दिन पहले
  • What is the name and model of your main laptop.

    Rana UmarRana Umar6 दिन पहले
  • im watching this on one right now :)

    pwrpwr6 दिन पहले
  • Me for years "You can get better performance with windows for a cheaper cost and Apple is just over-priced garbage" Me now: Owned a iPhone 5c, iPhone 6 and 6s, iPhone X, iPhone 12 Pro, and now am currently ordering a MacBook Air M1 after giving my Dell gaming laptop away due to performance issues. Crazy how that all worked out lmao.

    codycody7 दिन पहले
  • But why’d you buy the gold version? First man I’ve seen with gold ... Even I’m a chick in my twenties and went with the silver as it matches more to the aesthetics of both my homes 😝

    you’llneverknow🤷‍♀️you’llneverknow🤷‍♀️8 दिन पहले
  • I appreciate the video! Anyone...How is it to video edit a whole video with a few chrome tabs open in the background? Using the 8gb ram 256gb ?

    Caleb KrauterCaleb Krauter8 दिन पहले
  • Would you like do some test for coding. I wanna try this stuff but Idk is it compatible or not

    S'Life LogS'Life Log9 दिन पहले
  • That was awesome dude

    S'Life LogS'Life Log9 दिन पहले
  • Most people misunderstand what's great about the "unified memory" If your CPU has an integrated GPU, it already has to share the system memory with the CPU. The great thing is that it's on the SOC, and that allows both the CPU and GPU to have very fast memory speeds.

    Ian PinedaIan Pineda9 दिन पहले
  • Endccp

    David DZDavid DZ11 दिन पहले
  • Has premiere pro ever been optimized? I have hopes of Davinci working well with this system but I’m glad I already edit on final cut almost exclusively.

    John VenturaJohn Ventura12 दिन पहले
  • I've wanted a MacBook for years and finally pulled the trigger on the M1 Air this last weekend. Since 16gb was a month and a half out, and some research I decided to just get the 8gb version (with 512gb ssd). I use it for light FCP editing and some LR and PS. I've been extremely impressed so far. It feels weird editing 4k footage and exporting out of Lightroom on a computer with just 8gb of ram when my main PC is running at 32. Needless to say, sometimes it's nice to edit a vid real quick on the couch on the little MacBook Air. No regrets here!

    The StumysThe Stumys13 दिन पहले
  • Which razor laptop u have ? Link it

    books quotesbooks quotes16 दिन पहले
  • Time and time again it puzzles me: How the heck is MS office, Adobe and Google so popular with not good to really bad Apps.... unintuitive, bloated, inefficient.... HOW...🤷‍♂️ And that goes for PC and Mac Versions... they are just not good, mediocre at best...

    Hans WurstHans Wurst16 दिन पहले
  • Are the macs used in this video 8gb only

    IcyreneIcyrene18 दिन पहले
  • I find it odd that you are one of the only people on INworlds having issues. This should have been calling, "review for video editors"....

    Shawn ThorntonShawn Thornton21 दिन पहले
  • How is the gold colour? I've just ordered one, but I am worried it is more of a pinkish colour?!

    Alex RonAlex Ron24 दिन पहले
  • Finally a real life honest review..

    Digital InfotainmentDigital Infotainment26 दिन पहले
  • I noticed that the video you edited was a whole hour long so naturally, it is going to not be as fast as it could've been with a shorter clip.

    Breyer Horse StudiosBreyer Horse Studios27 दिन पहले
  • I’m hoping the leaks are true 🥲 I’ll buy the second gen M1 MacBook Pro. If not true then I’ll cave and buy this. Thanks for the video!

    laury Rodriguezlaury Rodriguez27 दिन पहले
  • most of my work is just coding and presenting and reading and no photo/video editing, so I bought a pro one with 8 gigabytes ram, just about 15 minutes ago... now after watching your video, I'm really happy with my new laptop

    mahdi solifmahdi solif28 दिन पहले
    • So glad I could help!

      TheUnlockrTheUnlockr27 दिन पहले
  • I want to buy this because my pc is not performing well anymore but I'M BROKE🤧

    Quearra AngelaQuearra Angelaमहीने पहले
  • Why does everyone hate bigsur?

    SoHoSoHoमहीने पहले
  • Damn, it really struggled with 4:2:2 at 1/8th. Was that 4k 120 All-i? I feel like everyone else's benchmarks scores are bullshit haha the razor blade outperformed the m1.

    Charles NetzlerCharles Netzlerमहीने पहले
  • watching this on my MacBook Air m1 8core CPU and GPU in 512gb

    The Beauty ScientistThe Beauty Scientistमहीने पहले
  • Just a comment about the thumbnail: With that picture, pose, way to hold the Mac, expression, and location, my first thought was it would be a drop test from a building roof.

    enregistreurenregistreurमहीने पहले
    • S A M E

      Анастасия ЛуценкоАнастасия Луценко12 दिन पहले
  • Also kinda of suprising that the Mac Mini is almost half the cost and runs significantly better than the 7 core MBAM1 - Can someone say 288wh power pack and a mobile secondary monitor? Wireless Bluetooth mouse and keyboard and Bam mobile workstation that will literally last for days

    TheCEODonTheCEODonमहीने पहले
  • I did the same test with the same spec fo MBAM1 and final cut pro and it blew through 4k RED footage like butter.

    TheCEODonTheCEODonमहीने पहले
  • The MacBook did An amazing job even though it wasn’t a fair comparison.

    Gunny CoulsonGunny Coulsonमहीने पहले
  • the stupid Chrome M1 optimized browser with its keystone google updater drained my sleeping M1 air.. so I jumped to the Chromium based M1 optimized version of the Brave browser..voila..better battery life. Safari would be the best..but.. I don't like that browser..

    BombDaBass2000BombDaBass2000महीने पहले
  • Does Lightroom work in M1 , im a photographer ?

    Porash SPorash Sमहीने पहले
  • First day of using the M1 Macbook Pro. Charged to 100%. Used up about 80% of the battery from small tasks, chrome browsing :/

    B3A5T 125B3A5T 125महीने पहले
  • Awesome video dude. Subscribed 👍

    Tommy PetersonTommy Petersonमहीने पहले
  • Loki unboxing air m1 😎

    AkshayAkshayमहीने पहले
  • 😂

    Justin's CinemaJustin's Cinemaमहीने पहले
  • 😍

    Justin's CinemaJustin's Cinemaमहीने पहले
  • Justin's CinemaJustin's Cinemaमहीने पहले
  • I like your videos. And have watched a ton on the M1s since release; but to date, not one of them has shown me how an M1 handles a big, sorry huge Word file -- my iMac has just struggled with a 6300 page file -- it didn't crash, unlike my water-cooled Windows 3700X Ryzen, but it got gaspy there for about 3 minutes. So, back on point, all the videos show us how WOW they are at doing video editing; but they nevvvvver touch big docs -- so any good, cos that's pretty real for lots of us -- just like the need for vertical-biased screens, but I digress...

    MiaoMiaoमहीने पहले
  • Elf?

    Abhishek KapadiaAbhishek Kapadiaमहीने पहले
  • My bank account is crying after purchasing this

    First LastFirst Lastमहीने पहले
  • I am little confused whether I should go for MacBook Air or Pro, I am research scholar. Please suggest me. Maximum I can go for Pro 512 gb

    Mohd yaqub KhanMohd yaqub Khanमहीने पहले
  • Again with the masks outside....what the trash

    Logan BrownLogan Brownमहीने पहले
  • Take your masks off outdoors you idiots. Takes so much away from the video...peopled don't want to see this in videos, and its not necessary...

    Logan BrownLogan Brownमहीने पहले
  • Finalllyyyyyyyy. An excellent review of a avg consumer user in layman’s terms!!!!!!!!!! Thank you. Definitely subscribing

    T ThomasT Thomasमहीने पहले
  • about the M1 ram for the GPU, it would be faster since it is HBM instead of GDDR6X (used in rtx3000 series)

    Héctor OrestesHéctor Orestesमहीने पहले
  • Thanks for the vid! Very informative. :)

    Clint Dominic DamascoClint Dominic Damascoमहीने पहले
  • What camera do you VLOG with? looks great!

    Chris GwynneChris Gwynneमहीने पहले
  • hey man , thanks for the in detail review!

    NarenNarenमहीने पहले
  • Do you have to upgrade your particular software for this mac book for free or extra expenses?

    Yin YangYin Yangमहीने पहले
  • What city are we in? Portland? Something west coast, eh? 😄 Anyway, it reminded me of that, but if it’s east coast, by all means, let me know. By the way, I just ordered myself one - thanks for convincing me, but it was worth the damn money. 🐒

    Liz GoldsteinLiz Goldsteinमहीने पहले
    • Glad I could help! And I'm in NYC

      TheUnlockrTheUnlockrमहीने पहले
  • I like the fact that you’re also advertising wearing masks at the same time despite having no choice. But it’s good you included this in the video ✊🏻🙂

    Liz GoldsteinLiz Goldsteinमहीने पहले
  • he was clearly taking this picture in new haven on the quad in front of the library @theunlockr am i right ?

    Julius LaVaughn Stone Jr.Julius LaVaughn Stone Jr.महीने पहले
    • @TheUnlockr no the one of you editing where you were standing on yales campus

      Julius LaVaughn Stone Jr.Julius LaVaughn Stone Jr.महीने पहले
    • What picture? The thumbnail? It was take in NYC in front of an Apple store

      TheUnlockrTheUnlockrमहीने पहले
  • Apple just invented the Notebook/Laptop new. It is amazing how they changed everything. It is like Tesla and the eMobiles. In the end, no is going to be able to perform better. Apple can stick to this chip for the next 3 years and nothing would change. Shame Intel Shame Microsoft Shame who ever feels offended

    elKernielKerniमहीने पहले
  • Excellent video & review, thanks! I’ve the same MacBook too, same colour, but the 512gb version. I just love it! Fast & snappy with amazing battery life. Stay safe over there. Best wishes from Australia. 🇦🇺😁✌️

    AmandaAmandaमहीने पहले
    • Thank you! You too!

      TheUnlockrTheUnlockrमहीने पहले
  • Why all MacBook reviews depend on video editing programs?? It seems to me unrealistic scenario for most of people trying to buy such laptop...

    Jan KowalskiJan Kowalskiमहीने पहले
    • Probably because people who make the reviews are editors themselves, so it matters to them, and video editing programs are some of the most taxing programs out there (if a computer can run one, it can run a lot of things).

      Milo KlassenMilo Klassen27 दिन पहले
  • Nice video... Thanks... Mine is arriving on Monday.... *gleee

    Nicholas ChanNicholas Chanमहीने पहले
  • how about heating or not ?? i just want to know , it is ok with heat ??

    Kon TwinsKon Twinsमहीने पहले
  • I run Windows/Chrome, but my wife has the new Macbook Air M1 , and it is the single "best" laptop out there.

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  • watching on my macbook M1 right now

    it's just meit's just meमहीने पहले
  • Thanks so much!!! My M1 Mac book pro with 16gb of ram will be here in just under 2 weeks, and I am sooooo excited!!!

    Kaelan GerhardtKaelan Gerhardtमहीने पहले
  • Didnt know i was gonna learn Photoshop today!😂

    Krish SablokKrish Sablokमहीने पहले
  • "I mean, the battery life is much better. Although that was kind of expected whenever you switch from X86 to ARM ..." - Except that this was expected with Microsoft's Surface Pro X, yet the performance is not as good and the battery life is terrible. Between Qualcom's crappy ARM chips and Microsoft's bloated Windows, it's going to be a tough road ahead. Microsoft is now investing in developing their own ARM chips for Windows, but since they 86'd their mobile division they don't have the decade of chip design and development that Apple had with their IOS products. And their reliance on 3rd party hardware providers and reluctance to piss them off with their own Surface products will be another challenge. Still, can't wait to see what happens in the next couple of years - Everyone should thank Apple for jump-starting a shift away from X86.

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  • this is crazy tho, youre testing something which is not optimised, saying it doesnt work, and then going over to beta optimised and saying all good,

    john smithjohn smithमहीने पहले
  • Same design the only they change is the processor 😂😭

    Jericho PonceJericho Ponceमहीने पहले
  • Abelton 11 running native on my m1 is gonna be a game charger with luna UA interface. i have the pro with 16g/1tb

    Sco BSco Bमहीने पहले
  • I've the M1 8 CPU/8 GPU, 8GB Ram and 1TB SSD. Love it! But the battery life is not really 15h or something like that. And I'm not a power user. Just chrome makes sometimes trouble :-D

    MediSpringMediSpringमहीने पहले
  • The battery life makes me jealous, but I think I’ll wait for the m2 for optimal software compatibility

    Park Soo-KimPark Soo-Kimमहीने पहले
  • Man that color is beautiful

    Born 2 WinBorn 2 Win2 महीने पहले
  • I can’t even get one delivered until a month later

    Sandy BoleYTSandy BoleYT2 महीने पहले
  • So I tested the battery time in one word amazing!! My x86 laptop ( INworlds maximum brightness and MacBook Air same thing on the network connection of my I phone. My laptop gives up after 4 hours and 28 min the Mack book air ? Well I was time to go to bed and the damm thing still was working fine 18 hours later only to shutdown after 19 hours and 5 minutes very close to the 20 hours apple claims nice

    bobby longbobby long2 महीने पहले
  • Why am I always watching these kind of videos after I purchase mine? 😑

    Shay LavenderShay Lavender2 महीने पहले
  • Great video, I'm now curios if the 16gb version performs better now! Looking forward to your next results.

    Arthur R McPheeArthur R McPhee2 महीने पहले
    • Thank you! I did that video here actually :) -

      TheUnlockrTheUnlockr2 महीने पहले
  • Good video! Do you think the 16GB version would have done better?

    Speed and MotionSpeed and Motion2 महीने पहले
    • I did a video on it here actually -

      TheUnlockrTheUnlockr2 महीने पहले
  • the resistance to apple has just been dealt a major major blow...

    Mohamad Rashid Bin YusoffMohamad Rashid Bin Yusoff2 महीने पहले
  • Any recommendation for a usb convertor?

    Alyssa LeggAlyssa Legg2 महीने पहले
  • Coming from a 8 yr old VAIO, I’m SUPER EXCITED to get the new air!!

    vm2arosvm2aros2 महीने पहले
  • Hey, please help I am coder and animatior too, should I go for this laptop??

    Shreyash JainShreyash Jain2 महीने पहले
  • Not using Apple software with Apple hardware definitely feels like trying to put gasoline into a Tesla...i'm definitely going for the Tesla tho:)

    Jordan SarkisianJordan Sarkisian2 महीने पहले
  • One of the best real world tests I've seen on this Macbook

    Junaid AhmadJunaid Ahmad2 महीने पहले
  • should i get 16gb model

    박창준박창준2 महीने पहले
    • No need unless you're a hardcore power user, I've had the M1 Air (8GB) since release and have yet to notice any slowdowns. Although I don't do video or photo editing, I mainly use it for web browsing, media consumption and listening to Spotify while occasionally using DJay Pro. Speaking of Djay Pro, that apps performance is mind-blowing on the M1 Macs, on my old base model 2020 i3 Air I would have to close every other app before using it and even then it would overheat, lock up and beachball very often when using it. I'd assume because of all the machine learning tasks that are involved with said app. Whereas on my M1 Air it runs like butter, I can do all the machine learning tasks while still using Safari, INworlds, iMessage and whatever else. All with 8GB RAM

      Yuckmout' From Down UnderYuckmout' From Down Under2 महीने पहले
  • Just brought one! (Gold , 256G)

    Ma HainingMa Haining2 महीने पहले
  • So it all comes down to M1 optimised apps. We have to wait

    Pranav S KumarPranav S Kumar2 महीने पहले
    • Not necessarily, even "unoptimized" apps run great thanks to Rosetta. There's damn near nothing you can't do with it, overall it makes no sense to buy any Mac that ISN'T using an M1 chip

      Yuckmout' From Down UnderYuckmout' From Down Under2 महीने पहले
  • Watching this in Air M1 only... : )

    Arvind ChaudharyArvind Chaudhary2 महीने पहले
  • Watching this on my M1 Air 🤭

    Gumer ZambranoGumer Zambrano2 महीने पहले
  • Bro you’d look badass if you grew out your beard a little bit more and shaved your head 😍

    Monte CarloMonte Carlo2 महीने पहले
  • Ok, Ok, next time I'll be around, I'll check LNOP ;oD

    tm barraltm barral2 महीने पहले
  • Do you think that the next year's model will rise in price? Also I hope they will fill the left-empty space by the smaller motherboard inside with some more battery. Is there any chance they will also expand the screen to make it bezel-less?

    Carlo CarnevaliCarlo Carnevali2 महीने पहले
  • yeah a bit late but this dude is hella cute in glasses 😍😍😂 also apple made it very clear that if you are not 100% their user, its not gonna be an enjoyable experience, like you can't enjoy using apple music if you are windows only user, there is no seamless cross platform flow, or using premier on a mac not as great as using final cut pro on mac or premier on windows, those little things really bothers me and I hope there will be a day where everything works great on everything.

    iWajdiiWajdi2 महीने पहले
  • I really want one, guys please pray for me

    That SimmerThat Simmer2 महीने पहले
  • Hi, it was great. Should programmers buy it or not what's your opinion.

    JonahJonah2 महीने पहले
  • I’m an online college student (even when the pandemic lifts, I’ll still be online). I’m looking for a laptop that will last me my entire college career which is at least another 4 years. I have really been considering this m1 MacBook Air. I’ll need basic Microsoft office functions for papers and research and browsing stuff, and something that will handle online lectures, nothing huge. But I’m super interested in longevity and I’m willing to pay more for something nice that will last me forever. I know this is a brand new computer, but do you expect if I treat it right I can get at least a good 4 years or better out of this?

    DL RattoDL Ratto2 महीने पहले
  • Since its a new MacBook, a lot of reviewers said it needs a few days, maybe a week or so to index all the files and everything to start operating at peak efficiency, have you experienced this???

    Ian R. GordonIan R. Gordon2 महीने पहले
    • I've been using the base model M1 Air since release and I can't recall experiencing that really experiencing that, it ran flawlessly out of the gate. It may be running I don't know.. 2-5% better now a month later? but it's nothing to really take note of

      Yuckmout' From Down UnderYuckmout' From Down Under2 महीने पहले
  • Me getting this (absolute base model) for final cut and motion be like 😎😎😎

    Ryan Lennox-BradleyRyan Lennox-Bradley2 महीने पहले
  • Thanks for keeping it 100. This is what I needed to see for my final decision. Thank you very much.

    上天Jouten上天Jouten2 महीने पहले
  • A really informative vid cheers mate 🍻

    Pete rPete r2 महीने पहले
  • Man i was convinced to get one finally!

    The other guyThe other guy2 महीने पहले